Back in the 1990s it was all the rage for universities to open up new programs for ‘gender studies’ and ‘women’s studies’ that explored ‘heterosexual and male hegemony’ in Western society.
We know of course that they were thinly-veiled hives for leftists who wanted federal subsidies to support their feminist and/or LBGT political agenda while they brain-washed unsuspecting young minds.
Those same ivory tower elites are now taking the next iteration of extremism to its logical level: ‘white identity politics’.
To wit, Stanford University is offering a course as a part of its ‘whiteness studies’ program that explores how to ‘abolish whiteness’.
If this sounds a bit like reverse racism, that’s because it is.
Replace ‘whiteness’ with ‘blackness’, ‘redness’ or ‘yellowness’ — as ridiculous as that sounds — and there’s no doubt on-campus riots would ensue.
It’s now nearly a crime for merely being born into a majority demographic.
Naturally, leftists don’t recognize hypocrisy or irony when it stares them in the face.
Here’s more from the College Fix…
Stanford University is slated to offer a class this fall called “White Identity Politics,” during which students will “survey the field of whiteness studies” and discuss the “possibilities of … abolishing whiteness,” according to the course description.
Citing pundits who say “the 2016 Presidential election marks the rise of white identity politics in the United States,” the upper-level anthropology seminar will draw “from the field of whiteness studies and from contemporary writings that push whiteness studies in new directions.”
Questions to be posed throughout the semester include: “Does white identity politics exist?” and “How is a concept like white identity to be understood in relation to white nationalism, white supremacy, white privilege, and whiteness?”
“Students will consider the perils and possibilities of different political practices,” according to the course description, “including abolishing whiteness or coming to terms with white identity.”
The course will be taught by instructor John Patrick Moran. Reached by e-mail, Moran declined to comment, instead directing The College Fix to Stanford communication’s office.
Ernest Miranda, a spokesman for Stanford, told The Fix via e-mail that “‘abolishing whiteness’ is a concept put forward in the 1990s by a number of white historians. Their belief was that if other white people would, like them, stop identifying politically as white, it would help end inequalities.”