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The SOAS Furore, Silence & Freedom

So there has been a minor outcry over the student union of The School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS), University of London, asking for the removal of white philosophers from the curriculum. According to the Telegraph ‘students at a prestigious London university are demanding that figures such as Plato, Descartes and Kant should be largely dropped from the curriculum because they are white.’  The general external response to this was to call the students snowflakes. Thereby suggesting that the students were too emotionally vulnerable to cope with views that challenge their own. Continue reading “The SOAS Furore, Silence & Freedom”

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