A Boston University professor has claimed that Republicans are “the party of white supremacy”.
Ibram X. Kendi, Boston University Andrew W. Mellon professor in the Humanities and Director of the Center for Antiracist Research recently took aim at “White-supremacist ideology” in an op-ed for The Atlantic.
“The Republican Party is clearly not the party of parents. The Republican Party is certainly not the party of parents of color. But is the Republican Party even the party of white parents?” Kendi said.
He claimed that the Republican “branding” of being the “party of parents” is a “myth” that’s equivalent to “the great lie that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Donald Trump”.
Kendi added that the myth is pushed by “false conceptual building blocks”.
The blocks include “Republican politicians care about white children,” “Anti-racist education is harmful to white children,” “Republican politicians are protecting white children by banning anti-racist education,” and “Republican politicians are protecting white children by banning anti-racist education”.
He also said that if Republican politicians care about white children, “they would not be ignoring or downplaying or defending or bolstering the principal racial threat facing white youth today”.
Kendi claimed white children are being “indoctrinated” with a “toxic blend of racist, sexist, ableist, homophobic, transphobic, Islamaphobic, xenophobic, and anti-Semitic ideas that is harmful to all minds”.
“This is anti-racist education, and it protects white children—all children—against the growing threat of white supremacists, as I demonstrate in my upcoming book,” he said.
The professor also wrote that the Republican Party is making it hard for individuals to learn about history. “This Republican Party is not the party of any group of parents, but the party of white supremacy,” he concluded.