Toronto Black Lives Matter co-founder says white people are ‘genetic defects’

Toronto Black Lives Matter co-founder says white people are ‘genetic defects’
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The co-founder of Toronto’s Black Lives Matter chapter believes white people are “recessive genetic defects” who should be “wiped out.”

“Whiteness is not humxness,” Yusra Khogali wrote in a just-discovered Facebook post from December 2015, according to the Toronto Sun. “infact, white skin is sub-humxn.”

From there, Khogali, who purposefully misspells “human” in order to eliminate “man” from the word, made her case against the Caucasian race by arguing that more melanin is better. “Melanin enables black skin to capture light and hold it in its memory mode which reveals that blackness converts light into knowledge,” she wrote.

After making several similar statements, Khogali concluded that white people “are recessive genetic defects.” She said the Caucasian race “need white supremacy as a mechanism to protect their survival as a people because all they can do is produce themselves.”

Black people, however, “simply through their dominant genes can literally wipe out the white race if we had the power to,” she added.

The Black Lives Matter activist’s argument has no basis in reality and is, in fact, reminiscent of arguments made against African Americans by white supremacists, according to Daniel Kevles, a professor at Yale University who spoke to the Sun about the ordeal.

“The [Facebook post] mirrors the racism of American eugenicists who claimed in the first third of the 20th century that native whites were genetically superior not only to blacks but also to immigrants from Eastern and Southern Europe,” he said. “Their claims were without any scientific foundation and added up to expressions of naked white racism.”

“The anger and frustration that animates the Black Lives Matter movement is altogether understandable, but the way to contest pseudo-science and white prejudice is not with an alternative pseudo-science and black prejudice,” Kelves, who is considered an expert in eugenics, continued. “It is with moral argument and political action.”

This is not the first time Khogali has attracted attention for her statements. Just last week, she delivered a speech declaring Quebec City a “white supremacist settler colony” and she called Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a “white supremacist terrorist” for apparently not doing enough to address President Donald Trump’s 90-day ban of entry into the U.S. from seven Muslim-majority countries and the 120-day suspension of the refugee resettlement program.

Trudeau, according to PBS, pledged last month to take in refugees who might be turned away from the U.S. because of Trump’s executive order, which has since been suspended by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

“What did Justin Trudeau say [in response to Trump’s so-called Muslim ban]?” Khogali said. “He said he wanted to accept everyone who’s not allowed into the U.S. border to Canada.”

“When Justin Trudeau says that he is a liar,” she added. “He is a hypocrite. He is a white supremacist, terrorist. That is what he is.”

And in a tweet last year, Khogali prayed to “Allah” for strength to keep from killing “white folks.”

“Plz Allah give me strength to not cuss/kill these men and white folks out here today,” she tweeted in July, according to the Sun.

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