Students at Georgia Southern University gathered around a trash can on Thursday to burn a book about white privilege written by a New York Times contributor following her appearance on campus.
Jennine Capó Crucet, a Latina woman who is an associate professor at the University of Nebraska, is the author of “Make Your Home Among Strangers,” a self-inspired novel about a Hispanic girl’s journey through the supposedly white-dominated university system.
She appeared at the GSU Performing Arts Center on Wednesday night where she gave a lecture expressing her cultural Marxist viewpoints. It sparked outrage from the audience during the subsequent “question and answer” session.
“I noticed that you made a lot of generalizations about the majority of white people being privileged,” one individual told Crucet. “What makes you believe that it’s okay to come to a college campus, like this, when we are supposed to be promoting diversity on this campus, which is what we’re taught. I don’t understand what the purpose of this was.”
“I came here because I was invited and I talked about white privilege because it’s a real thing that you are actually benefiting from right now in even asking this question,” Crucet responded.
“What’s so heartbreaking for me and what is so difficult in this moment right now is to literally have read a talk about this exact moment happening and it’s happening again. That is why a different experience, the white experience, is centered in this talk,” she added, which angered the audience further.
Crucet went on Twitter following the event and implied that her critics were a violent threat of some sort.
Also want to say: I met some very amazing, brilliant students at @GeorgiaSouthern tonight. Many of them were the ones disrupting the aggressive & ignorant comments during the Q&A. At the signing, we hugged & cried. I‘m happy to know them and also legit worried for their safety.
— Jennine Capó Crucet (@crucet) October 10, 2019
This prompted the students to strike back against Crucet by showing them what they thought of her propaganda book by burning it on campus.
so after our FYE book’s author came to my school to talk about it… these people decide to burn her book because “it’s bad and that race is bad to talk about”. white people need to realize that they are the problem and that their privilege is toxic. author is a woman of color. pic.twitter.com/HiX4lGT7Ci
— elaina⭐️ (@elainaaan) October 10, 2019
This defiant display against cultural Marxism caused some snowflakes on campus to be triggered as a result.
“It makes me feel like we are being represented really badly. It makes me feel like these people make us look as a school and even as a freshman class really ignorant and racist,” said freshman music education major Carlin Blalock. “Just seeing it happen, I know they didn’t read the book or they didn’t care. It’s so disrespectful to even think about doing anything to that book because that’s her life story. I wish I could have been there to do something about it.”
The GSU faculty derided the display but noted that the students were within their 1st Amendment rights to do the book-burning event.
“While it’s within the students’ First Amendment rights, book burning does not align with Georgia Southern’s values nor does it encourage the civil discourse and debate of ideas,” said John Lester, Vice President for Strategic Communications and Marketing, in an e-mail.
Crucet whined and played the victim after the fact, releasing a statement demonstrating her tone-deaf arrogance.
Here’s my official statement about what happened at the @GeorgiaSouthern event — and please direct all questions or media requests to James (dot) Meader (at) picadorusa (dot) com.
Much love and gratitude to all those who’ve shown support here and elsewhere. Abrazos to you all. pic.twitter.com/9uEuALUlvs
— Jennine Capó Crucet (@crucet) October 11, 2019
Although Crucet and other anti-white social justice warriors refuse to relent, university students are beginning to resist the leftist conditioning. The book-burning display, while perhaps extreme, is a sign that a grassroots fervor is building against cultural Marxism among the youth.
EXCLUSIVE: Young Man Harassed by Black Lives Matter for Holding ‘Racism Does Not Exist’ Sign Speaks Out
Justin Nolan is not afraid to stand strong against the mob.
Justin Nolan, 25, has gone viral over social media after carrying a sign proclaiming that ‘Racism Does Not Exist’ and a shirt celebrating White History Month at a contentious rally in Columbus, Ohio this past weekend.
Independent journalist Ford Fischer published video of the protest on Saturday.
Nolan spoke to Big League Politics about what he was trying to accomplish with his stand and how he is holding up under the fire of the digital lynch mob.
“I want to get the truth out there. I want to wake people up from their conditioning, the spell that the word “racism” has put them under. That it’s fake, and that they have been lied to and made to hate,” Nolan told Big League Politics.
“I’ve received hundreds of threats, but none of them are very credible. Many have threatened to beat me up or kill me, but they aren’t near me. They’ve tried to fire me, publish my address and phone number, every single trick in the book to harass and put me in fear. By the grace of God, none of it has worked. I’m still here and I’m not backing down,” he added.
At the actual event, Nolan said that the majority of responses to his sign and his shirt were positive, showing that ordinary Americans are growing sick and tired of the media’s racial division strategy. He only received hate from Black Lives Matter (BLM) extremists at the protest.
“I had multiple people actually appreciate my sign and agree, including an old black woman. There were others who were confused but curious, and asked me questions about it. There were a few who told me it was too bold, that it would send the wrong message. But nobody on the right ever threatened me, or got angry, like the BLM crowd on the street did,” Nolan said.
Nolan explained exactly what he meant by his assertion that “racism does not exist,” a notion that is considered heresy in the modern political landscape dominated by cultural marxism.
“Our battle is spiritual, not physical, and that spirit of hate is the same no matter who the target is or why. But words like racism hide that, by pointing people towards the physical, such as skin color, rather than what lies within. As a result, the “anti-racists” end up falling for the same hatred, because they do not see it, and become just as evil as the people they oppose,” he said.
“The Klansmen who burned crosses in people’s yards held the same hate as the BLM rioters burning down buildings hold today. It is the same spirit. But because they are obsessed with the word racism, they think they are justified and righteous, and they are blind to the hate within themselves. Instead of fighting hate, they only breed more,” Nolan continued.
“The people who obsess over the word “racism” end up falling victim to lies. Like a virus, it infects their minds and makes them see racism everywhere, and blame racism for everything. Any sort of disparity or difference, any sort of inconvenience, any sort of problem, is blamed on racism, rather than the real root causes. As a result, nothing ever gets better, because you can’t solve a problem that does not exist. We need to look past this word and focus on the real issues, rather than getting angry about assumptions we are making,” he added.
Nolan also explained that July is white history month, and he believes the month is exceptionally important considering the attacks on U.S. culture that are regularly happening throughout the country.
“I see so many people taking down monuments and statues of American heroes, including George Washington and Ulysses S. Grant. They want to erase Columbus day from the calendar. Columbus Ohio, where I wore that shirt, literally had their Columbus statue torn down! It is clear that many people hate and resent the history of white men, especially the heroes who founded and built America,” he said.
“I wore this shirt because I wanted to counter that narrative, and show appreciation for the Europeans who created Western civilization, the founders of this great nation, and the hard-working people who helped build it up to where we are today. It is not a show of supremacy, nor a way to minimize the history of others, but instead of sign of celebration, appreciation, and love, for a group that is now hated by so many people. Everybody else has a month, and it’s about time we get one too,” Nolan continued.
“We need to stop treating some people like victims and others like unaware oppressors, and realize that we are all Americans and that we all have our own story and struggle,” Nolan concluded.
With millions seemingly paralyzed by fear, patriotic stands taken by courageous individuals like Nolan against the mob are demonstrating to Americans that it is okay to be proud of their heritage and history.
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