The University of Wisconsin-Madison is offering a class next year called "The Problem of Whiteness" that will explore how white people "consciously and unconsciously perpetuate institutional racism."
"In this class, we will ask what an ethical white identity entails, what it means to be #woke, and consider the journal Race Traitor's motto, 'treason to whiteness is loyalty to humanity.'"
UW sought to address racial issues in other ways recently, as well, launching a program called Our Wisconsin through which 1,000 freshmen attended a pair of two-and-a-half hour cultural competency workshops intended to explore appropriate ways for ethnic minorities and majorities to interact.
Interesting. If I recall, white-dread-locked dudes don't tend to fair too well at universities (see
College Employee Assaults White Student... for 'Racist' Dreadlocks
). But mayhaps a special exception was made for this professor. After all, the point of the course seems to be to alienate oneself from phantom "whiteness." I hear Rachel Dolezal is a fan.
The obvious problem here is the boatloads of racism going on. Telling one to purge oneself of their skin tone's natural color doesn't scream "tolerance" to me. But what do I know? I'm just exerting my white privilege, after all.
By the way, for people so concerned with race on campus, you'd think they would be concerned with racism leveled against all people. But the blatant discrimination going on against Asian-American students in college admissions? Meh. Not melanated enough. Thanks, "progress..."