It was late September when Twitchy reported on Boston University Professor Ibram X. Kendi, author of āHow to Be an Antiracist,ā and his decision to weigh in on Amy Coney Barrettās two children she adopted from Haiti. Kendi posited that some white colonizers adopt black children to ācivilizeā them in the ways of white people, and then use them as props āin their lifelong pictures of denial, while cutting the biological parents of these children out of the picture of humanity.ā
Kendi didnāt specially call Barrett a colonizer; he claims he was just making the point that you can adopt children of color and still be a racist. He was just throwing that out there in the context of Barrettās nomination.
Sen. John Kennedy referred back to that āwhite colonizerā tweet at Barrettās confirmation hearing by referring to Kendi as āsome butthead professor at Boston University.ā
Q: "Some butthead professor at Boston University says that because you & your husband have 2 children of color, that you're a White colonist. The implication is that you're a racist & that you use you two children as propsā¦"
Judge Barrett: "Accusations like that are cruel." pic.twitter.com/1myxbLnvxa
ā CSPAN (@cspan) October 14, 2020
"[They] are my children who we love, and who we brought home and made part of our family, and accusations like that are cruel." pic.twitter.com/1nkUsIJ4Qh
ā Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) October 13, 2020
Sen Kennedy says: "some butthead professor" says b/c you and your husband have 2 children of color you're a colonialist. The implication is that you're a racist and use your children as props. Judge Barrett says she had to consider such things would be said about her family.
ā Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) October 13, 2020
Senator Kennedy just called Ibram X. Kendi āsome butthead professor at Boston Universityā in a confirmation hearing.
ā Kyle Smith (@rkylesmith) October 13, 2020
"Some butthead professorā¦" ? I love Sen. Kennedyā¦ I just did a spittake!
ā Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) October 13, 2020
That butthead professor weighed in with some more of his anti-racist blather.
So instead of striving to be antiracist, they proclaim āIām not racist,ā while continuing to be racist, and attacking the person calling them racist.
They ignore or deny their racist harms and call the people pointing them out hurtful and divisive. What a destructive cycle. https://t.co/qa772MmGTJ
ā Ibram X. Kendi (@DrIbram) October 13, 2020
Hereās a thing a I made up.
If you donāt agree with me on this thing I made up, I will continue to label you with this thing I made up https://t.co/zCdLgrmNKW
ā Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) October 14, 2020
Accept you are a racist or else I will call you a racist.
ā Rex (@RexHammersmith) October 14, 2020
ā harold chasen (@haroldmchasen) October 14, 2020
That man may get Trump re-elected. People are sick of his and the rest of the "woke" BS.
ā Rudy (@BigRudy387) October 14, 2020
Where can I get a Doctorate in Calling Everyone Racist?
ā biff hooper (@biff_hooper) October 14, 2020
Just about anywhere.
The important thing is that Kendi is now part of the official Senate record under the alias ābutthead.ā
ā Neanderthal Pundit (@NeanderthalPun2) October 14, 2020
Ibram X. Kendi on Amy Coney Barrettās kids: White colonizers āadoptedā blacks and ācivilizedā them to use as props https://t.co/Gb1M20GnTx
ā Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 26, 2020