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There are 3 comments on Louis Chude-Sokei Wants African American Studies Program to Be a Central Place

  1. so now the liberals say the way white people view robots is racist. Got it. I await the day Artificial Intelligence improves and robots become self aware, then BU can charge them $50k a year and provide courses that teach robots that they are victims and only helps to further the racial divide. Robot Lives Matter. RLM.

    1. It is remarkable that this was your main takeaway from the article. It seems clear that you had deemed it ‘liberal’ stuff from the beginning and so, not worthy of taking seriously. It also seems clear that you are uncomfortable with the historical legacies of people having ever asked such questions as, ‘do they have souls?’ That is good. It should make you squirm in your thin skin. But, whether you like it or not, this is (unfortunately) a foundation of the world we live in. Thankfully, people like this professor make it their life’s work to help us understand the often subtle ways this legacy has, and does, operate in our current world. Technology is a big part of that world. Lastly, for $50,000 a year, I am surprised and saddened that you did not learn how to ‘get’ the main idea of a short article.

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