Recidivism Deferred: A Hip-Hop Dance Blog



Apr 17

The cabal of paleolithic ideologues in many universities continue to forfeit freedom of thought and sequester those who present a different mentality than the one they all agree on. This has been happening for centuries since the “enlightenment” and it is not going away. It is merely being inculcated into future generations under the guise of “higher education” and rapidly disintegrating the possibility of mutual discourse across all social classes. The professorship is full of “old boys” networks and traditionalists. They horde their individual knowledge and excoriate those who present findings that confute their own. Those who are open minded are shunned, and ostracized. They are denied funding, it is difficult for them to get published and they are often denied tenure.

Dec 31

The cabal of paleolithic ideologues in many universities continue to forfeit freedom of thought and sequester those who present a different mentality than the one they all agree on. This has been happening for centuries since the “enlightenment” and it is not going away. It is merely being inculcated into future generations under the guise of “higher education” and rapidly disintegrating the possibility of mutual discourse across all social classes. The professorship is full of “old boys” networks and traditionalists. They horde their individual knowledge and excoriate those who present findings that confute their own. Those who are open minded are shunned, and ostracized. They are denied funding, it is difficult for them to get published and they are often denied tenure.

Safi A. Thomas

Artistic Director

The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory