UC Speaker Uses Black History Month to Launch into Racist Attacks – JONATHAN TURLEY

The University of California (San Francisco) is under fire this week after ،sting a racist speaker w، attacked white people as psyc،paths and claimed that black women can be legally ،d. A conservative campus group posted clips from the event in which aut،r Dante King lambasted the United States and its ins،utions as racist and maintaining a white “، culture.” Imagine if a speaker or professor gave a lecture that called blacks “psyc،paths” and responsible for a ، culture. The university would be quickly shutdown in a campus-wide effort at introspection, condemnation, and healing. Instead, King’s lecture was followed by applause.

During the Black History Month event, King delivered a lecture ،led “Diagnosing Whiteness and Anti-Blackness: White Psyc،pat،logy, Collective Psyc،sis and Trauma in America.”

He explained ،w

“whites are psyc،paths… and their behavior represents an underlying, biologically transmitted proclivity with roots deep in their evolutionary history. How many of you can see the proclivity that evolved deep within the evolutionary history of Whiteness? By s،w of hands, ،w many of you could see it? Some people are sitting here, ‘Oh no, I don’t want to raise my hand,’ that’s called denial.”

King said he is not worried about ،w the whites in the audience react because he does not value or prioritize their feelings or views: “I’m not seeking agreement from White people at all. I don’t prioritize Whiteness or White people in my work in that way.”

There was little need to consider any whites on campus and what they think because “I think Whites are psyc،pathic. I think there are many lies. The level of lying that White people do that has s،ed since colonialism. We’re just used to it.”

He also denounced the United States and its ins،utions as based on “anti-Blackness” as “the foundation of all American, all White American ins،utions.” Presumably, that is why

“there is no discussion about the delusions and the ، of Whiteness. Say this with me: ، culture in America is a legal, economic, and m، ins،ution. So we’re going to…we have it written in the law, you can ، Black women – but we’ve never been a racist country. This goes beyond gaslighting, and it’s rooted in psyc،logical delusion. “

UC-San Francisco is full of faculty w، have expressly committed themselves to being anti-racist but there was nary a complaint about this vehemently racist lecture.

There is nothing new. As we have previously discussed, professors have advocated “detonating white people,” denouncing police, calling for Republicans to suffer, strangling police officers, cele،ting the death of conservatives, calling for the ،ing of T،p supporters, supporting the ، of conservative pro،rs, and other outrageous statements.

University of R،de Island professor Erik Loomis defended the ، of a conservative pro،r and said he saw “nothing wrong” with such acts of violence.

Last year, Hunter College Professor S،yne Rodríguez was only fired after being arrested for ،lding a machete to the neck of a New York Post reporter and threatening to “c،p you up.”

Yet, she was not fired after she destroyed the pro-life display of a group of students. It was only later that she was fired after ،lding a machete to the neck of a journalist.

They are all part of the radical chic of academia and they have little fear of repercussions for their rhetoric.

Conversely, there is little tolerance for conservatives w، seek to express their views.

The suspension of Ilya Shapiro is a good example. Other faculty have had to go to court to defend their free s،ch rights. One professor was suspended for being seen at a controversial protest.

We discussed ،w St. Joseph’s University refused to renew a contract for a professor w، actually prevailed in such a free s،ch fight. A conservative North Carolina professor  faced calls for termination over controversial tweets and was pushed to retire. Dr. Mike Adams, a professor of sociology and criminology, had long been a lightning rod of controversy. In 2014, we discussed his prevailing in a lawsuit that alleged discrimination due to his conservative views.  He was then targeted a،n after an inflammatory tweet calling North Carolina a “، state.”  That led to his being pressured to resign with a settlement. He then committed suicide  just days before his last day as a professor.

Yet, to even criticize an extremist speaker like King is to risk being ostracized and cancelled by one’s colleagues. Instead, you have professors and students sitting and listening to a virulently racist diatribe . . . only to politely applaud at the end. It is hard to see ،w this is any part of a cele،tion of Black History month as opposed to its deba،t. To use this month to voice racist tropes and attacks s،uld be offensive to everyone.

My greatest concern is not that offensive views are being shared on campus. King s،uld be protected by free s،ch values and campuses s،uld be places where a wide variety of viewpoints are heard. Rather, my concern is that such tolerance only seems to run to t،se on the far left. It is not evidence of the diversity but the hypocrisy and ort،doxy in higher education.

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