The Washington Times reports on a Twitter storm over the Christmas season caused by a political science professor at Drexel University. George Ciccariello-Maher decided that all he wants for Christmas is “white genocide.” Presumably, that includes his own death, as he appears white.
What prompts such self-loathing is a interesting question. It appears the sap-headed professor has bought into the growing racial rhetoric making the locus of evil, and uneasiness, in the world a matter of race. White man begone, and welcome to the new era, the mantra seems to run.
It’s the same old utopian thinking that always seeks to externalize evil, making it the fault of others. History is littered with such missteps. I don’t doubt for a moment there will be real racial turbulence in the decades to come. As demographics and migration patterns converge, there will be a white out of sorts — the professors post is a canary in the mineshaft.
So is the professor’s post a joke? Not according to the Times. It appears Ciccariello-Maher buys into the Nation of Islam drivel about the white man being the creation of an evil scientist, according to earlier postings, now since removed from the Internet.
The professor wants to commit suicide. Sad. A sinful form of self-destruction, the pot’s ultimate rebuke of the potter — why maketh me so? I read about this misguided academic and reports of white working-class suicide in North America come to mind.
Is this what happens when we make ourselves a scapegoat? Everyone gets to take pride in their difference, but what they differentiate themselves from must be shameful. Hence, the new scapegoat: Heterosexual white men.
Here’s the Times report on the professor of doom. Why not write a letter to the president and ask what he intends to do about an educator “playfully” calling for genocide? Normalizing white genocide isn’t my idea of a joke: it’s drivel — Drivel University?
President John Fry, Drexel University, 3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.
The Times story:
Drexel University officials were forced to respond to a controversy on Christmas after one of their professors called for “white genocide” on Twitter.
George Ciccariello-Maher, associate professor of political science, tweeted on Christmas Eve, “All I Want for Christmas is White Genocide.” Backlash at the comment, which he framed as a joke, soon prompted Drexel officials to intervene. The tweet was deleted and Mr. Ciccariello-Maher’s account was locked from further public viewing.
“While the University recognizes the right of its faculty to freely express their thoughts and opinions in public debate, Professor Ciccariello-Maher’s comments are utterly reprehensible, deeply disturbing, and do not in any way reflect the values of the University,” Drexel said in a statement Sunday afternoon, The Daily Caller reported. “The University is taking this situation very seriously. We contacted Ciccariello-Maher today to arrange a meeting to discuss this matter in detail.”
The Daily Caller noted that Mr. Ciccariello-Maher’s defense of his tweet as a joke — “white isn’t a race” — is belied by previous racial commentary.
“Yacub made a lot of white folks,” the professor tweeted Feb. 3, 2013, the website reported before his account was locked.
Nation of Islam theology claims white people were created as a “race of devils” by the scientist.