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Teacher: I Donít Teach Shakespeare Because Heís White
Daily Caller ^ | 06/15/2015 | Blake Neff

Posted on 06/15/2015 9:13:48 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

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.

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TOPICS: Education; Society
KEYWORDS: academia; academicbias; arth; bigotry; california; culturewar; danadusbiber; deadwhitemales; education; endwhiteshaming; eurocentrism; leftismoncampus; liberalbigot; naughtyteacherslist; race; racist; sacramento; shakespeare; stalinisttactics; whitemales
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1 posted on 06/15/2015 9:13:48 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

MEET DANA DUSBIBER


2 posted on 06/15/2015 9:14:56 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

That calculus is just some old white guy stuff. Only important because white guys decreed it so.


3 posted on 06/15/2015 9:16:15 AM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: SeekAndFind

Does she think she is black?

The NAACP is hiring.


4 posted on 06/15/2015 9:16:39 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta
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To: SeekAndFind

The very face of “Liberalism Is A Mental Disorder”.


5 posted on 06/15/2015 9:17:25 AM PDT by richmwill
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To: SeekAndFind

With a little spray tan she can even say she’s not white.


6 posted on 06/15/2015 9:18:47 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh gee, I am guess I’m a real bigot (and a Eurocentric to boot) because last month I not only went to lots of museums in London, England (we know what Michelle thinks of those places), but I also took in a Shakespearian play at the Globe Theatre (The Merchant of Venice; last year in London I saw Anthony and Cleopatra).


7 posted on 06/15/2015 9:18:49 AM PDT by OttawaFreeper ("Keeping your stick down used to be a commandment, but not anymore" Harry Sinden, 1988)
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To: SeekAndFind

The American education system is rampant with woman like her.


8 posted on 06/15/2015 9:18:57 AM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: SeekAndFind

“white” => conservative, non-white => “of color” => progressive.

“race” => ideology, non-progressive => racist haters.

Once again, he who controls the meaning of the words and memes controls the outcome of the debate. Not playing that game anymore.


9 posted on 06/15/2015 9:20:21 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: SeekAndFind
Look at that woman. If she was at home, raising her own kids with a husband to balance out her silliness, she could have a productive life that wouldn't hurt anyone.
10 posted on 06/15/2015 9:21:19 AM PDT by donna (Polls are mob rule . . . faked.)
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To: ifinnegan

11 posted on 06/15/2015 9:22:23 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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“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?

Because it’s important to encourage people of color to revert back to the savagery and primitivism of their ancestors in order to better fit in with modern society?

BTW, is it equally important to deprive people of color all advancements made by ALL dead white men (Steve Jobs, Henery Ford, Nikola Tesla, Alexander Flemin,Louis Pasteur, et. al.), or just deprive them from the achievements of certain selected dead white men?


12 posted on 06/15/2015 9:22:36 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: SeekAndFind

So she dumps Shakespeare. Is there an equivalent to him in the other-ethnicity community?

Tupac? Fitty Cent? Snoop Dogg?


13 posted on 06/15/2015 9:22:42 AM PDT by lurk
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To: SeekAndFind

Not according to these guys! XD

http://m.youtube.com/?#/watch?v=EBdk5hDadYE


14 posted on 06/15/2015 9:23:22 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (The White House is now known as "Casa Blanca".)
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To: SeekAndFind

If their cultures are so great, why are they here?


15 posted on 06/15/2015 9:23:33 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: lurk

Tyrone Green.

Images

Dark and lonely on the summer night.
Kill my landlord, kill my landlord.
Watchdog barking - Do he bite?
Kill my landlord, kill my landlord.
Slip in his window,
Break his neck!
Then his house
I start to wreck!
Got no reason —
What the heck!
Kill my landlord, kill my landlord.
C-I-L-L ...
My land - lord ...
Def!


16 posted on 06/15/2015 9:24:13 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

And she doesn’t see her own racism.

Pathetic.

With her insight, she should be training dogs.


17 posted on 06/15/2015 9:24:34 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SeekAndFind

Needs to be fired immediately.


18 posted on 06/15/2015 9:24:44 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: SeekAndFind

As a general rule, I don’t listen to negro music.


19 posted on 06/15/2015 9:25:09 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Claire Wolfe should check her watch. It's time.)
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To: lurk

The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.” As someone else said, “If Shakespeare were alive today, he’d be doing time.”


20 posted on 06/15/2015 9:25:11 AM PDT by dfwgator
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