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Hunter College Now Offering “Abolition of Whiteness” Course to New Students

Hunter College in New York City is offering a new course to their students.  The course is called “Abolition of Whiteness,” it is taught by Women and Gender Studies Professor Jennifer Gaboury.   While it may sound ridiculous, it still counts as one of four required courses in the “4 subfields of political science”.

A flyer advertising the class describes it as “an overview of whiteness studies in the United States,” specifically “focusing on concepts of consciousness, invisibility, 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. A petition for this course is on file with the College Senate so that it fulfills Pluralism and Diversity Parts B, C, or D, 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.” – Flyer

Students will earn 3 academic credits for completing the course. At the time of writing this article, 15 students have registered for the fall course. The maximum is 25.

Source: Campus Reform
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