Another credentialed dimwit has a really great idea for fixing everything wrong with the world, as related by the Washington Times:
A Harvard professor wants to abolish the white race.
Noel Ignatiev, a founder of a journal called Race Traitor and a fellow at Harvard’s W.E.B. DuBois Institute, a leading black-studies department, argues in the current issue of Harvard Magazine that “abolishing the white race” is “so desirable that some may find it hard to believe” that anyone other than “committed white supremacists” would oppose it.
In excerpts appearing this week in newspapers nationwide, Mr. Ignatiev, who is white, writes that “every group within white America,” including “labor unionists, ethnic groups, college students, schoolteachers, taxpayers and white women” has at one time or another “advanced its particular and narrowly defined interests at the expense of black people as a race.”
Mr. Ignatiev pledges in the essay that his journal, Race Traitor, intends to “keep bashing the dead white males, and the live ones, and the females, too, until the social construct known as ‘the white race’ is destroyed not ‘deconstructed’ but destroyed.”
If you’re one of the parents who racked up gigantic amounts of debt so your kid could waste time in this guy’s classes, you have my condolences.
If you’re wondering how he proposes to “destroy” the “white race,” later in the article we learn this is supposed to be deliberately “inflammatory” language for a non-genocidal program of wiping out “the mind-set and attitude that automatically grants privileges to white people,” according to the Harvard Magazine editor who published this drivel.
Of course, it’s a matter of institutional policy at many levels of the government and academia that white people (and frequently Asians) are given automatic disadvantages because of their skin color. There aren’t any automatic “privileges,” and anyone who suspects otherwise is guaranteed to receive a very sympathetic hearing before any number of courts and boards… provided he can prove it.
But you don’t have to prove anything when you’re peddling racial paranoia and weapons-grade hatred for a political cause. This is all about maintaining political solidarity by creating a constant sense of victimization and oppression among those the Left wishes to harvest for votes. It turns out Ignatiev is “a one-time steelworker and Marxist activist.” Well, of course he is. I suspect his “one time” as a Marxist isn’t quite over yet.