An op-ed in a Texas State University student newspaper Tuesday has sparked controversy for its blatant anti-white racism, according to the Washington Examiner.
In “Your DNA is an Abomination,” which seems to have been pulled from the pages of the University Star, philosophy student and self-proclaimed Marxist atheist Rudy Martinez begins by declaring that of all the white people he has ever encountered, "there is perhaps only a dozen I would consider ‘decent.’” He went on to blather that “whiteness in the United States” is a “construct used to perpetuate a system of racist power” and that whites benefit from privilege, "regardless of their socio-economic standing."
Later in his ugly rant, the Examiner notes, he calls the police “fascist foot soldiers” and says a “white supremacist inhabits the White House.”
The editorial concludes: “Whiteness will be over because we want it to be. And when it dies, there will be millions of cultural zombies aimlessly wandering across a vastly changed landscape. Ontologically speaking, white death will mean liberation for all… Until then, remember this: I hate you because you shouldn’t exist. You are both the dominant apparatus on the planet and the void in which all other cultures, upon meeting you, die.” He sounds like fun at parties.
Keep in mind that in other op-eds for the student paper, Martinez has praised the Communist revolution of 1917, denounced capitalism, and blamed Islamic terrorism on -- what else? -- Western imperialism.
Surprisingly, and perhaps even a bit hopefully, Martinez's hate was rejected by TSU alumni, the paper's editor, and the student body president, among many others.
“Just when you think the opinion's columns in the University Star couldn't get any worse, they publish this masterpiece and exceed my expectations,” wrote Andrew Homann, former TSU student body president, on Facebook. Homann told the Examiner: “I have no doubt that racism is still alive today. Look no further than this blatantly racist, divisive article posted by the University Star. While I believe Mr. Martinez has every right to express his disparaging world-view, I am appalled that the school paper, funded by tuition and tax dollars, would give this guy a platform to do so.”
Student body president Connor Clegg responded on Facebook, stating, “Blatant racism should have no place in a newspaper students pay for." Clegg also told The College Fix he has requested a meeting with the University Star’s editorial board and has scheduled a meeting with Texas State University President Denise Trauth. “Generally speaking, I want to convey to her that racism shouldn’t have any place on campus and if she plans to stand behind this article while explicitly condemning other acts of racism on campus, then many students take issue with that.”
Denise Cervantes, editor-in-chief of the University Star, actually issued an apology about the op-ed: “The original intent of the column was to comment on the idea of race and racial identities. We acknowledge that the column could have been clearer in its message and that it has caused hurt within our campus community. We apologize and hope that we can move forward to a place of productive dialogue on ways to bring our community together,” she wrote.
“Was the piece racist?" Martinez responded to his critics in an email. "Nope; racist attitudes come from a position of power. The only group who have ever held true power in this nation are those who call themselves ‘white.’”
Ah, the convenient old "only whites can be racist" excuse which the radical left always falls back on. That's always handy for avoiding taking responsibility for one's own hateful racism.