NYC College Forum Calls ‘Whiteness’ a Problem for English Dept

Censorship of free speech (or at least conservative speech) at colleges is nothing new, but one New York college took things a step further when they scheduled a controversial forum for later this month.

The Blaze reports that the City University of New York is planning on holding a forum about what it calls “Institutional Whiteness” — or the admission of white students and hiring of white faculty by the school and other universities.

Citing an ongoing problem of “whiteness” in the CUNY English department, the publicly funded university is at the center of yet another racially charged controversy. The description of the forthcoming program begins with a note that “whiteness continues to be a crucial problem in our English department.”

The class, “Refusing Institutional Whiteness: Possibilities, Alternatives, and Beyond,” is being produced in association with and sponsored by the CUNY Graduate Center. The gist of the program is that the CUNY English Department has a “whiteness problem.” This “problem” stems from the inclusion of white professors and faculty and white students on campus.

The forum aims to help figure out a way to reduce the “whiteness” of the campus, faculty and student body. According to the description, a “a group of scholars and thinkers in a range of disciplines will gather to help us imagine, discuss, and produce new ways of resisting whiteness and envisioning alternatives in institution settings — whether that be through refusal, protest, dissent, or new types of social, artistic, and methodological existence.”

CUNY’s March 22 event features a variety of speakers, including a Graduate Center Associate Professor of Anthropology, a director of the Barnard Center for Research on Women and a Post Doctoral Fellow from the college’s Teaching and Learning Center.

This is not the first time that CUNY has had some radical forums or programs. In just the past few years, the public City University of New York has hosed a variety of questionable programs and allowed questionable behaviors towards invited guest speakers:

  • In 2018, School of Law students heckled the lecture and speech of a visiting professor, simply because the speaker was a conservative. The disruption included a variety of shouted slurs and taunts, according to the Blaze, including: “f*** the law,” “shame on you,” “legal objectivity is a myth,” and “white supremacist.”
  • In 2017, the CUNY School of Public Health invited Sharia Law supporter Linda Sarsour to be the graduate center’s keynote commencement speaker.
  • One of the school professors, a teacher of poetry complained about “linguistic racism” and said students’ slang usage shouldn’t be corrected in 2017.

CUNY has a website mentions diversity and progress for all who work and learn at the university, but their recent programs and forums suggest that some students are far more welcome than others.

~ Conservative Zone


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24 responses to “NYC College Forum Calls ‘Whiteness’ a Problem for English Dept”

  1. Shut down the Colleges and Law Professors anti-Semitic racist mentality and graduation speakers are invited to ruin speaking engagements from people who infiltrated and invited to speak the worst mentality. Shut off the money and bankrupt these centers of learning, it would stop and the problem will go away.

    • THEY ARE NOT CENTERS FOR LEARNING. WHAT ARE THEY LEARNING? ANSWER: NOTHING . ANYTHING? ANSWER: NOTHING. SOMETHING TO MAKE A LIVING ON?ANSWER: NO. TO SUPPORT THEMSELVES AND A FAMILY??? ANSWER: NOTHING. DO THEY HAVE ANY IDEA HOW THEY ARE GOING TO GET A JOB IN ORDER TO PAY OFF THE COLLEGE SCHOOL DEBT???ANSWER NO. GET AN APARTMENT OR BUY A HOUSE??? ARE YOU KIDDING. WHAT DO THEY KNOW ANSWER HOW TO PROTEST. DO THEY KNOW WHAT THEIR PROTESTING ANSWER NO. HOUSTON: WE HAVE A PROBLEM

    • There needs to be more enforcement of all teaching facilities. Right from Preschool thru University. Teachers are pushing their political views on students of all ages. this is not what they were hired to do and quite frankly my opinion of teachers today is not good. Yes, we do have some very good teachers but they are few and far between. Their political views must not ever come into the classroom. I will be the one who teaches my children about politics not some left wing goof.

  2. I guess that “CUNY” isn’t “RACIST OR DIVISIONISTIC”, a question : is there something written that says “ONLY WHITES AND NO DIVERSITY”? Next question: is CUNY a DEMORAT? Next question: where does their funding come from? I just think that these Higher Education Institutions have become breeding grounds for Socialistic Propaganda, instead of just Education , without Prejudice ! “WE THE PEOPLE” meaning everyone should get an equal UNBIASED EDUCATION and they have chosen to actually cause a “DIVISION” in our Higher Education Institutions instead of trying to instill “UNITY” and make “ALL” feel “WORTHY AND HONORABLE”” !!

    • MICHAEL I AGREE WITH YOU, BUT IT’S GETTING WORSE BY THE DAY THESE LEFTIST COCKROACHES ARE TRYING TO DIVIDE THE WHOLE COUNTRY. PERSONALLY I’M WHITE AND HAVE PEOPLE I CALL MY FRIENDS AND THEY ARE BLACK,WHITE,INDIAN,PUERTO RICAN, THE GUY NEXT DOOR AND THE GUY ON THE MOON. I ALSO HAVE PEOPLE OF THE SAME RACES THAT I DON’T LIKE AND THEY DON’T LIKE ME, SO WHAT. LOOK AT IT LIKE THIS: YOUR BLACK I’M WHITE SO NOW WHAT? GET OVER THIS SHIT AND HELP PRESIDENT MOVE THIS COUNTRY AND PEOPLE FORWARD!!!

      • Well said Mark; couldn’t agree more. Served 24 yrs 3 months and 14 days, from 17 Sept 1964 too 31 December 1988, with 2 tours in Vietnam, and never ever had a problem with any other races that I served with. This whole deal is just the DNC controlled New York, showing how they really feel about blacks. I just hope to hell that each and every black person in this country reads this article. My MAGA hat has GROD iron on letters on the bill of my cap. GROD stands for Get Rid Of Democrats!

  3. Maybe “Whiteness” is a problem because only Whites can speak correct English. Listen to your average Black speak and you have the perfect reason why they can’t fit into the English department.

    • YOU ARE RIGHT ON ONE HAND BUT ON THE OTHER RESPECT; FOR ONE IT’S BECAUSE OF THE WAY THEY ARE BEING BROUGHT UP, FOR TWO A PART OF IT IS HERITAGE AND THEIR CULTURE. A LOT HAS TO DO WITH THE SOCIETY AND SURROUNDINGS THEY ARE GROWING UP IN AND IT’S GETTING WORSE.

  4. CUNY a DEMORAT? With out a doubt, obviously kin to AOC. Next question: where does their funding come from? I just think that these Higher Education Institutions have become breeding grounds for Socialistic Propaganda, this started in the 60’s and has gotten worse. Collect the parents money for their son / daughter tuition instead of just providing an Education, without Prejudice! Remember this statement this used to be part of the education process to understand this “WE THE PEOPLE” meaning everyone should get an equal UNBIASED education. If you are qualified to do the job with a high level of presentation to provide an education that will ensure a high percentage of the students passing with will be passing with good GPA’s, and not 2.1 on a 4 point system or 1.7 on a 3 point system.

  5. This reminds me of what happened in South Africa, where whites are now under siege, Let the no. 1 enemy of America – the Socialist Party – run our country and, in no time, you’ll see America destroyed from within.

  6. Sounds more like a bunch of STUPID is the real problem. Stop the “whites from coming to the school and I give it two years on life support before it goes under (just like every other dumb-assed idea socialists and other a-holes have).

  7. I guess I will never understand looney liberals, I’ve been white a long time & I’ve never found it to be a problem. BUILD THE WALL, DEPORT THEM ALL, MAGA, OR ELSE!!!

  8. what will the (main stream media) do about this, will they report on RACISM against white people now. If your white and sending your son/daughter to this college, I would DEMAND that the new media report that WHITE PEOPLE are important TOO.

  9. “whiteness continues to be a crucial problem in our English department.” Did I miss something or is not English the language of whites?These liberal centers for stupidity need to be eradicated.I’m not ashamed of being considered WHITE as is no other self respecting human with a brain

  10. What will left do ti all whites in these schools ! Jail, assassinate, murder. It is time for a Tea Party Revolution against all Socialist,Marxist Commis running Schools . Tar and Feather…..

  11. So what do the Racist Leftist really want? Use knives to reduce the numbers of whites taking classes? Reducing white student population on racist grounds?
    The leftist techniques so far used and continued at NYC College have all been to silence free speech.
    NYC College should be the first to lose all of their Federal Funding under Trumps mandate to Colleges and Universities to support Constitutional Free Speech.
    This will be Funny Deblasio will try to replace the Lost funding with NY CIty Tax dollars.

  12. I wouldn’t send a dog to any NY campus! That would be animal cruelty exposing him to such demented forms of what used to be human beings! That such garbage is accepted as so called higher learning is unfathomable!

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