A Florida university is teaching a “White Racism” class designed to show “the U.S. has been and remains a white supremacist society,” the course’s professor told Fox News.
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.
Students will read “important scholarship” to “gain a deeper and more sophisticated understanding of race, white racism, racial inequality, and white supremacy,” in addition to challenging “widely and adamantly held, but empirically unsubstantiated myths about racial matters in the U.S.,” Thornhill said.
“Many whites have subscribed to and promoted racist ideologies, championed and/or enacted scores of racist laws, policies, practices, and traditions, and made incalculable decisions in their daily lives that have operated to maintain white racial domination over blacks and other people of color for hundreds of years,” he said.
Thornhill was adamant that the White Racism course isn’t “anti-white” but rather is “anti-white racism.”
“Clearly, not all white people are racists; some are even anti-racist,” Thornhill said, though he added all white people “derive, in some measure, material and psychological benefits by virtue of being racialized as white.”
(ARTICLE: FOX NEWS)
White Racism course sparks controversy at Florida Gulf Coast University
‘White Racism’ course at Florida university teaches that America is ‘white supremacist society’
White racism course causes controversy at Florida university