In a four-paragraph diatribe posted to Instagram that champions critical race theory, an assistant dean at Massachusetts-based Brandeis University declared that “all white people are racist.”
She goes on to say in the post that “I don’t hate white people — I hate whiteness.”
The essay was authored by Brandeis faculty member Kate Slater, who describes herself on the social media platform as a racial justice scholar and educator. Her Instagram page has just changed to private status.
Slater, who earned a PhD in educational leadership and policy studies, also claimed that so-called systemic racism is a given and that “all white people have been conditioned in a society where ones racial identity determines life experiences/outcomes and whiteness is the norm and the default and that includes me.”
Slater concludes that “CRT does not create oppression; it names oppression that already exists.”
Tuition plus room and board at Brandeis runs to about $77,000, which is going to require a family to pony up about $300,000 (absent any scholarship funding) to enable their son or daughter to obtain a four-year diploma for education of this kind.
It’s this kind of disunifying rationale that is prompting grassroots parents and students from all backgrounds all across the country to oppose CRT, when schools attempt to implement it at the middle school, high school, or college level.
It’s also why an increasing number of states have banned the CRT curriculum or are planning to do so.
The pervasiveness of this radical ideology calls into serious question why parents would want to send their offspring to what has become extremely expensive campus-based, far-left indoctrination centers, when other options are available.
In addition to seeking a degree in the hard sciences, this includes trade schools that teach real-world skills that actually lead to high-paying jobs, unlike a standard liberal arts degree.
Review the essay and draw your own conclusions, however.
In the guise of anti-racism, CRT seeks to shame, if not smear, one group while creating resentment in another based only on immutable characteristics.
Meanwhile, collective guilt has never been part of the American tradition. CRT also is at odds with goals of the civil rights movement that led to federal and state laws rendering racial discrimination of any kind illegal, including in the educational space.
CRT advocates have yet to explain, given the prevalence of systemic racism, why people from all over the world want to come to the U.S. legally or illegally and live here permanently.
Reaction to the now-private Instagram post is starting to emerge on Twitter. Here is a sampling:
@BrandeisU I am a graduate with two teens. I am ashamed of your hire of Kate Slater. She is a racist. My children will never attend Brandeis. You have taken a tragic turn.
— Seahamma (@Abralise) May 25, 2021
Hate to break it to you — not just the "far right media." Anyone who doesn't believe in racism. Have you read her stuff? She is a self-described racist.
And I am a liberal!
— James (@James14352471) May 26, 2021
Thanks to Kate Slater, ur university is 2 students less as of today and minus 1 endowment donation.
— Spacek Klumbergastenhoser (@BrantMiles) May 26, 2021
Speak for yourself Kate Slater. Thank you for admitting to the world you are racist. But being white does not make you inherently racist. The fact you're in education & push this concept is beyond frightening. Yes, you deserve all the consequences you should be facing. @BrandeisU
— 🤷♂️ (@BadSportsTakeAZ) May 26, 2021
.@BrandeisU what a ignorant person. Stating that 100% of people are anything based on their skin color is racist. If Kate Slater hates herself so much that’s fine but she only speaks for herself. But I wouldn’t want my kids going within 10 miles of her poison.
— davidblufer (@davidblufer) May 26, 2021
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