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XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,696 ✭✭✭✭✭
"Philosophers such as Plato and Kant are removed from syllabus because they are white"

A crazy idea, Voltaire is a victim too. Well, he was white after all. @Bubbly, never mind, they will leave 'Othello':

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2017/01/08/university-students-demand-philosophers-including-plato-kant/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_tw

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  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 8,631 mod
    Click bait headlines. The students who are "demanding" the removal of these philosophers are from the School of Oriental and African Studies. I guess they would prefer a bit more diversity. That said, try as you might, you can't ignore Plato.
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,696 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Well, I hope you can't. :)
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