Professor Abdullah, above, describes herself as “Chair of Pan-African Studies at Cal State LA, #BlackLivesMatter organiser, Pan-Africanist, Hip Hop scholar, womanist, truth-teller.”
We’ve been here before, of course. As when we were told, by an ungendered being named Sunny Drake, that if you should be mugged by a black person, or in a part of town where lots of black people happen to live, then you shouldn’t call the police, or allow others to. You see, reporting the crime would be proof of your “privilege” and “ignorant racism.” And if your refusal to alert the police subsequently results in someone else being robbed by the same mugger – say, a black person – then at least you can take comfort in the fact that you won’t be accused of racism by one pretentious pinhead. And any brown-skinned people who subsequently find themselves being mugged by that same person will doubtless be sending thank-you cards, praising your uncommon wokeness.
In the comments, Farnsworth M Muldoon steers us to an article in which Professor Abdullah, our self-styled “truth-teller,” claims that policing is “intentionally constructed” to “return enslaved people to their alleged owners.” It is, she insists, merely a tool of – wait for it - “white supremacist patriarchal heteronormative capitalist society.” A string of words that should remind us that regurgitating Marxoid phrases is merely an approximation of mental activity. And which in turn may explain the professor’s conceit that calling the police is a racist act if the criminal in question happens to be black - while conversely, being granted a license to commit crime with impunity and no fear of police involvement or any corrective consequences, on account of being black, is, somehow, rather mysteriously, in no way racist or a privilege.