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White racism course causes controversy



https://www.msn.com/en-us...smsnnews11

White racism course causes controversy at Florida university

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Florida Gulf Coast University student Aimee Weigt doesn't shy away from discussing difficult social issues, so she didn't hesitate to sign up for a new class that will be offered at the university called "White Racism."

Ted Thornhill, an assistant professor of sociology, will teach the course, starting in January. He plans to cover everything from ways to challenge white supremacy to the ideologies, laws, policies and practices in this country that have allowed for "white racial domination over those racialized as non-white," according to a course description.

Fifty students signed up to take the class, but it has caused some controversy at the school, mostly because of its name.



This sounds like a great course. Kudos to Ted Thornhill and Florida Gulf Coast University. I was the only white person to sign up for a black studies course in 1973 and it helped change my life as a person and as an artist.

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Reply #1 posted 11/28/17 10:55am

Dasein

I would not mind if a course such as this was considered mandatory for all in-coming freshmen
matriculation.

Embedded in the article that Poppys provides is another entitled "Professor gets hate mail over
"Problem of Whiteness."" Somewhere, Fanon is smiling . . .


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Reply #2 posted 11/28/17 11:29am

NorthC

I came to this forum more than I used to because I wanted to find out why anyone in their right mind would vote for a man like Donald Trump. I'm beginning to understand. If this course had simply been entitled "racism", it would have been different, but now it comes across as saying: "All white people are racist!" That may not be the intention, but that's how it looks. As if people of a different skin colour cannot be racist. As if white people are to blame for everything that's wrong in the world. Once again, I'm not saying this is the intention, but yeah, a name like that will cause controversy. And that's what will make people say,"fuck that, I'm voting for Trump." He is dividing the US, but this isn't exactly bringing people together either.
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Reply #3 posted 11/28/17 11:31am

OnlyNDaUsa

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Dasein said:

I would not mind if a course such as this was considered mandatory for all in-coming freshmen
matriculation.

Embedded in the article that Poppys provides is another entitled "Professor gets hate mail over
"Problem of Whiteness."" Somewhere, Fanon is smiling . . .


none of these silly classes should be required. let's stuck to actual subjects.


I am saying that having taken a class on multiculturism and it was devoid of any actual academic usefulness. It was an interesting class... I was fine with the white heterosexual Christian male bashing... I was asked about it...how it made me feel and I said something like the class was uncomfortable but it was just a class and not life...

[Edited 11/28/17 11:43am]

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OnlyNDaUsa said:



Dasein said:


I would not mind if a course such as this was considered mandatory for all in-coming freshmen
matriculation.

Embedded in the article that Poppys provides is another entitled "Professor gets hate mail over
"Problem of Whiteness."" Somewhere, Fanon is smiling . . .






none of these silly classes should be required. let's stuck to actual subjects.


I am saying that having taken a class on multiculturism and it was devoid of any actual academic usefulness. It was an interesting class... I was fine with the white heterosexual Christian male bashing... I was asked about it...how it made me feel and I said something like the class was uncomfortable but it was just a class and not life...

[Edited 11/28/17 11:43am]



You were made uncomfortable in a class. Some of us are made uncomfortable in real life almost every day
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Reply #5 posted 11/28/17 11:49am

OnlyNDaUsa

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jjhunsecker said:

OnlyNDaUsa said:

none of these silly classes should be required. let's stuck to actual subjects.


I am saying that having taken a class on multiculturism and it was devoid of any actual academic usefulness. It was an interesting class... I was fine with the white heterosexual Christian male bashing... I was asked about it...how it made me feel and I said something like the class was uncomfortable but it was just a class and not life...

[Edited 11/28/17 11:43am]

You were made uncomfortable in a class. Some of us are made uncomfortable in real life almost every day

that is what i said.

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OnlyNDaUsa said:



jjhunsecker said:


OnlyNDaUsa said:




none of these silly classes should be required. let's stuck to actual subjects.


I am saying that having taken a class on multiculturism and it was devoid of any actual academic usefulness. It was an interesting class... I was fine with the white heterosexual Christian male bashing... I was asked about it...how it made me feel and I said something like the class was uncomfortable but it was just a class and not life...


[Edited 11/28/17 11:43am]



You were made uncomfortable in a class. Some of us are made uncomfortable in real life almost every day



that is what i said.



Perhaps such a class would push or at least influence some to question their beliefs and attitudes. Empathy is always a positive thing
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Reply #7 posted 11/28/17 11:53am

OnlyNDaUsa

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jjhunsecker said:

OnlyNDaUsa said:

that is what i said.

Perhaps such a class would push or at least influence some to question their beliefs and attitudes. Empathy is always a positive thing

and that is not or at least should not be the point of going to college.

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Reply #8 posted 11/28/17 12:01pm

Dasein

OnlyNDaUsa said:

Dasein said:

I would not mind if a course such as this was considered mandatory for all in-coming freshmen
matriculation.

Embedded in the article that Poppys provides is another entitled "Professor gets hate mail over
"Problem of Whiteness."" Somewhere, Fanon is smiling . . .


none of these silly classes should be required. let's stuck to actual subjects.


I am saying that having taken a class on multiculturism and it was devoid of any actual academic usefulness. It was an interesting class... I was fine with the white heterosexual Christian male bashing... I was asked about it...how it made me feel and I said something like the class was uncomfortable but it was just a class and not life...

[Edited 11/28/17 11:43am]


"Actual subjects" - you mean like English Composition 101 which teaches us not to begin sentences
without capitalizing letters, or that the correct word to use in your second sentence is not "stuck"
but "stick"? Seems like you wouldn't pay attention to that class either!

Viewing history through the lens of how white heterosexual Christian males use their whiteness
knowingly or unknowingly to condition the world is an actual subject. And, it could be the case
that the class you took on multiculturalism sucked and that is why the class was devoid of any
actual academic usefulness so as to not indict an entire field of study due to one flawed class.
So far, your one experience of being in a shoddy class is hardly sufficient reason for these courses
to not be considered mandatory.

Empathy is primary before any healing or genuine reconciliation can be achieved.

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Reply #9 posted 11/28/17 12:07pm

NorthC

OnlyNDaUsa said:



jjhunsecker said:


OnlyNDaUsa said:




that is what i said.



Perhaps such a class would push or at least influence some to question their beliefs and attitudes. Empathy is always a positive thing



and that is not or at least should not be the point of going to college.


The entire point of going to college is to learn something, isn't it? And if you never question your beliefs, you're never going to learn anything.
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Reply #10 posted 11/28/17 12:09pm

OnlyNDaUsa

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Dasein said:

OnlyNDaUsa said:

none of these silly classes should be required. let's stuck to actual subjects.


I am saying that having taken a class on multiculturism and it was devoid of any actual academic usefulness. It was an interesting class... I was fine with the white heterosexual Christian male bashing... I was asked about it...how it made me feel and I said something like the class was uncomfortable but it was just a class and not life...

[Edited 11/28/17 11:43am]


"Actual subjects" - you mean like English Composition 101 which teaches us not to begin sentences
without capitalizing letters, or that the correct word to use in your second sentence is not "stuck"
but "stick"? Seems like you wouldn't pay attention to that class either!

Viewing history through the lens of how white heterosexual Christian males use their whiteness
knowingly or unknowingly to condition the world is an actual subject. And, it could be the case
that the class you took on multiculturalism sucked and that is why the class was devoid of any
actual academic usefulness so as to not indict an entire field of study due to one flawed class.
So far, your one experience of being in a shoddy class is hardly sufficient reason for these courses
to not be considered mandatory.

Empathy is primary before any healing or genuine reconciliation can be achieved.

and there is NOTHING in your experience that warrants them to be mandatory...

and i did take and got an A in inklish 101 or what eva i was called... you write to an audience.

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as to creating Empathy.... I am not sure they would. I think it would cause bitterness and resentment.

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Reply #12 posted 11/28/17 12:13pm

Dasein

NorthC said:

I came to this forum more than I used to because I wanted to find out why anyone in their right mind would vote for a man like Donald Trump. I'm beginning to understand. If this course had simply been entitled "racism", it would have been different, but now it comes across as saying: "All white people are racist!" That may not be the intention, but that's how it looks. As if people of a different skin colour cannot be racist. As if white people are to blame for everything that's wrong in the world. Once again, I'm not saying this is the intention, but yeah, a name like that will cause controversy. And that's what will make people say,"fuck that, I'm voting for Trump." He is dividing the US, but this isn't exactly bringing people together either. [Edited 11/28/17 11:33am]


If a white person sees "all white people are racist" in the phrase "white racism", I think that could
speak more about some possible discomfit the reader experiences with being white than anything
else. As a Black American, I see the phrase "white racism" and think about simply a version or par-
ticular strand of racism which just happens to be the most draconian one around.

But, I don't see why you're linking a controversial title for a concrete issue with being enough to
have one then vote for a bigoted troglodyte.

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Reply #13 posted 11/28/17 12:26pm

Dasein

OnlyNDaUsa said:

Dasein said:


"Actual subjects" - you mean like English Composition 101 which teaches us not to begin sentences
without capitalizing letters, or that the correct word to use in your second sentence is not "stuck"
but "stick"? Seems like you wouldn't pay attention to that class either!

Viewing history through the lens of how white heterosexual Christian males use their whiteness
knowingly or unknowingly to condition the world is an actual subject. And, it could be the case
that the class you took on multiculturalism sucked and that is why the class was devoid of any
actual academic usefulness so as to not indict an entire field of study due to one flawed class.
So far, your one experience of being in a shoddy class is hardly sufficient reason for these courses
to not be considered mandatory.

Empathy is primary before any healing or genuine reconciliation can be achieved.

and there is NOTHING in your experience that warrants them to be mandatory...

and i did take and got an A in inklish 101 or what eva i was called... you write to an audience.


Who said anything about taking lessons abstracted from my own personal experiences and
placing them within the context of a mandatory college course? I am not that solipsistic. I
said viewing history, not my history, but all of it, through the lens of how white heterosexual
Christian males have used their whiteness to condition the world is worthy of being a manda-
tory college course. And, ironically, it seems that you are the one who is taking his experi-
ences (being in a multicultural class that you thought was devoid of any academic usefulness)
as justification to not make that particular topic mandatory.

And please do not act like your habits of poor English composition are purposeful because
you're "writing to audience", suggesting that you think most Orgers are dumb. It seems like
everytime I interact with you, I discover new ways of you being most disingenuous . . .

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Reply #14 posted 11/28/17 12:32pm

OnlyNDaUsa

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Dasein said:

OnlyNDaUsa said:

and there is NOTHING in your experience that warrants them to be mandatory...

and i did take and got an A in inklish 101 or what eva i was called... you write to an audience.


Who said anything about taking lessons abstracted from my own personal experiences and
placing them within the context of a mandatory college course? I am not that solipsistic. I
said viewing history, not my history, but all of it, through the lens of how white heterosexual
Christian males have used their whiteness to condition the world is worthy of being a manda-
tory college course. And, ironically, it seems that you are the one who is taking his experi-
ences (being in a multicultural class that you thought was devoid of any academic usefulness)
as justification to not make that particular topic mandatory.

And please do not act like your habits of poor English composition are purposeful because
you're "writing to audience", suggesting that you think most Orgers are dumb. It seems like
everytime I interact with you, I discover new ways of you being most disingenuous . . .

you said MY experience was not an argument to not have the class and I said your experience (or the collective whole) is not a basis to force this class on anyone.

If we have a liberal agenda driven class then can we have a conservative agenda driven class?


I am actually a gifted writer I just do not care to do so here. i was kidding with the write to your audience... but yeah i can write very well

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Reply #15 posted 11/28/17 12:40pm

OnlyNDaUsa

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but anyway I agree that if done well it could be a very beneficial class for white people who have an open mind. but I think that it would cause more harm than good.

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Reply #16 posted 11/28/17 12:40pm

poppys

Dasein said:

NorthC said:

I came to this forum more than I used to because I wanted to find out why anyone in their right mind would vote for a man like Donald Trump. I'm beginning to understand. If this course had simply been entitled "racism", it would have been different, but now it comes across as saying: "All white people are racist!" That may not be the intention, but that's how it looks. As if people of a different skin colour cannot be racist. As if white people are to blame for everything that's wrong in the world. Once again, I'm not saying this is the intention, but yeah, a name like that will cause controversy. And that's what will make people say,"fuck that, I'm voting for Trump." He is dividing the US, but this isn't exactly bringing people together either. [Edited 11/28/17 11:33am]


If a white person sees "all white people are racist" in the phrase "white racism", I think that could
speak more about some possible discomfit the reader experiences with being white than anything
else. As a Black American, I see the phrase "white racism" and think about simply a version or par-
ticular strand of racism which just happens to be the most draconian one around.

But, I don't see why you're linking a controversial title for a concrete issue with being enough to
have one then vote for a bigoted troglodyte.

North - I think white people need to get over being sensitive about titles and how it looks. People who have been calling all the shots have so much fear about changing anything, they just want it to get better "their way". Thornhill has a decade of teaching experience in variations of this subject.

"Thornhill said the new class will include discussions about the classification of people based on race and the privileges that come along with being at the top of the hierarchy.

"I think the course can be construed to be a provocative title," he said. "I think that students will be excited to learn about this. The description is very clear and direct and so they can see what we are going to talk about."

Thornhill said the negative reaction of some to the course shows how much it is needed.

"The thing is nobody said it wasn't OK to be white," he said. "I am saying, 'It's not OK to be a white racist.' There is a big difference.""



Dasein - *trademark - *bigoted troglodyte lol

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Reply #17 posted 11/28/17 12:54pm

Dasein

OnlyNDaUsa said:

Dasein said:


Who said anything about taking lessons abstracted from my own personal experiences and
placing them within the context of a mandatory college course? I am not that solipsistic. I
said viewing history, not my history, but all of it, through the lens of how white heterosexual
Christian males have used their whiteness to condition the world is worthy of being a manda-
tory college course. And, ironically, it seems that you are the one who is taking his experi-
ences (being in a multicultural class that you thought was devoid of any academic usefulness)
as justification to not make that particular topic mandatory.

And please do not act like your habits of poor English composition are purposeful because
you're "writing to audience", suggesting that you think most Orgers are dumb. It seems like
everytime I interact with you, I discover new ways of you being most disingenuous . . .

you said MY experience was not an argument to not have the class and I said your experience (or the collective whole) is not a basis to force this class on anyone.

If we have a liberal agenda driven class then can we have a conservative agenda driven class?


I am actually a gifted writer I just do not care to do so here. i was kidding with the write to your audience... but yeah i can write very well


No, I did not merely say your experiences was not an argument to not have the class. I offered
a more nuanced argument by saying:

So far, your one experience of being in a shoddy class is hardly sufficient reason for these courses to not be considered mandatory.


This is the only reason you've given so far as to why you think a class on multiculturalism should
not be mandatory. Essentially, this is an informal fallacy of a faulty generalization borne
out an inductive generalization based upon insufficient evidence. In other words: you rushed to a
conclusion without considering all the different impacting variables. It appears that you then used
this reason to warrant why you think a class that seeks to discuss the existence and the effects of
white racism shouldn't be mandatory either, but did so without even thinking about how the two
courses are not exactly the same.

The very idea of regular schmucks like us attending college is a liberal idea, bro! LOL! And, I
find it odd that you think multiculturalism as a college course is silly especially since the precursors
of modern universities came out of Africa and Asia. And sure, it could be true that you are a very
gifted writer, but until I see proof of it here, I've no reason to believe that is the case. There are
really only two or three gifted writers here at the Org and you and I are neither of them.


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We will never be able to fully grip and understand each others backgrounds, nationalities and psyche. However, if I were a white person, I would feel offended by the name of that course, just as much as if I saw it say "Black Racism". If I were a white person I think I would challenge that school to re-name that course as something else.

With Trump in office, his way he conducts himself really shows the lack of being able to conduct himself around other minorities...which is why classes like these are popping up. Some Caucasian people, like Trump do not engage, have friends, etc with other minorities and does not know how to conduct themselves around them, due to the fact that they are the mojority in the United States and im saying from observation probably do not have to unless they live in a popular city where diversity is thriving. That living in a buble mindset is real. We all however can learn from each other but it really does not help with Trump in office.

For example, I cannot go to China and then think I can talk to them any type of way being that they are the majority people. I have to learn what is right and wrong, how to engage in social subjects and conversations with them. Same as if a black person from NYC went to an all white school in Montana...I have to learn, engage, change my mindset. A person like Trump shows that he does not have social experience and unfortunatley there are mnay like him...thus "white racism" is a class.
Just saying off the top of my head.

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Reply #19 posted 11/28/17 1:37pm

Dasein

paisleypark4 said:

We will never be able to fully grip and understand each others backgrounds, nationalities and psyche. However, if I were a white person, I would feel offended by the name of that course, just as much as if I saw it say "Black Racism".



But, why Paisley?

If I was taking a class entitled "Black American Incarceration Rates in the USA", I wouldn't be
offended simply because the class is only discussing one strand of US incarceration. So, being
Black, I am not offended by a hypothetical class entitled "Black Racism" if it was to discuss and
investigate how/if Black people have used racism on their own or how it has impacted them as
a whole.

Like I said: I think white people (and others who may not be white) who see "white racism" and
begin to chafe at it are really just indicating they are uncomfortable with discussing what will inex-
orably be broached in class centered on said topic: how there are many whites who benefit societally
due to simply being white but to the detriment of others not being white for nobody wants to feel
bad about being something (white) that they couldn't control, and most white people are only
unknowingly exercising a privilege based simply upon their skin color, which is upsetting for we like
to think everybody is welcomed to the table we're sitting at whilst eating well . . .

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Reply #20 posted 11/28/17 1:37pm

poppys

Here's what Fox News just busted out with:

http://www.foxnews.com/us...ciety.html

'White Racism' course at Florida university teaches that America is 'white supremacist society'

Sociology professor Dr. Ted Thornhill is teaching a "White Racism" class at Florida Gulf Coast University.

Dr. Ted Thornhill, a Florida Gulf Coast University sociology professor, told Fox News in a statement his class this spring is “about the search for truth” and any controversy around the title or description proves its “urgency.”

“Too many Americans, especially whites, are cocooned in a ‘bubble of unreality’ as it concerns racial matters,” Thornhill said.

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Reply #21 posted 11/28/17 2:00pm

NorthC

So we have a black American saying that "especially whites are cocooned in a bubble of unreality" and then he's going to teach them about "white racism". And why would he be more in touch with "reality" than anybody else? I don't know, I'm not a student in Florida, so I'll never experience this class anyway, but to me it doesn't seem like this professor is totally unbiased.
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Reply #22 posted 11/28/17 2:37pm

poppys

NorthC said:

So we have a black American saying that "especially whites are cocooned in a bubble of unreality" and then he's going to teach them about "white racism". And why would he be more in touch with "reality" than anybody else? I don't know, I'm not a student in Florida, so I'll never experience this class anyway, but to me it doesn't seem like this professor is totally unbiased.

The quotes were chosen by Fox News - an extremely right-wing biased organization. This is the kind of thing they blow up for the reverse racism outrage affect. So what if this is the purposeful name of a college course? 50 people signed up for it, so there is interest.

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Here is a different perspective. College is a business and it only survives with customers(students). I personally don't believe college instructors care if someone makes it actually if you get to know them they always want you to go back for more edu and spend, spend, spend. If a lot of people sign up for this class! Guess what????? This class if people see it as good or bad is nothing more than something to draw attention to the unviersity and get people to sign up. It is also a good PR stint just in case they have racial problems at the university it is a way for them to cover and I would research this school for any racial problems.

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Reply #24 posted 11/28/17 7:38pm

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Of course that's going to cause controversy. This is America!!! If the class is HONEST, it will force people to admit certain truths that they like to sweep under the rug. God forbid! We cant have that! Our great forefathers were good to their slaves! Manifest Destiny wasnt racism, it was God's Will! Our forefathers didnt realize that the blankets they gave to the natives were infested with small pox, it was an accident! The South didnt care about slavery, they only seceded from the union because their "states rights" were being stepped on, had nothing to do with racism! Black people have been complaining about police brutalityfor decades, but if they werent such ignorant criminals, the police would protect and serve them! Geez...they're always playing the race card! rolleyes

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Reply #25 posted 11/28/17 9:14pm

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Dasein said:

paisleypark4 said:

We will never be able to fully grip and understand each others backgrounds, nationalities and psyche. However, if I were a white person, I would feel offended by the name of that course, just as much as if I saw it say "Black Racism".



But, why Paisley?

If I was taking a class entitled "Black American Incarceration Rates in the USA", I wouldn't be
offended simply because the class is only discussing one strand of US incarceration. So, being
Black, I am not offended by a hypothetical class entitled "Black Racism" if it was to discuss and
investigate how/if Black people have used racism on their own or how it has impacted them as
a whole.

Like I said: I think white people (and others who may not be white) who see "white racism" and
begin to chafe at it are really just indicating they are uncomfortable with discussing what will inex-
orably be broached in class centered on said topic: how there are many whites who benefit societally
due to simply being white but to the detriment of others not being white for nobody wants to feel
bad about being something (white) that they couldn't control, and most white people are only
unknowingly exercising a privilege based simply upon their skin color, which is upsetting for we like
to think everybody is welcomed to the table we're sitting at whilst eating well . . .

Like I stated, I am not a white person so I can't speak upon that thus, there are many white people from all trypes of backgrounds and populations even white people who live in predominatley black areas (does this pertain to them so to speak?). I'm saying as a human being whos race I did not choose I would be offended by seeing that as a class, it's hurtful and attacking. Why would I take that class? I would feel disturbed and generally shocked something like that would be just in a professional atmosphere.

While it is no secret that caucasian people are treated more affuently than minorities, they should not be attacked for being born caucasian. This class should have been called something more professional like "American Racism". It leaves the door open for the conversation rather than a full on attack to the race of people.

Some need to quit playing the victim and get out your feelings, this shit is wrong no matter the color. It's fucked up and I don't like it. This is not how you break bread and have a civil discussion.

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Reply #26 posted 11/28/17 9:58pm

jjhunsecker

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OnlyNDaUsa said:



jjhunsecker said:


OnlyNDaUsa said:




that is what i said.



Perhaps such a class would push or at least influence some to question their beliefs and attitudes. Empathy is always a positive thing



and that is not or at least should not be the point of going to college.



Why not? The purpose of college should be to open minds outside of the environment and mindset, and expose people to new and different ideas and concepts.

College should not teach you WHAT to think, but HOW to think
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Reply #27 posted 11/28/17 10:03pm

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

as to creating Empathy.... I am not sure they would. I think it would cause bitterness and resentment.


Only in people who resent having their assumptions challenged
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Reply #28 posted 11/29/17 1:44am

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NorthC said:


So we have a black American saying that "especially whites are cocooned in a bubble of unreality" and then he's going to teach them about "white racism". And why would he be more in touch with "reality" than anybody else? I don't know, I'm not a student in Florida, so I'll never experience this class anyway, but to me it doesn't seem like this professor is totally unbiased.

The quotes were chosen by Fox News - an extremely right-wing biased organization. This is the kind of thing they blow up for the reverse racism outrage affect. So what if this is the purposeful name of a college course? 50 people signed up for it, so there is interest.


And my guess is that those 50 are (mostly) people who already agree with him. I think just going to be preaching to the converted.
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Reply #29 posted 11/29/17 3:21am

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

and that is not or at least should not be the point of going to college.

Why not? The purpose of college should be to open minds outside of the environment and mindset, and expose people to new and different ideas and concepts. College should not teach you WHAT to think, but HOW to think

College is for a single purpose, to make more money.

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