‘White genocide’: Higher education’s bizarre tolerance of racism

Looking the other way on racial bigotry

The case of George Ciccariello-Maher is an interesting and instructive one. Ciccariello-Maher, a former professor at Drexel University, generated headlines a while ago when he tweeted favorably about the ethnic extermination of white people; later he blamed the brutal Las Vegas massacre, without evidence, on a “narrative of white victimization,” claiming that the sadistic mass murder “is what happens when [white people and men] don’t get what they want.” To say that Ciccariello-Maher has a chip on his shoulder about white people would probably be an understatement; it is uncomfortable, in any case, to witness such naked racism so proudly and publicly flaunted. Most people keep that stuff under wraps, out of shame if nothing else.