University Students Demand Philosophers Such as Plato and Kant Are Removed From Syllabus Because They Are White
12th March 2017
The student union at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) insists that when studying philosophy “the majority of philosophers on our courses” should be from Africa and Asia.
That makes a certain degree of sense.
The union said it is part of wider campaign to “decolonise” the university, as it seeks to “address the structural and epistemological legacy of colonialism”.
That, however, does not.
It comes after education leaders warned that universities will be forced to pander to the demands of “snowflake” students, however unreasonable they might be.
Lot of that going around.