The establishment of the first-ever Queer Studies Chair at Spelman College, named after legendary LGBTQ activist Audre Lorde, has generated mixed reactions on social media.
Excellent news! Thank you, Mr. Stryker. Repost from @spelmancollege – Spelman College announces $2 million match from philanthropist Jon Stryker for endowed #queerstudies chair named after #poet and #activist Audre… https://t.co/rXhD5lKvwV
— Alison Law (@alisonlaw) October 30, 2019
On Facebook, a woman named Camille Ward applauded the implementation of a queer studies program by saying: “To evolve and adapt is the mark of intellect and strength.”
However, Clarence Page is not supportive of the move, saying simply: “Camille Ward Please see Galatians chapter 1 (in the Holy Bible).”
Melissa Bracely said that “this is truly a teachable moment. I’ve had to learn and relearn a great deal returning to school, my dream school mind you and discovering that my 40-year-old thinking was viewed as antiquated.”
Fred Matthews countered with this comment: “I don’t know why I thought I was sending my two daughters to a Christian School … I think it’s that motto ‘our whole school for Christ’ that got me.”
How do you feel about Spelman’s Queers studies chair?