UCLA Held Conference Against Capitalism

Capitalism contributes to "persisting racial inequality."

UCLA held a day-long anti-capitalism event entitled Race and Capitalism: Global Territories, Transnational Histories (seriously) at their Institute on Democracy and Inequality (seriously). The College Fix reported that it focused on such topics as "Diasporas of Racial Capitalism" and "settler-colonialism," and discussed how capitalism contributes to "persisting racial inequality." Right: a merit-based system contributes to racial inequality. Got it. And what open-minded expert led such a workshop? Oh, just one that has suggested that President Trump "divest from whiteness." Okey-dokey, then.

In case you thought this kind of weirdness might be contained to California, we regret to inform you that this was part of a larger "Race and Capitalism" project led by professors from the Universities of Chicago and Washington. Johns Hopkins professor Nathan Connally, a man who co-created the Trump Syllabus 2.0 which was "a product of the American lineage of racism, sexism, nativism, and imperialism,” also spoke.

Why study this topic? As the Race and Capitalism website says:

The near silence around this intersection in academic discourse is especially troubling considering the #BlackLivesMatter protests that have rocked the nation throughout the last three years and heightened the need to expose the economic as well as the political and legal foundations of persisting racial inequality.

UCLA has no desire to hide their blatantly partisan and political agenda, this year dedicating their Institute of Democracy and Inequality to opposing President Trump. In fact, they organized a day of resistance before his inauguration and the director, Ananya Roy, said that the institute is "concerned with the role of the university on the front-lines of resistance against Trumpism... to shake the dungeon and leave behind our chains.”

Readers, aren’t you glad you pay your taxes? Otherwise, who would pay for this?



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