Quick Takes – Whiteness: Racist Felt; Racist Lack of Reparations; Racist Lack of White Privilege Acknowledgement

     Another “quick takes” on items where there is too little to say to make a complete article, but is still important enough to comment on.

     The focus this time: Oh, those White people…

     First, a little mood music:

     Carrying on…

     Felt is racist. Yes, felt the material itself, is now somehow racist.

“University of Toronto scholar Stephanie Springgay’s newly published research alleges that there is more to felt, the material, than typically perceived.

“In her paper, ‘”How to Write as Felt”: Touching Transmaterialities and More-Than-Human Intimacies,’ published online in late July by Studies in Philosophy and Education, Springgay suggests that felt, a ‘dense material of permanently interlocking fibers,’ can be linked to racism and capitalism.

“‘[T]his paper addresses “the problem of education” that is predicated on cis-heteronormative White supremacist settler colonial logics that assume knowledge enters from an outside, that is predicated on progress, and that regulates and violently disavows particular bodies,’ it states.

“‘Felting as a posthuman proposition demands that we stop thinking broadly about … education. Instead we need to consider intimate transmaterial touching relations that do not intensify settler colonial mastery over human and nonhuman life,’ the paper adds.”

     One way to insure “justice” in the woke world of the modern day college campuses? Force the students to fork over to support racial “reparations“!

“Georgetown University students will soon vote on whether they want to tax themselves to benefit the descendants of slaves sold by the university in the 1830s.

“Its student government recently authorized a campuswide student referendum on whether to establish a fund for the families of the 272 men, women and children sold by Georgetown in 1838.”

     Funny how they don’t tap that oh so rich endowment that isn’t being used to support students and professors…

     Question if “Whiteness” is evil incarnate? That’s doubleplusungood

“The political science department at Rider University has stopped promoting events hosted by the school’s Turning Point USA chapter after the group planned to host a ‘White Privilege is a Myth’ event.”


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