Boston Professor Urged To Resign After Calling Amy Coney Barret A ‘White Colonizer’

A Boston University professor crossed the line with a new attack on Trump’s SCOTUS pick Amy Coney Barrett and many are calling for him to resign.

Ibram Kendi of Boston University said on Twitter: “Some White colonizers “adopted” Black children. They “civilized” these “savage” children in the “superior” ways of White people, while using them as props in their lifelong pictures of denial, while cutting the biological parents of these children out of the picture of humanity.

I’m challenging the idea that White parents of kids of color are inherently “not racist” and the bots completely change what I’m saying to “White parents of kids of color are inherently racist.” These live and fake bots are good at their propaganda. Let’s not argue with them.

And whether this is Barrett or not is not the point. It is a belief too many White people have: if they have or adopt a child of color, then they can’t be racist.”

From The Daily Mail:

Kendi, whose tweets sparked an online backlash over the weekend, is the author of a bestselling book called How to Be an Antiracist.

He was slammed for suggesting that white parents who adopt black children do so to shield themselves from charges of racism. 

Chris Viegas called for Boston University to fire Kendi, tweeting: ‘You are not worthy!’

Another Twitter user suggested Kendi was promoting the same argument that white supremacists use to discourage adoption of black children.

Chloe Valdary tweeted: ‘Are you suggesting that any white family who adopts black children are colonizers and that interracial adoption is somehow evil? Please clarify because if this is your position, it’s an evil one.’

Another Twitter user agreed, writing: ‘Generalizations like this are both hurtful and wrong. How can we create a multiracial, tolerant and learning society with statements such as this.’