Yale University is set to axe a storied Introduction to Art History course on account of the classes’ focus on ‘white male’ artists.
“Introduction to Art History: Renaissance to the Present” has been a common prerequisite class for students of all majors studying at Yale. The course recently became a target of criticism from within the Yale student body for its alleged unfair focus on European art since the Renaissance.
Marisa Bass, Yale’s director of undergraduate studies, released a politically correct and sanitized statement on the cancellation of the class, confirming that the academic established caved to a mob of aggrieved students who oppose the traditions of western civilization.
“Yale’s History of Art department is deeply committed to representing the intellectual diversity of its students and its faculty, and we believe that introductory surveys are an essential opportunity to continue to challenge, rethink and rewrite the narratives surrounding the history of engagement with art, architecture, images and objects across time and place. These surveys and those that we will continue to develop in the future are designed in recognition of an essential truth: that there has never been just one story of the history of art.”
The final run of the course in the spring semester will supposedly seek to question the very premise of art in the western tradition and will question its relevance, an ignoble end to a course being axed in a purge of Western Christian traditions from a major American institution.
Certainly, civilizations from across the world have produced expressions of art that have significant cultural value. But the study of western art shouldn’t be controversial at one of the United States’ major universities.
Left-wing legacy institutions like Yale continue to separate themselves from their own academic traditions.
Mumford & Sons Guitarist Swarmed by Fanatic Leftists After Praising Andy Ngo’s Book
Musicians are terrified to speak out against fanatic leftism.
Folk rock musician Winston Marshall was swarmed by furious leftists after congratulating journalist Andy Ngo on the publication of his new book, “Unmasked.” Ngo’s book breaks down Antifa’s model of attacking democracy and political violence in the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere, shining light on the street terror group’s extremism.
Marshall, the lead guitarist of Mumford & Sons, hailed Ngo as a “brave man” in a since-deleted tweet.
Antifa supporters were quick to attack the musician as a “Nazi,” unleashing the hate-filled vitriol commonly associated with the intolerant movement. Marshall’s Twitter feed is largely filled with support for Hong Kong demonstrators, a far cry from what leftists might expect from a “fascist.” The English guitar player’s band is known for songs such as “I Will Wait” and “Hopeless Wanderer.”
— Osman Faruqi (@oz_f) March 7, 2021
When I found out Mumford and Sons are Nazis: pic.twitter.com/pfJEGqHsUu
— Fat Vanilla Ice (@hobbsisme) March 6, 2021
Others pointed to the faux social media outrage as mere evidence of the Left’s intolerance and fanaticism.
Congratulations to @MrWinMarshall for showing us, once again, that the people who claim to be "tolerant", "kind" and "open-minded" are the most illiberal, hateful and intolerant around. I'll be going to as many of his concerts as possible.
— Konstantin Kisin (@KonstantinKisin) March 7, 2021
Ngo has been forced to flee the United States under a constant barrage of Antifa threats in recent months, with the street terror group determined to silence Ngo’s reporting on consistent property damage, anarcho-tyranny, and violent crime in Portland and elsewhere.
Unfortunately, Marshall has since deleted the tweet. It’s considered impossible to get anywhere in the mainstream music industry if you haven’t cravenly bowed before the false gods of ultraliberalism and identity leftism. While Marshall took a risk in even saluting Ngo’s work in the first place, he unfortunately appears to have backed down, to a degree, a sad lamentation of the state of mainstream entertainment and corporate culture.
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