Rudy Martinez, a student at Texas State University, penned an op-ed this week for the student newspaper. He called for the elimination of white people. Here’s a report. Excerpts from the op-ed:
I see white people as an aberration. … Ontologically speaking, white death will mean liberation for all … accept this death as the first step toward defining yourself as something other than the oppressor. Until then, remember this: I hate you because you shouldn’t exist. You are both the dominant apparatus on the planet and the void in which all other cultures, upon meeting you, die.
When I think of all the white people I’ve ever encountered—whether they’ve been professors, peers, lovers, friends, police officers, et cetera—there is perhaps only a dozen I would consider ‘decent’.
Remember this: I hate you because you shouldn’t exist. You are both the dominant apparatus on the planet and the void in which all other cultures, upon meeting you, die.
Do I even have to say it? Can you imagine a piece like this being published in a student newspaper about black people, or Asian people, or Latino people, and so forth? Of course you can’t. If it appeared, there would be a national media frenzy, and people would be fired over it. As it happens, the editor of the paper apologized, as did the president of the college. The editor and everybody who approved this hateful column ought to be fired.
Texas State University is in San Marcos. You might remember my writing earlier this year about how Texas A&M has on its faculty a black philosophy professor who speculates in his work on when it is okay to kill white people (see here and here). When the Chronicle of Higher Education wrote about the controversy, the reporter was highly sympathetic to Curry, and didn’t seem too bothered by the incendiary racial, anti-white rhetoric from him. The elites honestly don’t seem to grasp why this is offensive.
A&M and Texas State are both public universities, supported by Texas taxpayers. As the Texas student reader who tipped me off to this writes:
Note the cowardly use of quotations around ‘racist’ by local news:
Or otherwise distancing themselves from the claim that it was racist
Does anyone doubt that news organizations would call such an article racist–with no quotation marks–were it written by a European about non-Europeans?
It is amazing how our media LOVES to report on racism and goes looking for it and engages in interpretive heroics to impose it on rather mundane statements, but when real proto-ethnic cleansing speech appears, they can’t call it for what it is. I fear this will cause things to get much worse. Everyday white people are going to sense that the media is out to get them at some level. They will sense the disparity in coverage. They will begin to see the media an enemy. We are descending into something horrible, a kind of constant warfare between elites and one very large segment of the underclass.
There is a sickness in this country. White supremacy is a sickness. The left-wing version of it — denouncing whites as a race, even calling for ethnic cleansing — is a sickness. Why won’t the left stand up to it? You folks on the left, including you in the mainstream media who ignore it or dismiss it, you are feeding the white nationalist/white supremacist right!
UPDATE: A couple of readers point out, reasonably, that the use of quotation marks around the word ‘racist’ are meant to indicate that the word is a quote; no ironic distancing is necessarily there.