An ‘End Date’ for ‘Whiteness’?
Just when we thought the American academy couldn’t devolve any further, along comes Rutgers professor Brittney Cooper.
If you want to see real racism in action, you need look no further than the proponents of critical race theory on America’s college campuses. CRT teaches that all white people and the institutions they create and support are inherently racist. It is as ideologically bankrupt an idea as you’re likely to come across in modern society, but it has burrowed itself deep into our modern academic, social, and commercial institutions.
Brittney Cooper, an associate professor of gender and Africana studies at Rutgers University, is a prime example of the poison being spewed by the hard Left. Her racist rant from last year is still making the rounds on social media.
In a hate-filled video that has gotten millions of views, Cooper goes on and on in classic leftist fashion, in love with the sound of her own voice and not once coming up for air. She talks about how white people fear the end of their power over other races and how white culture is synonymous with oppression and subjugation. She also includes some clever myths about how black and brown people lived in harmony on the American continent before whites arrived and enslaved everybody. Blacks came to America before white Europeans? They lived in harmony?
Blacks in Africa were far from a harmonious and peace-loving lot. They warred with one another just as much as white Europeans did. Blacks also widely practiced slavery, buying and selling one another to other black tribes and nation-states as well as to white slave traders. The same goes for the supposedly peaceful indigenous people. Cooper conveniently leaves these widely known and well-established truths out of her rant.
After spinning a fact-free yarn about colonial history, Cooper then looks to the future where white people will apparently, she hopes, not exist. “We gotta take these muthaf***ers out,” she says before quickly adding that she’s not advocating violence. She seems quite content, though, with the eventual disappearance of white people as a race.
“Whiteness,” she says, “is going to have an end date.”
It’s the same hate-filled garbage that decent people of all colors have fought against for decades. But because Cooper is black, and because she marches under the CRT banner, not only did her tirade not get her fired, she has become a celebrity on the race-hustling circuit. Don’t take our word for it; see for yourself (language warning):
Rutgers professor says that “white people are committed to being villains” and falsely claims that Africans arrived in North America before white Europeans.— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) December 6, 2022
“Whiteness is going to have an end date,” she warns. “We gotta take these muthafuckers out.”pic.twitter.com/263DDPRTwl
Compare the reaction in academia and the media to Cooper’s open advocacy of the extermination of white people with that of a middle school teacher in Pflugerville, Texas, who was recently fired for talking a little too brashly about racism. As commentator Matt Walsh points out, the teacher was actually engaging in exactly what CRT preaches — namely, saying that white people are inherently racist and must confront their racism, and to say that they’re not racist is in fact racist. CRT also encourages a dialogue about race. Of course, once this teacher did all the things CRT asked — or rather demanded — he got fired.
Unfortunately, CRT provides no opportunity for a genuine conversation about race because CRT has set the rules in opposition to anyone who is white. The truth is that the race hustlers who push this vile nonsense don’t want to see an end to racism because without it they have no power.
The only way they can keep that power is by perpetuating their own racism.
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