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'Anti-racist' professor Ibram X. Kendi says Republican Party is 'party of white supremacy'

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Ibram X. Kendi, who has made headlines for proclaiming himself to be the "anti-racist" professor, said that Republicans are the "party of white supremacy."

In addition to being a professor and author, Kendi heads up Boston University's Center for Anti-Racist Research.

What are the details?

Kendi, author of "How to Be an Anti-Racist," penned an op-ed for the Atlantic in which he branded the GOP as deeply sinister and racist.

In the op-ed, Kendi said that the Republican Party is guilty of using "dog whistles," such as calling itself the "party of parents."

He added that "Republican politicians care about white children," "anti-racist education is harmful to white children," "Republican politicians are protecting white children by banning anti-racist education," and that the "Republican Party is the party of white parents because it is protecting white children."

“The foundational assumption of this great myth is that Republican politicians care about white children,” Kendi claimed. “But if they did, then they would not be ignoring or downplaying or defending or bolstering the principal racial threat facing white youth today.”

The principal racial threat, he said, is that white children are "being indoctrinated" into white supremacy online and not taking advantage of learning critical race theory in many public schools.

White supremacy, he explained, is the "toxic blend of racist, sexist, ableist, homophobic, transphobic, Islamophobic, xenophobic, and anti-Semitic ideas" that are "harmful to all minds," but is targeted toward "white youth."

He added that the Republican Party is fueling the fire by trying to "ban what can protect their kids from white supremacy."

“Instead of countering white supremacy by supporting antiracist education, Republican officials have turned white parental attention away from that threat, rallying their support in order to ban what can protect their kids from white supremacy,” Kendi claimed, pointing to critical race theory. “The GOP crusade against antiracist education has left impressionable white kids unprotected from the threat of white supremacists sliding into their feeds, chat rooms, games, DMs — into their minds.”

Kendi noted that white Republicans who are averse to what he refers to "anti-racist education" are helping to perpetuate the degradation of young, white minds.

“The Republican attacks on what they call ‘critical race theory’ aren’t about protecting white kids, or any kids at all,” Kendi added. “The attacks are intended to deceive, aggrieve, and mobilize enough white donors and voters to win contested elections this year and beyond.”

“This Republican Party is not the party of any group of parents, but the party of white supremacy,” he concluded.

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