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Dartmouth College hosts ‘What’s Up With White People?’ event


‘Learn to spot white people in their natural habitats’

An elite private college is offering an event early next year that purports to explore the question of “what’s up with white people?”

Dartmouth College will host Temple University professor Matt Wray on February 2, 2018, where Wray will expound on “the different types of white people and how you can learn to spot them in their natural habitats.”

The event, which bills itself as a “field guide” for those who are “perplexed” by white people, promises to offer a “sociological and cultural analysis of what produces and sustains…different white social types.” Those types include Rachel Dolezal, President Donald Trump, white nationalist Richard Spencer, and “SJWs,” or social justice warriors.

Rachel Dolezal, a white woman, was briefly in the news in 2015 after it was revealed that she had been falsely posing as a black woman for years.

During the Dartmouth event, which is being sponsored by the school’s sociology department, Wray will also offer “observations about the implications of white self-differentiation for social issues like immigration, mass incarceration, and the growing epidemic of self-destruction among whites.”

Wray offered the same seminar at the University of California, Santa Barbara last month. Wray’s Twitter bio identifies him as an “expert” on “whiteness.”

Under the “Projects” section of his personal website, Wray lists the publication “White People: A User’s Guide,” though no information or publication date is given.

Read about the Dartmouth event here.

CORRECTION: The original post misnamed the school. It is Dartmouth College.

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