The crux of it is the white elephant in the room:
Now, don’t get apoplectic, please, but just humor this professor’s viewpoint: If you are a white male, you don’t deserve to live. You are a cancer, you’re a disease, white males have never contributed anything positive to the world! They only murder, exploit and oppress non-whites! At least a white woman can have sex with a black man and make a brown baby but what can a white male do? He’s good for nothing. Slavery, genocides against aboriginal peoples and massive land confiscation, the inquisition, the holocaust, white males are all to blame! You maintain your white male privilege only by oppressing, discriminating against and enslaving others! — Professor Noel Ignatiev, a tenured professor at Massachusetts College loudly proclaimed to his class last Monday (Nov. 15, 2013), his final teaching day before retirement.
Imagine the White Bubble Brains of Media, and the others in the white privileged classes, barely understanding the context of 450 years of (American Indians) treaties broken, barely understanding what mother earth is and what mother water holds.
Portland: a housing and homelessness crisis unfolding, racist policies around gentrification, shitty jobs, CEOs and pro-Basketball Freaks and Nike and Intel and Big Medicine calling the shots, Hail to the New Chief, as if this human has no concept why someone running in 2016 would want a desk and room occupying higher office.
TOP PHOTO: Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of The Atlantic’s “My President Was Black,” talks to Trevor Noah and weighs in on Barack Obama’s time in the White House and his ability to transcend racial barriers. Watch it here.