A far left professor from Northwestern University and University of Essex (UK), Barnor Heese, has developed a school curriculum that is based on a long career of craven bigotry, bitter revenge and nasty racism against White people, and he is getting feedback that his racism has gone too far.
“He put his Twitter account to private, but his last tweet was saying the snow cover in Chicago is a symbol of white supremacy. Top quality academic insights!,” Christopher Ruffo, a researcher who is focused on school choice and Critical Race Theory, posted.
Heese’s research interests, according to numerous biographies, include post-structuralism and political theory, black political thought, modernity and coloniality, blackness and affect, race and governmentality, conceptual methodologies, postcolonial studies.
Why does he have such influence on institutes of learning? Even far left Yale professor knows Heese’s latest project on “8 White Identies’ goes way too far.
“Look at this dangerous, racist drivel by Barnor Hesse. Racism is a real problem. But this is not helping the cause of reducing its unacceptable impact on our society, “Nicholas A. Christakis @NAChristakis Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science at Yale. Physician. Author of Apollo’s Arrow, wrote about the extreme left propaganda.
HOW DID IT GET TO AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS? NOTE THE FOREIGN INFLUENCE
“As the recipient of much anger from the white liberal echelon to the intolerant right, I was relieved to be sent this link by a Facebook friend and anti-racism activist from Canada.
The writer of this blog has extrapolated the essential messages from Professor Barnor Hesse’s course “Unsettling Whiteness”.
This is ground-breaking work around whiteness studies from a radical black perspective. In it he outlines the eight categories of white identity in relation to the “regime of whiteness that governs society through racial rule”. These are the “socially visible, action-orientated white identities in everyday dialogue within that regime”.
In the United States this obsession on skin color is generally called “racism”. Surely someone loves this man enough to tell him to walk this back, because it is abusive.
That isn’t stopping the principal of East Side Community High School from pushing these toxic ideas into a public school at 420 East 12th Street in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City and accosting the White parents of their students with the propaganda.
According to Christopher Rufo, a researcher, journalist, and filmmaker who claims to have a source who reported just that, to him.
SCOOP: The principal of East Side Community School in New York sent white parents this "tool for action," which tells them they must become "white traitors" and then advocate for full "white abolition."
This is the new language of public education. pic.twitter.com/0XA3xUpcuT
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) February 15, 2021
IT IS ABOUT THE POWER OF CRITICAL RACE THEORY
Even progressive journalist Jeffrey Wells is unhappy about Heese’s work, writing “According to a five-week-old analysis of Anglo Saxon racial attitudes (plus a corresponding color illustration) from Barnor Hesse, Associate Professor of African American Studies, Political Science and Sociology at Northwestern University, white people come in all shapes, sizes and moods, but too damn many of them are thorny little bitches who won’t get with the Critical Race Theory program and therefore need to be shaken and shamed and maybe slapped around.”
So what purpose does it serve to teach school children and their parents about this one Black man’s crusade against While People? For political power, of course.
IS RACE POLITICAL? YES. IT. IS. ROOTS OF SCHOOL CURRICULUM ON RACE
According to Hesse “Race” is only a construct designed to get political power.
From his own speeches:
Whiteness is a political theology – it’s experienced as a supreme authority (above the law).
Whiteness is worshipped – culturally, economically, socially.
Ritual forms of violence against non-white people have been, and still are, a regular occurrence. These acts are central to whiteness.
Whiteness claims the divine right to steal from colonies. (According to All African Women’s Group the UK stole £7 trillion from Africa through colonialism).
Sources for this abusive curriculum come from years of hateful racism against White people.
— Lucky Me (@Light_bound) February 15, 2021
HOW IS THIS NOT RACISM?
According to Heese, all White people fall into one of these categories.
I’m working on a paper titled “The 8 Black Identities” and I’d love some advice. Black Abolitionist is giving me the most trouble. I’m trying to write it without coming across as if I’m a racist pushing for the genocide of another race. How’d you manage to pull that off?
— Matthew Wichman (@wichman_matthew) February 15, 2021
If the tables were turned, we would clearly know the concepts from the handout are in fact racist.
IS IT WHITE LIBERALS PUTTING PRESSURE ON HIM TO COME UP WITH THIS STUFF?
Consider this discussion by Heese.
"it is important to recognise what is new but it’s also important to recognise what is residually old in a new context and recognise that we have tools to deal with this. there are new questions to pose but they are being posed against very old formations."- barnor hesse
— sad sweet dreamer (@mxthercxuntry) February 8, 2021
“To ignore that race is a social construct is racist. Social construction is not social construct. When you say what is race, and to rescue social construction in an alternative way, how would we do that. One problem we have is when people talk about these things they have no idea what they are talking about. People are vague. The first words that there was that race is not natural,” he says in a confused circular logical.
How is this not racism? https://t.co/sX4eCmdRbk
— Kari Baxter Donovan???????????????????????????????????????????????????????? (@Saorsa1776) February 16, 2021
It is unclear how this man, who is surely well-meaning, has come to the place where everyone who is White must be one kind of racist or the other.
In the meantime, while we are trying to figure it out, perhaps we could leave the public school children and their parents alone? It’s not like there is nothing else going on in 2020 and 2021.
Kari is an ex-Community Organizer who writes about Voter Engagement, Cultural Marxism and Campaigns. She has been a grassroots volunteer with the GOP, on and off for 18 years. She is a Homeschool Mom in North Carolina and loves Photojournalism and Citizen Journalism. @Saorsa1776