2018-2019 Catalog

CTSJ 286 Whiteness

This course seeks to engage the emergent body of scholarship designated to deconstruct whiteness. It will examine the construction of whiteness in the historic, legal, and economic contexts that have allowed it to function as an enabling condition for privilege and race-based prejudice. Particular attention will be paid to the roles of religion and psychology in the construction of whiteness. Texts will include: Race Traitor, Critical White Studies, The Invention of the White Race, The Abolition of Whiteness, White Trash, and Even the Rat was White.


4 units

Core Requirements Met

  • United States Diversity