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A Penn State professor acknowledges that Critical Race Theory, anti-racism and white privilege “education” isn’t really about ending racism, but is instead about power.

Sam Richards, a professor at Penn State, told his class:

“If you’re sitting in a group and you’re sort of pissed, it’s like, ‘Sam shouldn’t have done this and he shouldn’t have done that and he should approach this differently and he shouldn’t talk about these issues like that and he’s making people feel uncomfortable and he’s all these things.’ And you’re white, what’s actually happening is you’re lifting yourselves up, right? Like you’re lifting up because what you’re doing by doing that is silencing a conversation that we need to have.

“‘Oh, don’t talk about these issues. Oh, don’t talk about them like that.’ Well, how do we talk about them? ‘Yeah, but don’t like start calling people out and pointing out their skin color.’ Oh really? Well, what should we do then? Oh, we shouldn’t talk about skin color. Oh, I get it. Oh, let’s not talk about hair. Let’s not talk about anything. Let’s not talk about people for whom language is not their first language. Let’s not talk about accents and dialects and all sorts of, let’s not talk about anything. Let’s just pretend that nothing exists.

“And then, when we pretend that nothing exists, power doesn’t ever move. Power stays the same. And in the world of race, what it means is white people continue to be in power because white people never have to look in the mirror and say, ‘wow, what’s going on?’ We don’t have to wrestle, we don’t have to engage.”

 

Author: Jacob Hall