The publicly-funded University of Maryland (UMD) has now decided to promote a series of lectures that blame America’s “commitment to white supremacy” for the electoral triumph of President-elect Donald Trump.
Campus Reform reports that an upcoming talk scheduled for Feb. 13 will focus on “Understanding Race and Class in the 2016 Election.”
Students can attend the marquee lecture that sets the tone for evenings, entitled “Make America White Again? The Racial Reasoning of American Nationalism.” This racial reasoning can be broken down into “four pillars,” according to Prof. Mathew Hughey.
These pillars are described as “beliefs in nonwhite dysfunction and pathology; a white patriotism that loves ‘America’ and hates the state; a sense of whiteness as Messianic paternalism; and a palpable commitment to the nation that whiteness is under attack,” Hughey explains.
The University of Connecticut professor argues that Trump voters are motivated by racism.
The Trump presidency is “neither coincidence nor fluke accident, but a natural and purposeful consequence of a social, political and economic commitment to white supremacy,” according to Hughey.
As a follow-up, Ithaca College’s Prof. Paula Ionide is set to unleash an expose on the “spiritual degradation of white America in the age of Trump,” which entails an in-depth discussion on the “spiritual depravity, deadening, and social alienation” of blue collar America.
Students are cautioned by the associate professor of comparative race and ethnicity studies: “I argue that these collective symptoms are fundamentally rooted in white Americans’ investments in gendered racism, which teaches whites not only to deaden themselves to the suffering of others but to their own humanity,” Ionide warns that “white America will either reckon with and remedy its collective spiritual degradation, or the chickens will come home to roost.”
The February event is cooperative effort between the UMD law school and the school’s Critical Race Initiative that purports to study “the ways that race permeates social institutions to maintain systemic forms of inequality.”
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