Wednesday, July 1, 2015

This cost her her job...

Black Professor: 'Whiteness Is Terror'
"Stop whiteness once and for all."
Trey Sanchez

An assistant sociology professor at the University of Memphis and self-described "Dirty South black feminist" has filled her Twitter feed with racist rants declaring white people terrorists just because of the color of their skin and, of course, the "privilege" that comes with that melanin.

Dr. Zandria Robinson, known at her blog as the New South Negress, was inflamed by the church shooting in Charleston and displayed her feelings about whites and the Confederate and American flags online. [Note: During the writing of this piece, Robinson suddenly protected her tweets, essentially wiping them away. It seems as if someone notified her employer, UofM, to call for her termination. Fortunately, the text was copied and is quoted below.]:

The flag thus is a direct symbol of race, class, gender, & sexuality oppression. We need a more nuanced intersectional reading of the thing.

This isn't to say that the American flag does not represent such things, but the confederate flag only represents those things for whites.

White folks think that if they are nice to you they are above a critique of whiteness, white supremacy, or structural racism.

Read the rest if you can stand it:

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