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Rutgers offers a course in "BEYONCE"
« on: February 09, 2014, 12:58:55 PM »



Rutgers offers course in “Beyonce”

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RutgersJust when you think that Wackademia can’t get any more deranged, they prove you wrong.

Kevin Allred, a white dude and a doctoral student and lecturer in Rutgers’ Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, teaches “Politicizing Beyoncé.” Allred says:


“This isn’t a course about Beyoncé’s political engagement or how many times she performed during President Obama’s inauguration weekend,” he says. Rather, the performer’s music and career are used as lenses to explore American race, gender, and sexual politics.

And if this wasn’t bad enough, Allred discusses Beyoncé’s music videos and lyrics in the context of black feminist Alice Walker, as well as abolitionist Sojourner Truth.

The idea for this stroke of brilliance? According to this article…


“Politicizing Beyoncé” emerged from Allred’s four semesters teaching Women’s Studies 101 at Rutgers, during which he and his students, both male and female, often discussed the thin line Beyoncé walks as a sex kitten-cum-girl power role model.

I don’t know what a Rutgers education costs, but I suggest students demand at least a partial refund.

 

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Re: Rutgers offers a course in "BEYONCE"
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2014, 01:33:04 PM »
If you refuse to take the class, or think it is stupid, then you're clearly a racist.
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Re: Rutgers offers a course in "BEYONCE"
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2014, 05:40:14 PM »
This is an example of why this country is going to hell in a handbasket. College USED to be to prepare people for a decent job, today it is just for socialization - no wonder employers are starting to administer a test to potential college-educated employees to see if they actually know enough to work for the company.
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Re: Rutgers offers a course in "BEYONCE"
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2014, 06:30:00 PM »
This is blatant racism!!  They should have a class on Charles Manson, Eminem, or Howdy Doody.
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Re: Rutgers offers a course in "BEYONCE"
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2014, 07:06:48 PM »
This is an example of why this country is going to hell in a handbasket. College USED to be to prepare people for a decent job, today it is just for socialization - no wonder employers are starting to administer a test to potential college-educated employees to see if they actually know enough to work for the company.

Not to mention, who is going to incur additional student debt in order to take a course like this??!!

The dumbing down of America continues unabated....



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