Whiteness

Wake Forest Creates ‘Beyond Whiteness’ Program in Classics Department

Wake Forest University recently launched a program called “Beyond Whiteness” that was designed to introduce students to “diverse” perspectives during their study of the Classical languages. The university calls the tendency to focus on white authors, artists, and scholars in the study of the classics as “misleading and damaging.”

ATHENS, GREECE - FEBRUARY 19: Replica models of ancient Greek statues on display in a souvenir shop beneath the Acropolis on February 19, 2012 in Athens, Greece. Following a meeting on Wednesday, finance ministers across the Eurozone are calling for greater scrutiny and oversight of Greece's proposed budget cuts in …

Trinity College Professor: ‘Whiteness Is Terrorism’

Controversial Trinity College Professor Johnny Eric Williams wrote that “whiteness is terrorism” in a recent social media post. Underscoring the extremism present on many college campuses, Williams claimed his comments are “not controversial in the academy.”

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