UC Berkeley professor in unearthed video: ‘To abolish whiteness is to abolish white people’

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A recently unearthed video of a UC Berkeley professor’s lecture in which he uses brutally frank language on how to deal with what progressive leftists view as the greatest threat to America, the menace of “whiteness” which in the view of many extremists, must be eradicated.

In recent years, it has become increasingly obvious that the “woke” revolutionaries who gestated inside of college classrooms before moving on to positions of influence in media organizations, legislative bodies and corporate boardrooms are driven by a messianic desire to cleanse the nation of its perceived sins by inflicting severe punishments upon white people but its still fairly rare to hear them admit in sweeping terms that echo some of the darkest episodes in human history.

But admitting it is exactly what Professor Zeus Leonardo appears to do in the video that was first posted last month by a conservative website which taken during a 2007 lecture and subsequently went viral.

According to Prof. Leonardo, “And so, that’s why I’m coming up with this recent understanding that to abolish whiteness is to abolish white people, and that’s very uncomfortable perhaps but it asks about our definitions of what racism, what racial justice might mean.”

According to his faculty page on the UC Berkeley website:

Zeus Leonardo has published numerous articles and book chapters on critical social thought in education. His articles have appeared in Educational Researcher; Race, Ethnicity, and Education; Teachers College Record; and Educational Philosophy and Theory. Some of his essays include: “Critical Social Theory and Transformative Knowledge,” “The Souls of White Folk,” “The Color of Supremacy,” “Contracting Race,” and “Dis-orienting Western Knowledge.”

His books include Race, Whiteness, and Education, Race Frameworks and Education and Racism, as well as the editor the Handbook of Cultural Politics and Education, according to his bio.

The provocative remarks were condemned by Twitter users.

It isn’t the first time that a clip of Professor Leonardo’s racist ideas has drawn attention either, in remarks during an online lecture series co-sponsored by George Washington University, he discusses a bizarre idea from author Thandeka that white people are in some ways inhuman, remarks that were spotted by Campus Fix.

“Whites are not born white, they have to become white, and her suggestion is that white children who were not white originally, they were born human.”

“Little by little, they have to be abused into becoming white humans and this abuse is sometimes physical right, he said, “but also it’s psychological and cultural

“Professor Leonardo’s current research interests involve the study of ideologies and discourses in education with respect to structural relations of power. Much of his work is interdisciplinary and draws insights from sociology, contemporary philosophy, and cultural studies. In particular, he engages critical theories to inform his analysis of the relationship between schooling and social relations, such as race, class, culture, and gender,” the school’s website reads.


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