Sunday, December 18, 2016

UC-Denver offers course on 'Problematizing Whiteness'



From Campus Reform.org by William Witt  -- 

The University of Colorado at Denver is offering a course called “Problematizing Whiteness: Educating for Racial Justice” during the 2017 spring semester.

The three-credit course fulfills the cultural diversity requirement for students in the School of Education and Human Development, which is advertising the offering by posting flyers around campus and making the syllabus available online for students to view.

“Critical Whiteness Studies addresses the need for a deeper analysis of race, one that accounts for both sides of the race coin, that of the plight of people of color AND how Whites are also complicit in a system of race,” declares a copy of the syllabus that was provided to Campus Reform.

“Therefore, this class takes a deeper look into how race operates within White contexts and how such operations ultimately impacts people of color. By doing so, we bridge how Whites AND people of color can collectively work together towards a racially equitable society.”

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