The left-wing racialist’s research center has collapsed.
"And now we have Ibram Kendi’s Antiracism Center, which is the most spectacular academic failure in many years"--I'd only add that public school throughout the U.S. rivals or exceeds Kendi's failure because it's been failing longer and on a more widespread scale.
You and several of us smelled the grift as far back as 2020, when Kendi and his fellow travelers at BLM began to ply their trade. Woke corporations such as my former employer were all too happy to virtue signal with massive cash payments. The results are as predictable as the sunrise.
The only talent Kendi has is grifting.
Supplement this with the damage caused to educational institutions and students. I'm suing my daughter's former school whose management fell in love with CRT and in 2020 falsely accused several teachers and students of racism. Two lawsuits could cost the school over $500,000
I just finished your book” America’s Cultural Revolution” and can’t think of a better endorsement that what is happening here. Thanks for writing it. I have recommended it to many of my friends....
Race hustlers do what they do. Glad to hear people are waking up to the grift, and rejecting it. Such a vile and destructive ideology.
What took so long?!? My FAVORITE commentary on this nothing guy is by Glenn Loury. If you want a great laugh, watch this YouTube discussion with McWhorter about 3 minutes in... perfect description of the grifter. https://youtu.be/OmOW_3f5gBY?si=w7BR8Vadb7ZrYzJt
Kendi (whose real name is Henry Rogers, but that name sounds "too white" for a racist grifter) could not even define the term "racism" when asked by an elite liberal crowd at the Aspen Ideas Festival. There was gentle laughter from the crowd, but Kendi was too dense to figure out why they were laughing at him. The 1619 project, BLM, CRT, DEI, and even Barry Dunham (POTUS 44), together with Anti-Racism, all turned out to be frauds making false promises that they could not fulfill, and probably never intended to fulfill. The gullibility of liberal elites seems to be boundless. Slowly people are waking up to this reality. It is taking much longer than I would have thought, but people are very loathe to admit they were wrong.
“Anti-racist racism” is a double negative. It always meant to me that he was preaching racism against those he felt had shown it to people of color first, i.e., white people, whether the shoe fits or not. And the man can’t even define the term!
He’s now responsible, however indirectly, for a whole new generation of black kids being racists.
Great news, Christopher Rufo. This is in large part, thanks to you. Let’s hope DEI is Dead End Ideology. Keep up the great work.
Congratulations Chris! I know others helped push back on this clown but your work has led the way. This was no easy task and is a major achievement in exposing and destroying this poisonous ideology. Babylon is a massive empire and every step taken shifts power back to the people and the collective human good.
Thank you for your excellent work.
Here's another "part of the pattern we saw in 2020".
A comment I made on another 'Stack yesterday: “The year after Black Lives Matter protests, the S&P 100 added more than 300,000 jobs—94% went to people of color.” Well that's an interesting statistic. Another statistic that would be interesting.....the year after the BLM 'protests', how much was the year-on-year increase in murders and rapes of black people by other black people? And all in the name of Social Justice." https://grahamcunningham.substack.com/
Another intellectual lightweight affirmative-action creation of academia.
I would be thrilled if you’re correct, Mr. Rufo.
You have and continue to do life changing work.
We will always be indebted to you.
But, Henry Rogers, a.k.a. Ibram X Kendi, was perhaps the stupidest 😂 of all the critical race theorist. Perhaps one of the stupidest academics of all time. I would by no means say critical race theory is done, because as Linda Darling-Hammond says, I’m abbreviating, Paulo Freire’s Marxist model of learning is in 98% of our school systems in the United States… The Castle model of SEL.
Equity is the goal of critical race theory, equity is everywhere. K-12, universities, corporations, ESG, digital currency, etc... you know better than me...
And there will be other Floyd like happenings.
Those of us who are anchored to reality could see this fraud for what it was. Yes, I too am glad to see it go the way of all Marxist-based theories. Very satisfying. What would be icing on the cake are criminal charges.
Kendi may have been discredited, but let's not forget the cancer-like mechanism in our human spirit and culture that allowed the charlatan to turn into a destructive force. It still exists. Having said that, it is a lovely victory in the war of the rational vs the woke. Also, kudos to you, Mr Rufu. Your ability to "see when the emperor has no cloths" and then "shine a light" on these cockroaches that infect us, are powers that are in short supply.