By: Philip | 11-09-2017 | News
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Drexel Professor Blames Whiteness for Las Vegas and Texas Massacres

The same Drexel professor who tweeted "all I want for Christmas is white genocide" has blamed "whiteness" for Sunday's mass murder at a church in Sutherland, Texas. Professor George Ciccariello-Maher argued that there is an “institutional apparatus” in white men that results “in violence and that encourages them to feel as though they’re on the losing side of history." White men are feeling like victims and this is causing them to lash out.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">If the Left is serious about resisting toxic masculinity, it should start with people like Ciccariello-Maher. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Yasmin Nair (@NairYasmin) <a href="">November 2, 2017</a></blockquote>

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It's almost ironic to think these are the same sorts of people who encourage "fascist bashing" in order to get rid of the "White Nationalist problem" but feel we shouldn't talk about Islamic fundamentalist terrorism because blaming Muslims will inspire more terrorism. Geese and ganders, I suppose. Las Vegas was also the fault of "Trumpism" and "white supremacy." Odd that white supremacy would inspire a mass shooting at a country concert attended by a majority white audience.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">🐰&quot;All I Want for Christmas is White Genocide&quot; - George Ciccariello-Maher <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WhiteGenocide</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#antiWhite</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; WHITE GENOCIDE INFO (@wginfonetorg) <a href="">November 3, 2017</a></blockquote>

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Ciccariello-Maher is currently in "exile" from Drexel University since his controversial statements after the Las Vegas massacre. He spoke with <i>Democracy Now</i> on Monday about this. “I’m currently teaching classes online,” but argued “there’s no reason, certainly, to exclude faculty from campus for having important public conversations and for teaching about hard questions. That’s what we’re there to do.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">George Ciccariello-Maher is practicing racism. Everyone&#39;s a little racist, but you should recognize it, work on it<br> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Zaid Jilani (@ZaidJilani) <a href="">November 7, 2017</a></blockquote>

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<i>NY Mag</i> has recently <a href="">rebuffed his argument</a> with an opinion piece simply entitled "No, Whiteness does not cause mass shootings." This in response to not only the Democracy Now segment but opinion pieces from Newsweek, CNN and elsewhere that questioned how "white privilege" spurs on mass shootings based on a sense of "white entitlement." Once again, I don't see why targets like churches and country music concerts would be chosen by Trump supporting deranged madmen.

<blockquote>"At the most basic level, they should stop making it because it stands on a very rickety foundation. It isn’t even clear that whites do commit mass shootings in quantities disproportionate to their overall demographic representation. Engber, an adept detective when it comes to evaluating social-scientific ideas, made a strong case in his piece that this is simply a “myth” that sprang forth after James Holmes committed the Aurora movie-theater massacre, in 2012. According to him, there’s just no evidence this is true — it isn’t even clear where the idea comes from, exactly. And if whites don’t commit a disproportionate percentage of mass shootings anyway, it makes little sense to posit whiteness as a meaningful causal factor worth examining on its own."</blockquote>

It's not hard to see why some white people would feel "under attack." There is an epidemic of white guilt and white hate that has been growing over the past several years with the recent resurgence in political correctness. In the end, however, the argument that violence and racism is "inherently white" is in itself a racist myth.

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