Professor urged to resign after comparing Barrett to ‘white colonizers,’ calling her Haitian children ‘props’

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Democrats proved to the nation during the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh that they will stoop to unprecedented lows in the pursuit of their political agenda, which appears to begin and ends with protecting the right to kill unborn children.

So suggesting that President Trump’s nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, is racist because she adopted two black children from Haiti, likening her to “white colonizers,” is an easy reach for the left.

 

On Saturday, Ibram X. Kendi, a professor of humanities at Boston University, took to Twitter in response to a tweet from Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin that read: “With two adopted children from Haiti, it’s going to be interesting to watch Democrats try to smear Amy Coney Barrett as racist.”

And while Kendi would go on to speak out of both sides of his mouth, he insinuated that the children were “props.”

“Some White colonizers ‘adopted’ Black children,” the professor observed. “They ‘civilized’ these ‘savage’ children in the ‘superior’ ways of White people, while using them as props in their lifelong pictures of denial, while cutting the biological parents of these children out of the picture of humanity.”

“And whether this is Barrett or not is not the point. It is a belief too many White people have: if they have or adopt a child of color, then they can’t be racist,” Kendi said in a follow up tweet.

Responding to the backlash, which Kendi attributed to “bots,” the author of “How to Be an Antiracist” said that just because he’s challenging the idea that white parents of kids of color are inherently “not racist” doesn’t mean he’s saying they are inherently racist.

Martin’s tweet is seen here:

Despite his attempts at massaging, Kendi’s initial tweet speaks for itself, and it drew a blistering response from Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark.

“Ibram Kendi launches a cruel, racist attack against Judge Barrett and her family,” the senator tweeted. “But what else would we expect from a fraud like him?”

Jonathan Chait, a writer for the liberal New York magazine, tried to run interference for Kendi’s partisan attack on Barrett, tweeting he was just saying sometimes racists adopt black children.

The left’s smear campaign caught the attention of President Trump’s eldest son and namesake, Donald Trump Jr, who tweeted: “The liberals just can’t help themselves.”

Here’s a sampling of other responses to the story from Twitter, beginning with Mollie Hemingway, from The Federalist, who cited a friend to warn this is just the warm up act for the “hideous line of attack” that lies ahead:

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