Posted on November 12, 2020

Cornell U. Renames English Department in Campaign Against Racism

Tom Ciccotta, Breitbart, November 9, 2020

Cornell University announced this week that its faculty has voted to change the name of the English department as part of a broader campaign to eradicate “structural forms” of racism at the university. The department will now be referred to as the “department of literatures in English.”

According to a report by Campus Reform, Cornell University has voted to change the name of its English department in response to a campaign by faculty members. The name was changed from “English department” to the “department of literatures in English” as part of a broader effort to eradicate racism on campus.

{snip} According to a report by the Cornell student newspaper, the decision was supported by 75 percent of university faculty members.


{snip} Cornell President Martha Pollack said back in May that the university would use its educational programs to eradicate racism in the United States.


Breitbart News reported in September that the faculty coalition at the university demanded a racial breakdown of faculty spouses.