New course at Stanford to discuss “abolishing whiteness”

This fall, students at Stanford University will be offered an anthropology course called “White Identity” that examines the rise of white identity politics in the 2016 presidential election.

Some questions posed throughout the course will 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?”

A spokesperson for Stanford told The College Fix 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.”

“Whiteness,” according to race realists, refers to behaviors and attitudes associated with having a light skin complexion.

Some behaviors may include going vegan, supporting Bernie Sanders or listening to Bon Iver.

 

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