Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Students rip down the "WHITIE" Shakespeare portrait at UPenn - complaining that he did not represent a diverse range of writers

Students at the University of Pennsylvania removed a portrait of Shakespeare from a prominent location in the school’s English department after complaining that he did not represent a diverse range of writers.
In fact, the chair of the department confirmed in a statement that the portrait was stripped from the wall by his students as “a way of affirming their commitment to a more inclusive mission for the English department,” The Daily Pennsylvanian reports.
Removing Shakespeare's portrait was “a way of affirming their commitment to a more inclusive mission.”   
Additionally, Department Chair Jed Esty explained that the portrait was “delivered” to his office and replaced with a photograph of Audre Lorde, a celebrated African American feminist and author, in a move that was intended to send a message to Esty, whose department agreed to replace the portrait several years ago.
Esty went on to confirm that the portrait of Lorde will remain in Shakespeare’s place until he and his colleagues can reach an agreement on what to do next, announcing the establishment of a “working group” to help monitor the process.
According to a statement released by the school’s English department, the working group will help “declare and defend [its] departmental mission in the current political climate,” with Esty noting that the group will “initiate an open and collaborative conversation among students, faculty, and employees in English to come up with ideas for that public space.”
Notably, the school’s “Code of Student Conduct” explicitly prohibits students from “stealing, damaging, defacing, or misusing the property or facilities of the university or of others.”
Campus Reform reached out to the school for a comment on the matter, but did not receive a response in time for publication

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

Trade schools need to come back in a big way.

Anonymous said...

The students will replace Shakespeare with a portrait of 'gifted' writer, Mary Mitchell.

Anonymous said...

I bet it was mostly white students involved. They'll go down without a fight down the road.

Anonymous said...

It's hard to learn Shakespeare when your native tongue is Ebonics

Anonymous said...

Alas these poor dindus. For I new them well.

Mr. SouthSide said...

Damage to property. Press charges.

Anonymous said...

Now put up a picture of some nog that because of diversity "graduated" Harvard but has a third grade reading level.

Anonymous said...

More hate whitey news

Are you ready? said...

This is only the beginning. Just wait till obama declares a third term. Being white will be a crime and mount rushmore will be destroyed to make room for the worlds biggest Chuck E Cheese.

stash the polski guy said...

a college degree was once about personal development into a more rounded individual. next thing you know Greek tragedies will be replaced with tales of woe from some fucking urban rap lyrics.

Anonymous said...

NIGGAFICATION

Anonymous said...

If I had written that the Shakespeare portrait would be replaced by a picture of an unknown lesbian mammy-negress, you would think that I was making a joke. I mean, NOBODY could be that stupid...right?

Anonymous said...

Bazinga!!!

Anonymous said...

"To beez or not two beez..dat am de second question."
"De first question be 'where am de white bitches'?"

Anonymous said...

These fuckers are finally starting to get on my nerves. Or as an ebonics speaker would say..."they be workin ma nerves".

Anonymous said...

I'm dropping out of Malcolm X in protest.

Anonymous said...

Obviously these highly educated students color missed the part of their higher education where they were supposed to learn that there were almost no Black Africans in England at the time of Shakespeare and if they were present they were an oddity similar to a aardvark or an flying saucer.

Fuck diversity!

The down all fall of western civilization!

Anonymous said...

Does it matter? Most of those that can read, do it at the 3rd grade level, maybe.

Anonymous said...

Fuck diversity, blow me you jagoffs.

Anonymous said...

"Esty went on to confirm that the portrait of Lorde will remain in Shakespeare’s place until he and his colleagues can reach an agreement on what to do next,"

How about you expel all of these spoiled racist brats that had anything to do with removing the portrait of Shakespeare? The war on white people is here, and no one in positions of authority seem to have the balls to try to stop it. Hopefully Trump will start the ball rolling. Imagine a group of white students removing a portrait of a black figure because it didn't represent their views. There would be hell to pay and it would be on national news outlets for weeks. I am sick and tired of this anti-white shit. I will not apologize for being born white, and I've never owned slaves. None of these fragile snowflakes were slaves, nor were their parents or grandparents. Let it go.

Anonymous said...

Nigger lovers at work with vile coons ! Hate America .

Anonymous said...

Heh Heh is there no end to the shenanigans those black kids get into?

Anonymous said...

not a fan of shake spear but will take it over nigger bullshit any day.

Anonymous said...

WOODROW WILSON not a friend of the niggers said after viewing film 'birth of a nation""where niggers run wild was heard to say"""yes with the negros this is all true to their nature""

Anonymous said...

By students you mean colored

Anonymous said...

Expel the ringleaders, and this shit will calm down real fast.

Anonymous said...

Fuck Shakespeare

Anonymous said...

Fuck Shakespeare

Anonymous said...

Oh come on, he had that nog Othello in the mix.

Anonymous said...

Omg. Dont these morons realize that when Shakespeare wrote his works 99.9℅ of blacks were living in mud huts and trees with fucking hoops on their ears. Blacks were living in the stone age with no written language while Europeans had culture and modern (comparatively) technology.

DeGriffe said...

Why not just close the English Department altogether? It's a white man's language, after all.

Anonymous said...

8:49 is right. While Shakespeare was writing "Hamlet," the Negro was putting a bone through his nose and roasting pygmies over a fire - they were supposed to have been very good with hot sauce.

Anonymous said...

What they would rather hear tales of Kunta Kinte roasting and eating other negroes?

Anonymous said...

In Africa during the time of Shakespeare the negroe primates still did not have a written language. Booga Bunga Kunta Kinte!

Anonymous said...

Replace him with that great poet Andrew Dice Clay.

Anonymous said...

Racism against White Culture

Anonymous said...

"CHOOCH" CHOOCHINI SAYS:

"Well, I must say, To Be, or Not to Be". That is the question.

Anonymous said...

Bazinga!!!