Is the multicultural campaign really about diversity? Or is it about stamping out Western civilization and the "white race" itself?
College students will tell you that a university education today is a guilt trip for whites. The purpose is to prevent whites from appreciating and absorbing their own culture and to make it difficult for whites to resist the unreasonable demands (quotas, reparations, etc.) from "people of color."
To the questions, "who am I, what am I," the white university graduate answers: "a racist, sexist, homophobic oppressor."
Neither parents, trustees, alumni, nor the public are aware of the anti-white propaganda that masquerades as education. When someone who is aware tells them, they think the person is exaggerating in order to make a point.
Now comes Harvard educated Noel Ignatiev, an academic at Harvard's W.E.B. DuBois Institute for African-American Research. Dr. Ignatiev is the founder of a journal, Race Traitor, which has as its motto, "treason to whiteness is loyalty to humanity."
The journal's purpose is "to abolish the white race."
At the least, Dr. Ignatiev intends cultural and psychological genocide for whites. It is unclear whether physical extermination is part of the program. A statement by the editors on the web site says that the new abolitionists
"do not limit themselves to socially acceptable means of protest, but reject in advance no means of attaining their goal."
Dr. Ignatiev does not believe his agenda is controversial. He writes:
"The goal of abolishing the white race is on its face so desirable that some may find it hard to believe that it could incur any opposition other than from committed white supremacists." Thus does he put whites on notice. If they oppose their abolition, they are "white supremacists."
According to Dr. Ignatiev,
"The key to solving the social problems of our age is to abolish the white race."
"Make no mistake about it," he says,
"we intend 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."
What "social construct" will be left? A black one? An Hispanic one? Muslim? Asian? What about Jewish?
The Washington Times reports that Dr. Ignatiev is himself Jewish. If Jewish intellectuals and Israeli political leaders can be believed, Jews have a cultural and racial consciousness. Israel is the Jewish homeland, and Israelis seem determined to keep it that way. Can anyone imagine a gentile at an Israeli university founding a magazine devoted to abolishing the Jewish race?
Yet, Dr. Ignatiev believes that it is self-evident that whites in their homelands should be abolished.
Where did he get this view? His only education was at Harvard where he received two graduate degrees.
Is Harvard embarrassed? No. Dr. Ignatiev [firstname.lastname@example.org] is showcased in the current issue of Harvard Magazine. Getting rid of whiteness is not controversial at Harvard, because it is the business of American universities.
A white skin, you see, is a mark of privilege. It is not the privilege of being admitted to Harvard even though you don't meet the entrance requirements. It is not the privilege of being hired independently of ability because of government enforced racial quotas. It is not the privilege of being able to sue whites and "white companies" if blacks are not proportionately represented in the work force. It is not the privilege of being able to call whites every name in the book and sue if a white replies in kind.
The privilege of being white is that whites can secretly believe they are superior and, as long as they don't mention it, be loyal to the white race.
"The white race is like a private club," says Dr. Ignatiev.
I am sure Dr. Ignatiev is well-informed, but I see no signs of this white loyalty. Most of the multiculturalists and radical feminists are white. Whites disadvantaged whites by imposing racial quotas. Despite widespread opposition to quotas, neither "white" political party will act to stop unconstitutional quotas, which have made a mockery of equality under law. Whites are inundated by massive non-white immigration, and neither "white" political party will act to restrain immigration. To the contrary, both parties pander to the immigrants.
But Dr. Ignatiev has an idea like Hitler. A race is guilty and must go. The communists said it was a guilty class that had to go.
If you thought genocide was left behind in the 20th century, be apprised that today genocide has a home in the educational system.
Paul Craig Roberts is the co-author with Lawrence M. Stratton of The Tyranny of Good Intentions: How Prosecutors and Bureaucrats Are Trampling the Constitution in the Name of Justice
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