To understand Ibram X. Kendi, author of “How to Be an Antiracist” and “Antiracist Baby,” you have to understand the difference between “anti-racist” and “not racist.” You can be white and claim you’re not racist, but that’s just denial. Kendi declares there’s no such thing as “not racist” and he wants the phrase removed from our vocabulary. To be an anti-racist, you first must admit that you are racist and acknowledge your “whiteness” and what it means in America.
Plenty of “not racist” liberals said some awfully racist-sounding things about Sen. Tim Scott after his response to President Biden — the old white man who believes “poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids” — and Twitter let “Uncle Tim” trend for hours and hours. The real racist is Scott, you see, who’s using the tools of white supremacy to become white-adjacent and be accepted by white supremacist conservatives — at least that’s what this editor has been led to believe through dozens of posts.
So when Scott denied that America is a racist country, his denial was actually “the heartbeat of racism.”
The heartbeat of racism is denial. We can hear the heartbeat clearly. https://t.co/Ya7MZRyKUf
— Ibram X. Kendi (@DrIbram) April 29, 2021
You hear the heartbeat clearly because it’s your own.
— Okay. (@corrcomm) April 29, 2021
You can see its face when you look in the mirror.
— Chris Ellis (@ChefChrisEllis) April 29, 2021
Only a real doctor could be this logical
— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) April 29, 2021
The heartbeat of Dr Kendi is Kafka traps.
— Opium Joes Opium Den, NYC, USA (@ThreadsYang) April 29, 2021
Trap, thy name is Kafka.
Get a real job.
— Dr. Ali Beralis, Respect My Cryptogender (@liberalis_ars) April 29, 2021
— Tsukkomi (@ljenkins314) April 29, 2021
That's what a racist would say.
— Fabiuš Zobaczyć (@CeramicCrow) April 29, 2021
Kafka trap by a “scholar”. Embarrassing.
— joseph (@joseph89592941) April 29, 2021
Kafka Trap!! Heads up everyone ? pic.twitter.com/SLaOQnIR74
— Me (@Me51218707) April 29, 2021
✍️Straight ✍️to✍️ the ✍️List. ✍️@SirajAHashmi
— Blake ⬆️ (@realBlake_B) April 29, 2021
The heartbeat of racism is suggesting a person should hold certain beliefs or opinions because they have a certain skin color
— evanhardwick (@evanhardwick) April 29, 2021
Now do Kamala Harrispic.twitter.com/DEZ9Z0vFw7
— Lauren Cooney (@_LaurenAshley93) April 29, 2021
The heartbeat is strong in progressive circles. Tim Scott proved that last night.
— [ＲＥＤＡＣＴＥＤ]リ茨す (@danirish) April 29, 2021
— Bernardo Camacho Jr (@bernt420) April 29, 2021
This is like the arguments my 6 year old is too sophisticated to make.
— Balthazar Grimm (@BalthazarGrimm) April 29, 2021
The heartbeat of neoracism is denial. We can hear the heartbeat clearly.
— squawk-a-doodle-doo (@Squawk2000) April 29, 2021
Very clearly, Mr. Kendi. It's coming from you.
— EmSeCee (@EmCeecee44) April 29, 2021
Congratulations on being the poster boy of making Racism beat at 150 BPM.
— QT Soprano's Bada Bing Factory (@BillsMafiaSTF) April 29, 2021
When all you have is a hammer…
— Michael A. Lowry (@mlowry) April 29, 2021
The heartbeat of racism is the belief that race is a fundamental determinant of human traits and capacities, and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.
You can hear the heartbeat clearly because it’s coming from inside your chest.
— ?̌?̈???̈?́ ➐ (@som_wun) April 29, 2021
Your gravy train is threatened by Senator Scott.
— Potemkin, gym eagle. (@IggyBeeBop) April 29, 2021
The heartbeat of your grift is misdirection.
— Hipster Conservative (@ReformHipster) April 29, 2021
You want to return to the past, while the rest of us have moved forward. Of course I understand that’s what pays your bills.
— Angie (@AngieCanovi1) April 29, 2021
I sense black people who think differently about America than you pose a real threat to your hustle.
— AmyGinTexas (@AmyGinTexas) April 29, 2021
— Zachary Aloysius Burgart (@ZacharyAloysius) April 29, 2021
Thank you for putting black people in their place, which isn't racist at all.
— LGray (@LGray15) April 29, 2021
Careful, Tim. Kendi has a multi-million dollar scam to maintain.
— Shades of Gray (@nuanceiskey) April 29, 2021
In 2020, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey gave Kendi $10 million, no strings attached, for his Center for Antiracist Research, which he’d like to eventually grow into a federal Department of Anti-Racism to monitor public officials for expressions of racist ideas.
The heartbeat of racism is seeing it everywhere, manipulating people to see it everywhere, and then shaming those who don’t agree with your racist worldview.
— AmyEliza (@AmyEliza18) April 29, 2021
‘Uncle Tim’: Blue-check lefties prove THEY are indeed racist after Sen. Tim Scott says America is NOT a racist country and WOW, these are some of the WORST https://t.co/fVn9s5v5t1
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 29, 2021