During a discussion on the national backlash to Critical Race Theory, a New Jersey professor stated that white people had to be excluded.
Brittney Cooper, 41, is a Rutgers University professor. She made the shocking comment in an online discussion with Michael Harriot entitled Unpacking The Attacks on Critical Race Theory. It was posted September 21.
She began by saying, “Kids can actually grasp Critical Race Theory because of the issue that right has, which is that Critical Race Theory just the proper teachings of American history.”
She said that the truth of history was that the whites ‘didn’t discover America’, because there were already native people, and that they had ‘committed acts violence to make themselves appear superior’.
Cooper stated that “It’sn’t that white people don’t understand what they’ve done,” possibly referring to slavery which was abolished by the government in 1865, after a nearly 300 year-long period of being legal.
They fear that there is no other way for them to be human than the way they are human’, noting that every time she speaks to a person of color, they refer to ‘all this power’ as a part of their human nature’.
New Jersey professor Brittney Cooper (pictured) said: ‘We got to take these motherf*****s out’ when discussing white people and Critical Race Theory (CRT) during an online conference with The Root Institute on September 21
Host Michael Harriot (left) nodded in agreement throughout the conversation as Cooper (right) said that whiteness ‘totally skews our view of everything,’ adding that she also ‘thinks that white people are committed to being villains in the aggregate’
Cooper continued, “They do this thing whereby they say how white people have done humanity – how they have acted like human beings – is the way we all act. They believe black people will win them back.
‘And I wouldn’t be mad at the black people who want to get them back but what I believe about black people is that we have seen what a sh** show this iteration of treatment of other human beings means. I hope that we would act differently when we have some power.
Harriot was seen nodding in agreement during Cooper’s response before asking the Rutgers professor about the other options.
He provided the options as ‘they’ – presumably lumping all white people together – ‘coming around to the majority of human beings on the planet’s way of thinking’ or ‘they say f*** that’ because they don’t want to relinquish said ‘power’.
Cooper called whiteness an ‘inconvenient interruption’ in history and referenced a 2016 TED Talk where she ‘broke down the subject of racism and its passage through the history of America’
Cooper candidly responded: ‘The thing I want to say to you is, “We got to take these motherf*****s out,” but like we can’t say that,’ before noting that she ‘doesn’t believe in a project of violence’.
She said that she also believes that white people are committed as villains in the overall.
She stated that whiteness ’totally skews’ our view on everything. She also cited a 2016 TED Talk titled, The Racial Politics Of Time. A summary of the speech says that it ‘broke down racist issues and their passage through the history in America’.
Cooper – a graduate of Howard University in Washington, DC – went on to elaborate on ‘white colonialism’ and said it is her job to help ‘get to the other side of this very inconvenient apoca(lyptic)-interruption of black and indigenous world-making’.
She then asked, “Does it give people comfort on a day-to-day basis when you’re having to deal just with white folks and their travesties that create the sense that they want the planet to be destroyed?
Cooper responded to her question with “Nah”,
She said that despite what white people think about themselves, they don’t define the laws of eternality. This was when she speculated about when whiteness (which she called an “inconvenient interruption” in history’s future) will end.
She said that ‘their projects aren’t so sophisticated’ and that she had’showed-up’ at this point in history ‘precisely to help us to figure out an ending and a path to the other side’ of the historical tragedy that is white supremacy.
The Root Institute described the conversation as “a healthy dose reality”.
The New Jersey professor teaches classes on women’s and genders studies and authored three books ‘expressing her frustrations, desires and expectations of society as an African American feminist woman,’ according to Cooper’s website.
Cooper is a professor who teaches classes on women’s and genders studies at Rutgers University in New Jersey
Cooper’s statements have not been commented on by Rutgers University.
It is clear that Cooper keeps her private life private when she looks at her social media. It is not known if Cooper is in a relationship, or if she has kids.
She did however make time in the segment for white people having babies. She stated that white people’s birth rates are falling because they can’t afford to have more children.
She smiled and added, “They kinda deserve it,”
Cooper concluded the segment by referring back to CRT and saying that it helps black people “reclaim their own heritage, power, and sense of the ways in which our life-giving strategies work”.
She said that white people are afraid to be around us because they don’t know what to do with us.