Skip to comments.Mitt Romney: The Whitest Man in the Room? [English professor Li presents her evidence]
Posted on 10/08/2012 2:55:58 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
..........Romney's whiteness has been hit by various super-PACs, including the organization the Obama campaign set up called "African Americans for Obama." But Obama's allies in the academic world are really stepping up to the plate. One of the loopiest attempts to attack Romney's race is from one Stephanie Li,an English professor.
Her vicious little hit piece on Romney has a truly stunning thesis. It is that Romney isn't merely white--simple observation reveals that, surely, even to the uneducated. No, it takes some kind of scholar such as Ms. Li to discern that he is "the whitest man to run for president"! Now, the fellow obviously is not an albino, so Li is compelled to explain to us what she means.
Li invokes what she regards as a well-established--what? scientific?--theory called "Critical Race Theory." She avers that "scholars" in this "field" have "demonstrated" that "whiteness" is a "social identity built upon unearned entitlements." Demonstrated! Like physicists have demonstrated quantum theory!
Li quotes another race theorist, one Peggy McIntosh, who claims that "whiteness" is "an invisible weightless knapsack of special provisions, maps, passports, codebooks, visas, clothes, tools, and blank checks." Li does not indicate the evidence McIntosh offers for this bizarre claim.
Amazing, isn't it? If you are white, you automatically have all these tools at your disposal that apparently guarantee your success -- tools that no other races have, of course. The tools are there -- but invisible! (Maybe the reason the vast majority of whites don't know about all these tools, and remain poor or middle-class, is that the tools -- like little fairies! -- are invisible). Now we know where Obama came up with his mantra, "You didn't build that!"
This is nonsense -- the sort of nonsense that, as Orwell observed, is so silly that only intellectuals can believe it........
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
And judging from the spectacle of the Romney-Obama Presidential Debate of October 3, 2012 [a bell that cannot be unrung], it’s painfully obvious how “well” this kind of pandering works. It doesn’t work and it is ruining good minds and productive lives, and destroying our country.
“I think she needs to get laid.”
Recent undergraduate courses
* Race in American Fiction (fall 2011)
* Toni Morrison and Critical Theory (fall 2011)
* The Radical Narratives of Toni Morrison (spring 2011)
* Race in Fiction, the Fiction of Race (fall 2010)
* Survey of American Literature (fall 2010)
* Narratives of Immigration and Assimilation (spring 2010)
* Introduction to Creative Writing (spring 2012)
What a rigorous discipline! If I had a kid at Cornell.... well, they wouldn't be at Cornell anymore!
So now the very act of “being white” is a liability for a political candidate?
How is that not as racist a theory as any ever levelled against blacks?
Dr. Li is a bigot, plain and simple. That she spews her vitriol from an ivy-draped hall instead of the corner barroom doesn’t make her and her hatred any less repulsive.
She ought not be hatin’. Being a white male is genetically predetermined, just like sexual orientation...
Let’s talk about the racist Maoist female in the room.
Some people have self hate because they aren’t white.
Hey,sweetie, can you get your slave relatives in the olde country making IPhone5’s again,so I don’t have to wait for
my new phone!
So their saying he "King of the WASP's"
Except he's not a WASP...He a Mormon and that has a history of not being "entitled"...
The morons can't even get their own theory right...
Critical Race Theory
One of the crap theories to come out of the 1960’s when macro theories had to make excuses for the reason why minorities were not as successful as caucasians
Personal responsibility wan’t allowed
My mother and father in law both work for Cornell and they are extreme liberals.
Please keep reminding white people that we are white. Please? I’m begging you. Keep reminding us that we are part of something. Please? Please? I’m sure the result of such reminders are going to be EXACTLY what you hope to achieve Ms. Li.
My definition of white privilege:
You grew up in a 2 parent family.
At least 1 of your parents had a steady job that supported the family.
Your parents taught you right from wrong.
You worked hard in school and got good grades.
You have not been arrested or have a police record.
You don’t do or sell drugs.
You have no children out of wedlock.
You graduated high school or college.
You have a steady job.
Your Thanksgivings must be interesting.
Or do they “do” Thanksgiving?
Obviously, Cornell has an Affirmative Action program to employ racists. She is cut from the same cloth as the old KKK, only she hates whites instead of blacks.
I certainly would never send a member of my family to that abusive environment.
What a bunch of gobbledygook.
“I think she needs to get laid.”
Sorry. I can’t look at her picture without imagining her in a Mao jacket, without the smile. A big turn off. Besides which, I’m certainly the wrong race for her, and probably the wrong sex [”gender” for all you post-sanity intellectuals].
Creative writing... clearly...
If “whiteness” is basically undeserved privilege, then a Chinese English professor who gets paid good money to spend her days thinking and talking about crap must be white too.
She can write all the drivel she wants, I will gladly vote for “whiteness” over incompetence and socialist aspirations any day.