Two more taxpayer-funded American universities — the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Colorado Denver — will offer undergraduate courses focused exclusively on how “whiteness” is a serious social problem in the upcoming spring 2017 semester.
The course at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is matter-of-factly called “The Problem of Whiteness.”
The description for the course focuses on America’s — and the entire world’s — whiteness problem explains that “white supremacy was created by white people” and suggests that “white folks” “have the greatest responsibility to eradicate it.”
The class “will ask what an ethical white identity entails, what it means to be #woke.”
“Critical Whiteness Studies aims to understand how whiteness is socially constructed and experienced in order to help dismantle white supremacy,” the description says. The whiteness studies course will examine “how race is experienced by white people” and explore how white people “consciously and unconsciously perpetuate institutional racism,” which “devastates communities of color.”
UW–Madison’s “Problem of Whiteness” course will be taught by Damon Sajnani, a Ph.D. candidate who has already been given the title of associate professor.
Sajnani will also teach a course entitled “Global Hiphop and Social Justice” during the spring semester, notes Campus Reform. The course is offered as an apparently serious academic endeavor which “satisfies the ethnic studies requirement” at UW–Madison.
Sajnani has grotesquely long hair and a Facebook page currently featuring a photo of communist dictator Fidel Castro lighting a cigar.
Sajnani’s Facebook likes include Black Lives Matter, the Wisconsin Green Party, Nigga am the negro side, Bernie Sanders, Public Enemy and, of course, Arianna Huffington.
Last academic year, hundreds of students and professors at UW–Madison marched and protested because campus cops located a black student during a class and arrested him for allegedly spray-painted politically-charged graffiti — including “RACIZM IN THE AIR,” “DON’T BREATHE,” “– GOD” and “THE DEVIL IZ A WHITE MAN” — on a bunch of buildings all over the taxpayer-funded campus. (RELATED: Wisconsin Professors RAGE After Cops Bust Black Student In Class For Graffiti Rampage)
The spray-painting vandalism caused over $4,000 in damages to university property.
The arrested student, Denzel McDonald, calls himself “King Shabazz.” It’s not clear if McDonald chose this name to honor King Samir Shabazz, a New Black Panther Party national field marshal who has a face tattoo reading “Kill Whitey.”
Meanwhile, the University of Colorado Denver is offering a three-credit course for the spring 2017 semester called “Problematizing Whiteness: Educating for Racial Justice.”
A flyer for the course posted around the CU Denver campus — spotted by Campus Reform — features a Soviet-style red fist clasping a pencil and an invitation to “JOIN THE FAMILIA NOW.”
“Critical Whiteness Studies addresses the need for a deeper analysis of race, one that accounts for both sides of the race coin, that of the plight of people of color AND how Whites are also complicit in a system of race,” the flyer course description explains.
Readings for the course include an article called “‘Sweet Little (White) Girls’? Sex and Fantasy across the Color Line and the Contestation of Patriarchal White Supremacy.”
CU Denver’s “Problematizing Whiteness” course fulfills a cultural diversity requirement for students enrolled in the School of Education and Human Development.