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"The April rain, the April rain,
Comes slanting down in fitful showers,
Then from the furrow shoots the grain,
And banks are fledged with nestling flowers;
And in grey shawl and woodland bowers
The cuckoo through the April rain
Calls once again."

Mathilde Blind, April Rain
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XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,697 ✭✭✭✭✭
"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: 8,940 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: 1,697 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Well, I hope you can't. :)
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