Anti-White hate indoctrination classes now offered at UCLA!

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by cheval fonce, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. 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?
     
  2. Looks like the radical left has trumped up another college course in an attempt to excuse the behavior of inner city minorities. Yawn!
     
  3. The main thing about these courses and the people who take them, it is quite easy for a plumber to overcharge them when their toilet gets plugged.
     
  4. Ricter

    Ricter

    This is based on symbolic interactionism, also called, iirc, the transactional perspective. It is but one tool of analysis, and it does not yield "final truth"; it's a point of view, complete with strengths and weaknesses, like all the rest. (The other two perspectives, last I heard, are structural functionalism, and conflict theory.)

    Anyway, this tool, as for any of the tools, could be used in psychology to analyze the formation of the sense of self vis a vis the group. It could be used in the study of law and the emergence of the principles of natural justice. To some extent it's even present in physics when you consider the verifiable (I'm not intentionally being tautological) effect of the observer on "reality".

    Read the course description a bit more closely, it is not "anti-white".

    Edit: I was wrong about the equivalence of SI with transactional analysis, there are significant differences.