[Ed. – One step backward, one step forward.]
Hunter College in New York City appears to have quietly scrapped a course exploring the link between “whiteness” and “violence” after widespread controversy.
The course, “Abolition of Whiteness,” was taught in Fall 2016 and Fall 2017 by professor Jennifer Gaboury, the Associate Director of the Women and Gender Studies Program at Hunter College, as Campus Reform reported in May 2017.
Following Campus Reform’s report, numerous outlets covered the class including The Daily Signal,Fox News, AOL, PJ Media, The American Spectator, The American Enterprise Institute, The Daily Caller, and others.
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“We’ll be examining how whiteness—and/or white supremacy and violence—is intertwined with conceptions of gender, race, sexuality, class, body ability, nationality, and age,” noted the initial course description.
Students who took the course earned 3 academic credits, which they could apply toward a political science major.
However, following Campus Reform’s initial report, Hunter College will not be offering the class next semester. Though the institution didn’t release a statement on the class, the Hunter College Fall 2018 course schedule indicates the class is no longer being offered.