There have been a number of pretty dumb stories about ‘whiteness’ coming from college campuses as of late (see WATCH: College Employee Assaults White Student… For ‘Racist’ Dreadlocks. and Harvard Tries Hiding ‘Debate’ Video: ‘Kill Yourself over White Privilege’). But there’s something slightly more perturbing when it’s coming from a professor during a class lecture…
“And my interpretation is that he is talking about, ‘Imagine everyone living together in peace,’ that would be, not necessarily a perfect world, but a good world,” Harrison said. “And how do we get to that good world is the question? A world without conflict. And to me, my interpretation of these words is it would be a world for the U.S. without whiteness, in terms of the power structure.”
According to the college’s website, there are definite distinction between “white” and “whiteness.”
Whereas “white” is defined as “a term describing people, refers to light skinned people of European descent,” the term “whiteness” is defined as “the construction of the white race, white culture, and the system of privileges and advantages afforded to white people in the U.S. [and across the globe] through government policies, media portrayal, decision-making power within our corporations, schools, judicial systems, etc.”
Okay, so this guy is definitely serious. This is the part of the article where most would write about “reverse racism” or anti-white sentiment. I get it, that’s the low-hanging fruit. I’d prefer to get back to basics. Let’s review “Racism 101” and identify what racism actually is, shall we?
See, contrary to this professor or the “Black Lives Matter” movement’s constant, false claims of racism, what’s exhibited here is actual racism.
A white guy refusing to “check his privilege”? Not racist.
A white guy wearing dread-locks (see where this college student was assaulted for doing just that)? Also not racist.
A non-black person listening to hip-hop, taking part in “cultural appropriation”? Not racist.
Blaming all conflict and strife in the USA on white people, solely based on the color of their skin? …
I hope I’ve crystallized the basic concept for you. My goal is only to help. If you’re still murky on the concept, send all related questions to @SCrowder and I’ll do my best to assist.
It also begs the question, if this professor believes that peace cannot happen so long as “whiteness” exists… what’s the solution? Getting into kind of eugenics-y territory don’t you think?