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Yale to cancel Famous Art History Intro Course: Too Western

By NoCoupForYou follow NoCoupForYou   2020 Jan 25, 12:47pm 187 views   3 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    

Yale will stop teaching a storied introductory survey course in art history, citing the impossibility of adequately covering the entire field — and its varied cultural backgrounds — in one course.

Decades old and once taught by famous Yale professors like Vincent Scully, “Introduction to Art History: Renaissance to the Present” was once touted to be one of Yale College’s quintessential classes. But this change is the latest response to student uneasiness over an idealized Western “canon” — a product of an overwhelmingly white, straight, European and male cadre of artists.

1   Brd6   ignore (1)   2020 Jan 25, 1:15pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

NoCoupForYou says

That's something new - persons of gay persuasions are over-represented in arts. Apparently, they still are not oppressed enough...
2   Shaman   ignore (2)   2020 Jan 25, 2:05pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Ivy League schools are mere finishing schools for children of the elite, and aspirational bourgeoisie kids who are talented enough to perhaps be allowed to associate with such royalty. Any actual learning that takes place at these schools is quite beside the point.
3   Ceffer   ignore (4)   2020 Jan 25, 4:59pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Just hire some debased, deranged diversity moron to make up a bunch of delusional shit for a course and sanctify it as history. Problem is getting them to learn how to use the media assets without a white or asian nerd.

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