Empower Wisconsin | June 1, 2022
Own a home? A car? A comb? Don’t call them your possessions or you just might be called a racist by the woke patrol.
Boston University Sociology and African American studies Professor Saida Grundy insists the concept of property is “racist” because blacks “historically have been property.”
“If we’re going to talk about George Floyd and really understand it, then we need to understand community reactions to it,” Grundy recently said in a video on a Boston University twitter thread. “And we often hear politicians, we hear civic leaders from inside Black communities and from outside of them as well… we hear President Biden say, ‘Y’know I understand your frustration, but don’t destroy property.’
“Well, when you say that to Black people, who historically have been property, one of our greatest weapons was the looting of ourselves as property from the system of slavery. And what we see in communities is they are reacting to the very racism of what we call property.”
So, don’t judge when “communities” riot, loot and destroy other people’s possessions (formerly known as property), Grundy asserts. That will only “re-victimize” communities “by saying there’s an acceptable and not acceptable way to react.”
In other words, there’s no right or wrong way to express anger over one’s ancestors being enslaved, even if that expression is through rioting, looting and destroying other people’s possessions — formerly known as property.
Grundy certainly can afford plenty of personal property purchases on a prominent university salary. While her wage information was not available, a Glassdoor review of Boston University salaries finds the average assistant professor there makes $128,000 a year. In November 2020, Grundy was named assistant director of Narrative at the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. (Narrative is a fitting descriptor for such radical indoctrination). So it is likely she makes a lot more than the average salary.
As the College Fix reports, Grundy is no stranger to controversy; in 2015 she referred to St. Patrick’s Day as “white people’s Kwanzaa” and claimed slavery was a uniquely European “thing.” She also called white college males the “problem population” and belittled a (white) rape victim on social media.
Read more at the College Fix.