lulz @ non-European education. Period.
Everyone at any University in the world should be thanking everyday European White Men for bestowing the Western Tradition upon us, no matter how much it has been abused and used for such things as x-studies.
But who cares, in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show of higher education, the greater part of the American University system is becoming the puppy mill.
So let the x-studies have their departments to churn out pointless and meaningless minors and, God forbid, majors which cover tangential and irrelevant material that should have been supplemental summer reading during junior high and maybe the first two years of high school. And will zero impact on the critical thinking skills, marketability, or knowledge of the canon upon which schools of thought are built.
They are easy As though. And that means in the typical American University, you just have to show up.
Heck, if the American public school system just didn't repeat the same material year after year with just a little more granularity up to high school. I would apportion an entire quarter to all those "minorities" that get overlooked. They can each get a week.
I went to some country, peckerwood school and by the time I was in seventh grade I could tell you who Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, George Washington Carver, Dubious, Sitting Bull, Emma Goldman, keep on going was and why MLK was a plagiarist and philanderer and both were used against him by the government, etc.
It is time to start closing down Universities in America starting with graduate departments in the humanities and undergraduate departments in x studies.
Higher education has become a hustle.
Want to know about "African-American" history. Watch PBS during February or use a library card or wait . . . the internet.
Time get back to the basics. A few streamlined and competitive programs for the humanities and challenging professional programs. And bring back the trade schools.
Most students after high school shouldn't be taking a humanity nor need to if high schools functioned properly.
At the local State school, the have a "University College" where you can take remedial math, reading, and they also house the various x studies that have to do with the marginalized in academia.
You don't even need a high school degree to matriculate. But you are free to take lotsa loans to learn to read, write, add, and learn about Malcolm X.
In other words to go through elementary to junior high school again with a smattering of "minority" studies classes.