Ted Thornhill, the Florida Gulf Coast University professor who drew criticism for teaching a course titled “White Racism,” now argues that “black racism” does not exist.
In an op-ed for The Conversation that has since been republished by Salon, Thornhill doubled down on his defense of the controversial course, arguing that the term “white racism” is “nothing new.”
“Whether a course is titled ‘White Racism,’or ‘The Problem of Whiteness,’ or any other appropriate term, in no way diminishes the academic legitimacy of the course,” the professor writes. “Scholars have used the term for decades.”
Alongside a rigorous defense of his course, Thornhill also dedicates a section of his op-ed to addressing the question of “black racism,” noting that several critics of his work have observed that “anybody can be racist.”
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