Ibram X. Kendi receives applause for bigoted statement about ‘Whiteness’ at Netflix screening

Professional race-baiter Ibram X. Kendi, author of the “How to Be an Antiracist,” is back, this time with a Netflix documentary and a whole new round of intensely offensive remarks.

“I don’t think white people worldwide have really reckoned with how much their own personal identity is shaped by constructions of whiteness, and how much that construction of whiteness prevents white people from connecting with humanity,” Kendi said at a recent screening of “Stamped from the Beginning,” based on Kendi’s 2016 book that dove into the history of anti-black racism.

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“When you recognize that you are part and parcel of humanity — in other words, you’re not over humanity, right? — it allows you to really be able to connect, to people who don’t look like you, who have kinky hair, who have dark skin,” he explained, “and to see yourself in them.”

“And it’s whiteness that prevents that,” he said. “When you’re not able to see yourself in other human beings, that creates all sorts of problems. But not just societal problems, but personal problems, that I think hopefully this film and this work will liberate those folks from.”

“It’s liberating all the way around,” he said. “I think it will liberate all of us because we’ve all been told a lie about ourselves and other people.”

Perhaps more disturbing than Kendi’s hateful thoughts is the reaction he got for saying them out loud.

The John Adams Institute audience burst into virtue-signaling applause.

Asked if racism is “a term that’s been injected into places where it might not have shown up otherwise” or if he thinks “it’s a natural progression of humanity,” Kendi noted that the term “racism only really emerged in the world in the 1930s.”

“A German writer wrote a book on racism in which he sought to compare and contrast what people of African descent were facing with those who were experiencing — Jewish people were experiencing the Holocaust,” he explained.

The term, Kendi says, became popular in 1940, after an American author used it in a book called, “Race, Science, and Society.”

“Clearly, racism existed before 1930. … They were racializing people, namely in first Black people, as early as the mid-1400s, and so it was the racialization of Black people, the racialization of Indigenous people, the racialization of Asian people, the racialization of White people, and all these racializations were happening simultaneously,” he said.

Pointing to the Portuguese’s “exclusive human trading of African people in the mid-1400s,” Kendi stated, “The human trade became a global phenomenon, colonialism became a global phenomenon, largely carried out — obviously — by Europeans.”

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Of course, what he failed to mention is that the African people played a huge role in the profitable trade or that every race in history has, at one time or another, been enslaved by someone.

“This is why Kendi refuses to talk to any of his critics,” the popular Mythinformed account wrote on X. “He knows these positions are indefensible and will only discuss them with his Woke supporters.”

Melissa Fine


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