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University to Offer Class on Trayvon Martin (George Mason)
National Review Online ^ | July 12, 2013 | Dimitrios Halikias

Posted on 07/12/2013 11:54:41 AM PDT by neverdem

The Trayvon Martin case is already making its way into the classroom. This fall, George Mason University in Virginia will offer a sociology class called “Race and Politics, Trayvon Martin.”

According to the syllabus, the class will discuss the connection between race and politics in American history and the Martin case will be presented alongside historic cases such the Supreme Court’s Plessy v. Ferguson Supreme Court decision. Martin will also be discussed alongside African-American figures such as Martin Luther King Jr., Emmett Till, and Rodney King.

The course website indicates that the class will specifically examine “why, and in what ways, did racial feelings, fears, and animosities surface as they did, how were intragroup and intergroup relations affected by such attitudes and behavior, and what were the short and long-term societal consequences of these attitudes and behavior.”

The course will be taught by Rutledge M. Dennis, a professor affiliated with the departments of “African and African American Studies” and “Sociology and Anthropology.” According to his website, Dennis is interested in “the sociology of ideas, theoretical sociology, political sociology, race and ethnic studies, urban communities, and the sociology of W.E.B. Du Bois.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: georgemason; gmu; oops; trayvonmartin

1 posted on 07/12/2013 11:54:41 AM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

What’s the problem? This the same article being posted here at FR over and over?


2 posted on 07/12/2013 11:57:24 AM PDT by hamboy
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To: neverdem

The Heralding of ‘St Trayvon’. ‘Scuse me, but I feel ill.


3 posted on 07/12/2013 11:58:36 AM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: hamboy

And people wonder why an adult can’t read cursive.


4 posted on 07/12/2013 11:59:32 AM PDT by uncitizen (Our days are numbered)
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To: All

how to make purple drank and lay a beat down on the crackers?


5 posted on 07/12/2013 11:59:33 AM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: neverdem

Will the course discuss the unprovoked murders of Joshua Chellew (white) and Juan Lorenzo-Gonzalez (Hispanic, father of three) by young black thugs earlier this week?


6 posted on 07/12/2013 12:00:08 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: neverdem

What’s to learn? Seriously.


7 posted on 07/12/2013 12:02:06 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: neverdem

In the Kingdom of the blind the one eyed man is — RACIST!

Everything is about race. Trillions spent on the urban areas and welfare for people living on modern day plantations and all we hear is about racism. Free stuff through the roof and a black skinned person elected - TWICE - and all we hear about is racism.

I’m personally pretty sick of it. Why? Because I don’t care about skin color! I’d ask what the hell is wrong with these people but I guess even asking the question makes me racist.


8 posted on 07/12/2013 12:03:10 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (NO MORE IRS!)
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To: fwdude

What I think there is to learn is that a demagogic President can turn a local incident into a national catalyst for racial animosity, and how the old media will check its ability to get to the truth by the door in order to push the propagandistic line. Also, that when a case becomes a symbol, inconvenient truths like the Hispanic background of George Zimmerman go out the door. Finally, how the crowd that sees events as opportunitiest to catalyze mobs could care less about the people like George Zimmerman whose lives they destroy along the way.


9 posted on 07/12/2013 12:09:41 PM PDT by Piranha (We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.)
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To: neverdem

What would Martin Luther King say about such idiocy in academe? George Mason University playing the race card. Logic 101 should be required to go along with this. Whoever thought this up should be fired for incompetence and race-mongering.


10 posted on 07/12/2013 12:11:44 PM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: isthisnickcool
"I think the issue is they didn’t require written permission from the parents."

In libs' eyes, not caring about skin color makes you - a racist! You see, you are supposed to be very conscious of the role that skin color played in our history, and to back up that consciousness with support for affirmative action, reparations, "white privilege" seminars, Barack Obama, black politicians in general, legislative districts carved out for racial balkanization, and so forth.
11 posted on 07/12/2013 12:12:18 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Seeing More Clearly Now
"What would Martin Luther King say about such idiocy in academe?"

The libs would have done with him what they did to Jesse Jackson - get him to do an about-face on every traditionalist or conservative view he ever held (e.g., anti-abortion), and toe the leftist line.
12 posted on 07/12/2013 12:14:27 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: hamboy; Admin Moderator
What’s the problem? This the same article being posted here at FR over and over?

Not with the same title, or the search function isn't working. I posted last this last night:

ZIMMERMAN TRIAL IS THIS YEAR’S DUKE LACROSSE CASE (Ann Coulter)

I did a search on the capitalized letters. Somehow it posted twice with the identical time of posting. It becamee locked saying it was the 3rd posting.

13 posted on 07/12/2013 12:16:23 PM PDT by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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To: neverdem
I guess the brilliant educators haven't heard about the case of the three black Marines premeditatedly murdering their white sergeant and his black wife......
14 posted on 07/12/2013 12:24:27 PM PDT by clintonh8r (white Caucasian)
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To: originalbuckeye
The Heralding of ‘St Trayvon’. St. Trayvon was born February 5, 1995 and died February 26, 2012.

MLK day is January 20.

That's why it might be a better choice to have St. Trayvon Day on February 26 so the holidays aren't too close.

Plus it will help break up the long wait for the Easter Holiday.


15 posted on 07/12/2013 12:29:22 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.)
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To: fwdude

Seems to me it’s self-destructive to raise people like Rodney King and Trayvon Martin as people who defended the cause, so to speak.

If these are the heros of the movement, then they are better than anyone else in the movement. Think about that.

We have a guy driving in excess of 80 MPH on the highway, gets pulled over, gives the cops crap, refuses to comply, and then refused arrest to the point where he has to be prevented from getting back on his feet for a considerable period of time.

Trayvon was essentially walking around close to homes at night, not on a path leading to his own place. If he had made a straight line back to his Dad’s, he wouldn’t have attracted attention. He wouldn’t have gotten mad and tried to beat up Zimmerman, and then been shot to death.

Okay, so those who look up to these two men must by definition fit somewhere in below them.

I for damn sure don’t want to be looking up to people like this in my own sociological economic group. These are not my leaders. These are not people I wish to emulate. They certainly wouldn’t have been elevating my rights if they participated in this kind of thuggery.

I wish today’s Black leaders could understand the dynamic I am addressing here. Sadly, they can’t.

We are witnessing devolution, not evolution...


16 posted on 07/12/2013 12:38:11 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Breaking News: Hillary not running in 2016. Brain tumor found during recent colonoscopy...)
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To: Seeing More Clearly Now

I dunno

What would a leftist Viet Cong loving serial adulterer plagerizer say pray tell?


17 posted on 07/12/2013 12:40:38 PM PDT by wardaddy (the next Dark Ages are coming as Western Civilization crumbles with nary a whimper)
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To: neverdem

It is disappointing that a University of such stature would stoop to casting the case racially when there is no evidence of race being a factor. It seems the professor is a professional racist.


18 posted on 07/12/2013 12:41:38 PM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: Piranha

Well said.


19 posted on 07/12/2013 12:43:51 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Iron Munro
MLK day is January 20.

That's why it might be a better choice to have St. Trayvon Day on February 26 so the holidays aren't too close.

I think it should be on the same day as MLK day, Jan 20.

MLKjr/St. Trayvon day

It would be interesting to see across the country which person was celebrated the most.

20 posted on 07/12/2013 12:57:03 PM PDT by Syncro ("So?" - -Andrew Breitbart --The King of All Media RIP Feb 1, 1969 – Mar 1, 2012)
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To: fwdude
This is a sociology course. You don't expect to learn anything.
21 posted on 07/12/2013 1:47:26 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Syncro

What, dis clazz don’t teach no rioting?

I be outa hea


22 posted on 07/12/2013 1:51:09 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (Inbred, pedophile-worshipping, misogynists (mozlums) offend me.)
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To: hinckley buzzard
This is a sociology course. You don't expect to learn anything.

Good point, I didn't think about that.

Just stay awake or attend about 50% of classes and you probably get an "A."

23 posted on 07/12/2013 1:51:11 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: neverdem

No wonder his mama trademarked his name.


24 posted on 07/12/2013 6:12:25 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Goodbye America. Glad the majority of my years were spent during the good days.)
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To: neverdem
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25 posted on 07/12/2013 10:52:11 PM PDT by hamboy
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To: Piranha

Obama’s BFF Bill Ayers wanted a race war just like Charles Manson did, and it looks like Obama delivered.

Obama’s warm up was “the Police acted stupidly” Beer Summit. This time Obama hit it out of the park with his “Trayvon could have been my son” idiocy.


26 posted on 07/12/2013 11:04:30 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (They can follow the Communist, I'll follow the Constitution...)
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To: neverdem

Make them do their Homework in Cursive and see how many students pass the Class.


27 posted on 07/12/2013 11:06:59 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (They can follow the Communist, I'll follow the Constitution...)
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