June 04, 2018
A quick test. Can you guess the occupation of the person quoted below?
OK, officially, I now hate white people. I am a white people [sic], for God’s sake, but can we keep them - us - out of my neighbourhood?
Yes, once again, via Facebook, an educator speaks. Specifically, Rutgers University history professor James Livingston, following a visit to the Harlem Shake burger restaurant, which was, in his words, “overrun with little Caucasian assholes who know their parents will approve of anything they do.” In this case, the children of unsightly and problematic pallor were sliding on the floor and singing loudly. Activities that no brown-skinned child has ever indulged in, and which, naturally, the professor felt obliged to racialize:
Slide around the floor, you little shithead, sing loudly, you moron. Do what you want, nobody here is gonna restrict your right to be white.
And nothing enhances the purchase of a burger quite like a crescendo of racial animosity:
I hereby resign from my race. Fuck these people. Yeah, I know, it’s about access to my dinner. Fuck you, too.
While the professor claims that his vehement dislike of white people, and especially white children, is only now official, readers may arrive at their own conclusions. “I just don’t want little Caucasians overrunning my life,” the educator subsequently explained:
Please God, remand them to the suburbs, where they and their parents can colonize every restaurant, all the while pretending that the idiotic indulgence of their privilege signifies cosmopolitan — you know, as in sophisticated “European” — commitments.
So, to recap. Our white-and-woke educator is upset, one might say fuming, that white people - other white people, that is - are “colonizing” his neighbourhood. Unlike him, you see, those other white people are privileged and indulged, and presumably crawling with mites. And unlike him, they should be remanded to the suburbs, where they belong.
Oh, and by the way, here’s Jelena Pasic, the Croatian-born owner of the restaurant in question. Readers are invited to speculate as to how Ms Pasic might feel about some neurotic, racist wanker trying to shame away her customers.
Pasic, who is the restaurant’s founder, and [Dardra] Coaxum, who is a partner, condemned the professor’s remarks, and directly addressed Livingston, noting that they “refuse to be sucked into [his] racist rants.” “We ask that our name is removed from your rant because we do not want to have anything to do with you,” the women added. “And yeah, we ask that you get your burgers somewhere else.”
Nicely done, ladies.
Professor Livingston, a contributor to Marxist Perspectives and Socialist Revolution, is, he says, currently planning a book titled [email protected]!% WORK.