New-York College Offers “Abolition of Whiteness” Course

New-York College Offers "Abolition of Whiteness" Course

Hunter College will offer students an “Abolition of Whiteness” course this fall to discuss how “white supremacy and violence” influence individual identity.

Students at a public university in New York will have the chance to take a class called the “Abolition of Whiteness” in the fall, all while knocking out a political science requirement.

The course, taught by Women and Gender Studies Professor feminazi Jennifer Gaboury, is cross-listed for both her department and the Political Science Department, where it fulfills one of four required courses in the “4 subfields of political science” under the umbrella of POLSC 204: Contemporary Issues in Political Theory.

'Abolition of Whiteness' course listing (Photo Credit: Campus Reform)

The class’s listing on the school’s course catalog provides only a vague description of its content, but a flyer displaying a fall 2016 offering of the course claims it examines “how whiteness – and/or white supremacy and violence – is intertwined with conceptions of gender, race, sexuality, class, body ability, nationality, and age.”

Students obtain 3 credits for taking “Abolition of Whiteness” and 15 out of 25 seats in the course were full when the screenshot was taken, Campus Reform reported Thursday.

“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,” the description continues, adding that “a petition for this course is on file with the College Senate so that it fulfills Pluralism and Diversity Parts B, C, or D,” referring to mandatory courses that focus, respectively, on “the historical conditions, perspectives and/or intellectual traditions” of ethnic minorities in the U.S., women and those with non-traditional sexual orientations, and Europeans.

As of press time, “Abolition of Whiteness” does not appear to have been added to the list of courses that satisfy the “Pluralism and Diversity requirement,” though Women and Gender Studies courses are included, including one course on “Feminist Political Theory” and a special topics course on “body politics.”

In addition to teaching the course, Gaboury serves as assistant director of Hunter College’s Women and Gender Studies Program. Her work pertains to “masculinities, feminisms, and politics; she is currently working on a project related to race and sex segregation in public bathroom facilities.”

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