University Offers ‘Problem of Whiteness’ Class, Again

The University of Wisconsin-Madison will reintroduce a class this spring that teaches students why being white is a bad thing.

The “Problem of Whiteness” course—part of the African Cultural Studies program—makes its mission to help students “understand how whiteness is socially constructed and experienced in order to help dismantle white supremacy.” The class will also investigate how white people “consciously and unconsciously perpetuate institutional racism and how this not only devastates communities of color but also perpetuates the oppression of most white folks along the lines of class and gender.”

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  • canminuteman

    People take out loans and pay good money for this? That s insane.

    • BillyHW

      They’ll be able to pay it back easily after cutting their first rap album, and robbing a Foot Locker during a natural disaster.

  • Gary

    About 6 years back I bought a small book at a video store that was in the History section for trivia type reading .
    It was the history of Inventions going back about 700 years and the basic pattern was 98% White male Christians in every area from cars to Nuclear power plant and surgery methods .

    Didn’t see any Muslims or Black Somali refugees .

    I laugh when Muslims mock Jews as pigs and apes because while the Walkie Talkie was invented in Canada use used in WW2 …..the endless hatred by arabs and muslims towards them caused israel to INVENT the wireless Phone for combat to secure the Signals which the basic Field Radio could not do and forced a Code-Word system that changed each day and mission .

    How sad for allah that Pigs and Apes are smarter than his people to invented a wireless phone.
    THAT pretty well sums up islam .

    Good Luck for Blacks and Muslims to do a boycott of all invention by Whites.

    • John

      They can’t. Boycotts are a White invention.

      • Clausewitz

        Bazinga……….

  • J. C.

    White people;

    – Invented practically everything
    – Created the freest, most prosperous, and least violent societies on the planet

    Are perfect? No. Are we superior to everyone else? Pretty much…

  • John

    *The “Problem of Whiteness” course—part of the African Cultural Studies program*

    Every notive how Chinese students or Japanese students simply haven’t the time for this bullshit. Cuz instead of deconstructing #Whitness# they busy themselves by obtaining degrees in Engineering or Computer Science.

    • Linda1000
      • Bataviawillem

        That’s hilarious.

    • Watchman

      Makes me wonder if they have any white graduates who have majored in African Cultural Studies, or is a mandatory part of the course involve ritual suicide as atonement for their ‘whiteness’?

      On second thought, the purpose of this installment of ‘white privilege’ guilt is to make this an Original Sin for white people that must be atoned for but this atonement is never complete or ever sufficient. You can’t have slaves if you demand that all white people must kill themselves: who is going to pay for the Welfare, Obamaphones and other good stuff not earned through hard word?

  • Hard Little Machine

    I applaud this. Let’s hope that white student enrollment drops off, minority students are brought in to backfill their numbers, at a deep financial discount and the white students who remain are squeezed for the extra cash.

    • Watchman

      College education debt is one of the most effective ways that intelligent blacks are weaponised and permanently financially crippled by allowing them to enrol in courses they are less likely to complete. Through Affirmative Action preferential enrollment blacks are placed in classes where they are less likely than their white, Asian, or Jewish peers to pass, and when they start to fail are encouraged to switch to Black/Feminist Studies where they are taught that their failure is solely due to white racism instead of the mismatch between their abilities and their classmates.

      • Hard Little Machine

        As someone who put three children through college and grad school with no debt to them or to me, and who put a spouse through a law school with only a token student loan and as someone who has 2 graduate degrees and ABD in a third, again with no debt, I can only laugh a bit darkly at the people who go broke in these scenarios. If people are that bad at being informed consumers then that’s on them. And if it means the end of the college system as we understand it and a return to the medieval colleges where very specific knowledge was imparted for very specific reasons and subsidized completely by ‘the man’ then I’m fine with it.

        I didn’t always agree with their degree choices but I insisted on two things – 1) graduate on time and 2) make every effort to make something of it. I had this discussion with my niece recently about her desire to go to law school to be a ‘human rights lawyer’ and I suggested that in lieu of ‘following your bliss’ why not follow your ambition instead. I think it fell on deaf ears.