College Offers Course on 'Appropriate Whiteness in the Age of Trump'

"How to build a human rights movement to counter the white supremacist movement in the U.S."

Colleges are really worried about white people these days, aren't they?

At Hampshire College in Massachusetts, a new class is being offered called White Supremacy and Appropriate Whiteness in the Age of Trump, Campus Reform reports. I'm not sure what it means to be "appropriately white," but here's the course description:

Is White Supremacy a permanent feature of modern society? How does one appropriately respond to its ideology and political power in the Age of Trump? This course will analyze the history, prevalence, and current manifestations of the white supremacist movement by examining ideological components, tactics and strategies, and its relationship to mainstream politics. We will also research and discuss the relationship between white supremacy and white privilege, and explore how to build a human rights movement to counter the white supremacist movement in the U.S. Students will develop analytical writing and research skills, while engaging in multiple cultural perspectives. The overall goal is to develop the capacity to understand the range of possible responses to white supremacy, both its legal and extralegal forms.

Um, we're pretty sure that "extralegal" means "illegal."

The course is taught by Loretta Ross (pictured above), who was "co-founder and the national coordinator of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective," a name which makes for an absolutely terrible acronym.

In addition, "her work focuses on the intersectionality of social justice issues and how this affects social change and service delivery in all movements." If you think she might sound a little biased, that's because she is. Campus Reform reports that she tweeted “Faculty trained to speak about systems of oppression should not be required to be neutral in the classroom.” 

The class can take a maximum of 23 people, has 24 enrolled and, most alarmingly, has 10 on the waiting list. Modern academia, readers -- this is what it looks like.

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