Tuesday, July 18, 2017

SMH


Noah Rothman:
...invited panelists were all historians of the early Middle Ages. The idea behind the panel was that whatever the medieval understanding of “us” and “them” or “self” and “other” was, it is was quite different from what ours is today. So the Leeds International Medieval Conference had a white supremacy problem because—no, really—this one panel consisted of “white Europeans” who were not steeped in critical race and postcolonial theory. You cannot have a discussion of how people in the early Middle Ages thought of “the other” without panelists of color versed in highly politicized contemporary theories of oppression.

Seriously, what the fuck is wrong with these people?

2 comments:

Jeff said...

The link you posted takes you to the first in a series of articles. You have to scroll down a bit to get to it: https://www.commentarymagazine.com/politics-ideas/apparently-there-is-an-academic-medievalist-far-left/

FLG said...

Thanks, Jeff! Fixed it.

 
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