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A sense of imperiled whiteness

Richard King
Richard King

Richard King, professor in the Department of Critical Culture, Gender and Race Studies, says III Citadel — a walled city which may be built this summer in northern Idaho’s Benewah County — “fits a long pattern among Patriots, neo-Nazis, sovereigns and those with antigovernment agendas to prize the Pacific Northwest as an ideal location to escape from modern America.”

Quoted in the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Report, Dr. King said that those lured by III Citadel may be experiencing “a sense of an endangered way of life, anchored in a sense of imperiled whiteness, especially as inflected by class, gender and sexuality.”

Read more about III Citadel in the Intelligence Report >>

CAS in the media: November 2, 2012

Elections and politics

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Holocaust work informs professor’s race studies courses

C. Richard King
C. Richard King

By Phyllis Shier, College of Arts and Sciences

Research by a Washington State University professor last summer at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies (CAHS) has changed his teaching and his approach to culture and racism.

It also resulted in the recruiting of a lecturer who will speak in collaboration with WSU’s 2012 Common Reading Program in November.

C. Richard King, a professor in the Department of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies, spent a month at CAHS conducting research and incorporating themes of the Holocaust and anti-Semitism into his WSU courses. » More …