2021-03-29 19:09:40 UTC
"The University of Oxford is considering proposals that would remove
sheet music from its curriculum over woke claims that teaching the
Western form of musical notation has roots in colonialism and
complicity in white supremacy."
"The woke educators went on to claim that musical notation itself is a
colonialist representational system that has complicity to white
supremacy. The claim is similar to leftist pronouncements in America
that mathematics is inherently racist.
The Oxford academics went on to pronounce that teaching the piano or
conducting orchestras could cause students of colour great distress
as the skills involved are closely tied to white European music.
Professors at the university said that the classical music which is
taught at Oxford, which includes Beethoven, Mozart, and Schubert,
among others, is too focused on white European music from the slave