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Hunter College to Offer “Abolition of Whiteness” Course

Hunter College to Offer “Abolition of Whiteness” Course

“how whiteness—and/or white supremacy and violence—is intertwined with conceptions of gender”

Substitute any other race or ethnic group and this would be decried as hate. Student groups would hold protests and the media would cover it until the school issued a formal apology.

Campus Reform reports:

‘Abolition of Whiteness’ course offered at Hunter College

Hunter College will offer students an “Abolition of Whiteness” course this fall to discuss how “white supremacy and violence” influence individual identity.

The course, taught by Women and Gender Studies Professor Jennifer Gaboury, is cross-listed for both her department and the Political Science Department, where it fulfills one of four required courses in the “4 subfields of political science” under the umbrella of POLSC 204: Contemporary Issues in Political Theory.

While the school’s official course catalog discloses very little about what is actually discussed in the course, a flyer advertising a previous iteration of the class from the fall of 2016 describes it as “an overview of whiteness studies in the United States,” specifically “focusing on concepts of consciousness, in/visibility, disavowal, and resentment.”

“We’ll be examining how whiteness—and/or white supremacy and violence—is intertwined with conceptions of gender, race, sexuality, class, body ability, nationality, and age,” the description continues, adding that “a petition for this course is on file with the College Senate so that it fulfills Pluralism and Diversity Parts B, C, or D,” referring to mandatory courses that focus, respectively, on “the historical conditions, perspectives and/or intellectual traditions” of ethnic minorities in the U.S., women and those with non-traditional sexual orientations, and Europeans.

As of press time, “Abolition of Whiteness” does not appear to have been added to the list of courses that satisfy the “Pluralism and Diversity requirement,” though at least 30 other Women and Gender Studies courses are included, including one course on “Feminist Political Theory” and a special topics course on “body politics.”


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David in Cal | May 30, 2017 at 6:29 pm

The real victims are black students. They may get a diploma but they are not getting an education.

Will it be separate but equal grading?

Parents should realize that colleges with “Pluralism and Diversity” requirements are forcing students to undergo a form of political indoctrination. If students major in these (useless) “. . . Studies” programs, they are likely to remain unemployed and living at home.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | May 31, 2017 at 8:45 pm

Can Hunter College please abort itself first as an example?

Isn’t that same class double listed also as
“Suicide and You – a Short Course?”