Kansas congressman slams 'Angry White Male' course at KU

  • After Campus Reform reported that the University of Kansas will offer a course, titled, "Angry White Male Studies," a Kansas congressman weighed in.
  • Rep. Ron Estes (R-KS) called into question whether the course itself could be a violation of Title IX.

A Kansas congressman weighed in on the University of Kansas offering an "angry white male" course after Campus Reform's reporting.

The class, which is officially titled, "Angry White Male Studies," is being offered during the fall 2019 semester, is scheduled to be taught by Christopher Forth, the Dean's Professor of Humanities and Professor of History. According to the course description, the class will explore "the deeper sources of this emotional state while evaluating recent manifestations of male anger” in Europe and the U.S. since the 1950s. 

"Instead of a course to unite people and empower women, KU has decided to offer a class that divides the student population and could pose a Title IX violation by creating a hostile campus environment based on gender"   

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The University of Kansas did not return a request for comment from Campus Reform but one Kansas congressman offered his take on Twitter.

"Instead of a course to unite people and empower women, KU has decided to offer a class that divides the student population and could pose a Title IX violation by creating a hostile campus environment based on gender," Rep. Ron Estes (R-KS) tweeted.



According to Title IX, "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." 

The University of Kansas Title IX office did not respond in time for publication when asked about the congressman's tweet.

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In 2017, the University of Kansas received $148,178,000 in federal research funding, according to a Campus Reform report. 

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Jon Street is a news editor for Campus Reform. Six years ago, Jon cut his reporting teeth fresh out of college as an intern at Media Research Center's CNSNews.com, where he interviewed multiple members of Congress and former presidential candidates. From there, he went on to complete a stint at Watchdog.org, where his exclusive, investigative work was picked up or cited by the New York Times, Washington Post, Fox News, National Review, and the Drudge Report, among others. More recently, Jon spent three years as an assistant editor at TheBlaze.com. In his free time, Jon enjoys trying new coffeehouses around the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and traveling back to his home state of Missouri to spend time with his family.

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