2020, who recently “printed” in the USA should be the first full year when white among Americans under the age of 18 are already a minority. That is, the majority of young Americans — colored. Thus, there is a new quality of the American nation, predicted ten years ago on the basis of the dynamics of the 2010 census. It is clear that a fundamental shift in the principles of democracy changed a lot, for example, in culture and education, and hence the set of values.
Anticipating this, the American politician and journalist Patrick Buchanan in his book “Suicide of a superpower” wrote back in 2010: “What will be “new basis” of America, what ideals and values will she confess? What will it mean to be white when whiteness of skin will no longer serve as a symbol of belonging to the majority? Who will mourn the death of white America? Try
And now the answer. From Yale University (as it is — the “big three” the most prestigious in the US, its history dates back to the XVII century) came the news that there cancel the training course “History of art from the Renaissance to the present”. The course was reported to have voted “too white and too heterosexual” and on that basis caused on the part of the student protests. And really, if you look at European paintings of the Renaissance, the blacks are there among the characters and among artists, to put it mildly, a little. And yet — by today’s American standards — is clearly not enough scenes of homosexual love. If so, then why is the Revival at Yale in art history to study?
Another claim — the Renaissance did not care about gender equality among artists. Where are the women? Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Giorgione, Titian, men. Then why this today?
what is the history of the art of the Renaissance is the history of modern civilization, no waveet. The bad thing is that during the Renaissance nothing was said about climate change. And if so, the European Canon of art is not Canon. So times are different now. Previously in a private University Reed College in Oregon the students demanded to remove from the course in all the European texts.
America is really changing. Monuments to General Lee that commanded the southerners in the Civil war 1861-1865 demolished. They say that he is for slavery. A monument to one of the founding fathers- Thomas Jefferson — on the territory of Virginia in Charlottesville has already managed to desecrate. Because Jefferson “a symbol of white Suprematism”. The discoverer of America Christopher Columbus in Central Park in new York, too profane. Supposedly, Columbus was responsible for the crimes of the whites.
But it’s doing the youth — one that, growing up, America will change dramatically. Yet deep America is different. It relies Donald trump, who is confident of launching a campaign for re-election for a second term.
Text: “News of the week”