Vassar College Prof to Offer Free Lecture on ‘Surviving White Supremacy’

“Surviving White Supremacy: Towards a Radical Dharma of Staying Fugitive”

At least it’s free. It’d be interesting to see how many people attend.

The College Fix reports:

Africana Studies prof to offer free lecture on how to survive white supremacy

If you believe the Democratic talking points coming out of Congress and the new presidential administration, the gravest threat facing America today is white supremacy.

But do not fret — an Africana Studies professor from Vassar College is offering a lecture — free — early next month on how to survive the white supremacist threat.

Jasmine Syedullah, who teaches the courses “Abolitionist Theory” and “Policing the Planet,” will be Naropa University’s Fredrick P. Lenz Foundation Distinguished Guest Lecturer on February 4.

Naropa is a very small, private “Buddhist-inspired” institution located in Boulder, Colorado. According to its website, the Lenz Foundation “seeks to inspire the emergence of an enlightened American society that reflects the universal Buddhist values of wisdom, compassion, mindfulness, and meditation.”

Syedullah’s talk titled “Surviving White Supremacy: Towards a Radical Dharma of Staying Fugitive” will go “beyond binary moments of allegiance with antiracism efforts into The Radical Dharma Framework for Liberation.”

In Buddhism, dharma is “the nature of reality regarded as a universal truth.” Radical dharma appears to be Buddhism’s version of critical race theory. The latter is also a set of programs — and a book — featuring none other than … Professor Syedullah.

“Radical Dharma’s” book description reads

Igniting a long-overdue dialogue about how the legacy of racial injustice and white supremacy plays out in society at large and Buddhist communities in particular, this urgent call to action outlines a new dharma that takes into account the ways that racism and privilege prevent our collective awakening.







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