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Aristotle and Plato must go. After targeting statues, race activists now aim to topple the ancient founders of Western thought

Dan-el Padilla Peralta, a black academic, claims that Western civilisation is based on conceptions of ‘whiteness’ that come from interpretations of the ancient authors. Recently, some classicists have tied their own discipline to white nationalism, wanting to exculpate their discipline from supposed racism.  Padilla goes further and claims that classics …

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Aristotle and Plato must go. After targeting statues, race activists now aim to topple the ancient founders of Western thought

Dan-el Padilla Peralta, a black academic, claims that Western civilisation is based on conceptions of ‘whiteness’ that come from interpretations of the ancient authors. Recently, some classicists have tied their own discipline to white nationalism, wanting to exculpate their discipline from supposed racism.  Padilla goes further and claims that classics …

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