Eurocentric American history often masks the saliency of how the formation of Whiteness ultimately supports mechanisms of race and racism. This course outlines the historical development of Whiteness and critically analyzes the sociological results that stem from its birth. Segmented into three modules, the course provides a historical framework of the birth of Whiteness; explores Whiteness (namely, White Supremacy and White Privilege) and how they impact people of color and uphold racial hierarchy; and, in acknowledging that the relevance of history is inextricably tied to modern society, draws from liberatory, transformative, and emancipatory praxis, to engage in a REconstruction of anti-racist white racial identity. Throughout the course students are expected to critically engage in dialogue and identify and challenge their preconceived racial assumptions. January 7 - March 25 https://www.uclaextension.edu/r/Course.aspx?reg=V4281 That's an actual class....that will award college credits...in the United States of America..... I'm sure we can all imagine the response to a class dedicated to studying how non-white populations impact Caucasian populations and receive multiple advantages and protections through affirmative action programs, and double social standards. Imagine if we were to replace white with black or non-white. If we were to study the "formation of blackness and how it ultimately supports mechanisms of race and racism", or a course which "outlines the historical development of blackness and critically analyzes the sociological results that stem from its birth." Maybe one that proposes a "reconstruction of black identity" which wouldn't be so damaging and problematic to society. What is everyone's estimation of how such a course would be greeted by the academic orthodoxy?