During a discussion about opponents of critical race theory, a Rutgers professor and activist says “white people are committed to being villains” and “we gotta take these MF’ers out.”
In a 45-minute YouTube video for The Root Institute, with the motto “setting the agenda for black America’s future” senior writer Michael Harriot and Rutgers professor Brittney Cooper “discuss critical race theory and its detractors.”
“I think that White people are committed to being villains in the aggregate” said Cooper who also says white people’s thinking is “morally and spiritually bankrupt.”
Rutgers professor: "White people are committed to being villains," "We gotta take these MF'ers out."
— MRCTV (@mrctv) October 26, 2021
“The real sort of issue here is…one, I think that white people viscerally fear. It’s not that white people don’t know, right, what they have done. They know. They fear there is no other way to be human but the way in which they are human” Cooper stated.
“You know, you talk to white people they say stuff like ‘it’s just human nature, if y’all had all of this power you would have done the same thing.”
“No,” says Cooper. “That’s what white humans did. White human beings thought ‘there’s a world here and we own it.’ Prior to them, black and brown people had been sailing across oceans interacting with each other for centuries without total subjugation and colonialism.”
“I do think that all of us can sort of agree that a politics that says like there are superior and inferior human beings just isn’t the way to go” she said, adding “that’s the thing that white people don’t trust us to do, because they are so corrupt.”
“Their thinking is so morally and spiritually bankrupt about power, ya know, they fear existentially letting go of power because they cannot imagine that there’s another way to be. It’s either that you dominate or you are dominated.”