December 19, 2016
Good news for those white people who have been wondering what they can do to resolve the damaging effects of their skin color on society: the University of Wisconsin will be offering a course next spring on the “Problem of Whiteness” which will attempt to offer solutions.
The Washington Free Beacon notes that the course will explore institutional racism and “what it means to be #woke.” “Woke” is a grammatically annoying neologism that means socially enlightened. If, as a white person, you have your eyes opened to just how oppressive your skin color is and how you’re personally and racially responsible for all the problems of people of color, then congratulations, you are “woke.”
“Have you ever wondered what it really means to be white?” the course description states. “If you’re like most people, the answer is probably ‘no.’ But here is your chance!” Hooray!
“After all,” reads the course description, “since white supremacy was created by white people, is it not white folks who have the greatest responsibility to eradicate it? Our class begins here.”
The course is part of “Critical Whiteness Studies” — yes, there is such a field; if you were truly woke you would know that — to the “problem of whiteness.”
“Critical Whiteness Studies aims to understand how whiteness is socially constructed and experienced in order to help dismantle white supremacy,” the class description continues. “Our class will break away from the standard US-centric frame, and consider how whiteness is constructed globally, with particular attention to paradigmatic cases like South Africa.”
In case you mistakenly believe that you are not a white supremacist, the class will explain how you “consciously and unconsciously perpetuate institutional racism and how this not only devastates communities of color but also perpetuates the oppression of most white folks along the lines of class and gender.”
As you might expect, the course will be taught by a radical assistant professor who believes capitalist America is a global terrorist. Damon Sajnani, an assistant professor in UW-Madison’s African Cultural Studies department, also teaches a course on “Global Hip Hop and Social Justice.”
But teaching is just his day job. Sajnani also runs “Justus League Records,” a political rap group that calls for revolution. Their t-shirts read “George Bush is the real terrorist.”
“America is the reigning, though waning, seat of capitalist imperialism,” he has written. “Among other things, it is an enslaver of Africans, exterminator of aboriginals, environmental devastator, global terrorist, captain of neo-colonialism and chief beneficiary of these crimes.”
Wow, America sounds bad, Sajnani. Tell us more.
“To be pro-American does not mean that you support Americans, but that you buy into the propaganda that allows the richest Americans to collude with the richest global elites elsewhere, to the detriment of the world’s people including the majority of Americans,” Sajnani continues.
He calls President Obama a “mouthpiece for imperialism,” which will surely come as a surprise to the anti-colonialist Obama who has done his darnedest to undermine American power around the world.
The Free Beacon also reports that Sajnani changed his profile picture on Facebook to Fidel Castro the day after the Communist dictator’s death, with the caption, “Rest in freedom to the REAL most interesting man in the world.” Don’t worry, Sajnani, Castro was plenty free; it was a different story for the Cuban people under his reign, however.
Sajnani also posted a picture of a 1950s American family at Thanksgiving with the words “Genocide, terrorism, small pox, colonization, torture” written in blood over the turkey. He sounds like a lot of fun at the holidays.
Sign up for the class now and get woke, white people!
This article was posted: Monday, December 19, 2016 at 11:31 am