The Washington Post has published a guest article by a California teacher arguing that American high school students shouldn’t read Shakespeare because he’s a dead, white man.
Dana Dusbiber, who teaches English in Sacramento, says she avoids Hamlet and all the rest because her minority students shouldn’t be expected to study a “a long-dead, British guy” (Dusbiber herself is white). And while Shakespeare is widely regarded as the premier writer of the English language, able to timelessly portray themes central to the human experience, Dusbiber says he only is regarded that way because “some white people” ordained it and he can easily be replaced.
“Why not teach the oral tradition out of Africa, which includes an equally relevant commentary on human behavior?” She suggests. “Why not teach translations of early writings or oral storytelling from Latin America or Southeast Asia other parts of the world? Many, many of our students come from these languages and traditions … perhaps we no longer have the time to study the Western canon that so many of us know and hold dear.”
To bolster her case for dumping the Bard, Dusbiber says that minority students, like those who dominate her own classroom, deserve to study their own cultures rather than being exposed to “Eurocentrism.” But at the same time, she takes the exact opposite position for whites, saying school should be a place for them to explore cultures other than their own.
Well that is fine for her to think that but as a employee she needs to follow the agenda. Fire her sorry A_s
This Communist Bitch is why our children come out of high school with a twisted view of the world and the roll that America has played to save the world from Communism, if this way of life is so wonderful why is it that Bitch still here ? if this is not discrimination then what is it ?
then if she were a history teacher then she would avoid all references to Obama for his mama is white
She's obviously too mentally ill to be teaching, especially young students.
Worthless trash that she is
This view is ideological and based upon ignorance. I lived and worked at universities in the Caribbean, Africa and the Pacific Rim for years and they all taught Shakespeare for the simple and obvious reason that it is great literature. African writers themselves acknowledge that fact.
These culture that she speaks of have contributed nothing to the world just look at their petty societies of which are all third world countries with barely indoor plumbing. The British straddled the world at one time and for that reason it is the most spoken language. The nation of Europe were the creators of most of the nations that exist in the world ,so these third world nations owe their very existence to the nations of Europe.
That is going a bit too far. Obviously, there are enduring classics in Spanish such as Cervantes, Don Quixote, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude, As far as African literature is concerned, however, there are no generally acknowledged classic works of fiction. There was a British publisher called Heinemann, that established the African Writer's Series (AWS) in 1962 and published 250 works mostly by "black" African writers. Initially, they refused to publish the works of "white" Africans thus exposing the claim for the universality of "African literature." The purpose of the series was to counter the so-called European bias in the schools of newly independent African countries. While they produced a handful of popular books such as Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart and Wole Soyinka's The Years of Childhood, ironically, they were written in English and no one now pretends to compare them with Shakespeare. Heinemann has since gone out of business purchased by the University of Leiden's African Studies Center in The Netherlands.
I guess it's the curriculum according to a liberal. What writers would she teach with an all-white class? Get her out of there - move her in with the Bill Ayers types. She's exposing the student to "Ethnocentrism".
One must understand that the teacher's comments are based largely upon the so-called "core curriculum" or politically correct teaching doctrine that is supported by the Democrat Party that for the most part controlled Congress since the 1930s and Department of Education (established in 1971) and many boards of education throughout the country. It has its origins in the civil rights and anti-Vietnam war protest of the 1960s but has fully blossomed with gender equality and gay rights under the aegis of the Obama administration. Not to be outdone, however, the Republican Party leadership also supports common core. Jeb Bush, for example, defends it. It is only the Texas board of education that has openly opposed it.
She and Obama are lovers I guess.