Towards the abolition of whiteness 19

Where you live, are you and your property protected by law? Is there a free press? Impartial justice? Can you say whatever you want to say, wherever and whenever you choose? Can you vote for your preferred representative in the body that makes the laws you live under? Can you make and implement lawful decisions affecting your own life and the lives of your dependents without hindrance from a person or institution?

If so, it is because white men have made it possible.

Do you move about in cars, buses, trains? Fly in airplanes? Watch television? Use a phone? Work and play on a computer?

If so, it is because white men have made it possible.

Nevertheless, white men and all that they have created are an abomination. They are the curse of the earth.

If you are a white man, you need to hang your head in shame and do penance. Whiteness itself is an unacceptable condition. So white women too, and white children, abase yourselves. Subjugate yourselves to non-white men and women.

You are oppressors. You are guilty of doing nothing but wrong.

This belief, growing in popularity throughout the civilized world, is not just a shallow notion held by an ignorant underclass, but is being seriously taught – or preached – in the most prestigious universities.   

A case in point:

The College Fix reports that Yale University deplores “whiteness”. 

Yale University is offering a course this semester which aims to help students understand and counteract “whiteness”, exploring such topics as “white imagination,” “white property” and “white speech.”

According to the syllabus for “Constructions of Whiteness” obtained by The College Fix, the English course is an “interdisciplinary approach to examining our understanding of whiteness.”

The class, which is apparently being offered for the first time this semester, discusses “whiteness as a culturally constructed and economically incorporated entity, which touches upon and assigns value to nearly every aspect of American life and culture”.

The goal of the class is to “create a lab for the construction of counternarratives around whiteness in any creative form: play, poem, memoir, etc.,” states the syllabus.

Taught by Professor Claudia Rankine, the class is divided into eight topics: Constructions of Whiteness, White Property, White Masculinity, White Femininity, White Speech, White Prosperity, White Spaces and White Imagination, according to the syllabus.

Students in the course are asked to read books such as [white] Michael Kimmel’s Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era, [white] Richard Dyer’s White: Essays on Race and Culture, and [white] Richard Delgado’s and [white] Jean Stefanic’s Critical White Studies: Looking Behind the Mirror.

Other required readings include Hazel Carby’s White Woman, Listen!, [white] Juliana Spahr’s My White Feminism and Professor Rankine’s own work, The White Card.

Rankine did not respond to multiple requests for comment from The College Fix.

The Fix also reached out to the chair of the English department, Langdon Hammer, and professor of English & African American studies Jacqueline Goldsby. Neither responded.

Outside of Yale, Rankine is active in the theater community. Her play The White Card is being produced at Boston’s Emerson Paramount Center. The play, which centers around “a conversation at a dinner party”, focuses on the question: “Can American society progress if whiteness stays invisible?”

Classes like “Constructions of Whiteness” are not unique to Yale. A controversial course titled “The Problem of Whiteness” is currently offered this semester at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Meanwhile, Stanford University offered a class in the fall called “White Identity Politics”, during which students discuss the “possibilities of … abolishing whiteness”.

At the University of Michigan last December, meanwhile, a workshop taught white employees how to address the “discomfort” of being white, instructing participants how to “recognize the difficulties they face when talking about social justice issues related to their White identity, explore this discomfort, and devise ways to work through it”.

Another example, mentioned above (many are easily found on the Internet), also reported by 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.”

White people “identify politically as white”. A fact proved by “the 2016 Presidential election” which “marks the rise of white identity politics in the United States”.  The underlying fact – so obvious and incontrovertible –  being that President Donald Trump and all who voted for him are … you guessed it …. racists, white supremacists.

Miranda added that “abolishing whiteness” is “among the past and current concepts that will be considered” in the “White Identity Politics” courseThe Fix requested a copy of the syllabus, but Miranda declined, saying “We do not share our course materials.”

Reached by e-mail, Stanford Professor Tomás Jiménez [an associate professor of sociology and comparative studies in race and ethnicity], told The Fix that he sponsored a student-led class at Stanford on whiteness last semester, [and] said via e-mail:

Whiteness is the set of behaviors and outlooks associated with the racial category, white. Just about any social category and subcategory has a ‘-ness’ to it. So, liberals and conservatives; men and women; Wisconsinites and New Yorkers are all social categories, and adding ‘ness’ to any of them is shorthand for the behaviors and outlooks associated with that category. 

A racist is someone who believes that every individual is chiefly characterized by the alleged qualities of his race. “The behaviors and outlooks associated” – by the racist – “with that category”.

This movement against “whiteness”, led by whites, is a crude and cruel cult of racism plain and simple.

It is very stupid and deeply immoral.

  • Zerothruster

    On 1 May 2007, Thomas Sowell’s spot in National Review featured nineteen “Random thoughts on the passing scene” with the title “Don’t Get Weak”.
    The seventeenth item was:
    “When I see the worsening degeneracy in our politicians, our media, our educators, and our intelligentsia, I can’t help wondering if the day may yet come when the only thing that can save this country is a military coup.”

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2007/05/dont-get-weak-thomas-sowell/

    The American people need to understand that war is being waged against them on a variety of fronts.

    • liz

      Yes, the Left has been waging war on America for decades.
      Ever since Marx slithered up out of the sewer of worthless ideas, the slow march of evil aided by stupidity, against everything good, began.

  • UK media also seems to have been waging a propaganda war against “whiteness” lately. First we had a story from the BBC that “cheddar man” was black:

    “Cheddar Man: DNA shows early Briton had dark skin”
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-42939192

    This was later disputed by the New Scientist (possibly more reputable than the fake news BBC):

    “Ancient ‘dark-skinned’ Briton Cheddar Man find may not be true”
    https://www.newscientist.com/article/2161867-ancient-dark-skinned-briton-cheddar-man-find-may-not-be-true/

    Then last week we had a story from the Daily Telegraph telling us that the “British” weren’t “British”:

    “No one living in Britain ‘truly British’, scientists find as Stonehenge builders were replaced by European immigrants”
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/02/21/no-one-living-britain-truly-british-scientists-find-stonehenge/

    • liz

      Truly ridiculous! Just like the Leftist idea of calling American Indians “Native Americans”, implying that they have more claim to the continent than the evil white invaders who came after them and displaced them.
      First of all, “Native Americans” themselves also migrated in from somewhere else, so why are they any more “native” than the rest of us?
      Secondly, if leftists think that arriving in a place before some other group got there gives the first group more of a right to be there than the second one, then why are they upset with those of us who want to ban or limit immigration now? According to their own logic, we present day (dare I say it?) “natives” have more of a right to inhabit our countries than any immigrant! But leftists have no need of logic or consistency.

      • Don L

        Two ‘applause’ in a day! You and Jeanne are on a roll!

    • Don L

      Why, this requires nothing less than immediate mandatory and forced DNA testing of each and every Caucasian; followed with forced and mandatory resettlement. Of course, the non-white protected and needy ones are excluded.

  • Don L

    An essay “Indoctrination: 35 Years of the US Department of Education” by Carol A. Vance & Loyd S. Pettegrew – 09/22/2016:

    https://mises.org/blog/indoctrination-35-years-us-department-education

    • Thanks for the link, Don. I’m thinking of making use of the article.

  • Jeanne

    If the PC Police want us to stop identifying as a skin color, then stop asking for skin color on documents/polls, etc., stop commenting on skin color, stop making skin color a factor in anything…but this means all skin colors, not just white. Stop talking about race and skin colo,r if all are supposed to be equal under our law. Could we not have seen this coming; the need to not merely raise up those with black skin, but to tear down those with white skin? Same thing with gender. This is what mean children do! Stupid, ignorant, mean brats!

    • Don L

      Applause

  • Don L

    More, FWIW:

    That color is at issue is nonsensical. Being white or black or any pigment is not about color but about commonality of attitude, opinion and interests – culture. So, what these femnuts are promoting is ending a work ethic in favor of freeloading, thieving and lying are to replace honesty and truth, working and planning for tomorrow will take a back seat to “gimme, I’m a victim (translated = this is a stickup). There is no privilege. There is only recognition of who is on the same team or who is just a pain in the dupa stealing as a way of life.

    What isn’t studied as these Universities is real history. Prior to Lincoln’s war of aggression against the Constitution and States’ Rights only 10-15% of southerners owned slaves. There was no overall hatred or animosity between blacks and whites. Then came the war followed by “RECONSTRUCTION” – the real history of the Lincoln Republican party (Lincoln, et al, only recently converting from the scorned and ruined Whig party) and the retributions the Repubs foisted – there is a real question about victimization: By Thomas DiLorenzo, “The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War” & “Lincoln Unmasked: What You’re Not Supposed to Know About Dishonest Abe”.

    • Jeanne

      There was a time when school children of all skin colors attended the same school, as revealed by my father’s elementary class photo and high school yearbook from Monesson, PA in the early 1900s. Then Progressivism started to rise. They caused the problem, then exacerbated it and now claim only they can “fix” it…but the rest of us, both black and white had to in the past and have to currently suffer the process so they can reap glory as saviors..or something. Useful idiots necessary to the gradual destruction of their own nation. Heavy sigh…

      • liz

        Exactly! That’s the Left’s M.O. – Cause a problem (where there was none), exacerbate it, then claim only they can fix it – and the “fix”, of course, always involves them gaining more power over us and our money.

  • liz

    Well, white people could easily “abolish whiteness”, at least from the universities that are demanding it, by not enrolling in them. Why go where you’re not wanted? Let all the wonderful, diverse “people of color” who are left pay for this drivel, and bash whitey to their heart’s content on their own dime.

  • Don L

    I’m going to stop identifying as white right after I figure out how to actually go about doing that. Is there an operation? A dye? Oh, it’s pretend and a conscious decision to subjugate yourself to others who don’t have to be something else. And, to think some mush-brained bimbo wrote a play were they sit around and talk about this nonsense? It’s like watching and episode of “The Big Bang Theory” as the characters discuss aspects of lifting Thor’s hammer if he isn’t around. Believing the make believe just like a cult/religion.

    If another Obama type gets in, us’n white folk be da jews of Germany ala Good ‘ol Heil Boy. Remember Obama’s purple shirt union army? Didn’t over 90% of blacks vote for Obama? Isn’t that racist … of course it is.

    Gov’t has to be made to stop funding these factories of socialist indoctrination.

    • liz

      “A dye?” Haha! Yeah, like Rachel Dolezals! I guess thats what we’re supposed to do – slather on some dye and start “identifying” as some other color.
      Can you believe anyone could teach this crap with a straight face?!

      • Don L

        Rachel must be the role model.