Cambridge University teaches its student that Anglo-Saxons did not exist

(MENAFN) Cambridge University is educating its students that the Anglo-Saxons never existed as a special cultural group, in an attempt to “dismantle the… myths” of English nationalism, the Telegraph stated on Saturday. Liberal academics have criticized for so long due to the term`s association with “whiteness.”

Cambridge’s Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic (ASNC) is going to look “to dismantle the basis of myths of nationalism – that there ever was a ‘British’, ‘English’, ‘Scottish’, ‘Welsh’ or ‘Irish’ people with a coherent and ancient ethnic identity – by showing students just how constructed and contingent these identities are and always have been,” the British newspaper stated, quoting data from the university.

By demeaning the idea of a special Anglo-Saxon distinctiveness, the university declared that it targets its education to be more “anti-racist.”

The debate around the term ‘Anglo-Saxon’ started in 2019, when Canadian academic Dr Mary Rambaran-Olm gave her resignation from the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists due to the “inherent whiteness” of the turf.


Legal Disclaimer:
MENAFN provides the information “as is” without warranty of any kind. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, images, videos, licenses, completeness, legality, or reliability of the information contained in this article. If you have any complaints or copyright issues related to this article, kindly contact the provider above.