Monday, December 19, 2016

University offers class on ‘The Problem of Whiteness’

A class to be taught next semester at the University of Wisconsin Madison called “The Problem of Whiteness” aims to “understand how whiteness is socially constructed and experienced in order to help dismantle white supremacy,” the course description states.

“Whites rarely or never questioned what it is to be white,” Assistant Professor Damon Sajnani, who will teach the course, told The College Fixin a telephone interview last week. “So you go through life taking it for granted without ever questioning or critically interrogating it.”

For Sajnani, one way to solve this is to offer “The Problem of Whiteness,” an analysis of what it means to be white and how to deal with it as a “problem.”

“The idea of talking about the problem of whiteness is to turn the question back to where it belongs,” he said.

Via Drudge. For more go here: http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/30434/

11 comments:

edutcher said...

Yeah, antibiotics, sanitation, education, civilization, white people sure have been a problem.

deborah said...

The unbearable whiteness of being

All quiet on the western white

Steg said...

Man, they sure are trying to get the Saxon to hate pretty hard these days.

AprilApple said...

How to escape responsibility and blame whitey for all your problems.

ricpic said...

"Whites rarely or never question what it is to be white....taking it for granted."

The professor should take a minute to visit Steve Sailer's blog. But that would put paid to all his assumptions. So he won't.

ampersand said...

My Wiggah!

ndspinelli said...

Edgar Winter will be a guest lecturer.

Methadras said...

Can someone please find these people who propose this nonsense and bury them alive in a forest somewhere please?

ndspinelli said...

Meth, Plenty of forests in Wisconsin.

Amartel said...

The Problem of Blackness always ends up being white people. So what is the Problem of Whiteness? I have the feeling that for some people white people are ALWAYS both the Problem and the causation of the Problem, and black people just sit there, unable to act, soaking up the damage. Apparently, all they can do is talk about it (or attend a seminar where a white person explains it to them). Maybe bring a lawsuit (where the lawyer sucks up all the damages money). This view presumes that black people (and anyone else who is Not White, or otherwise opts out of Whiteness) is an ineffectual non-actor which seems to me to be a much more racist view than even the most virulent racist views of the 1950s which at least viewed black people as capable of something, as some sort of imagined threat, rather than just an ineffectual blob that needs managing.

chickelit said...

Professor D (née Damon Burchell) looks as white as Canadian snow. How long before for he blackfaces à la Rachel Dolezal?