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November 9, 2023

Probe Finds ‘No Issue’ With Kendi Swindle

Predictably, the race huckster still cried “racism” after being faced with an investigation into potentially nefarious behavior.

For race hucksters, any potential challenge to their narrative is simply more evidence of the racism they claim to be fighting to expose. It’s quite the convenient tactic, as it leaves no room for genuine factual examination and critique of the race hucksters’ assertions.

A couple of months back, we noted a story originally published in the Boston Globe, no right-wing publication, that the woke “anti-racism” author/activist Ibram X. Kendi’s Center for Antiracist Research (CAR) at Boston University was in apparent financial trouble. Kendi’s grift operation was begun just three years ago and during that time generated some $50 million in donations. For all that “investment,” its staff produced almost nothing in the way of signifiant research.

Maybe that’s why nearly half of CAR’s staff was laid off.

After the news generated much public buzz, the university launched an internal investigation into CAR. It wasn’t long before the school completed at least a portion of its investigation into Kendi’s program and — surprise — determined that there was no financial misconduct.

What is known is that the program’s model has been changed to a fellowship-based program with half the staff.

Now comes a massive irony.

According to reporting from The College Fix, among those recently laid off from the program were “four black employees, four Hispanics, two Indians, one Asian, and one Middle Eastern employee.” Remember, Kendi’s own “anti-racist” worldview is that “a racist policy yields racial disparities,” while “an anti-racist policy reduces or eliminates racial disparities.”

Furthermore, in his book How to Be an Antiracist, Kendi wrote, “A racist policy is any measure that produces or sustains racial inequity between racial groups.”

Obviously, neither of Kendi’s claims are definitive markers for racism. Instead, what they do demonstrate is Kendi wrapping Marxist disparity ideology with race in order to dismiss individual initiative, choice, and effort as the primary determinative factor for the existence of disparities within a free market capitalist system.

To put it another way, wherever disparities naturally and by necessity arise thanks to the free choices of individuals, Kendi in turn claims racism. For Kendi, individual freedom is racism.

Back to Boston University’s now partially completed investigation. Kendi took the findings and cried racism. “If you know my scholarship, then you know I am hardly surprised about the mass circulation of racist ideas about the corrupt Black leader who needs to be surveilled and investigated,” Kendi posted on X. “What happened demonstrates just how much CAR is needed — and needs to be supported. I am glad this is behind us so we can get back to work.”

It’s not surprising that BU would arrive at its conclusion. It was BU, after all, that brought in Kendi during the summer of 2020 following the death of George Floyd as if to virtue signal the university’s commitment to fight systemic racism. It would be a bad look for BU to admit that Kendi is a race huckster.

So, while Kendi has continued to enjoy the fruit of his “anti-racism” grievance game, others who were initially hired by CAR and are now laid off aren’t having so much luck.

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