University of Pennsylvania students tore down a portrait of William Shakespeare from the spot in the English department where it has long reposed, and unceremoniously delivered it to the department chair’s office. What was the reason for this action and how did the chair respond you ask? Well, the world’s most accomplished and famous bard and playwright doesn’t reflect enough diversity, you see, and department chair Jed Esty actually supported the students act of vandalism.
Esty said, “Students removed the Shakespeare portrait and delivered it to my office as a way of affirming their commitment to a more inclusive mission for the English department.” Well, apparently not inclusive of the greatest English wordsmith of all time. You can’t make it up.
Students replaced the Shakespeare portrait with a photo of Audre Lorde, a writer who has described herself as, “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet.”
Mike Benz, a junior at Penn, describing the student’s action, said: “It is a cool example of culture jamming.” Others on campus agreed.
This is what happens when you buy into the progressive’s politically-correct dogma that values diversity over excellence. You end up with neither.