William Shakespeare, thou shalt be canceled so sayeth woke liberal loony-toon teachers.
An increasing number of woke teachers are refusing to study the Bard — accusing classic works that were penned by William Shakesphere of promoting “misogyny, racism, homophobia, classism, anti-Semitism, and misogynoir.”
A slew of woke English literature teachers told the School Library Journal (SLJ) how they were ditching the likes of “Hamlet,” “Macbeth” and “Romeo and Juliet” to “make room for modern, diverse, and inclusive woke voices.”
Shakespeare scholar Ayanna Thompson, a professor of English at Arizona State University screeched:
“Shakespeare was a tool used to ‘civilize’ Black and brown people in England’s empire,”
Jeffrey Austin, who is head of a Michigan high school’s English literature department, shrieked that
Teachers needed to “challenge the whiteness” of the assumption that Shakespeare’s works are “universal,”
Former Washington state public school teacher Claire Bruncke told SLJ she banished the Bard from her classroom to “stray from centering the narrative of white, cisgender, heterosexual men.”
“Eliminating Shakespeare was a step I could easily take to work toward that. And it proved worthwhile for my students,” she insisted.
Other teachers said they were sticking with Shakespeare, but reframing his works through a more modern lens.
William Shakespeare A Man Clearly Ahead Of His Time
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was not only a prolific writer, he is said to have introduced thousands of words and phrases into the English language.
While some critics argue that Shakesphere didn’t invent certain words and phrases.
Shakespeare is credited with being the first to actually write many of these words, or phases down on paper.
Ironically, putting aside Shakesphere the argument of whether he created them or simply jotted them down for the first time in human history.
There’s no debating the fact that many of the words we commonly use today that Shakespeare first committed to paper, impeccably capture the insanity of today’s woke liberal left:
- admirable – something that deserves respect or admiration
Being honest is an admirable quality.
- auspicious – favorable; promising success; a good omen
A wedding is an example of an auspicious occasion.
- baseless – without a foundation; not based on fact
If you accuse someone of wrongdoing, make sure that you have support to back up your claim and it is not a baseless accusation.
- barefaced – shameless; without concealment or disguise
When someone tells a barefaced lie, it is not a very good one, and you immediately know it is not true.
- belongings – a person’s moveable possessions
She packed her personal belongings in her bag to leave.
- castigate – to punish harshly
Sometimes celebrities and politicians are castigated in the press more harshly than ordinary citizens.
- clangor – a loud (clanging) sound
Ghosts are sometimes said to be followed by the loud clangor of chains.
- dawn – the beginning appearance of light when the sun rises
Many people like to sit and watch the coming of the new dawn.
- dexterously – skillful, especially in the use of one’s hands (or also one’s mind)
A good carpenter can dexterously build a bookshelf very easily.
- dwindle – to get smaller; diminish; often used to describe money
Many people’s savings dwindle after losing a job.
- hostile – an unfriendly person or demeanor
A neighbor that fights with you over a tree might be considered hostile.
- ill-used – to treat someone badly
The man was ill-used at his work.
- long-legged – to have long legs
The long-legged girl had trouble sitting in the back seat.
- lonely – to be alone
The woman was lonely in the house without her beloved dog.
- multitudinous – a lot; a great number
You are in luck if you can say that you have a multitudinous amount of friends.
- ode – a lyrical poem
If a boy likes a girl, he might sing her an ode, especially in movies.
- overblown – pretentious or outrageous
Your teenager might have overblown dreams of success and glory.
- sanctimonious – pretending to be very religious or righteous
Sometimes people who judge others harshly are sanctimonious.
- skim milk – milk where the fat is removed
You might use skim milk with your cereal.
- watchdog – a person or group that keeps close watch to discover wrong or illegal activity
A popular watchdog group is PETA, which exposes wrongful actions against animals.