Welcome to Whiteness Studies

The Washington Post reports on the phenomenon of “whiteness studies” on college campuses. It appears that former Claremont prodigy Matt Spalding, now of the Heritage Foundation, is making a bid to play Greg Packer for a day (see “The Grass Roots Boycott” below). The Post story quotes Matt on the subject, and Matt delivers something of a knockout punch in evaluating the phenomenon: “Whiteness studies is a derogatory name for Western civilization…It’s close-minded.”
David Horowitz is also quoted to devastating effect: “David Horowitz, a conservative social critic who is white, said whiteness studies is leftist philosophy spiraling out of control. ‘Black studies celebrates blackness, Chicano studies celebrates Chicanos, women’s studies celebrates women, and white studies attacks white people as evil,’ Horowitz said. ‘It’s so evil that one author has called for the abolition of whiteness,’ he said. ‘I have read their books, and it’s just despicable.'”
We’re calling on Deacon to take a closer look at this one: “Hue and cry on ‘Whiteness Studies.'”

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