#1 BLACK Berkeley professor writes blistering open letter, exposes the truth about racism, academic lies and BLM… [AMAZING!!! TM] by ThirstyMan 13.06.2020 20:05

avatar

June 13, 2020

Dear Professors

I am one of your colleagues at the University of California, Berkeley. I have met you both personally but do not know you closely, and am contacting you anonymously, with apologies. I am worried that writing this email publicly might lead to me losing my job, and likely all future jobs in my field.

In your recent departmental emails you mentioned our pledge to diversity, but I am increasingly alarmed by the absence of diversity of opinion on the topic of the recent protests and our community response to them.

In the extended links and resources you provided, I could not find a single instance of substantial counter-argument or alternative narrative to explain the under-representation of black individuals in academia or their over-representation in the criminal justice system. The explanation provided in your documentation, to the near exclusion of all others, is univariate: the problems of the black community are caused by whites, or, when whites are not physically present, by the infiltration of white supremacy and white systemic racism into American brains, souls, and institutions.

Many cogent objections to this thesis have been raised by sober voices, including from within the black community itself, such as Thomas Sowell and Wilfred Reilly. These people are not racists or ‘Uncle Toms’. They are intelligent scholars who reject a narrative that strips black people of agency and systematically externalizes the problems of the black community onto outsiders. Their view is entirely absent from the departmental and UCB-wide communiques.

The claim that the difficulties that the black community faces are entirely causally explained by exogenous factors in the form of white systemic racism, white supremacy, and other forms of white discrimination remains a problematic hypothesis that should be vigorously challenged by historians. Instead, it is being treated as an axiomatic and actionable truth without serious consideration of its profound flaws, or its worrying implication of total black impotence. This hypothesis is transforming our institution and our culture, without any space for dissent outside of a tightly policed, narrow discourse.

A counternarrative exists. If you have time, please consider examining some of the documents I attach at the end of this email. Overwhelmingly, the reasoning provided by BLM and allies is either primarily anecdotal (as in the case with the bulk of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ undeniably moving article) or it is transparently motivated. As an example of the latter problem, consider the proportion of black incarcerated Americans. This proportion is often used to characterize the criminal justice system as anti-black. However, if we use the precise same methodology, we would have to conclude that the criminal justice system is even more anti-male than it is anti-black.

Would we characterize criminal justice as a systemically misandrist conspiracy against innocent American men? I hope you see that this type of reasoning is flawed, and requires a significant suspension of our rational faculties. Black people are not incarcerated at higher rates than their involvement in violent crime would predict. This fact has been demonstrated multiple times across multiple jurisdictions in multiple countries.

And yet, I see my department uncritically reproducing a narrative that diminishes black agency in favor of a white-centric explanation that appeals to the department’s apparent desire to shoulder the ‘white man’s burden’ and to promote a narrative of white guilt.

If we claim that the criminal justice system is white-supremacist, why is it that Asian Americans, Indian Americans, and Nigerian Americans are incarcerated at vastly lower rates than white Americans? This is a funny sort of white supremacy. Even Jewish Americans are incarcerated less than gentile whites. I think it’s fair to say that your average white supremacist disapproves of Jews. And yet, these alleged white supremacists incarcerate gentiles at vastly higher rates than Jews. None of this is addressed in your literature. None of this is explained, beyond hand-waving and ad hominems. “Those are racist dogwhistles”. “The model minority myth is white supremacist”. “Only fascists talk about black-on-black crime”, ad nauseam.

These types of statements do not amount to counterarguments: they are simply arbitrary offensive classifications, intended to silence and oppress discourse. Any serious historian will recognize these for the silencing orthodoxy tactics they are, common to suppressive regimes, doctrines, and religions throughout time and space. They are intended to crush real diversity and permanently exile the culture of robust criticism from our department.

Increasingly, we are being called upon to comply and subscribe to BLM’s problematic view of history, and the department is being presented as unified on the matter. In particular, ethnic minorities are being aggressively marshaled into a single position. Any apparent unity is surely a function of the fact that dissent could almost certainly lead to expulsion or cancellation for those of us in a precarious position, which is no small number.

I personally don’t dare speak out against the BLM narrative, and with this barrage of alleged unity being mass-produced by the administration, tenured professoriat, the UC administration, corporate America, and the media, the punishment for dissent is a clear danger at a time of widespread economic vulnerability. I am certain that if my name were attached to this email, I would lose my job and all future jobs, even though I believe in and can justify every word I type.

snip

The ever-present soft bigotry of low expectations and the permanent claim that the solutions to the plight of my people rest exclusively on the goodwill of whites rather than on our own hard work is psychologically devastating. No other group in America is systematically demoralized in this way by its alleged allies. A whole generation of black children are being taught that only by begging and weeping and screaming will they get handouts from guilt-ridden whites.

No message will more surely devastate their futures, especially if whites run out of guilt, or indeed if America runs out of whites. If this had been done to Japanese Americans, or Jewish Americans, or Chinese Americans, then Chinatown and Japantown would surely be no different to the roughest parts of Baltimore and East St. Louis today. The History department of UCB is now an integral institutional promulgator of a destructive and denigrating fallacy about the black race.

I hope you appreciate the frustration behind this message. I do not support BLM. I do not support the Democrat grievance agenda and the Party’s uncontested capture of our department. I do not support the Party co-opting my race, as Biden recently did in his disturbing interview, claiming that voting Democrat and being black are isomorphic. I condemn the manner of George Floyd’s death and join you in calling for greater police accountability and police reform. However, I will not pretend that George Floyd was anything other than a violent misogynist, a brutal man who met a predictably brutal end.

I also want to protect the practice of history. Cleo is no grovelling handmaiden to politicians and corporations. Like us, she is free.

https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breakin...ruth-about-blm/

I urge you to follow the link and read the entire letter. It is both timely and FANTASTIC!!! TM

#2 RE: BLACK Berkeley professor writes blistering open letter, exposes the truth about racism, academic lies and BLM… [AMAZING!!! TM] by Cincinnatus 14.06.2020 01:20

avatar

Zitat
I will not pretend that George Floyd was anything other than a violent misogynist, a brutal man who met a predictably brutal end.



First time anywhere I have seen that truth stated, yet consider how this thug has been turned into a national hero. Today at Albertsons I used the self check out and when it came time to receive my change I got this message: "Would you like to donate your change to the George Floyd Memorial?"

#3 RE: BLACK Berkeley professor writes blistering open letter, exposes the truth about racism, academic lies and BLM… [AMAZING!!! TM] by ThirstyMan 14.06.2020 10:00

avatar

Quote: Cincinnatus wrote in post #2

Zitat
I will not pretend that George Floyd was anything other than a violent misogynist, a brutal man who met a predictably brutal end.


First time anywhere I have seen that truth stated, yet consider how this thug has been turned into a national hero. Today at Albertsons I used the self check out and when it came time to receive my change I got this message: "Would you like to donate your change to the George Floyd Memorial?"




That would ANGER me!

#4 RE: BLACK Berkeley professor writes blistering open letter, exposes the truth about racism, academic lies and BLM… [AMAZING!!! TM] by algernonpj 14.06.2020 14:17

avatar

Quote: Cincinnatus wrote in post #2

Zitat
I will not pretend that George Floyd was anything other than a violent misogynist, a brutal man who met a predictably brutal end.


First time anywhere I have seen that truth stated, yet consider how this thug has been turned into a national hero. Today at Albertsons I used the self check out and when it came time to receive my change I got this message: "Would you like to donate your change to the George Floyd Memorial?"


Something I find astonishing is how rapidly and uniformly Corporate American has joined the cults of Saint Floyd and BLM

#5 RE: BLACK Berkeley professor writes blistering open letter, exposes the truth about racism, academic lies and BLM… [AMAZING!!! TM] by algernonpj 14.06.2020 14:24

avatar

Quote: ThirstyMan wrote in post #3
Quote: Cincinnatus wrote in post #2

Zitat
I will not pretend that George Floyd was anything other than a violent misogynist, a brutal man who met a predictably brutal end.


First time anywhere I have seen that truth stated, yet consider how this thug has been turned into a national hero. Today at Albertsons I used the self check out and when it came time to receive my change I got this message: "Would you like to donate your change to the George Floyd Memorial?"



That would ANGER me!


What really ticks me off is the incredible amount of money cooled for Saint George, a man with a less than stellar history, who died with Fentanyl and Meth in his system, while Captain David Dorn, who by all accounts was a good, honorable man helping a friend has faded into oblivion.

The left always lionizes and celebrates the criminal element among blacks. Hmm ... could there be an underlying agenda

Xobor Create your own Forum with Xobor