Imposing medical things while not knowing what’s in the contract….. and more on today’s CrossPolitic Daily Newsbrief. I’m Toby Sumpter and today is Tuesday, November 2, 2021. Happy Election Day — make sure you get out and vote. And many apologies for a dead week of daily news briefs — we were out of town recording other things that we will be sharing with you soon!
Ibram X. Kendi was in the news over the weekend after tweeting a link to an article and then deleting it. The article was from The Hill describing how college applicants often lie about their race, pretending to be non-white in order to gain entrance into colleges.
The now-deleted tweet said: “More than a third of White students lied about their race on college applications, and about half of these applicants lied about being Native American. More than three-fourths of these students who lied about their race were accepted.”
Why the backlash? Well, opponents of Kendi’s anti-racism philosophy pointed out that the tweet and article didn’t really support the narrative that American is a hotbed of systemic racism, if, well, everyone is clambering to identify as the supposedly subjugated races. Kendi is often cited as a leading proponent of Critical Race Theory.
Who is this Ibram X. Kendi? Dr. Kendi is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and the Founding Director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. He is the host Be Antiracist with Ibram X. Kendi, a new podcast. In 2020, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world. He’s the author of the book “How to be Antir-Racist.” His next book, How To Raise An Antiracist, will be published on June 14, 2022 and is available now for pre-order.
But what’s really interesting is that Dr. Kendi apparently recently said he was quite horrified about his daughter coming home saying she wants to be a boy:
Dr. Ibram X. Kendi Says His Daughter Wanting to be a Boy is “Horrifying”
Now of course Dr. Kendi is right: this is horrifying. And Kendi is at least somewhat consistent in seeming to be against people pretending to be what they are not. But what he doesn’t seem to understand is why what he is doing is actually encouraging people to desire to become what they are not. He’s feeding discontent when he propigates the notion that everything is a power struggle between races. “What affirmative messages can we be teaching her about being a girl that can protect her from the messages she is hearing in our home or even outside our home?” I’m glad he’s asking the question, and I hope he considers Critical Race Theory is part of the problem. Of course he’s exactly right. His daughter needs to be taught that being created in the image of God as female is glorious. But the question is: can Kendi say the same thing about a young white boy who has started to suspect that he won’t be able to get into college because of the color of his skin?
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