Skip to comments.University to Offer Class on Trayvon Martin (George Mason)
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 Courts 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.
What’s the problem? This the same article being posted here at FR over and over?
The Heralding of ‘St Trayvon’. ‘Scuse me, but I feel ill.
And people wonder why an adult can’t read cursive.
how to make purple drank and lay a beat down on the crackers?
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?
What’s to learn? Seriously.
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.
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.
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.
Not with the same title, or the search function isn't working. I posted last this last night:
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.
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.
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...
What would a leftist Viet Cong loving serial adulterer plagerizer say pray tell?
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.
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.