Boston Univ. Professor Says Republicans Are ‘Party of White Supremacy’

A professor at Boston University said in an op-ed that Republicans are “the party of white supremacy.”

QUICK FACTS:
  • Ibram X. Kendi, a professor in the Humanities and Director of the Center for Antiracist Research wrote in an op-ed for The Atlantic that Republicans are not “any group of parents” but rather “the party of white supremacy,” Fox News reported.
  • “The Republican Party is clearly not the party of parents,” Kendi said. “The Republican Party is certainly not the party of parents of color. But is the Republican Party even the party of white parents?”
  • Kendi also claimed that the Republican party’s “branding” of being a party for the parents is a myth equivalent to “the great lie that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Donald Trump.”
KENDI ON REPUBLICAN POLITICIANS:

“Republican politicians—to justify Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law—have cited QAnon conspiracy theories about public schools being overrun by child predators who are ‘grooming’ children to be gay.”

BACKGROUND:
  • Kendi wrote that the GOP is founded on four false conceptual building blocks, saying that “the foundational assumption of this great myth is that Republican politicians care about white children.”
  • “What are white children being indoctrinated with? What is making them uncomfortable? What is causing them to hate?” Kendi asked. “White-supremacist ideology: the toxic blend of racist, sexist, ableist, homophobic, transphobic, Islamophobic, xenophobic, and anti-Semitic ideas that is harmful to all minds.”
  • The professor finished his piece by saying Republicans disproportionately represent white Americans, claiming their biggest agenda is always white supremacy.