It’s not difficult to make the case that the American university is a place outright hostile to a large number of Americans. From professors calling for white genocide to others arguing that reporting such calls amounts to repression, academia seems determined to pave the way for leftist professors to bash millions of Americans for no reason except the tone of their skin.
Stanford University, for example, is reportedly offering a class that will, in part, discuss “abolishing whiteness” according to a story at 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.”
Do you want to know why there’s been a rise in so-called “white identity politics” recently? It’s because people keep talking about abolishing whiteness. Stanford University isn’t the first, but that doesn’t exactly make it better by any means. The fact that this is happening at all has many people feeling backed into a corner.
They look on and see that every other race is not only allowed to celebrate their people but encouraged to do so. Meanwhile, any attempt to celebrate whiteness is instantly labeled racist, regardless of any other factor. They see it and they’re angered by it.
When they come across the idea of white identity, they latch on because it’s an ideology that doesn’t just tolerate their racial component but celebrates it. They’re not being told to be ashamed of something that was beyond their control in the first place.
Frankly, I think it’s stupid. As with all the race crap, no one has any control over it, so no one has any reason to be either proud or ashamed of it. I was born white. I didn’t do anything to become white, so why should any feelings be attached to it? The same should be true for every other race. You’re proud to be black or Hispanic? Why? What did you accomplish in order to attain that accolade?
Don’t bother answering, because I know the truth. You did precisely two things: jack and squat.
Unfortunately, while minorities are encouraged to wear their race with pride, whites are admonished to be ashamed of being white. We get to hear about the problems of “whiteness.” We’re treated like the melanin content of our skin is actually the symptom of some moral failing and a lot of white folks resent it.
Do you want to combat white identity? Stop making racial identity matter.
Yes, call out racism. Absolutely. Racism is a scourge in our society. But at the same time, stop making it exclusively the domain of white people. Stop pretending that only whites can be racist and stop arguing that all white people are racist. The more you do it, the less many whites care what you have to say about the topic of racism. How is that productive?
Unless, of course, the continuation of the problem of “racism” is a desirable outcome for people who make their living “combating” it.