"Problem of Whiteness" class makes waves at ASU

A controversial class is making waves at Arizona State University.  It's called U.S. Race Theory and the Problem of Whiteness.

Lauren Clark, an ASU student, spoke about the course on "FOX and Friends" Friday.  She's not enrolled in the class, but she had strong feelings about it.

"Clearly we have a lot of work to go as a society in terms of racial tension, but having a class that suggests an entire race is the problem is inappropriate and wrong. And quite frankly, counterproductive. I wonder what students like myself are taking out of this course when they learn about all this negative racial tension into society. There's a lot of negative implications here," said Clark.

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The three credit class looks at racial tensions and how people avoid discussions about race.

Students will read books such as Everyday Language of White Racism and Playing in the Dark by Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Toni Morrison.

18 students are enrolled in the course, which is taught by a white professor.

"This unfortunately is not an isolated event to my university.  We are tracking this trend across college campuses nationwide.  There's plenty of examples of this mentality across college campuses.  I just did an article a few weeks ago about a UCLA law professor who called the Republican base racist KKK members.  Another colleague of mine at Western Washington University where the president begroaned how many white kids were on campus, equated it to a failure and was trying to find suggestions to make the campus less white.  And then another article recently published where at Massachusetts University, there was a white privilege event for MLK Day.  We see that there is a large overarching problem right now at college universities," added Clark.

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Disgrace on Campus: White professor teaches 'Problem of Whiteness' course at Arizona State


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