Student op-ed calls white people ‘an abomination’
- Texas State University’s student newspaper published an op-ed Tuesday telling “white people” that “your DNA is an abomination.”
- The op-ed generated intense criticism from readers who felt that it was simply designed to inflame racial tensions and should have raised red flags for the paper’s editors.
Texas State University’s student newspaper published an op-ed Tuesday telling “white people” that “your DNA is an abomination.”
“When I think of all the white people I’ve ever encountered—whether they’ve been professors, peers, lovers, friends, police officers, et cetera—there is perhaps only a dozen I would consider ‘decent,’” student columnist Rudy Martinez begins the op-ed, which The University Star has not posted on its website.
“When I think of all the white people I’ve ever encountered…there is perhaps only a dozen I would consider ‘decent.'”
The piece documents Martinez’s personal opinion of “whiteness” and “white people,” which he defines to include anyone who is “a descendant of those Europeans who chose to abandon their identity in search of something ‘new’—stolen land.”
Contending that racial categories “are used to subjugate non-white people,” Martinez complains that “in Texas, a bizarre state I have now inhabited for four years, I continuously meet individuals that either deny the existence of white privilege or fail to do something productive with it.”
Addressing white classmates, he asserts that “you were not born white,” but rather “became white” and “actively remain white” through “allegiance to a country that was never great.”
Martinez then warns white people that “the oppressive world you have built…is coming apart at the seams,” describing Donald Trump as the last gasp of white supremacy.
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