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Harvard hates America (english)
11 Mar 2003
Modified: 10:07:45 PM
and then some. As students go back to school, institutions like Harvard go back to work turning America's young people against her
While the President prepares to go to war with Iraq and America's terrorist enemies mobilize for further atrocities against American citizens, "liberal" Harvard continues its vendetta against white people generally and Americans in particular. Below are just the opening paragraphs of an article called "Abolish the White Race" in the September-October Harvard Magazine. Another, softer, piece in this back-to-school issue is subtitled "America's Role In [A] Century of Genocide." (If you're curious, its role is not really caring.)

Suppose Frontpagemagazine.com ran a headline "Abolish the Black Race." What do you you think the reaction would be? But at Harvard, where demonizing whites is merely the standard curriculum, an article like this can appear in a glossy magazine whose cover story is "Whither Art Museums?" Race hatred, if directed against white people, is just part of the progressive culture. I've dealt with the neo-fascist ideologue and respected professor Noel Ignatiev in Hating Whitey and Other Progressive Causes a book whose title cost me my New York publisher, as though I were the extremist and not Ignatiev and the officials of the W.E.B. DuBois Institute that supports him. But of course it's Ignatiev who's legitimized by Harvard and is a liege in the academic fiefdom of Henry Louis Gates -- while Gates and his tweedy friends wouldn't be caught dead in a seminar room with people like me.

(On Ignatiev, see also the Heterodoxy article by Cris Rapp "Get Whitey" http://www.cspc.org/het/het0198.htm.)

From the September-October Issue of Harvard Magazine

Abolish the White Race

"The good news is that there are now a host of writers and a growing number of courses and workshops designed to enlighten white people as to the real benefits and the great cost of their property in whiteness," writes former Harvard Law School professor Derrick Bell in his epilogue to When Race Becomes Real: Black and White Writers Confront Their Personal Histories, edited by Bernestine Singley, LL.M. '76 (Lawrence Hill Books, $26.95). Many of those engaged in this Herculean task are white, Bell notes, among them Noel Ignatiev, Ed.M. '85, Ph.D. '94, C.A.S. '95, author of How the Irish Became White and a fellow at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute, who writes:

In the interests of survival, Afro-Americans have always studied whiteness. There is a long tradition among them that the white race is a peculiar sort of social formation, one that depends on its members' willingness to conform to the institutions and behavior patterns that reproduce it. By the early 1900s...it was becoming commonplace in the academy to speak of race, along with class and gender, as a social construct....

In addition to the notion of race as a social construct, [an old friend, John Garvey, and I] shared another, which we owed to the West Indian Marxist C.L.R. James: that ordinary Americans are drawn by the conditions of their lives in two opposite directions, one that mirrors and reproduces the present society of competition and exploitation, and another that points toward a new society based on freely associated activity. We believed that this internal antagonism played itself out as a civil war within the white mind, between the desire of whites to wall themselves off from black Americans and their desire to overcome the boundaries that kept them apart.

John and I decided that it was time to launch a journal to document that civil war. The result was Race Traitor, whose first issue appeared in the fall of 1992 with the slogan "Treason to whiteness is loyalty to humanity" on its cover. The aim was to chronicle and analyze the making, remaking, and unmaking of whiteness. ...The goal of abolishing the white race is on its face so desirable that some may find it hard to believe that it could incur any opposition other than from committed white supremacists. Of course we expected bewilderment from people who still think of race as biology. We frequently get letters accusing us of being "racists," just like the KKK, and have even been called a "hate group." ...

Our standard response is to draw an analogy with anti-royalism: to oppose monarchy does not mean killing the king; it means getting rid of crowns, thrones, royal titles, etc....

Every group within white America has at one time or another advanced its particular and narrowly defined interests at the expense of black people as a race. That applies to labor unionists, ethnic groups, college students, schoolteachers, taxpayers, and white women. Race Traitor will not abandon its focus on whiteness, no matter how vehement the pleas and how virtuously oppressed those doing the pleading. The editors meant it when they replied to a reader, "Make no mistake about it: we intend to keep bashing the dead white males, and the live ones, and the females too, until the social construct known as 'the white race' is destroyed—not 'deconstructed' but destroyed."

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Reclaim Indymedia! (english)
11 Mar 2003
Indymedia has really gone down the shitter, huh? Seems like nearly half of the posts are by rightwing reactionaries. I can read the mainstream media for this shit! What the fuck? How about moving to institute to some editorial standards?