Dave Rubin, host of "The Rubin Report," spoke with Human Events senior editor Jack Posobiec at the National Conservatism Conference in Orlando, Florida, about why Boston University professor Ibram X. Kendi recently deleted a tweet that may have inadvertently disproved his own "white privilege" worldview.
Kendi, author of "How to Be an Antiracist," tried to use data research about white students lying about their race on college applications to prove a point. He didn't realize that he was actually disproving his own theories about systemic racism. [Read more on this here.]
Kendi posted a link to an article on "The Hill" with the caption: "More than a third of White students lied about their race on college applications, and about half of these applicants lied about being Native American. More than three-fourths of these students who lied about their race were accepted."
Kendi later deleted his tweet.
When Jack, along with many others on Twitter, pointed out how Kendi's argument undermined his own claims about white privilege and systemic racism in America, Kendi accused Jack of lying, adding that "lies ... are violent".
"A White man is attacking a Black person with lies (which are violent). The Black person resists. The White man keeps attacking until he declares he 'broke' the Black person. That's the context. Seek a book about slavery," Kendi tweeted.
"A lot of people pointed out, 'Kendi, you know, doesn't this kind of fly in the face of your entire life's work?' Because you claim there's systemic racism in the opposite direction than what the data you have presented to us shows. So he deletes the tweet," Jack told Dave. "Then I just tweeted out that, you know, he deleted the tweet once it proved what everybody, kind of, thinks that it proved."
"It disproved his entire existence," Dave added.
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