Cornell University has offered a course in astronomy to explore the relationship between the term black holes and “racial blackness” Evidence, critics say, that even hard sciences are not immune to it Global “ethnic hysteria”.
The course, titled Black Holes: Race and the Universe, uses work from black studies theorists, artists and fiction writers to challenge “conventional wisdom” about the role race plays in astronomy.
Conventional wisdom says that ‘black’ in black holes has nothing to do with race. Certainly there can be no connection between the universe and the idea of racial blackness. is that possible?” is reading College Catalog Description.
Students at an Ivy League school are taught that readings, music, and art “implicitly and explicitly assume such an association,” according to the description.
The description says: “Theorists use astronomy concepts such as ‘black hole’ and ‘event horizons’ to interpret the history of race in creative ways, while artists and musicians evoke the color black through cosmic themes and images.”
Taught by a professor of astronomy Nicholas Battaglia Professor of comparative literature PARIS MINISTER, the course will feature the works of authors such as Octavia Butler and Nalo Hopkinson as well as the music of Sun Ra, Outkast and Janelle Monáe.
The course will also draw on teachings from theorists such as Michael Wright and Denis Ferreira da Silva.
However, the course has been criticized by some who see it as the latest example of the “ethnic hysteria” gripping college campuses.
“If you want to know what the Ivy League has become, they at Cornell wonder if ‘black holes’ are racist,” One Twitter user wrote.
else addedThe term ‘black hole’ is not related to race or skin color. In fact, this Cornell University course will likely do more harm than good.”
“Even hard science is no longer immune to persistent racial hysteria,” A third user wrote on Twitter.
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