Content warning: use of racialised terms In the last week, it has come to the attention of the BAME community at the University of Edinburgh that a Chinese New Year party hosted by a group of white students featured yellowface, cultural appropriation, and (poorly translated) signs that read ‘吮吸我的筷子’(“suck on my chopsticks”). Such parties that […]
Should the David Hume Tower be levelled?
Content warning: description of historic racist views David Hume. You may have heard of him. Apparently, he has a tower somewhere on campus — a couple lecture theatres too. Deservedly so, so decree the academics. Hume is considered one of, if not the most influential British philosopher of the Enlightenment, positing theories of empirical excitement […]