It’s not as bad as this in the UK but it’s getting that way. Nothing will change until students themselves start to complain.
WATCHING OR LISTENING to the media these days is like being repeatedly subjected to one of those implicit bias tests HR departments force on employees to root out their supposedly unconscious prejudice. While the media frequently admonish us to “celebrate” our multicultural diversity whether we care about it or not, HR pretend they’re looking after the welfare of their company’s employees.
This extract is from the sketch,“Hannah Bint”, included in Some Sketches of English Life and Character, by Mary R Mitford.
Mary Mitford (1787-1855) was a successful author and dramatist whose work is now, unfortunately, little known. She specialised in writing about English rural life.
More on Mary R Mitford – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Russell_Mitford
Image: “A Village by the Sea”, by Stanhope Forbes (one of the Newlyn School); as included in the above book.
From Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk.
where the English wilderness is
in the interstices
along the margins
here at the roadside
deep in grasses, poppies,
mallows and escaped hypericum
wherever the wind bears the seed
wherever the buzzard has moved in
new territory of field, wood and air
not asking for our opinion
us, who are
wilderness in wilderness
(Poem 105: 29/06/08 from the poem-a-day project, 2008 – 2012, Michael Blackburn).