Only white people can be racist, according to one university professor, because the concept of "black racism" does not exist.
In an op-ed for The Conversation, Prof. Ted Thornhill of Florida Gulf Coast University states that blacks cannot be racist since they do not hold the keys of power, thus absolving them of the sin of racism.
“They ask indignantly: What about ‘black racism’? Or what about other forms of racism they believe exist on the part of Latinos, Asian Americans, and Native peoples,” Thornhill writes. “My answer is: There is no such thing as black racism.”
The professor references Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, president of the American Sociological Association, who said there is a “difference between having prejudiced views about other people and having a system that gives systemic privilege to some groups.”
“Indeed, blacks did not develop and benefit from a centuries-old comprehensive system of racial oppression comprised of laws, policies, practices, traditions, and an accompanying ideology—one that promotes the biological, intellectual, and cultural superiority of whites to dominate other groups,” Thornhill adds.
Only whites, says the professor, benefited from the racist system.
“This is systemic racism,” he argues. “And students in courses such as mine are introduced to the scholarship that attests to this reality, past, and present.
“For instance, students will read and discuss pieces by and about W.E.B. Du Bois, Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Joe Feagin, Kimberlé Crenshaw, Charles Mills, Paul Butler, Nikki Khanna, and Derrick Bell, among many others,” he notes. “They will also do work that will strengthen their ability to identify and confront colorblind racist statements.”
Cultural Marxists side-step whatever racial animus certain black people may have toward white people by dropping the "but they don't have cultural power" line to silence their critics.