Introduction — Sept 28, 2020
Although she’s no “white colonizer” Professor Ibram Kendi of Boston University may have a point about Judge Amy Barrett. For those prominent White public figures who adopt Black kids the move is often a cynical, calculated PR move.
Ever ready to burnish her public image, Madonna has adopted four Black kids from Malawi.
While Hollywood star Charlize Theron has gone one step further than Madonna. The South African-born actress didn’t just adopt two Black boys, she is now raising both as girls.
While Judge Amy Barrett’s adoption isn’t so obviously a PR stunt, we would not dismiss entirely what Prof. Kendi says. Ed.
Boston University professor is urged to resign for calling Amy Coney Barrett a ‘white colonizer’
- Ibram Kendi of Boston University sparked outrage on social media on Saturday
- He suggested whites adopt black kids to shield them from charges of racism
- Kendi was commenting on Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s two Haitian children
- His tweets about Trump’s Supreme Court nominee prompted calls for his firing
- Democrats were criticized for questioning the legitimacy of her adoptions
- Barrett has five biological children and two adopted children for Haiti
- Republicans rushed to her defense and called the comments ‘disgusting’
- Trump announced Barrett as his Supreme Court nomination on Saturday
Ariel Zilber, Frances Mulraney and Geoff Earle – Daily Mail Sept 28, 2020
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.
— Ibram X. Kendi (@DrIbram) September 26, 2020
A Boston University president who said President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee was a racist ‘white colonizer’ for adopting two black children from Haiti and using them as ‘props’ while ‘cutting the biological parents out of the picture’ is being urged to resign on Sunday.
The controversial charge was leveled at Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Saturday by Ibram X. Kendi, a Boston University professor.
‘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.’
Twitter users pointed out that Kendi was responding to a tweet that included a picture of Barrett’s sister, Carrie, holding children who were not adopted by the judge.
Kendi tweeted in response: ‘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.’
‘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.”