As Oregon State University prepares to offer a Fat Studies course to students who want to learn about the supposed next civil rights crisis of our time, Stanford University is looking to up the radical leftwing ante with a course centered on the task of “abolishing whiteness.”
Instructor John Patrick Moran will preside over a new course entitled “White Identity Politics” in the fall semester. Students will be presented with the problem of “whiteness” – the social ramifications of being white in a society where white people are the beneficiaries of systemic privilege – and how to do away with it once and for all.
“Pundits proclaim that the 2016 Presidential election marks the rise of white identity politics in the United States,” reads the course outline. “Drawing from the field of whiteness studies and from contemporary writings that push whiteness studies in new directions, this upper-level seminar asks, does white identity politics exist?”
“How is a concept like white identity to be understood in relation to white nationalism, white supremacy, white privilege, and whiteness?” the outline continued. “We will survey the field of whiteness studies, scholarship on the intersection of race, class, and geography, and writings on whiteness in the United States by contemporary public thinkers, to critically interrogate the terms used to describe whiteness and white identities.”
“Students will consider the perils and possibilities of different political practices, including abolishing whiteness or coming to terms with white identity. What is the future of whiteness?”
According to Stanford spokesman Ernest Miranda, the “abolishing whiteness” movement began in the 1990s at the behest of white historians, who believed that if white people stopped identifying as “white,” all inequality would magically disappear, The College Fix reported.