'Anti-Racism Scholar' Hints Amy Barrett's Adopted Haitian Kids Are a 'Prop,' Shows Who the Real Racist Is


During the Iraq War, “Halliburton” became shorthand for a unique kind of evil to the American left. It’s not just that the multinational contractor was receiving substantial contracts from the government for infrastructure in post-invasion Iraq. The corporation was profiting off of pain, if you listened to the Keith Olbermanns and Code Pink protesters of the world.

Assume that’s true and apply that logic to the racial and political divisions that have been stoked in the months since George Floyd’s death in police custody on May 25. Along with fellow “antiracist” thinker Robin DiAngelo, Ibram X. Kendi could be the “Halliburton” of our moment.

Kendi was already an au courant celebrity in intellectual circles before our summer of protests, but the author and academic became a truly mainstream figure when his tome “How to be an Antiracist” appeared on the reading lists of every liberal who had fleetly discovered the word “woke” had a colloquial meaning, that they wanted to be woke and that being merely a good liberal actually meant their allyship with BIPOCs (did you know that’s the in acronym now? It stands for “black, indigenous and people of color”) was insufficient.

 For those of you who are curious what an “antiracist” is and how it differs from simply refusing to entertain racist thoughts, I give you Kendi himself from the introduction to “How to be an Antiracist”:

“What’s the problem with being ‘not racist?’” he wrote. “It is a claim that signifies neutrality: ‘I am not a racist, but neither am I aggressively against racism.’ … One either allows racial inequities to persevere, as a racist, or confronts racial inequities, as an antiracist.”

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'Anti-Racism Scholar' Hints Amy Barrett's Adopted Haitian Kids Are a 'Prop,' Shows Who the Real Racist Is 'Anti-Racism Scholar' Hints Amy Barrett's Adopted Haitian Kids Are a 'Prop,' Shows Who the Real Racist Is Reviewed by PostDiscus on September 29, 2020 Rating: 5

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