While watching the marvelous "The Hollow Crown" on PBS tonight, I thought of this latest self-destructive example of political correctness: "Students at the University of Pennsylvania removed a portrait of Shakespeare from a prominent location in the school’s English department after complaining that he did not represent a diverse range of writers.
In fact, the chair of the department confirmed in a statement that the portrait was stripped from the wall by his students as 'a way of affirming their commitment to a more inclusive mission for the English department,' The Daily Pennsylvanian reports.
Additionally, Department Chair Jed Esty explained that the portrait was 'delivered' to his office and replaced with a photograph of Audre Lorde, a celebrated African American feminist and author, in a move that was intended to send a message to Esty, whose department agreed to replace the portrait several years ago.
Esty went on to confirm that the portrait of Lorde will remain in Shakespeare’s place until he and his colleagues can reach an agreement on what to do next, announcing the establishment of a 'working group' to help monitor the process."
Did this Audre Lorde write ever write great tragedies and comedies to compete with the language and the scope of William Shakespeare? These so-called students are cutting off their noses to spite their moronic faces.