Princeton Professor Says White Women Will Forever Soak in a Stew of Shame Because of Their Whiteness – Opinion

Some of you may be chomping at the bit to be “antiracist.” But according to a lauded academic, if you’re a woman and white, it’s not in the cards.

Robyn Wiegman, a literature professor who specializes in people with periods knows what she’s talking about. In fact, she formerly served as the Margaret Taylor Smith Director of Women’s Studies at Duke University.

Also, her Princeton University bio

Professor Wiegman is a Class of1932 Visiting Fellow at the Council of the Humanities as well as the Department of English. She is interested in feminist theory and queer theory as well as American Studies and critical race theory. Film and media studies are also some of her research interests.

On March 28th, Robyn delivered a speech at Princeton titled “Who’s Afraid of Rachel Dolezal?”

As reported by The College Fix, the talk was based on an essay written for Duke University’s South Atlantic Journal.

The special issue called for participating scholars to critically explore “objects, methods, figures, and thinkers that academic feminism has disavowed, jettisoned, or relegated to the category of our past-tense.”

In other words, the guest editors of South Atlantic Quarterly wanted scholars to pick some person or thing that contemporary feminist theory doesn’t like and explore…why contemporary feminist theory doesn’t like it without either condemning it or approving of it. As of now, the issue has not been published.

Robyn chose Rachel because she was a white woman, who lived her truth in black but was found to be Caucasian.

Rachel is a former NAACP chapter leader. She wants people to see her for “who [she is]” — a self-described resident of the black community — rather than “what [she is]”:

Robyn’s not exactly Team Rachel. However, she claims Dolezal managed to escape from a trap.

Wiegman…[argues]Dolezal’s claim to feeling black is the main reason contemporary feminists loathe Dolezal.

Wiegman…links Dolezal to “the impasse of whiteness,” which is essentially a no-win situation created by antiracism in which modern intersectional feminism now apparently demands that “white feminism” be dismantled to allow “black feminism” to exist.

The pale people are not in luck

[T]He is the only way to [whites]To participate in antiracism, they must agree to it completely and feel an unending sense of shame about being born white. They have to accept that they are a symbol of the oppressive system, a symbol of “whiteness,” and are thus inherent supporters of the structurally racist status quo. …

[W]hite women – are not allowed to “fix” the problem of their own whiteness. They must accept it as a fact and live with their guilt at being wrongly born.

Robyn’s robustly right. If “antiracism” maligns melanin-light malignancy, what Caucasian cancer cell can claim to be antiracist? Whiteness, we’re informed, is the country’s carcinoma.

And we’re trying to beat it:

Professor Tells Audience We’re ‘Dying of Whiteness’

A Whistleblower Shares a Racial Justice Lesson From Coca-Cola: ‘Try to Be Less White’

Extremely White College Professor Fights the Lie — and ‘Disease’ — of Whiteness

UC Berkeley Professor Tells Students That Abolishing Whiteness Is Like Wiping Out White People

For Lent, a Chicago Church is ‘Fasting From Whiteness’

Catholic University Speaker Calls for Christians to ‘Crucify Their Whiteness’

Mental Health Journal’s Article on ‘Parasitic Whiteness’ Laments There’s ‘Not Yet a Permanent Cure’

Where wokeness is concerned, is Robyn — a white woman — a true believer? It seems like a great chance, according to The Fix

Wiegman stated in her essay that she had been trained in cultural studies, poststructural theory and postmodernism. This means that her education was in postmodernism as well cultural Marxism. These are the philosophical roots of antiracist ideology.

Are they both trapped? Either way, it appears society is stuck in an evil state: We’re told antiracism must defeat wicked whiteness, but there’s no clear way to wipe whiteness from America.

Additionally, we’re informed the country’s structures host built-in racism, the certainty of which can only come from the discovery of said structures. They will not be announced so that they can be removed immediately.

Is there any way we can move forward? If wokeness and “antiracism” are right on the money, it looks as if we’re All eternally “trapped.”

-ALEX

 

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