There’s that old saying, “Be careful what you ask for; you just might get it”.
As a white assistant professor of mostly white graduate students who will become higher education leaders, I work to dismantle whiteness in my curriculum, assignments and pedagogy. I make meaning of my own white identity through my commitment to reflexivity as a constant activity. Equally salient are my identities as a queer, able-bodied, cisgender woman, who grew up working class in the rural Midwestern United States. This manuscript explores the ways my identities, experiences and teaching paradigm anchor my commitment to the work of deconstructing whiteness.
— Jodi L. Linley, University of Iowa
While the social media trend of #WhiteShaming has actually been around for a few years now, all campus whites are on notice. But who in their right mind would really want anyone but whites running American society?
Look at EVERY city and congressional district run by blacks and you’ll see a riot-prone area overrun by high crime, failed schools, above-average teen and out-of-wedlock birth rates, high unemployment, and a general disinterest by too many to improve oneself because that would be considered acting “white”. Diversity of political thought and association is frowned upon, thus the same Democrat politicians who do little for their district get rich, reelected, and their constituents remain with little hope of advancement.
Abortion in the black community is tragically high and that gets back to today’s version of acceptable morality and the left’s eagerness to keep the population under numerical control.
Look at EVERY city and congressional district run by Latinos and overrun by illegal Mexicans and you’ll see an area that has no interest in assimilation into the rest of American society, in fact American society is expected to conform to them. As written here before, Latinos are the only group in the United States where their children aren’t immediately immersed in English speaking classes, as if they are not as able to grasp the concept of learning a language unlike almost every other immigrant who comes to America. With that, there’s an shadow economy that relies on the depressed wages of unskilled workers who undercut all other jobseekers in that community and to speak out against the illegals gets you called the name of the day.
College educations are becoming more worthless by the day as more ethnocentric classes are becoming mandatory despite their lack of value in the real world.
The PhD program in African Diaspora Studies is the first such program of its kind, training students to theorize the African Diaspora and racialized blackness across history, social institutions, culture and geographical location. We recruit the most promising and disciplinary-diverse young scholars and specifically educate them to direct the future research trajectory of African Diaspora Studies as a field. Emphasizing a rigorous interdisciplinarity, our program is particularly strong in African American and sub-Saharan African history; cultural studies (with emphases in literature, performance, visual culture, and creative practice); women’s, gender & sexuality studies; education; sociology; and African languages. Since the inception of the Program in 1997, we have had an excellent placement rate. Our graduates hold postdoctoral and tenure-track positions at both large research universities and small liberal arts colleges in the US and abroad.
— UC Berkeley, Department of African American Studies
Exactly how does one market him or herself to an employer with a Ph.D. in “African Diaspora Studies”, aside from threatening them if they don’t give you a job in their colonized, racist, white-privileged company NOT a college (afraid of being protested by #BLM activists for not hiring them) to further spread the nonsense?
Aside from pockets like Dearborn, Michigan, Muslims have no enclave of size in the United States where Sharia Law and no-go zones are prevalent… yet. There’s not a lot of assimilation going on aside from their expectations-turned-demands that Americans assimilate to them.
As evil as a growing number of liberals would have you believe white people are with all their privilege, America would be a hellhole resembling many around the world today. Given the current crop in the majority of certain ethnic groups, if they were in charge of the nation, there would be no Facebook Live or WorldHipHop videos because there would be no one to create the Internet, despite the genius we’re told we were back in the home country.
We built pyramids before Donald Trump even knew what architecture was…. We taught philosophy and astrology [sic] and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it…. Do some cracker come and tell you, ‘Well my mother and father blood go back to the Mayflower,’ you better hold your pocket. That ain’t nothing to be proud of, that means their forefathers was crooks.
— Al Sharpton, Kean College
While there are always notable exceptions, there are few minorities in the United States that can compete with the Zuckerbergs or Musks and those that do have significant money aren’t helping improve their communities but seem more interested in coming off as being accepted within that community. Minorities that demand more from their people are routinely vilified into silence, being called uppity sellouts, wannabe whites, and worse.
Barack Obama had the perfect opportunity to set an example and standard expected of minorities, in particular. At the end of the day, the blamed others, danced, sang Al Green, bragged about his brackets, shot hoops and became the stereotype we were all assured he was so far above.
But it’s hard to imagine much outside of the negatives if Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Luis Guiterrez, Ana Navarro, Van Jones, George Takai, Perez Hilton, any number of #BlackLivesMatter or La Raza activists were running the United States of America, but without that historical white boost, this country wouldn’t be anywhere near where it is today; technology-wise or socially.
The attempt to shame white people into a fetal position in the corner will not result in a more inclusive society. If anything, it will turn the clock back to a place no one really wants to be.