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November 2nd, 2017
A City University of New York sociology professor went off on a self-loathing, white-hate rant in a tweetstorm, saying that “the white-nuclear family” promotes racism, prompting a backlash on social media.
Jessie Daniels, who described herself as an expert on “the Internet manifestations of racism” on her CUNY page, infuriated social media users after reportedly saying that white families promote racism by default.
The professor began her argument saying she learned that “the white-nuclear family is one of the most powerful forces supporting white supremacy,” adding that that families “reproducing white children” are “part of the problem” as they facilitate white supremacy in the country, Campus Reform reported.
She reportedly tweeted: “I mean, if you’re a white person who says they’re engaged in dismantling white supremacy but … you’re forming a white family (and) reproducing white children that ‘you want the best for’ – how is that helping [and] not part of the problem?”
She reportedly ended her arguement suggesting that “white people” should confront their racism and stop perpetuating inequality by leaving their homes for their children.
“Until white people are ready to confront their own family’s racism (and) participation in systemic white supremacy, it’s not getting dismantled,” she wrote. “Beyond just calling out interpersonal racism, white people who want to be engaged in the work need to ask themselves about housing wealth.”
She added: “White people: do you own your home? When you die, where’s wealth in that house going? If it’s to your children, you’re reproducing (inequality).”
The professor locked her account in response to the criticism.
Jessie Daniels, PhD is Professor of Sociology at Hunter College and at The Graduate Center, CUNY. You can contact the university at (212) 772-5585 or (212) 772-5587 to express your opinion.
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