What do you call it if someone views white people as inferior?
One thing it can’t be labeled — according to a chunk of contemporary culture — is “racism.”
Such an idea was recently affirmed at Virginia Tech University — allegedly, that is (apply that word to the rest of this story).
As relayed by Campus Reform, Alyssa Jones was given an assignment in her Nations and Nationalities class.
The mission: Write a paper profiling an organization from the Southern Poverty Law Center’s hate group list.
Alyssa — who’s the president of the school’s Turning Point USA chapter — chose as her subject the New Black Panther Party.
As she explained to CR, her focus would be “separatism.”
From the SPLC’s website:
The New Black Panther Party is a virulently racist and antisemitic organization whose leaders have encouraged violence against whites, Jews and law enforcement officers.
The Center quotes former Philadelphia chapter head King Samir Shabazz:
“I hate white people. All of them. Every last iota of a cracker, I hate it. We didn’t come out here to play today. There’s too much serious business going on in the black community to be out here sliding through South Street with white, dirty, cracker w—- b—— on our arms, and we call ourselves black men. … What the hell is wrong with you black man? You at a doomsday with a white girl on your damn arm. We keep begging white people for freedom! No wonder we not free! Your enemy cannot make you free, fool! You want freedom? You going to have to kill some crackers! You going to have to kill some of their babies!”
When Alyssa’s paper was returned, she was disappointed by her grade.
Subsequently, she emailed the course’s graduate teaching assistant.
In a reply obtained by Campus Reform, Sabrina Harris schooled Alyssa on the “R” word:
“While the NBPP discriminates and has prejudice against white people and Jewish people, it does not engage with racism as a system of oppression and subjugation, so conceptual clarity is key!”
“To begin,” Sabrina wrote, “we discuss in lecture that racism is a systemic issue rooted power structures which have historically oppressed non-white peoples…”
“[A]s a result, white people cannot experience racism.”
Could every nonwhite person on Earth be so inept at racism that — were they to give it their very best — success would sensationally allude them?
If so, they’re being bested by pavement:
Pete Buttigieg: Racism Is 'Physically Built Into' the Nation's Road System
— RedState (@RedState) April 11, 2021
And ruled by rocks:
University Removes Its Racist Rock, but There's Always More Woke to Be Done https://t.co/MCmRES4JtU
— RedState (@RedState) August 8, 2021
The same goes for counting and composition:
Back to Alyssa, she reached out to the class’s professor, Edward Weisband.
“Ms. Harris says that blacks cannot be racist against whites, and therefore lowered my grade due to the viewpoint discrepancy.”
Perhaps surprisingly, he turned out to be Team Alyssa:
“I agree with you, as I understand your position, persons identified as ‘white’ certainly can be subjected to racism.”
Professor Edward agreed to assess her grade.
Campus Reform reports it asked Virginia Tech for a comment.
Citing the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, the school declined.
Courtesy of the U.S. Department of Education:
FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children’s education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are “eligible students.”
Well, at least their reason for refusal wasn’t racism.
As we’re repeatedly reminded, there’s already enough of that goin’ round.
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