Let there be light… so long as it’s decolonised. Right-on academics condemn the science of illumination as ‘white male dominated’ | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Let there be light… so long as it’s decolonised. Right-on academics condemn the science of illumination as ‘white male dominated’

According to a new Canadian university project, physics is “a mirror of colonial patterns and social inequality,” particularly “in the context of light.” This is all not just baffling, but dangerously bonkers.

In the light of Black Lives Matter and the decision by Oriel College at Oxford University to move its statue of Sir Cecil Rhodes, the idea of “decolonising” education has made serious headway, with many institutions now reworking curricula to better reflect diversity and black and ethnic minority concerns.

There are plenty of problems with that outlook. It suggests that ethnic minority writers and thinkers should be included in college courses because of the colour of their skin, rather than the brilliance of their ideas. It also suggests that students can only really learn if education is “relevant” to them. After decades of fighting for equality, it seems we are now re-racialising society. Worse, this re-racialisation is seen as progressive.

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Here I Stand

Gleiwitz

When the book, HERE I STAND, by Paul Robeson (published 1958), is included in the curriculum, then we will be on the path to FREEDOM for all people.

Also, I just learned about a new book titled CASTE, by Isabel Wilkerson, which I plan to purchase at our local bookstore (as soon as they get more in stock).

Gleiwitz

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