University Of Wisconsin: ‘Problem Of Whiteness’ Course Is Totally ‘Not Designed To Offend’

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The taxpayer-funded University of Wisconsin-Madison released a statement this week declaring that its spring 2017 course focused on how “whiteness” is a serious social problem is “not designed to offend individuals or single out an ethnic group.”

The course title — “The Problem of Whiteness” — “refers to the challenge of understanding white identity and non-white identity across the globe,” the UW-Madison statement explains.

“We believe this course, which is one of thousands offered at our university, will benefit students who are interested in developing a deeper understanding of race issues,” the statement also says.

“All UW–Madison students are welcome in courses like this, which is not designed to offend individuals or single out an ethnic group.”

The course description for “The Problem of Whiteness” — African Cultural Studies 405 — defines America’s — and the entire world’s — whiteness problem by saying that “white supremacy was created by white people” and suggests that “white folks” “have the greatest responsibility to eradicate it.” (RELATED: Taxpayer-Funded Colleges Offer Courses On America’s ‘Problem Of Whiteness’)

The class “will ask what an ethical white identity entails” and “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.”

The course is an elective, the UW-Madison statement concerning the class notes. “All of the students participating do so voluntarily.”

UW–Madison’s “Problem of Whiteness” course will be taught by Damon Sajnani, a Ph.D. candidate with grotesquely long hair and a Facebook page currently featuring a photo of communist dictator Fidel Castro lighting a cigar.

Sajnani will also teach a course entitled “Global Hiphop and Social Justice” during the spring semester.

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.

The UW-Madison campus is a hothouse for radical professors and students.

For example, as The Daily Caller reported last year, the public school is the professional home of Erik Olin Wright, a well-heeled Marxist professor who brings home a sweet salary of $170,000 per year. (RELATED: Capitalism-Hating Marxist Professor Rakes In $170,000 Per Year At U. Wisconsin)

The capitalism-hating professor’s annual salary of $170,000 is $117,587 greater than the household income of a typical Wisconsin family and is in the top two percent of all Americans.

Until recently, UW-Madison also employed Sara Goldrick-Rab, a professor who famously decided in 2015 that it would be a good idea to troll recently-graduated high school students roughly half her age on Twitter. (RELATED: HERE ARE THE TWEETS The Wisconsin Professor Sent To Random Freshmen)

Goldrick-Rab also used her Twitter account to explain her theory about how Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker strongly resembles Adolf Hitler because Walker advocated a state budget repealing state tenure guarantees and slashing higher-education spending. (RELATED: Taxpayer-Funded Professor: ‘Terrifying’ ‘Similarities’ Between Scott Walker And HITLER)

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 because he 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 for half a year. (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.”

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