Sam Houston State University in Texas (SHSU) is now offering scholarships to college students if they agree to take courses pertaining to ‘white privilege’ and ‘Black Lives Matter,’ according to The Daily Caller News Foundation (DCNF).
The public taxpayer-funded university has an honor’s program that is offering up to $2,800 dollars in scholarship funds, as well as the opportunity to use laptops in class if students sign up to take these courses, the DCNF reports.
“Understanding Whiteness: Historic and Contemporary Viewpoints on Privilege,” is the name of one of the new courses within the Elliott T. Bowers Honors College program.
The courses ask SHSU honors students, “How might white people better understand white privilege and their potential role in dismantling systemic racism?” It also requires students to “engage in personal self-reflection” and “educate others about white privilege through action research projects and community engagement initiatives.”
The course description states the class will look at “white privilege” from modern and historical perspectives, “the social construction of whiteness,” and “key historic events and movements advancing white privilege (eugenics, global colonization, holocaust).”
Ervin Malakaj co-chairs SHSU’s diversity committee for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and teaches the “Black Lives Matter Honors College” seminar, according to DCNF.
The seminar description reads, in part, “The Black Lives Matter movement has called on Americans to address the racial violence, mass incarceration, and dehumanizing social policies directed at African Americans.”
You can find the honors college full summer/fall course curriculum here.
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