White Terrorist Privilege

The University of North Carolina at Wilmington employed a former domestic terrorist for several decades and no one seemed to care. Dr. James Reeves was a member of the Weather Underground domestic terror group back in the 1960s. By the end of the decade, Reeves was charged with conspiracy to commit murder, promotion of anarchy, assault with intent to commit murder, and receiving stolen goods. He was indicted on charges of stealing a rifle and firing it into the Cambridge Police headquarters near the campus of Harvard University. When a witness recanted, the charges relating to the attack on the police station were dropped. But there were other convictions awaiting the future educator who had declared war on his own country.

Perhaps most notably, future Professor Reeves was actually convicted of committing an assault at a public high school. The conviction resulted in a jail sentence of three months. He was eventually convicted on other charges and went to prison for two years. After his release from prison, he became a father and decided it was best to leave the domestic terrorist life behind. He decided to pursue a career in higher education. Where else could a domestic terrorist get a job?

There was already a crack in the foundation of higher education in the 1970s – the decade during which universities started to hire former terrorists like Jimmy Reeves and Bill Ayers. The fact that a criminal conviction for engaging in acts of violence in a public high school did not keep Reeves from becoming a professor speaks volumes.

To their credit, Reeves and his fellow Weathermen did leave their violent ways behind when they became professors. But they brought more important weapons into their new chosen battlefield. They brought explosive ideas that would take more time to detonate than the pipe bombs they had constructed in the past. Among the most dangerous of the ideas the Weathermen advanced was “white skin privilege.” It was first made popular when the terror group announced its war against the United States of “Amerikkka.”

Although the Weather Underground was a fringe group, their views on race eventually leaked into the dominant culture. That only happened because they had strategically positioned themselves within the public universities. If anyone questions their influence on our universities, consider the following:

*In 2005, a North Carolina State University Professor named Kamau Kambon went on national television (a CSPAN lecture to students at Howard University) and argued for the global extermination of white people. His field of expertise was “Africana Studies.”

*The very next year, the Duke lacrosse team was subjected to a public lynching over a rape that never happened. Over 100 professors led the charge against the innocent students denouncing them for “white privilege” every step of the way. Some students joined forces with them demanding the castration of the innocents.

*More recently, at Duke Divinity School, Professor Paul Griffiths was charged with racial harassment for merely criticizing a “diversity” program run by bureaucrats at the Racial Equity Institute (REI). Unsurprisingly, the re-education program was centered on eradicating white privilege. The REI recommended reading list includes such titles as “White Awareness,” “White by Law,” “White Lies,” and “White Privilege.” In effect, Griffiths was charged with harassment for refusing to embrace anti-white propaganda at a school that claims to be Christian.

*After students at Evergreen State College recently demanded that all white people evacuate campus for a “day without white people,” Professor Brett Weinstein objected to their racism. He was predictably dubbed a racist. In fact, a mob of students disrupted his class, hurled obscenities at him, and then demanded his firing. Eventually, the entire campus was shut down when the students overtook the president’s office.

This obsessive anti-white racism is also now fully engrained in the curricula of schools all across America. In order to better indoctrinate students, the field of Whiteness Studies has emerged at scores of universities around America. Feminist Peggy McIntosh (author of the aforementioned book on “White Privilege”) teaches in this area. She describes white privilege as an “invisible knapsack of unearned assets which I can count on cashing in each day, but about which I was ‘meant’ to remain oblivious.” In other words, she is a pioneer in an entire academic discipline dedicated to proclaiming the worthlessness of white people.

Let the record show that students are all on board with this new racism. Even candidates for leadership of the Student Government Association at my school have actively campaigned on promises of eradicating white privilege from the campus. For these kids (who are mostly white) such self-flagellation is more like a religious ritual than a well thought out position on “social justice.”

Now that former Weatherman Jimmy Reeves has decided to retire from teaching, he will leave UNCW behind. He and his fellow Weathermen also leave behind a rich legacy to a new generation of self-proclaimed warriors marching under the banner of tolerance and diversity and destroying everything in their path.

The war on white privilege is nothing but an extension of the war on Amerikkka. Now that the enemy has enlisted your children it’s time to take notice.

2 thoughts on “White Terrorist Privilege”

  1. An “invisible knapsack of unearned assets which I can count on cashing in each day, but about which I was ‘meant’ to remain oblivious?” It’s brilliant. I cannot deny having benefited from white privilege because it’s “invisible” and I have been “oblivious” to having it. That must be SOME knapsack made of incredibly lightweight material. I’ve been carrying it for years and never felt it on my back. It’s undoubtedly made by the same tailors who made the emporer’s new clothing.

  2. I assume you read Ms MacIntosh’s essay where that quote comes from? I hope you didn’t just pull it out without trying to understand her argument. BECAUSE, unlike the students at Evergreen, her point is logical and sensible without being an attack on, or a prescription to eradicate, white culture.

    I am completely in agreement that there are radical individuals who encourage people to feel bad about their culture’s history and therefore try to attack it or eradicate it. However, my problem with your argument is that you are conflating those people and their judgment with the very idea that there is a majority culture at all.

    The fact is, ever since Europeans started moving to America, the people in power and running the show and influencing the culture have been mostly white (and male). This is not a moral inditement, it is a fact of history. Over the next 500ish years the majority of cultural expectations have continued to be mostly influenced by people with light skin, so much so that most American see “white people” as “normal”, and any other colored people as a deviation from that norm. Again – NOT a moral issue, simply a fact of our history.

    I very much have a problem with anyone taking this fact and using it to attack and shame others. There are many ways that many white people have screwed up and committed moral travesties against those who were not in power (black slavery, native Americans, Irish and Italian and Chinese and Japanese immigrants, etc). And we all need to learn from history. But we cannot learn our blind spots and prevent them in the future if we cannot separate our disgust for people’s past actions with how we feel about them or their descendants today. To make it personal – my ancestors were slave owners, and my family’s economic history was changed by that, something that has benefited even me in the present day. Therefore, I am 1) not guilty in the slightest for past atrocities that I myself had no part in, and 2) responsible to acknowledge that my privileges in life that I was born into are partially at the expense of others in the past and not of my own making.

    All this to say, please stop conflating arguments about the existence of “white privilege” (an acknowledgment that white culture is normative in America) with radical and juvenile responses to this acknowledgment that have led people to want to correct the cultural imbalance by feeling bad about themselves and trying to force everyone else to as well. You can acknowledge fact WITHOUT calling for the eradication of “Amerikka” or emotional self flaggelation.

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