White Racism

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Florida Gulf Coast University hosted the president of the American Sociological Association last week for a talk on colorblind racism in the Trump era.

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The White Racism sociology course being taught at Florida Gulf Coast University this spring has made national headlines since the announcement of it being offered.

RELATED: 'White Racism' Course Begins at FGCU

The controversy surrounding the subject led many to question the course curriculum, including the required textbooks. The main one, chosen by the class' professor, Dr. Ted Thornhill, is "Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America" by Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva.

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Florida Gulf Coast University began its spring semester this week, but for some students today, that meant wading through a sea of reporters and officers just to get into their classroom. 

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Florida Gulf Coast University’s President, Dr. Mike Martin, issued a statement Wednesday in response to the national attention an upcoming class at the university is receiving.

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A class coming up in January at Florida Gulf Coast University has been getting national attention as of late. Professor Ted Thornhill says his upcoming “White Racism” sociology class will “interrogate the concept of race; examine racist ideologies, laws, policies, and practices that have operated for hundreds of years to maintain white racial domination over those racialized as non-white; and discuss ways to challenge and disrupt white racism and dethrone white supremacy in the service of engendering an anti-racist society where whiteness is not tied to greater life chances.”