If your kids are exhibiting privileged behavior or supremacist tendencies (and you’re White), the University of Wisconsin-Madison is offering a boot camp of sorts that may be right up your alley.
The department is called African Cultural Studies and one of the assistant professors with a particular affinity for hiphop and rap music is Damon Sajnani, a man short on melanin, but long on dreads.
Sajnani is leading off next semester with a juicy course that will be sure to scare your White Supremacist kids straight. The course is titled, “The Problem of Whiteness” and will be delving into a series of questions regarding White privilege and its associated inherent racism.
From UW’s website, a partial description of the class:
Critical Whiteness Studies aims to understand how whiteness is socially constructed and experienced in order to help dismantle white supremacy. Our class will break away from the standard US-centric frame, and consider how whiteness is constructed globally, with particular attention to paradigmatic cases like South Africa. Whereas disciplines such as Latino/a, African, and Asian American studies focus on race as experienced by non-whites, whiteness studies considers how race is experienced by white people. It explores how they 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. In this class, we will ask what an ethical white identity entails, what it means to be #woke, and consider the journal Race Traitor’s motto, “treason to whiteness is loyalty to humanity.”
Just in case you’re not a young, hip Millennial, the term “woke” simply refers to a person’s state of mind once they have realized that, a) Whites are racists, and b) We must continue to beat the social-justice drum in an effort to shame these Whites into surrendering their colonial-granted privilege. A common usage is, “Hey, man, stay woke!”
This class by Sajnani is there to help shame your racist children and make them aware that they, too, can usher back home to their White neighborhoods the good news that “Whiteness” is a problem and we can solve it by discontinuing our White Supremacist ways.
How proud you’ll be when your children arrive back home on Spring Break with a cadre of professional agitators in tow who will let you know just how terrible is your ethnicity and how unfair you’ve been to your progeny by not telling them the awful truth about their own “Whiteness”.
Louder With Crowder delves into the backlash that is bound to occur:
If I could theorize for just a teensy second, perhaps courses like these are why college admissions at wantonly stupid schools are on the decline. Just spitballing.
By the way, for people so concerned with race on campus, you’d think they would be concerned with racism leveled against all people. But the blatant discrimination going on against Asian-American students in college admissions? Meh. Not melanated enough. Thanks, “progress…”
The looming, ever-present issue of racism appears to center around the definition of the word. On the one hand, the Left seems to have latched onto this “White privilege” narrative and have advanced this notion to be at the true root of racism.
In their minds, a White man can be racist because of his advantages in the world, while a Black man cannot be racist because in order for that to be true, he would first have to possess advantage in society (which they argue he does not); hence, a Black man cannot be racist by their definition.
It does seem very important to the Left to continue to clutch the word “racist” in its tight embrace. If we do cede the word “racist” to them to mean all White people, then we must claim a similar name for them when their intolerant, self-involved, skin-color-obsessed, and arrogantly dismissive surrogates come traipsing through the American campuses looking to stamp out “Whiteness”. May I suggest “jerk”?
Source: Louder With Crowder