Texas State University’s campus newspaper is under fire for publishing an op-ed by student Rudy Martinez who claims he hates white people and looks forward to their extermination.
Lauren Cooley reports at the Washington Examiner:
Campus newspaper editorial: ‘Your [white] DNA is an abomination’
A new opinion piece in a Texas State University student newspaper tells white students, “Your DNA is an Abomination.”
“When I think of all the white people I have ever encountered – whether they’ve been professors, peers, lovers, friend, police officers, et cetera – there is perhaps only a dozen I would consider ‘decent,’” student author Rudy Martinez writes in the University Star.
Without much biological explanation, Martinez informs white readers, “You were not born white. You became white… You don’t give a damn.” Later in his rant, he calls the police “fascist foot soldiers” and says a “white supremacist inhabits the White House.”
The editorial also suggests that “whiteness in the United States” is a “construct used to perpetuate a system of racist power.”
Here’s a detail which should surprise no one:
According to social media posts, Martinez was arrested in Washington, D.C., during President Trump’s inauguration and attempted to crowdfund for legal fees.
The conclusion is nothing short of a call for genocide:
There is no amount of this kind of ridiculousness that will ever make me feel bad because I happen to be white. Do these idiots think that when white people are most vulnerable, when worried, troubled and struggling, they think, “it’s going to be okay, I’m white”?
That thought has never passed through my head, and not because of embedded, inherent privilege. It’s because being white doesn’t inoculate you from real world problems.