Professor Ibram X. Kendi: 'Functionally Racist' to Challenge Biden's 'Victory'
Liberal critical race theorist lists terms which are 'racist'
Critical race theorist Ibram X. Kendi challenged those opposing Joe Biden's projected win comparing it to a form of racism.
Kendi described the expression “legal vote," a term used to describe lawful votes cast in the election as “functionally racist.”
Kendi wrote on Twitter:
“The term ‘legal vote’ is as fictionally fraught and functionally racist as the terms ‘illegal alien’ and ‘race neutral’ and ‘welfare queen’ and ‘handouts’ and ‘super predator’ and ‘crackbaby’ and ‘personal responsibility’ and ‘post racial.'"
The term “legal vote” is as fictionally fraught and functionally racist as the terms “illegal alien” and “race neutral” and “welfare queen” and “handouts” and “super predator” and “crackbaby” and “personal responsibility” and “post racial.”— Ibram X. Kendi (@DrIbram) November 7, 2020
Kendi followed up with another tweet:
“There are so many more terms like this. What did I leave out?”
His liberal 'woke' followers chimed in claiming any terms questioning the Left’s pet programs are necessarily racist.
One of his followers said other racist expressions would include “deadbeat dads,” “death taxes,” “big government,” “socialism,” “radical left,” “gay agenda,” “ivory tower,” “elites,” “looting,” “broken windows,” “pro-abortion,” “anti-religion,” “unwashed poor,” “anti-American,” “open borders,” “anti-police,” and “anchor baby.”
But as Kendi's followers went 'peak woke,' he was forced to clarify exactly what he meant.
Kendi explained that voter recounts in majority-black areas must also be racist.
“The misinformation of widespread voter fraud — or ‘illegal voting’ — in Detroit, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Phoenix where Black and Brown voters predominate is baked into the term ‘legal vote,’” he said.
“No matter what GOP propaganda says, there’s nothing wrong with those voters and votes.”
“What makes a term racist is rarely the term’s literal meaning, and almost always the historical and political context in which the term is being used,” Kendi helpfully added.
But using racism as a stretched attempt to smear people is nothing new to Kendi.
In September, Kendi called Amy Coney Barrett a racist ‘white colonizer’ for adopting two black children from Haiti.
"Some White colonizers “adopted” Black children," Kendi wrote on Twitter.
"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,” he tweeted.
“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,” he added.
“I’m challenging the idea that White parents of kids of color are inherently ‘not racist’ and the bots completely change what I’m saying to ‘White parents of kids of color are inherently racist.’ These live and fake bots are good at their propaganda. Let’s not argue with them.”
Some White colonizers "adopted" Black children. 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. https://t.co/XBE9rRnoqq— Ibram X. Kendi (@DrIbram) September 26, 2020
The professor's remarks caused massive backlash as many called for him to resign.