It's been a while since we've highlighted any of the cultural controversy surrounding "Jersey Shore" (when it debuted back in 2009, activists were upset about how Italian-Americans were being portrayed), but we couldn't not tell you about this new development: A teacher in Oklahoma is now leading a class that's been inspired by the series and its sun-worshiping cast.
Prof. Sarah Barry is offering an online class that, in its broadest context, will focus on socially constructed definitions of race and gender, but it will also narrow in on the roommates. According to an article on FoxNews.com, Barry was particularly intrigued when Snooki identified as "tan," on a job application, instead of her actual race. "They don't ascribe to dominant white culture. They feel they have a cultural designation of their own," Barry told the site.