Allan Bloom, E.D. Hirsch, and William Bennet “are all correct when they remark the emergence of African American studies as a rupturing of the social formation, a violation of the circulation of cultural value. But they are deluded in their assessment of how to repair that rupture. Its occurrence was not merely the effect of the inclusion of a new canon in the classroom, so it cannot be repaired by rigidly enforcing a privileged circulation. The thing about circulation is that once it gets under way there is really no controlling where it may lead” (290).
yes. indeed. on point. amen.