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.
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