While Gotze is expected to feature at the Volkswagen Arena, De Bruyne sustained a back injury in training that is likely keep him out of coach Dieter Hecking’s plans.
Gotze will have the chance to impress as last season’s Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal winnersgohead to head, and Allofs remains fully aware of his attacking threat.
Luiz Gustavo (knee) is also set to be missing from Hecking’s midfield, while the attacking trio of Bas Dost, Aaron Hunt and Ivan Perisic are doubtful.
Kevin De Bruyne is unlikely to be fit to face Bayern Munich in the DFL-Supercup final but he remains the centerof attention, after Wolfsburg poured cold water on suggestions he could be swapped for Mario Gotze.
After starring at the World Cup with his winning goal in the final, Gotze struggled to replicate his best form for Bayern last term, something Allofs believes is down to a struggle to settle in Munich.
Manchester City is said to be leading the race for the 24-year-old midfielder, and Wolfsburg sporting director Klaus Allofs is adamant that a swap deal for Bayern’s Germany international Gotze would not be of interest.
Bayern coach Pep Guardiola has received a boost after Arjen Robben returned to training following a 10-day absence due to a muscle strain.Robben missed Bayern’s preseason tour to China, but returns to bolster a squad that remains depleted by injuries to key players.
He added: “I have had a good preseason and feel great here. He has yet to make an impact at Bayern.
Mehdi Benatia is facing a battle to be fit for the game, and Guardiola may choose to give a debut to new signing Arturo Vidal.
. “But we are not even considering swapping any one. It’s about a lot of money, but in the end I only play football.”
The Wolfsburg supremo told Kicker: “Player exchange deals do not always make sense.Gotze has a lot of qualities, he has shown that at Borussia Dortmund and with Germany. I am satisfied with the situation as it is.”
Bayernisstill without long-term absentees Franck Ribery, Holger Badstuber and Jan Kirchhoff as the new season approaches, and Dante and Javi Martinez are also likely to be missingagainst Wolfsburg.
Wolfsburg is not interested in signing Mario Gotze in a swap deal for Kevin de Bruyne, according to the club’s sporting director.
Commenting on his own future, De Bruyne stopped short of ruling out a move, telling Bild: “I don’t have a clue. There is nothing new to report. Its a thing between the clubs.Should I leave, I will explain everything.
The absence from first-team action may provide a window of opportunity for the Bundesliga Player of the Year’s future to be resolved one way or another, ahead of the new league season kicking off on Aug
While Justin Bieber isnt likely to put any of their jobs in jeopardy (is the kid even as tall as Messi? Probably not.) he had a few tricks up his sleeve, and even netted a goal against Lampard (who, to be fair, didnt really seem to be paying much attention)..
Ok, it might not have been a bar, but the unlikely trio of Justin Bieber, Fernando Torres, and Frank Lampard did go for a stroll around Stamford Bridge, home to the legendary Chelsea Football Club.
Fernando Torres, it should be said, looked a bit jealous of Justin Biebers goal-scoring form, but no worries Nando: you still have better hair.
After committing the cardinal sin of football (proclaiming affection for both FC Barcelona and Real Madrid while not under the influence of mind altering drugs), Bieber moved on to torment a few EPL stars during his time in London.
Check out Justins skills (and the cringe-worthy moment when Torres and Lampard pretend that they play Baby before hitting the pitch each day) in this video:
Fernando Torres and Frank Lampard were more than accommodating, allowing the pipsqueek onto the pitch and comparing skills
Additionally, they generated a healthy sum as they cashed in on Schweinsteiger.
The Poland internationalcannot afford to get injured as Claudio Pizarro has left the club and has not been replaced. His saves are extraordinary and he is FCB’s undisputed No.1.
Sven Ulrech will be serving as his deputy. Versatile. The board of directors, the players, the coach – they all dream about a fourth successive Bundesliga title. Without taking any major risks, Bayern managed to strengthen their squad. He embodies Bayern’s desire for success with his attitude. FCB have become very much about coordinated chaos under Pep. And they could very well opt for a three-mandefence against weaker opponents withDavid Alaba and Philipp Lahm, who could both feature in midfield as well, flanking Boateng.
With the reigning Bundesliga champions set to kick off the new season on Friday, Goal takes a look at the state of the Bavarians’ squad and coach
COMMENT By Christoph Kockeis
It’s all about the number four for Bayern this season and nobody at the Sabener Strasse will hold back when asked about the club’s objective for 2015-16. And then there are Bernat, Lahm, Alaba and Martinez.
ATTACK:As stiff as the competition for places is in midfield, Guardiola has fewoptionsup front.
Robert Lewandowsi is the only traditional No.9 and while hismaiden campaign for Bayern was rather promising, he will now have to explode in his second season at the Allianz Arena.
PROBABLE FORMATION:3-2-4-1, 3-1-5-1, 4-2-3-1, 3-4-3 the Spanish tactician has a number of options and will be keen to give his individual stars the chance to shine. Ulreich will be more than ready whenever Pep Guardiola calls on him to rest Neuer.
MIDFIELD:Guardiola has five or six positions to fill in midfield, but has more than enough options. “The time was right to switch clubs. He has become a constant factor in defence.
The commotion surrounding him has had its effect on Guardiola and he has looked nervous and frustrated on occasions. Thomas Muller could also feature as a striker, but the lack of options in attack remains a risk, especially with Gotze failing to impress as a false No.9 last term.
GOALKEEPER: He is a World Cup winner who haslifted the Champions League,Bundesliga titles and DFB Pokals. Aggressive. They employ various formations, changing fluidly with plenty of pace to dominate their opponents. Thiago, Vidal and Alonso are likely to play key roles in the three central positions, while Kimmich could also be called upon. Flexible. Bayern have more options with these three players and become even more unpredictable.
COACH: There has been plenty of talk about the former Barcelona coach in recent months, who hasstill not entered talks with the clubover a contract renewal. But how strong are Bayern really heading into the new campaign? Goal exams their chances of success.
FINANCES:”Don’t spend more than you receive.” Bayern’s top priority is as simple as it gets. The Bunesliga champions are run like a company and a healthy company needs to act clever to remain competitive. “Bayern can write history this season,” commented sporting director Matthias Sammer. They can afford to spend big and parted with an estimated 80 million this time around. The European title is what matters most in the end.
Rafinha and Juan Bernat will be ready to grab their chance whenever an opportunity opens up,Holger Badstuber and Javi Martinez are also options for Guardiola,while Dante and Jan Kirchhoff’s situations appear to be grim.
Nobody is talking about the departed Bastian Schweinsteiger any longer.
DEFENCE: There can only be one chief in the back line and that’s Jerome Boateng. Will he still be there come the start of 2016-17? It remains unclear for now!. He has learned to direct his colleagues and to remain stable himself in the process. The former Stuttgart man would have been a starter at many other clubs, which made his decision to join Bayern all the more surprising. I want to continue developing myself as a player and win major trophies.” After missing out on the treble with Juventus last term, the Chilean midfielder is hungry for more. Whether Bayern’s season is a success all comes down to their results in the Champions League, though. Vidal could be the one to make the difference.
Ruthless fighter Mehdi Benatia seems to be the perfect partner for Boateng at centre-back. Pep’s style is all about having the ball and Costa, Thiago and Vidal know all about it. Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery, Douglas Costa, Thomas Muller, Arturo Vidal, Thiago, Xabi Alonso, Mario Gotze, Sebastian Rode, Joshua Kimmich, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Sinan Kurt and Gianluca Gaudino can all fill roles there. After a difficult relationship with the crowd early on, Neuer has developed into one of the Bayern faithful’s most beloved players. Some Bayern icons even blamed Pep for the departure of Schweinsteiger to Manchester United, while the influx of Spanish-speaking players has been another talking point.
GOAL PREDICTION: FCB will face little competition domestically and the fourth Bundesliga title in succession should be a mere formality. I wanted to take a big step in my career. Bayern has been following this strategy for years and consequently are among the most healthy clubs around in the game. Rode also seems a good candidate to get plent of gametime, while Hojbjerg, Gaudin and Kurt could still leave on loan.
The 22 territories are: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Iceland, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Sweden. Bundesliga fans in Northern, Central and Eastern Europe have been served extremely well by Eurosport, and over the past four years have seen considerable advances in terms of both volume and quality of coverage.
The deal renews Eurosport’s exclusive live TV and digital rights, including sub-licensing rights, for all matches of Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 in 22 territories* in the Nordic, Central and Eastern European region.
Launched in 2005, Eurosport 2 continues to be one of Europes fastest growing pay TV channels reaching 66 million homes in 18 languages across 51 countries and features over 2000 hours of LIVE sporting action per year.
All LIVE Bundesliga action is available in the licensed territories on the Eurosport Player, the group’s online subscriber simulcast service for mobile, PC, tablet and connected TV users.
Jrg Daubitzer, Managing Director of DFL Sports Enterprises said: We recognize the value of our partnership with Eurosport, with whom we have forged a long-standing partnership based on mutual appreciation and stability.
PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Eurosport and DFL Sports Enterprises GmbH have extended their long-standing partnership for two additional seasons: 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.
Eurosport has firmly established itself among fans as the channel for premium Bundesliga football action.
Eurosport 2 started broadcasting the German Leagues in 2009 and further extended its initial agreement with DFL Sports Enterprises, the commercial arm of the DFL, in 2011. Eurosport 2 coverage includes five LIVE Bundesliga matches per weekend, a weekly highlights programme, dedicated magazine shows and expert insight from top consultants.
Eurosport CEO Jean-Thierry Augustin said: Eurosport has played a key role in broadening the fan base for the Bundesliga beyond the German market and this is can be attributed to the depth of our coverage and the success of the teams within the League over that period. Eurosport is proud to further extend our relationship for two additional seasons and to offer this premium content to subscribers in the 22 countries. This new agreement complements Bundesligas growth strategy and reflects the positive development the Bundesliga has enjoyed over the last several years
As it is evident, the prediction was indeed nothing more than a hoax, and he tried to eat his words in the form of a cake. Even in the past, there were many Mayan predictions that fell flat. Edison wasn’t quite happy with the invention made by his rival Nikola Tesla.
Nostradamus doesn’t get too many wrong, but he surely messed up with this one! In the Quatrain 72, he quoted,
L’an mil neuf cens nonante neuf sept mois,
Du ciel viendra un grand Roy d’effrayeur.
Resusciter le grand Roy d’Angolmois.
Avant aprs Mars rgner par bonheur.
“That virus is a pussycat. Science has come a long way from what it was way back in the 1800s.
Predicting the future is a part of human psychology, and our experts made it a point to make predictions wherever they saw an opportunity. It will be fun though to watch robots as cops protecting us from evil!
Time Travel: The theories for this one are in place, but the implementation has not yet succeeded. The Mayan calendar ended on this date, and there were speculations that the world would also come to an end on this date. Considering the current situation, I wonder if this will come true even in the next 10 years!
“Within two months, Sony will buy Apple. All said and done, the amount of hype that this prediction received cannot be matched.
Change of Poles?
The Infamous Predictions
We are way beyond all these predictions, and yes, the world’s still safe. Following these hoaxes, people bought guns and started to make preparations to live in bunkers! However, we have stepped into the next decade of the new millennium, and the doomsday is yet to arrive!
Depleting Oil Reserves
In the 1980s, Gore Vidal predicted that Japan will take over as the market leader. Dionysius Lardner, professor of Natural Philosophy and Astronomy, University College London (1793-1859)
The fastest train in the world runs at a speed of 302 mph, and passengers do come out alive!
Comets have been the safe source of a supposed apocalypse. Watson claims that he was misquoted on this one.
The much-awaited date in the recent years, 21-12-2012 came and ended just like any other day. He was one of the few believers of telephones who demonstrated the same to a group of British scientists. Let’s take a look at a few such failed future forecasts.
In 1995, Robert Metcalfe predicted that Internet would suffer a collapse in the same year. Chaplin predicted that stage dramas are the only ones that the audiences love to watch, today’s cinema appeals to a bigger audience.
“Rail travel at high speed is not possible because passengers, unable to breathe, would die of asphyxia.”
Dr. In one of the WWW International Conferences, he blended the printed copy of his prediction, mixed it with a liquid, and ate the paper mass! So much for a failed prediction!
Telephone – Who Wants It?
He predicted that in September 1999, there would be an apocalypse due to a King of Terror coming from the sky! No such known terror even descended from the sky, and we are way past 1999.
Y2K. Warner, Warner Brothers (1927)
The first sound film under the Warner Brothers banner was released in the year 1927! Wonder what made H. Be it a wrongly quoted quote, or an overambitious statement, they cannot escape the heat of the critics. Bureau of Mines that predicted that oil reserves will be depleted in 10 years, and this prediction has been backed repeatedly over the years. Be it the Halley’s comet or the Hale-Bopp comet, predictors have always claimed that they will be the reason for the world to end. It’s canned drama. Let’s take a look at these devices that we are still waiting for.
Blade Runner — Hovercars
The Mayan Scare
The film, like the Mayan calendar, predicted that the world would end in December 2012, and the reason for the destruction would be everything from Mayanism to the 2012 phenomenon. It will not survive for a long time.”
Dr. M. What audiences really want to see is flesh and blood on the stage.”
Charlie Chaplin, actor, producer, director, and studio founder (1916)
Every art has its own followers. Looking at the strong technical background that Preece had, one will wonder why he quoted against telephone use in Britain! Today, everyone needs a cell phone, leave alone the telephone.
Mr. The film predicted that by 2019, we all will be traveling in a hovercar and will have robots for our assistance. Even though Mr. In 2011, he was awarded the Ig Nobel Prize (a spoof of the Nobel Prize), for teaching the world to be careful about mathematical calculations.
If you thought that only famous personalities or psychics made baseless and false predictions about our future, think again! Remember the sci-fi flick, Back to the Future, which showcased a lot of futuristic devices, like the hoverboards? There are many such movies that went overboard with the idea of futuristic technology and devices. Peter Duesberg, speaking about HIV (1988)
Though doctors are trying to find a cure for HIV, the virus still lives on, affecting many lives.
Computer networks on a mass destruction spree is a rather farfetched thought for the plot of a movie. I am sure there will be more such forecasts in the near future. He said that he would eat his words if the prediction proved to be false. The Mayans predicted that the pole shift would begin in December 2012, and the world would come to an end. Predictions ranging from nuclear holocaust to blackouts were making rounds. The reality is that Japan’s economy collapsed in the 1990s, and they are still taking steps to improve their economy.
Our Very Own Nostradamus
We have been hearing this one for more than a century now! Earlier it was the U.S. Be it the ones related to doomsday, natural calamities, or the ones in the field of economy, we have always come across famous people quoting stuff related to our future. …
2012 — Apocalypse
“Fooling around with alternating current is just a waste of time. Guess Mr. His prediction was backed by Lester Thurow, former MIT dean, who also claimed that in the 21st century, Japan will be the leader in world economy. The theory cannot be completely discarded, but researchers claim that this switching had already begun many centuries ago.
Technologies: The Ones We’re Still Waiting For
Pat Robertson in his show, the “700 Club”, claimed that he knew the exact date of the judgment day. A few scientists claimed that the Hale-Bopp comet was sent to distract everyone from the Nibiru planet apocalypse! However, the reality is that the supposed apocalypse date has passed by, and the world hasn’t come to an end.
The New Market Leader
One of those end-of-the-world predictions claimed that we were soon going to face a pole reversal, and this would bring life to an end. Know-it-all
“Two years from now, spam will be solved.”
Bill Gates (2004)
According to a survey by Message Anti-Abuse Working Group, about 90% emails sent in the first half of 2010 were all spammy. Many experts claim that the December 2012 Judgment Day predictions were misinterpreted, and that the Mayan writings have predictions even after 2012. And hey, aren’t we in 2013?
The Deadly Comets
I guess the director of the movie took the cartoon series, The Jetsons rather too seriously. However, hardly a few forecasts saw the light. He quoted on his show, “I guarantee you by the end of 1982 there is going to be a judgment on the world.” We are in 2013, so definitely his prediction was nothing but a mere baseless comment. This time around, we bring to you a few quotes from “the big daddies” whose futuristic comments didn’t see any future at all!”The abdomen, the chest, and the brain will forever be shut from the intrusion of the wise and humane surgeon.”
- Sir John Eric Ericksen, British surgeon, appointed Surgeon-Extraordinary to Queen Victoria (1873)
The first brain surgery was performed in 1884, and eleven years later, the first heart surgery was performed. But, in the entire movie series, it was predicted that the world would end either in 1997, 2004, or 2011!
“The cinema is little more than a fad. Warner change his mind. Nobody will use it, ever.”
Thomas Edison, American inventor (1889)
Almost all the appliances today use alternating current. Ever wondered how the world will look like if this one succeeds?
Jet Backpacks: If this turns into reality, we all can fly to our workplaces!
Meals in Pill Form: Just like Popeye got his energy by eating spinach, we can get ours by simply popping a pill! Wonder how many flavors will be available in this one?
Teleportation: You can travel to the nearest movie theater, watch a movie, and then return home without having to use your car! Sounds fictitious? Many experiments are being carried out to make this a reality!
Famous people cannot escape the media wherever they go, and whatever these celebs say makes it to the headlines. The film did cash upon the fears of many who believed the said to be true!
“I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.”
- Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM (1943)
Today, we have computers in every household, and there are a lot of people staying in this world! However, Mr. Gates, for our mailboxes to become spam-free.
This writing was translated as,
The year 1999, seventh month, [or simply "sept"]
From the sky will come a great King of Terror.
To bring back to life the great King of the Mongols,
Before and after Mars to reign by good luck.
# The Infamous Predictions
# Our Futuristic Movies
# Technologies we are still waiting for
# Quote, Unquote
Terminator — The Destructive Computers
The new millennium gave rise to new apocalypse predictions. Alas, that didn’t happen! But let’s be optimistic and hope that they see the light in the near future.Robocops: I am not referring to Peter Weller but to the technology behind robocop. Many believed that in early 2000, computers would be the reason for the doomsday. M. Anyone interested in going back to the Stone Age?
Antigravity Technology: There is a lot of work being carried out on this concept. In 1951, the Department of Interior predicted that the US will run out of oil reserves in the coming 13 years! The reality is that with scientific advancements, new deposits are being explored, and alternate energy sources are being utilized.
Metcalfe’s Internet Catastrophe
“Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?”
- H. Till then, enjoy reading the ones that failed miserably.
In the 1800s, Sir William Preece thought that telephones were only needed in the US and that Brit messenger boys were enough to pass on the messages in Britain. Halley’s comet was supposed to poison Earth, thus ending life. Sony will be the white knight who will pass in the main plan.”
Gaston Bastiaens, Apple (1996)
There are rumors about Apple taking over Sony! It is not the other way round, Sir.
In the past, there have been mentions of many technologies that experts believed would become reality in the years to come. We are all eagerly waiting Mr. It’s high time we get a reality check on things that are out of mankind’s reach
(News of the Audi bid was probably a negotiating tactic to put pressure on Deutsche Telekom — both Manchester and Liverpool floated putative competitor sponsors before signing with Aon and Standard Chartered, respectively.)
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Bayern Munich has landed the biggest lead sponsorship deal on the planet: Â£25.5 million (â,¬25 million, $37.3 million)a year from Deutsche Telekom, whose T-Home brand adorns the Bundesliga team’s shirts. The size of the deal is explained in its small print — a large chunk of the compensation is performance related, which means the club might not see it.
Lastly, the swathe of new deals signed by the biggest clubs this year show that despite the recession there has been no slackening of interest or decline in demand for football sponsorships.
Bayern Munich: Â£25.5 million a year (through 2013) with Deutsche Telekom/T-Home
Liverpool: Â£20 million a year (Â£81 million over four years) with Standard Chartered
Manchester United: Â£20 million a year (Â£80 million over four years) with Aon
Real Madrid: Â£18.3 million a year (Â£55 million over three years) with Bwin.com
Juventus: Â£15 million a year (Â£75 million over five years) with Tamoil
Chelsea: Â£12.5 million a year (Â£37.5 million over three years) with Samsung
Manchester City: Â£8m a year (Â£24 million over three years) with Etihad Airways.
Arsenal: Â£6.7 million a year (Â£100 million over 15 years) with Emirates
Second, Bayern had been believed to be in talks with Audi for a Â£90 million deal. That negotiation appears to have been set aside for T-Home. First, German teams have a much smaller international following than the giant brands of the English and Spanish leagues. The deal — which runs through 2013 — puts Bayern atop BNET’s Global Football Sponsorship Deal League (see below), vaulting Liverpool F.C., Manchester United and Real Madrid, who all cut new deals this year.
Meetings with Hoffenheim in recent years have always been close, but we did have a little bit of luck today.”
updated 4:48 PM EDT, Sat November 2, 2013
(CNN) — When you’re on a roll, you generally get all the breaks.
“We held them off well and we had chances of our own. Braunschweig joined Nuremberg on seven points from 11 games after Bayern’s local rival lost 3-0 at home to Freiburg — which moved up to third from bottom.
Bayern Munich returns to top of German league table with 2-1 victory at Hoffenheim
Bavarians equal Hamburg’s record of 36 matches unbeaten from 1982-83
Thomas Muller’s second-half winner puts Bayern a point above Borussia Dortmund
Third-placed Bayer Leverkusen loses 1-0 at bottom club Eintracht Braunschweig
And when you’re a top football club like Bayern Munich, you make the most of them.
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“We gave a good account of ourselves against the best team in the world,” said Sule, who capitalized when Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer failed to deal with a corner.
However, the Bavarians will face a slightly tougher test before then in Tuesday’s Champions League trip to Viktoria Plzen, having won the home encounter 5-0 against the Czech side.
The pressure was on Bayern following second-placed Borussia Dortmund’s 6-1 hammering of Stuttgart on Friday.
However, Bayern equalized before halftime when Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic deflected in Franck Ribery’s low free-kick for his eighth in the league this season, and the Frenchman was also involved as Thomas Muller scrambled a second-half winner from close range.
The European champion came from behind to win 2-1 at Hoffenheim Saturday, equaling the German Bundesliga’s record run of 36 matches unbeaten.
Bayern Munich’s Thomas Muller celebrates after scoring the winner away to Hoffenheim on Saturday.
“Not everything was perfect, and we’ll need to correct the way we’re playing. But Bayern have the quality you need to go on and score the winning goal.”
“It certainly wasn’t our best performance, but we’ve won it,” Guardiola said after his team regained a one-point lead at the top of the table.
Wolfsburg moved up to fifth with a 2-1 win at Eintracht Frankfurt, while sixth-placed Schalke won 2-0 at Hertha Berlin, two points back in seventh place.
Third-placed Bayer Leverkusen dropped four points behind Bayern, losing 1-0 at bottom club Eintracht Braunschweig thanks to an 81st-minute goal by Congolese striker Domi Kumbela.
The home side had scored more goals this season than any other in the Bundesliga, and extended that when 18-year-old defender Niklas Sule became the youngest player in Hoffenheim history to find the back of the net.
Borussia Monchengladbach stayed fourth with a 2-0 win at Hamburg, as striker Max Kruse scored in each half to go to seven this season.
Pep Guardiola’s team can claim sole ownership of that milestone next weekend at home to lowly Augsburg, moving past the mark set by Hamburg 30 years ago.
“Thus, rather than highlight a title I might have lost (as Malcolm X did so effectively), I choose to highlight the stigmatising expressive meaning of the badge with which I must eke out my life.”
“This means that a permanent associated job will not be established next year.
“Turning the spotlight on to the ivory tower, putting the fear of God into many of its scholars – predominantly racialised as white – who had contented themselves hitherto to research and teach in an ‘aracial’ – aka white-dominated – way,” he told Times Higher Education.
Dr Nathaniel Coleman speaking at UCL. I strike through my surname..
“One of my names was given to me by someone who hoped (in vain!) to own me: my parents were born in Jamaica, where persons enslaved-as-Negro were ‘bred’ in order to be owned.
Professor Jonathan Wolff, dean of UCL Faculty of Arts and Humanities said: “The programme proposal for the MA entitled Race: Domination and Difference was rejected because it became apparent that UCL is not yet ready to offer a strong programme in this area.
Demonstrators showed support for Dr Nathaniel Coleman, who strikes a line through his surname as he says it was given to his ancestors by slave owners, after he was told he would not have his contract renewed. It goes before you in the world; it enters the room, before you enter the room; it is produces a reaction in other persons, before you have even had the chance to produce a reaction in other persons..
“I also chose to do with my name what most persons only do with their bodies. Whiting up is a metaphor of the current state of affairs.”
Speaking to Buzzfeed, Areeb Ullah, a member of King’s College Students’ Union, said: “I’m whiting up to protest to the way UCL have treated some of its prominent black academics.
Students at the University College, London hijacked the institution’s open day to protest against the decision to scrap a course on the philosophy of race and terminate a black research associate’s contract.
Around 70 youths at the university gathered on the campus on Saturday to campaign on three issues – the ongoing UCL rent strike, fossil fuel divestment, and the discontinuation of Nathaniel Coleman’s proposed course on white supremacy, the London Student reports.
On UCL’s website, Coleman explains the decision behind his name: “A name is like a human body. under the microscope”.
Students were also protesting at the university’s decision to shelve a philosophy of race course, which would have been led by Coleman, who was Britain’s first research associate in that area, and one of just five black philosophy academics in the UK today, according to the Independent.
“For too long we’ve had to compromise as a community because our views would not be heard, forcing us to assimilate. We are not in a position to extend Dr Coleman’s contract, which finishes in September 2015.”
Coleman previously claimed he was denied a permanent job at UCL because it would have put “white hegemony.