Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has donated $10 million to Dr. Ibram X. Kendi (birth name Henry Rodgers) and his “Center for Antiracist Research” at Boston University:
So who is Ibram X. Kendi? According to POLITICO: “Ibram X. Kendi is a professor of history, director of the Antiracist Research & Policy Center at American University, and author of ‘How to Be an Antiracist‘.”
Here’s an excerpt from a piece he wrote:
To fix the original sin of racism, Americans should pass an anti-racist amendment to the U.S. Constitution that enshrines two guiding anti-racist principals: Racial inequity is evidence of racist policy and the different racial groups are equals. The amendment would make unconstitutional racial inequity over a certain threshold, as well as racist ideas by public officials (with “racist ideas” and “public official” clearly defined). It would establish and permanently fund the Department of Anti-racism (DOA) comprised of formally trained experts on racism and no political appointees. The DOA would be responsible for pre-clearing all local, state and federal public policies to ensure they won’t yield racial inequity, monitor those policies, investigate private racist policies when racial inequity surfaces, and monitor public officials for expressions of racist ideas. The DOA would be empowered with disciplinary tools to wield over and against policymakers and public officials who do not voluntarily change their racist policy and ideas.
Before we get into how dangerous his ideas are, please take note of the level of intellect on display here: “Racial inequity is evidence of racist policy.”
This kind of ubergenuis-level insight gets you not only a cushy Department Head job at a prestigious university, but a $10 million “no strings attached” donation from the CEO of Twitter.
Really, though? Is “racial inequity evidence of racist policy”? Want to know how to make sure a group never progresses or improves it lot? Tell them all their problems are caused by “racist policy” and that they don’t have to change anything. Make them think that the government is their only hope of things getting better for them.
But let’s move on to the rest:
His “anti-racist amendment” to the US Constitution “would make unconstitutional racial inequity over a certain threshold, as well as racist ideas by public officials (with “racist ideas” and “public official” clearly defined).”
So does that include the fact that black people are 13% of the country and commit 53% of the murders? What about the fact that nearly 75% of black children are born out of wedlock? Are those “racial inequities” going to be unconstitutional”?
And how can something be deemed unconstitutional if no one can be found guilty of it in a court of law? For example, he’s saying the disparity between white and black average income levels should be deemed unconstitutional. But who, specifically, do you sue for that? And how are we ever supposed to agree which policy or law is responsible for those racial inequities?
Why don’t we just declare other abstractions like “evil” to be unconstitutional?
All bad things are Unconstitutional! Now what?
The point, of course, is to render whiteness “unconstitutional.”
Here’s the real fun part: “It would establish and permanently fund the Department of Anti-racism (DOA) comprised of formally trained experts on racism and no political appointees.”
Ohhh, so that’s how he’s going to figure out which policies are unconstitutional: a government agency.
Apparently the EEOC isn’t good enough. This Orwellian-named Department of Antiracism will, like all modern things done in the name of “antiracism,” be little more than an excuse to be racist against white people. This is reminiscent of the French Revolution’s Committee for Public Safety, which actually existed to send enemies of the revolution to the guillotine.
And these “formally-trained experts” will be coming straight out of academia, brainwashed to perpetuate the Victim Narrative forever and, like all government agencies ostensibly designed to solve a problem, have no shortage of perverse incentives to ensure that problem is never solved. After all, without the specter of Racism! looming at all times, people like Ibram X. Kendi wouldn’t have jobs.
The agency would also “preclear” all federal, state and local public policies to ensure they don’t “yield racial inequities.”
It would even be able to “investigate private racist policies,” which I’d assume means within private businesses, but also, who’s to say it doesn’t extend to churches, clubs, fraternal orders, charities, fantasy football leagues, and every other group or organization in the country?
Not only this, but it would be on a permanent witch hunt “monitoring public officials for expressions of racist ideas.” In other words, the Thought Police.
So it would be the most powerful government agency ever imagined, with no apparent constraints on its power at all.
The biggest question about this proposed Department of Antiracism is this: “Does it protect white people?” Because it’s coming from the people who also say it’s impossible to be racist against white people. Kendi says “racist ideas” will be clearly defined, but the scary part is who’s defining them.
The stupidity of Ibram X. Kendi’s ideas is rivaled only by how dangerous they are. In normal times, you could laugh somebody like Kendi off as a nutcase, but we are not living in normal times. The CEO of Twitter just endorsed this guy’s ideas with a $10 million donation, “no strings attached.” This isn’t just talk.