It’s kind of really funny:
To justify this silliness, they’ll do some inane #DisruptClassics initiative and declare a bunch of YA novels by “gender fluid persons of color” to be the real classics.
The reason why this is being done, though, has nothing to do with race or anything of the kind. Latin and Greek are hard. It’s next to impossible to BS your way through them. Back at Yale, we were required to take Latin for our degree in Romance languages, and the graduate student union was obsessed with getting rid of the requirement. Latin was hard, and almost nobody passed on the first try. Similarly, the union wanted to get rid of grades because grades made things too hard.
The only thing that’s new here is that the students got smart, realized that the adults grow weak in the knees the moment you say “racial equity,” and are using this weakness to get one over on the idiot professors.