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Yale Offers Course to Counteract “Whiteness” in Society

Yale University, one of America's prestigious Ivy League institutions, is offering a course this semester designed to guide students through an examination of the “construction and counternarratives around whiteness.”

As reported by TheCollegeFix.com, the goal of the new course is to “help students understand and counteract 'whiteness,' exploring such topics as 'white imagination,' 'white property' and 'white speech.'”

The course, entitled “Constructions of Whiteness,” is being offered by Yale's English department, which describes the class as an “interdisciplinary approach to examining our understanding of whiteness.” Taught by Professor Claudia Rankine, the course will deal with whiteness “as a culturally constructed and economically incorporated entity, which touches upon and assigns value to nearly every aspect of American life and culture.”

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