Two Profs Get $1 Million for What?!

( – Confirming that elitist universities are turning into propaganda centers for the extreme left in its efforts to spread its agenda, two Ivy League scholars have been granted a staggering $1 million to mix critical race theory with the study of classical texts.

Thanks to the Mellon Foundation’s grant, Brown University’s Sasha-Mae Eccleston and Princeton’s Dan-el Peralta are spearheading the “Racing the Classics” fellowship, which has been designed to merge classical studies and critical race analysis.

Despite reaching out, both professors have not explained the specifics of their fellowship, seen as “one step in a broader project of decolonization by confronting Brown’s institutional and ideological legacies of colonialism and white supremacy.”

Set to start in 2025, the initiative aims to challenge and diversify the traditionally Eurocentric discourse surrounding classical studies by examining race and ethnicity’s pivotal role within ancient Mediterranean scholarship and pedagogy.

This fellowship marks the continuation of Eccleston and Peralta’s collaborative efforts which began with a conference in 2017 that aimed “to counter the dangerously universalizing pretensions of ‘Western Civilization’ and other white supremacist ideologies suffusing the academy.”

Both Eccleston and Peralta have been vocal critics of the dominant whiteness in classical studies and advocate for a more inclusive and critical approach to examining ancient texts.

Princeton University has praised the program as a transformative effort set to encourage a supportive community of scholars who prioritize critical race studies within their academic and teaching practices.

Despite institutional support, including an endorsement from Princeton President Christopher Eisgruber, the initiative has stirred debate. Critics like Boise State University’s political scientist Scott Yenor argue that the classical tradition’s universal appeal risks being overshadowed by contemporary fixations on race and ethnicity.

Yenor stated, “Clearly it is the job of teachers to ensure that minorities and really all students take the ideas of the great authors seriously, instead of only paying attention to our strange obsession with race and ethnicity.”

“When race is so elevated, the results are predictable: The classics are corrupted and no one will be better off for it,” he added.

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