‘Abolition of Whiteness’ Course Fulfills Political Science Requirement

By Published on May 27, 2017

Students at a public university in New York will have the chance to take a class called the “Abolition of Whiteness” in the fall, all while knocking out a political science requirement.

Jennifer Gaboury, a women and gender studies professor, teaches “Abolition of Whiteness” at Hunter College. “‘POLSC 20474-01: Abolition of Whiteness’ can be taken as either a women and gender studies course, or as a class for the political science department, for which it fulfills a requirement for the ‘4 subfields of political science,’” according to Campus Reform.


The class’s listing on the school’s course catalog provides only a vague description of its content, but a flyer displaying a fall 2016 offering of the course claims it examines “how whiteness — and/or white supremacy and violence — is intertwined with conceptions of gender, race, sexuality, class, body ability, nationality and age.”

Students obtain 3 credits for taking “Abolition of Whiteness” and 15 out of 25 seats in the course were full when the screenshot was taken, Campus Reform reported Thursday.

In addition to teaching the course, Gaboury serves as assistant director of Hunter College’s Women and Gender Studies Program. Her work pertains to “masculinities, feminisms and politics; she is currently working on a project related to race and sex segregation in public bathroom facilities.”

The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to Gaboury and Hunter College for more information regarding the course, but received no comment in time for publication.


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