Black Students At Ritzy College: Objective Truth Is A “Myth” Born Of “White Supremacy”
A group of black students at one of America’s ritziest private colleges has sent a lengthy open letter to their school president charging that the search for objective truth is a white supremacist invention used for “silencing oppressed peoples.” The letter also criticizes free speech as “a tool appropriated by hegemonic institutions.”
The students who wrote the letter attend Pomona College in sunny Southern California, reports the Claremont Independent, a student newspaper.
“Historically, white supremacy has venerated the idea of objectivity,” the missive says, but the concept of “a single truth” “is a myth and white supremacy, imperialism, colonization, capitalism, and the United States of America are all of its progeny.”
“The idea that the truth is an entity for which we must search, in matters that endanger our abilities to exist in open spaces, is an attempt to silence oppressed peoples,” the black students declare.
The very dramatic letter from the black students at the $64,957-per-year, meticulously landscaped school then laments the “idea that we must subject ourselves routinely to the hate speech of fascists who want for us not to exist.”
Inviting “white supremacists” to campus — like “fascist,” “warhawk” and “queerphobe” Heather Mac Donald — provides a platform for “toxic and deadly illogic” “condoning violence against Black people.”
After observing that their “ultimate goal” is “to overthrow systems of oppression,” the black students sternly ask (college President) Oxtoby to respond “by Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 4:07pm.” Read the whole thing...