There are days you can only shake your head at the stupidity of academics.
Take University of New Hampshire physics professor Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, for example.
In the wake of attacks on Jews by blacks in New York, the good professor took to Twitter explain why antisemitism is exclusively a “white” problem and, as such, it is inappropriate to discuss anti-Semitic acts committed by black people.
“Antisemitism in the United States, historically, is a white Christian problem, and if any Black people have developed antisemitic views it is under the influence of white gentiles,” the professor Tweeted.
It gets better.
The professor further Tweeted that Jews adopted “whiteness” as a so-called “social praxis” and, as such, some Blacks have erroneously blamed Jewishness for it.
“There is no systemic Black on Jewish violence,” she wrote, adding that “putting more police and people with guns outside of synagogues may make white Jews feel safer but it will endanger Jews of color, especially Black Jews and Middle Eastern Jews.”
This where we see how leftist ideology has gone off the rails.
The core of Leftist ideology is that white Europeans are the source of all the world’s ills. They are the racists who conquered the world, enslaved colored people and created an economic system (capitalism) that continues to impose racism and imperialism on people of color.
Along come some members of the black community who dislike Jews so much that the unhinged among them are motivated to attack and kill easily recognizable Jews and their worldview is challenged.
The Left can’t bring itself to acknowledge that people of color can be racist. That would utterly destroy their belief system.
So what do they do?
In this case, the Left is literally blaming the Jews for their own persecution. Because Jews identify as white, they brought the attacks upon themselves.
Worse still, the blacks don’t know any better because of white Jews.
Good Lord, this insulting on so many levels.
Jews have been persecuted for centuries. They did not bring it upon themselves. They’ve been persecuted by Romans, Christians and Arabs.
We need to be honest with ourselves. Racism exists. Europeans did not invent it. Just study a little Chinese history to see how ethnic groups in Asia feel about each other. Racism existed in Asia long before European contact.
Pretending that blacks cannot be racist and commit hate crimes won’t keep Jews safe and it won’t help the black community confront its racists.