Oxford University Considering Removing Sheet Music
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The University of Oxford:
A big-time scholarship place in England is considering proposals that would remove sheet music from its curriculum because of woke claims that teaching the Western form of musical notation on paper has roots in, "colonialism and complicity in white supremacy."
You heard me. In response to widespread Black Lives Matter protests and riots last year in the UK, music educators at Oxford University have joined the wider iconoclastic movement, which has been sweeping through British academia. The woke educators went on to claim that musical notation itself is, "a colonialist representational system that has complicity in white supremacy."
The claim is similar to leftist pronouncements in America that mathematics is inherently racist. The Oxford academics went on to say, "pronounce that teaching the piano or conducting orchestras could cause students of color great distress as the skills involved are closely tied to white European music."
The professors at Oxford said that classical music, which is taught at Oxford, includes Beethoven, Mozart, and Schubert, among others, is too racist for them to teach.
Dumb, dumb, and dumb.