Your Thoughts: University of Kansas’ Newest Course, Angry White Male 101

Source: WYPR

From the University of Kansas’ synopsis:

This course charts the rise of the “angry white male” in America and Britain since the 1950s, exploring the deeper sources of this emotional state while evaluating recent manifestations of male anger. Employing interdisciplinary perspectives this course examines how both dominant and subordinate masculinities are represented and experienced in cultures undergoing periods of rapid change connected to modernity as well as to rights-based movements of women, people of color, homosexuals and trans individuals.

The class will be taught by Humanities Professor Christopher Forth who’s a white man himself.

Kansas Rep. Ron Estes (R) criticized the course, saying how it will divide the student population.

A lot of white men have taken to social media to express their thoughts and feelings. Some were pissed while others were befuddled. Some even took it as a joke.

Whiteness and maleness has been questioned for years as to why they are what they are and, most importantly, how they’re harmful to everyone including whites and men. The ‘angry white man‘ issue has been around just as long and have recently been re-examined in this day and age where white supremacy and white nationalism have not only been reinvigorated but has taken a seat in the most powerful office in the land.

Despite straight, Christian white men having more privileges than anyone else in America, a good portion of them still think they’re being oppressed. The two-part million dollar question has always been why and what can be done to fix this. Maybe this course will help explain this issue to intrigued college students.

What do you think? Do you think this course is necessary? Would you want to take this course?


10 thoughts on “Your Thoughts: University of Kansas’ Newest Course, Angry White Male 101

  1. Angry, frightened, hateful guys that unfortunately look a lot like me have destroyed the country in which we live, perhaps beyond repair. Of course, this country was never a paradise for people who don’t look like me, but all of the hopeful strides taken in recent decades to change that have been reversed, destroyed, criminalized, what have you, by the highest office in the land. Not only do I think that a course like this is a good idea, but if we truly want to avoid becoming an authoritarian regime, it should be a required course in all public schools going forward.

  2. Reblogged this on Kreb Talk and commented:
    Even when you have all the privilege in the world, if you break in a man’s house, kill most of his family and hold the rest of his family hostage while enjoying all the comforts and valuables of his house, you will forever have the burden and discomfort of looking over your shoulder the entire time you’re in his house, which could lead to anger issues.

    Also, enslaving, raping, and separating people and pretending that it didn’t happen or was not so bad while never apologizing for it or repairing the enslaved people, can also have one looking over his shoulder daily which can surely lead to anger issues.

  3. The faction of the White Race did this to themselves. I’ve had to face four KKK troops in the 82nd Airborne during my years of service to this nation. White Europeans greedy and inhumane take over of this continent set them against American Indians in the area of the United States, Mexico, Canada and throughout South America and the Caribian, Hispaniola especially. Being so aggressive for years not only gets families killed creates enemies but further engaging in slavery to enslave the Black race further makes you vile in the eyes in every other race on this planet. It matters little that slavery has been practiced in another area os the world in the past and today. We are looking at today’s circumstances in the United States and the majority of sane Whites is standing with Blacks, Latino, Asian, and American Indians. We are the majority and we will be leading this nation in with the moral fiber it takes to make the nation live up to what it has been telling the world it stands for. As for the KKK, Nazis, and Aryan Brotherhood, they can either change their minds, leave the country or stay and know they are exposed and will be dealt with harshly or with care and concern if the move to correct their behavior.

  4. Anytime truthful history comes out,they always want to say that it’s
    ” dividing”the nation. If anybody who should know about doing such is the White man.

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