Liberals claim they’re the “anti-racist” side. Then they go and do something like this.
The University Star, the student newspaper for Texas State, provoked enormous backlash for running an anti-white column titled “Your DNA is an abomination.”
The column, submitted by philosophy major Rudy Martinez, features a drawing that includes the words “White is Over! If you want it.”
The piece makes the case that whites are inherently evil and oppressive, and should therefore not exist.
“When I think of all the white people I have ever encountered – whether they’ve been professors, peers, lovers, friends, police officers, et cetera – there is perhaps only a dozen I would consider decent,'” Martinez begins.
The article then argues that “Whiteness will be over because we want it to be. And when it dies, there will be millions of cultural zombies aimlessly wandering across a vastly changed landscape.”
In another passage, Martinez claims whiteness is “a construct used to perpetuate a system of racist power” and that “white death will mean liberation for all.”
He directly tells whites they aren’t worthy of life.
“Until then, remember this: I hate you because you shouldn’t exist. You are both the dominant apparatus on the planet and the void in which all other cultures, upon meeting you, die.”
The article sparked an immediate and vehement reaction.
Andrew Homann, chief of staff at the Texas Federation of College Republicans and a former Texas State student body president, blasted the University Star for running the racist column.
Homann censured the paper, warning that “No one is going to take this paper seriously if the editorial board continues to allow baseless garbage to be published week in and week out.”
Many others took to social media to speak out against the article.
I find it appalling that a portion of my tuition funded the publishing of a blatantly racist article. No one of any kind should be subject to this kind of racism or foolishness.
— Megan Von Erich (@pixiegrinder) November 29, 2017
You allowed this? You have create a sense of danger for all of your white students I have invested 10’s of thousands of dollars into TSU Every bit of my money should be refunded. Where is the University censorship Who would feel proud to graduate from your school now? Embarassing
— Bradley E Morgan (@myscienceman) November 29, 2017
@txstpresident I thought Texas State Was a “no place for hate” campus? Apparently @UniversityStar seems to think I’m an “Abomination” because I’m white. What are you going to do about this? Its unacceptable to be promoting/allowing this article encouraging racial discrimination.
— Evan Kutach (@evan_kutach) November 29, 2017
Hate speech. You published clear hate speech.
— Chuck Connolley (@MMAChuckC) November 30, 2017
Typical ignorant college media trash. The current fad of identitarianism has captured the children’s imagination. When they run out of other people’s money they’ll realize people can choose not to be slaves to their adolescent circular reasoning brainstorms.
— Dryas Lulia (@DryasLulia) November 29, 2017
The response was so strong that Editor-in-Chief Denise Cervantes issued a statement apologizing for the offensive article.
Editor’s Note: Statement in regard to the recently published column “Your DNA is an Abomination.” pic.twitter.com/JeWeIz73Mb
— The University Star (@UniversityStar) November 29, 2017
The editor’s note read:
“In the Nov. 28 issue of The University Star, we published an opinions column titled “Your DNA is an abomination.” The column has received widespread criticism from readers, with many expressing that they find the author’s ideas to be racist. The University Star’s opinion pages are a forum for students to express and debate ideas. While our publication does not endorse every opinion put forth by student columnists or guest contributors, as the editor I take responsibility for what is printed on our pages.
The original intent of the column was to comment on the idea of race and racial identities. We acknowledge that the column could have been clearer in its message and that it has caused hurt within our campus community. We apologize and hope that we can move forward to a place of productive dialogue on ways to bring our community together.”
But not everyone accepted the apology.
Ah, so it’s okay to call white people cultural zombies and the source of everything wrong in the world as long as the title isn’t offensive? Got it.
— Lila Ramos (@LilaRoasts) November 29, 2017
As an editor, you looked at that and saw no issue and ran it. The sad part is, you & your newsroom share the same mindset.
— Joshua Caudill (@JoshuaCaudill85) November 30, 2017
1. Condemn/Terminate the columnist if you don’t endorse it.
2. If it were the other way around, all hell would’ve broken loose.
3. You can’t really ”move forward” when you’re allowing people to encourage white genocide.
4. It’s pretty ”clear” what the message says.
— Ryan Daniels (@RyanDaniels95) November 29, 2017
You can’t apologize after you proofread, approved, printed & put out the paper. You knew before. You knew during. Your apology doesn’t count after.
— SeldenGADawgs (@SeldenGADawgs) November 30, 2017
A lesson to the young staff of the University Star: being a social justice warrior doesn’t pay.