White Men Can’t Teach –Or So The New Racists Say

Editor’s Note: Old white men can’t teach black and minority students, these students say. These jackanapes are matriculating at the University of London in the School of Oriental and African Studies.

This is a particularly virulent form of race pandering. You see, black and minority students don’t graduate with honors to the same extent as white students do. Hence, it’s the teachers’ fault.

Blame the white guy is what passes for orthodoxy in many liberal circles. 

Is it just me, or is this newest form of racial entitlement yet another chilling sign of what’s to come — the criminalization of being born a white male.

Glad I’m not a college teacher. 

NO CAMPUS FOR OLD WHITE MEN

Lecturers who are ’60 year old white men’ are unable to teach black and minority ethnic (BME) people, students have complained.
The students, who are studying at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), said under-representation of black people among the teaching staff, relative to the student body, made students feel ‘isolated’, unable to engage with their studies and lecturers.
The comments were taken from interviews with students by the SOAS Student Union, which is part of the University of London, and submitted in a report which was researching into why less black and minority ethnic (BME) students achieve 2:1 or first class degrees than their white peers.
Lecturers who are ’60 year old white men’ are unable to teach black and minority ethnic (BME) people, students at SOAS have complained  that lecturers who are ’60 year old white men’ are unable to teach black and minority ethnic (BME) people, students at SOAS have complained.
The report, called Degrees of Racism, said BME students’ confidence and engagement during their studies is affected by ‘racial exclusion and discrimination in the learning and teaching environment at SOAS’.
It added that this is due to combination of many factors, including a ‘white curriculum’, BME students being ‘excluded’ from classroom discussions and both other students and teachers had said ‘explicitly racist comments’ to BME students.
When describing ‘barriers’ students face when they want to access support from lecturers and tutors, it said: ‘Non-white students were comparatively less likely than their peers to be able to access the advantages of cultural familiarity with their tutor.
The comments were made in a report by the SOAS student union, which was investigating why less BME students achieve 2:1 or first class degrees than their white peers.
The comments were made in a report by the SOAS student union, which was investigating why less BME students achieve 2:1 or first class degrees than their white peers.
‘Some felt it unrealistic to expect their white tutors to be able to empathise with their problems, especially those who had experienced racial abuse in comparable settings in the past.
‘For non-white students from working-class backgrounds, the gap in life experience was sometimes compounded.’

MORE OF THE SAME…

They Kant be serious! PC students demand white philosophers…
This statement was followed by quotes from students who said:
• ‘Both of my tutors are white men. How can I really … have a rapport and feel comfortable talking to a 60 year old white man…’ TRY COMPLETE SENTENCES.
• ‘I find it hard to tell a white teacher my problems.’ NO SHIT — YOU THINK HE IS THE EXPLANATION FOR YOUR FAILURE TO THRIVE. YOU’RE A SLAVE TO VICTIMHOOD.
• ‘Most teachers come from privileged backgrounds which [some] BME students can’t relate to.’
The union’s report suggested that lecturers ‘must be prepared to acknowledge that… they are capable of racism’ to combat the issues of racism students face.
The union’s report suggested that lecturers ‘must be prepared to acknowledge that… they are capable of racism’ to combat the issues of racism students face (stock image)
The union’s report suggested that lecturers ‘must be prepared to acknowledge that… they are capable of racism, and should be prepared to discuss how’ as a way to combat the issues their students face.
However, the report face a backlash from other academics.
Sir Anthony Seldon, 63, vice-chancellor of Buckingham University, told The Sunday Times: ‘White people can’t teach BME students? Really? I think this claim is unfair and untrue and disrespectful to universities and members of staff. We are human beings, first, second, third, fourth, fifth.’
The report comes after students demanded figures as Plato, Descartes, Immanuel Kant and Bertrand Russell should be largely dropped from the curriculum simply because they are white.
The union said studying philosophy ‘the majority of philosophers on our courses’ should be from Africa and Asia.
A spokesperson for SOAS said: ‘While the recommendations and conclusions do not necessarily reflect the view of the whole SOAS community, they have helped to spark productive debate. We value the contributions of all our staff and students to these conversations.
‘We want to make sure that the higher education experience is a positive one for students from all backgrounds.’
He added that questions of diversity and inclusion are ‘integrated’ across the work of the university, and the school has commissioned a report looking at the attainment gap with the University of East London.
Dr Deborah Johnston, pro-director (Learning and Teaching) at SOAS, said: ‘We attach a great deal of importance to our diverse community here at SOAS. It enables a wide range of perspectives to be brought into the classroom, which greatly benefits and enriches the academic debates and discussions. Our diversity is something of which we are very proud.’
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