ATTENTION MEDIA — BLACK Berkeley professor writes blistering open letter, exposes the truth about racism, academic lies and Black Lives Matter…

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An anonymous history professor at U.C. Berkeley has penned an open letter against the current narratives of racial injustice underpinning the BLM movement and ongoing protests over the death of George Floyd.

 

Its authenticity was confirmed by Kentucky State University Assistant Professor of Political Science, Wilfred Reilly, who says he was sent a copy of the letter along with Stanford University economist Thomas Sowell.

 

 


 

 

UC Berkeley History Professor’s Open Letter Against BLM, Police Brutality and Cultural Orthodoxy

 

Dear Professors

 

I am one of your colleagues at the University of California, Berkeley. I have met you both personally but do not know you closely, and am contacting you anonymously, with apologies. I am worried that writing this email publicly might lead to me losing my job, and likely all future jobs in my field.

 

In your recent departmental emails you mentioned our pledge to diversity, but I am increasingly alarmed by the absence of diversity of opinion on the topic of the recent protests and our community response to them.

 

In the extended links and resources you provided, I could not find a single instance of substantial counter-argument or alternative narrative to explain the under-representation of black individuals in academia or their over-representation in the criminal justice system. The explanation provided in your documentation, to the near exclusion of all others, is univariate: the problems of the black community are caused by whites, or, when whites are not physically present, by the infiltration of white supremacy and white systemic racism into American brains, souls, and institutions.

 

Many cogent objections to this thesis have been raised by sober voices, including from within the black community itself, such as Thomas Sowell and Wilfred Reilly. These people are not racists or ‘Uncle Toms’. They are intelligent scholars who reject a narrative that strips black people of agency and systematically externalizes the problems of the black community onto outsiders. Their view is entirely absent from the departmental and UCB-wide communiques.

 

The claim that the difficulties that the black community faces are entirely causally explained by exogenous factors in the form of white systemic racism, white supremacy, and other forms of white discrimination remains a problematic hypothesis that should be vigorously challenged by historians. Instead, it is being treated as an axiomatic and actionable truth without serious consideration of its profound flaws, or its worrying implication of total black impotence. This hypothesis is transforming our institution and our culture, without any space for dissent outside of a tightly policed, narrow discourse.

 

A counternarrative exists. If you have time, please consider examining some of the documents I attach at the end of this email. Overwhelmingly, the reasoning provided by BLM and allies is either primarily anecdotal (as in the case with the bulk of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ undeniably moving article) or it is transparently motivated. As an example of the latter problem, consider the proportion of black incarcerated Americans. This proportion is often used to characterize the criminal justice system as anti-black. However, if we use the precise same methodology, we would have to conclude that the criminal justice system is even more anti-male than it is anti-black.

 

Would we characterize criminal justice as a systemically misandrist conspiracy against innocent American men? I hope you see that this type of reasoning is flawed, and requires a significant suspension of our rational faculties. Black people are not incarcerated at higher rates than their involvement in violent crime would predict. This fact has been demonstrated multiple times across multiple jurisdictions in multiple countries.

 

And yet, I see my department uncritically reproducing a narrative that diminishes black agency in favor of a white-centric explanation that appeals to the department’s apparent desire to shoulder the ‘white man’s burden’ and to promote a narrative of white guilt.

 

If we claim that the criminal justice system is white-supremacist, why is it that Asian Americans, Indian Americans, and Nigerian Americans are incarcerated at vastly lower rates than white Americans? This is a funny sort of white supremacy. Even Jewish Americans are incarcerated less than gentile whites. I think it’s fair to say that your average white supremacist disapproves of Jews. And yet, these alleged white supremacists incarcerate gentiles at vastly higher rates than Jews. None of this is addressed in your literature. None of this is explained, beyond hand-waving and ad hominems. “Those are racist dogwhistles”. “The model minority myth is white supremacist”. “Only fascists talk about black-on-black crime”, ad nauseam.

 

These types of statements do not amount to counterarguments: they are simply arbitrary offensive classifications, intended to silence and oppress discourse. Any serious historian will recognize these for the silencing orthodoxy tactics they are, common to suppressive regimes, doctrines, and religions throughout time and space. They are intended to crush real diversity and permanently exile the culture of robust criticism from our department.

 

Increasingly, we are being called upon to comply and subscribe to BLM’s problematic view of history, and the department is being presented as unified on the matter. In particular, ethnic minorities are being aggressively marshaled into a single position. Any apparent unity is surely a function of the fact that dissent could almost certainly lead to expulsion or cancellation for those of us in a precarious position, which is no small number.

 

I personally don’t dare speak out against the BLM narrative, and with this barrage of alleged unity being mass-produced by the administration, tenured professoriat, the UC administration, corporate America, and the media, the punishment for dissent is a clear danger at a time of widespread economic vulnerability. I am certain that if my name were attached to this email, I would lose my job and all future jobs, even though I believe in and can justify every word I type.

 

The vast majority of violence visited on the black community is committed by black people. There are virtually no marches for these invisible victims, no public silences, no heartfelt letters from the UC regents, deans, and departmental heads. The message is clear: Black lives only matter when whites take them. Black violence is expected and insoluble, while white violence requires explanation and demands solution. Please look into your hearts and see how monstrously bigoted this formulation truly is.

 

No discussion is permitted for nonblack victims of black violence, who proportionally outnumber black victims of nonblack violence. This is especially bitter in the Bay Area, where Asian victimization by black assailants has reached epidemic proportions, to the point that the SF police chief has advised Asians to stop hanging good-luck charms on their doors, as this attracts the attention of (overwhelmingly black) home invaders. Home invaders like George Floyd. For this actual, lived, physically experienced reality of violence in the USA, there are no marches, no tearful emails from departmental heads, no support from McDonald’s and Wal-Mart. For the History department, our silence is not a mere abrogation of our duty to shed light on the truth: it is a rejection of it.

 

The claim that black intraracial violence is the product of redlining, slavery, and other injustices is a largely historical claim. It is for historians, therefore, to explain why Japanese internment or the massacre of European Jewry hasn’t led to equivalent rates of dysfunction and low SES performance among Japanese and Jewish Americans respectively. Arab Americans have been viciously demonized since 9/11, as have Chinese Americans more recently. However, both groups outperform white Americans on nearly all SES indices – as do Nigerian Americans, who incidentally have black skin. It is for historians to point out and discuss these anomalies. However, no real discussion is possible in the current climate at our department. The explanation is provided to us, disagreement with it is racist, and the job of historians is to further explore additional ways in which the explanation is additionally correct. This is a mockery of the historical profession.

 

Most troublingly, our department appears to have been entirely captured by the interests of the Democratic National Convention, and the Democratic Party more broadly. To explain what I mean, consider what happens if you choose to donate to Black Lives Matter, an organization UCB History has explicitly promoted in its recent mailers. All donations to the official BLM website are immediately redirected to ActBlue Charities, an organization primarily concerned with bankrolling election campaigns for Democrat candidates. Donating to BLM today is to indirectly donate to Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign. This is grotesque given the fact that the American cities with the worst rates of black-on-black violence and police-on-black violence are overwhelmingly Democrat-run. Minneapolis itself has been entirely in the hands of Democrats for over five decades; the ‘systemic racism’ there was built by successive Democrat administrations.

 

The patronizing and condescending attitudes of Democrat leaders towards the black community, exemplified by nearly every Biden statement on the black race, all but guarantee a perpetual state of misery, resentment, poverty, and the attendant grievance politics which are simultaneously annihilating American political discourse and black lives. And yet, donating to BLM is bankrolling the election campaigns of men like Mayor Frey, who saw their cities devolve into violence. This is a grotesque capture of a good-faith movement for necessary police reform, and of our department, by a political party. Even worse, there are virtually no avenues for dissent in academic circles. I refuse to serve the Party, and so should you.

 

The total alliance of major corporations involved in human exploitation with BLM should be a warning flag to us, and yet this damning evidence goes unnoticed, purposefully ignored, or perversely celebrated. We are the useful idiots of the wealthiest classes, carrying water for Jeff Bezos and other actual, real, modern-day slavers. Starbucks, an organisation using literal black slaves in its coffee plantation suppliers, is in favor of BLM. Sony, an organisation using cobalt mined by yet more literal black slaves, many of whom are children, is in favor of BLM. And so, apparently, are we. The absence of counter-narrative enables this obscenity. Fiat lux, indeed.

 

There also exists a large constituency of what can only be called ‘race hustlers’: hucksters of all colors who benefit from stoking the fires of racial conflict to secure administrative jobs, charity management positions, academic jobs and advancement, or personal political entrepreneurship.

 

Given the direction our history department appears to be taking far from any commitment to truth, we can regard ourselves as a formative training institution for this brand of snake-oil salespeople. Their activities are corrosive, demolishing any hope at harmonious racial coexistence in our nation and colonizing our political and institutional life. Many of their voices are unironically segregationist.

 

MLK would likely be called an Uncle Tom if he spoke on our campus today. We are training leaders who intend, explicitly, to destroy one of the only truly successful ethnically diverse societies in modern history. As the PRC, an ethnonationalist and aggressively racially chauvinist national polity with null immigration and no concept of jus solis increasingly presents itself as the global political alternative to the US, I ask you: Is this wise? Are we really doing the right thing?

 

As a final point, our university and department has made multiple statements celebrating and eulogizing George Floyd. Floyd was a multiple felon who once held a pregnant black woman at gunpoint. He broke into her home with a gang of men and pointed a gun at her pregnant stomach. He terrorized the women in his community. He sired and abandoned multiple children, playing no part in their support or upbringing, failing one of the most basic tests of decency for a human being. He was a drug-addict and sometime drug-dealer, a swindler who preyed upon his honest and hard-working neighbors.

 

And yet, the regents of UC and the historians of the UCB History department are celebrating this violent criminal, elevating his name to virtual sainthood. A man who hurt women. A man who hurt black women. With the full collaboration of the UCB history department, corporate America, most mainstream media outlets, and some of the wealthiest and most privileged opinion-shaping elites of the USA, he has become a culture hero, buried in a golden casket, his (recognized) family showered with gifts and praise. Americans are being socially pressured into kneeling for this violent, abusive misogynist. A generation of black men are being coerced into identifying with George Floyd, the absolute worst specimen of our race and species.

 

I’m ashamed of my department. I would say that I’m ashamed of both of you, but perhaps you agree with me, and are simply afraid, as I am, of the backlash of speaking the truth. It’s hard to know what kneeling means, when you have to kneel to keep your job.

 

It shouldn’t affect the strength of my argument above, but for the record, I write as a person of color. My family have been personally victimized by men like Floyd. We are aware of the condescending depredations of the Democrat party against our race. The humiliating assumption that we are too stupid to do STEM, that we need special help and lower requirements to get ahead in life, is richly familiar to us. I sometimes wonder if it wouldn’t be easier to deal with open fascists, who at least would be straightforward in calling me a subhuman, and who are unlikely to share my race.

 

The ever-present soft bigotry of low expectations and the permanent claim that the solutions to the plight of my people rest exclusively on the goodwill of whites rather than on our own hard work is psychologically devastating. No other group in America is systematically demoralized in this way by its alleged allies. A whole generation of black children are being taught that only by begging and weeping and screaming will they get handouts from guilt-ridden whites.

 

No message will more surely devastate their futures, especially if whites run out of guilt, or indeed if America runs out of whites. If this had been done to Japanese Americans, or Jewish Americans, or Chinese Americans, then Chinatown and Japantown would surely be no different to the roughest parts of Baltimore and East St. Louis today. The History department of UCB is now an integral institutional promulgator of a destructive and denigrating fallacy about the black race.

 

I hope you appreciate the frustration behind this message. I do not support BLM. I do not support the Democrat grievance agenda and the Party’s uncontested capture of our department. I do not support the Party co-opting my race, as Biden recently did in his disturbing interview, claiming that voting Democrat and being black are isomorphic. I condemn the manner of George Floyd’s death and join you in calling for greater police accountability and police reform. However, I will not pretend that George Floyd was anything other than a violent misogynist, a brutal man who met a predictably brutal end.

 

I also want to protect the practice of history. Cleo is no grovelling handmaiden to politicians and corporations. Like us, she is free.

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

Letter was confirmed by Dr. Wilfred Reilly…

 

 

 

On this episode of the The Federalist Radio Hour,  Dr. Wilfred Reilly joined host Ben Domenech to explore how Americans have felt in recent months during the lockdown and protests and how the media encourages their fears. Reilly is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Kentucky and has written multiple books, most recently “Hate Crime Hoax: How the Left is Selling a Fake Race War,” and “Taboo: 10 Facts You Can’t Talk About.”

 

 

 

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G T
G T

Truth is no longer allowed on college campuses.
The Marxists took over the schools first, many years ago.

C-Note
C-Note

White Privilege is an attitude adopted by a white person. An attitude that can be adopted by any person. There is black privilege, latino privilege, etc., etc. Oprah has “black privilege”. Sonia Sotomayer has “latino privilege”.

There is no special grant of privilege to a white person. Privilege is how you carry yourself, how you negotiate, how you interact with others (the golden rule). Successful people, regardless of race or ethnicity, have privilege because they chose that path and learned how best to manage said path.

You know this is true because if it wasn’t, there would be ZERO non-white successful people.

Another word for PRIVILEGE is CONFIDENCE.

Oldone
Oldone

Interesting viewpoint…That I happen to agree with….

Pater Perker
Pater Perker

Its a good article, don’t get me wrong, but I hope this educator is tenured and has a back up plan or someone at a good college hires him.

He knows now that a person eventually has to stand up COFEVE !

RatedProduct
RatedProduct

Outstanding comment C-Note!

DowntoEarthThinking.com
DowntoEarthThinking.com

C-Note, kinda , maybe, sorta . You forgot to mention it is all used as a tool for specifc purposes against white people ? That is why these false narartives were even created.

I have always been white and can assure you I have NEVER received and benefit from it in my many years, quite the opposite actually, especially in the last 3 decades ! And no it does not matter that you are fair minded, that too is a pipe dream these days. Sounds good but not even close to anythiig real today.

Redzilla
Redzilla

Yet we are told that we are inherently racist, born that way, and that we are the only race that can be born that way.

Tim
Tim

Yes, and I’m tired of it and I’m not going to be silent about it, or submit to them.

QQQQ2
QQQQ2

C-note, you have to be more specific — White Privilege was founded by RICH liberal women as a way to saying that they were better then then other rich white women.
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Middle class women and then the low intelligent liberal women (and teenagers and soyboys castrated boyfriends) wanting to be like the Rich (wanting to be fashionable) adopted this cause as well.
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To the rich, this is all a game to see who cause cause the most outrageous and stupid idea’s to become popular and mainstream.
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Then the Rich start allover using the sheep behaviour of the low intelligent to come-up with even more stupid idea — etc, ect, etc….

DrJ
DrJ

HuffPo & Orka??? Could you go a bit further to the left when picking resources? May as well invite Whoopie. Surely they won’t miss her on the View.

ChampagneDuane
ChampagneDuane

you’re a bigot

Orangepaws
Orangepaws

Agreed but there is more to privilege than just attitude. Special interest groups have gotten legislation through Congress granting special rights. Some groups have more privileges than others.

TruthSeeker55
TruthSeeker55

Federal law directs that ‘Affirmative Action’ be used in hiring, promoting, and in personal performance evaluations throughout the Federal bureaucracy. Affirmative Action directs that blacks, Hispanics, and females be preferentially hired and promoted rather than (those Evil) White Males, even if the Evil White Male has actually worked harder and done a better job. If the roles were reversed, the blacks, Hispanics and females would all be screaming “DISCRIMINATION!”….. and they would be right. But given the direction of the discrimination, the bureaucracy responds with…… crickets.

mickjt
mickjt

Great Point, agree 1000%

Joe
Joe

Fervently disagree!

There is only Human Privilege which is granted to anyone who honors his Creator, God Almighty.

“self-evident . . . inalienable rights . . . Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness . . . Nature’s God”

Hguuy
Hguuy

Grace

Jordan
Jordan

All rights and priviledges come from somebody having to go through the work to get those
rights and priviledges on paper and passed into law. Our laws are fine as is. Our leaders
are not. Never needed a wall before. Secret usury and secret nepotism by the usurious ones
bia protective proxy of their death-sworn faith based groups and orgs and “secret” society members
eventually allowed them to take over every country that agrees to their usurious banking system only
after agreeing “2b1”. Iran does not have a central bank. Libya tried to go on the gold standard instead of the
petrodollar. Black lives matter most to their usurious masters that manipulate them still to this day
by giving them new quarters in the concrete jungles in exchange for votes and enforcement
gangs.

rightwingnutjob
rightwingnutjob

While we’re in the cancel culture, why isn’t Planned Parenthood funding ceased immediately because their inspiration, Margaret Sanger, was a racist and eugenicist? Many of Adolph Hitler’s ideologies were based on her tenets.

Mary J
Mary J

I consider White Privilege a matter between the accuser and God. If you don’t like what is on your plate, take it up with your Creator.

christop
christop

You can write books about it and make lot’s of money, too, by being a white person and writing about white privilege.

iimpact75
iimpact75

Here is a link to prophetic words from Secretary of Agriculture Erza Taft Benson back in 1966 when he related his conversation with Nikoli Krushchev about how little doses of socialism will be fed to us over time (namely through the public education system).

Ol Buck
Ol Buck

For nearly 4 decades, I have taught my brown children, and grand children, to be aware of the truths bravely stated in the anonymous letter. The secret to success for any person, regardless of ethnicity or gender, is to let their hands, feet or brain get to work every morning. #blexit

Now, how can we all make this magnificent letter go viral?

7mountains
7mountains

I would love to buy you a drink Ol Buck.
I do call you friend!

Mo
Mo

I’ve posted it in reference, (weblink), on my neighborhood’s community site called Nextdoor.
I am ethnically mixed, so obviously my children are as well. Two of my 3 children are adults & radical leftist. I’ve taught them about God & common decency/sense. The Universities they have attended seemingly radicalized their viewpoints to a degree that is very unrecognizable & unbelievable, to say the least.

This article/email has given me hope that we will get there one day. Anonymous or not, I agree with the author’s content. It is very spot on.

Ol Buck, I second that call for a drink buy;>)

DowntoEarthThinking.com
DowntoEarthThinking.com

G T, yep 100% indoctrination and propaganda for decades now. One would think the masses woudl have figured it all out long ago ? But they seem to only react in the herd mentality any longer lke Pavlovs conditioned dogs ! Almost zero real thinking takes place in USA today and that is the problem and a very serious one indeed !

QQQQ2
QQQQ2

When you remove or create and alternative US History program and have eliminated teaching civics (or teach civic as a weapon) then you have eliminated the foundation of the education system.
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US History is now taught about white oppression and how the white man (being smarter then everybody else) oppress the higher intelligence of there african ancestor’s.

SID
SID

to those doing what you have done to this great country………………https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_-C-f6tIV4
This is what BLMv and ANTIFA funded by George Soros are trying to destroy.

NavyVet
NavyVet

Chicom $$$

mickjt
mickjt

Take over institutions that influence the young…RIGHT OUT OF the Marxist Playbook!

Joseph
Joseph

College is a joke. Used to be, no college education you may wind up a loser. Today? Have a college education you most likely are a loser.

ArmyAviator
ArmyAviator

Sadly, even at the United States Military Academy, the Marxists have infiltrated and now spew forth HATRED for America and her institutions! Call it “Systemic Marxism.” It is real, it is terrifying and it is destructive!

Betsy Wieck
Betsy Wieck

And we let them!

The Dirty Monk
The Dirty Monk

Dude needs to take a Business Writing class.

Xrathie
Xrathie

He is probably going to need a Go Fund Me soon … he might not know how an email can be traced back…

Jeremyjr
Jeremyjr

GoFundme will cancel him as they cancelled Candace Owens. Full communist dictatorship is already here.

Joe
Joe

Go Fund Me only does fund raisers for woke leftists

SillyWabbit
SillyWabbit

Dirty monk aka SpongeBob’s neighbor Patrick! Obviously you can’t read… your brain must have rolled out you ear last time you tipped your head to look for your d!ck.

Tman
Tman

If that is all you gained from reading it, maybe it is you who needs a class of sorts.

Jeremiah
Jeremiah

I thought it was an extremely well written email.

Olsen Elder
Olsen Elder

Fool!

Captain Canuck
Captain Canuck

Hmm, a person of colour that works in the History Dept….hope he has another job lined up because I’m sure the university has already sent this to forensics…cue the witch hunt!

DowntoEarthThinking.com
DowntoEarthThinking.com

Captain Canuck, today is academia actually academics in motion or something else, like propaganda and indoctrination entrenchd at every level ?

These are very serious matters indeed and cannot be resolved now with words.

Pattaya Pat
Pattaya Pat

And quite possibly UK/European/Canadian educated by the way they spell “organisation”. Further identifying who they are. Maybe intentional though? Like your spelling of “colour” Captain.

Captain Canuck
Captain Canuck

I was born in Canada hence the Canuck part, the Captain refers to a hobby,old habits die hard, but i do know how to spell “God Bless the U.S.A.” 😉

Pattaya Pat
Pattaya Pat

Yes Sir! Amen

John Doe
John Doe

Leftist/Progressives/globalist/Dems have no tolerance for or ability to discern truth and factual information. They are hopelessly damaged psychologically and should not be in charge of anything.

Smoke Clouds
Smoke Clouds

The racists woke mob won’t believe it! They can’t digest truth like this, their brains will explode!

Zero Tolerance
Zero Tolerance

Don’t think most of those people could digest this letter with a dictionary in hand.

Ol Buck
Ol Buck

Maybe. But, if legit, it is an important document, and voice for America.

H. Bowman
H. Bowman

They will track him down. He will lose his job. It is what they do to those who disagree with their narrative.

Old Crow
Old Crow

Can’t have the Berkley proffs rise off the plantation.

Dave
Dave

The General car insurance spokesperson is Snoop Dog. The same Snoop Dog who said “F all Trump supporters”. I encourage you to phone 1 800 GENERAL and tell them this is unacceptable. Call them! This is what pushback needs to look like.

Les Vegetables
Les Vegetables

The problem is that everyone knows this! People know all this racist geegaw is a bunch of bs but it will never end because that race card is the richest card in the deck and the people who use it will never give it up.

Patricia Karen Sawyer
Patricia Karen Sawyer

I upvoted you for using the word geegaw.

NoWayJose
NoWayJose

It’s nice to know that there are indeed people who understand what is truly happening and will say so. Sometimes I wonder if I’m the only one. It gives me some slight hope that we will eventually escape from this current madness. The fact that it can’t be said publicly without risking the total destruction of your career and personal safety is disgusting. This cancel culture is killing America and our entire way of life.

bigchucktoo
bigchucktoo

Slight hope indeed. Until the black nation is absolved from the likes of Sharpton and others who preach the “poor pitiful me” sermon they are committed to their current levels of non-achievement. Barry gave them everything he could imagine – and it’s still not enough. They don’t appreciate what they have because they didn’t work for it. That is basic human nature…a part of every being regardless of color.

The pendulum of society swings back and forth. Always has and always will. It takes a lot of energy to push it to it’s extremes. But when it reaches it’s apex, it starts a forceful and reckless journey to the opposite extreme. History in this country – and around the world – shows this time and again. This moment in time too shall pass.

It’s the transition to the opposite apex that will be ugly.

Threeper
Threeper

Only so long as we allow it to. I suspect the time allotted is quickly running out. People , both black and white are getting feedup with the likes of BLM and antifa and others. We are waiting.

Deathstar
Deathstar

Unfortunatly I think it’s a little to late,but fight the good fight until the end-better to die a free man,then to live as a slave to these evil dogs,(at least we can take a few with us)

Maris
Maris

I’ve said it for 50 years and never given two sheits who doesn’t like it.

Rich M
Rich M

Freedom First

I admire this man and the truth that he speaks

bluthar
bluthar

white guilt from mush minded women and others is constantly being exploited by racist blacks,of which i think there are quite a few.

CindySteiger
CindySteiger

Very well stated. I hope it gets the attention it deserves, and does not simply turn unto a witch hunt .

Hard-working Housewife
Hard-working Housewife

Bravo Sir. I pray all will read and carefully consider your words.

tojak
tojak

It will be interesting to hear Thomas Sowell’s comments on the letter in question…

Out Of Order
Out Of Order

Could’ve been written by anyone with half a brain…

Olsen Elder
Olsen Elder

Wrong. You could not write it.

RiseLiberty
RiseLiberty

A thoughtful, elegant, and damning treatise on America’s modern ‘plantation culture’… our college campuses. Bravo to this brave, talented and well-learned scholar. Of course they will find his identity eventually. That’s why I called him brave.

bart?
bart?

Anonymous professor will be identified and arkancided.

Larry Holmgren
Larry Holmgren

Read the long letter. Learn, reflect and consider.
Two criticisms: pregnant stomach should be pregnant belly; the couple of Latin phrases should be italicized.
Excellent assessment.
However, being anonymous is temporary.
The vicious democrats will seek you out, even if they have to falsely attack a dozen to get to you. Erudite Black guy, History Department, UC Berkeley.

Oldone
Oldone

There is no such thing as “White Privilege”, but, there is a misguided thing called “Liberal White Guilt”…These racist BLM folks are playing a whole deck of race cards…The miscreant, George Floyd, reached the violent end decreed by his life style…He may have been “turning his life around”, but he had a huge “Karmic Debt” owed from his previous life choices…He’s being portrayed as a great loss to humanity, he wasn’t, he was merely a wastrel, a minuscule bit of flotsam, on humanity’s wake…The Professor hits all his targeted nails dead on their collective heads…It’s a damn shame a man cannot tell the truth, without fearing the loss of his livelihood…I thank him for his time and efforts, to bring his thoughts, to the attention of those of us, who share them…

DanielJack
DanielJack

Sad thing is, this letter should never have had to be written. The fact that someone reminiscent of a German Jew sympathizer secretly writing to his peers in Nazi occupied Germany is a sad sad thing for the USA in 2020. A very sad thing.

rick
rick

Never ever see this on MSM!

Luke of the D
Luke of the D

And this very well wrotten and factual letter will amount to nothing. It will be dismissed as “right-wing propeganda” or “hate speech” or simply as “racist.” None of the brainwashed leftist will be swayed by this letter or any other action. There is no way to convince the lunatics on the left that they are wrong. There is only one choice: We destroy them or they destroy us. There is no third option.

Jay Beerster
Jay Beerster

I wonder what era of history he or she is teaching at UCB ? And if it bothers him or her that a liberal spin or distortion is put on it, I mean he or she does teach at UCB not exactly the college I would send my daughters to for a history education unless they want a leftist degree which thankfully they do not. I would encourage whoever wrote this scathing rebuke of the woke left to find a college that is not afraid of the left or woke mob culture and shape the minds of the young into fearless leaders,this country does not need anymore Sharptons nor do I think we could ill afford one more of him. We need strong smart young leaders who can see through the smoke and fog that the Political Parties,MSM and Corporations feed us everyday as if we are at a really bad buffet,but we are.

Maris
Maris

Very few non-lefty colleges still exist.

Jay Beerster
Jay Beerster

I know found that out this year college shopping,my wife and I along with our youngest are trying to get her into Hillsdale she has missed the mark by less than a point as we are told so are choices are limited,it has come down to $$$ and grade point average, as I look at it we have 2 choices left if we can find a HBO college that does not lean left or to get her basic courses done at a community college then reapply which just might be the better play at this point.Our daughter is smart maybe too much, she could have applied herself more,I don’t know except choices you make when you’re young can come back to bite you in the nether regions,which I think is happening to her now.

Newton
Newton

This letter is the greatest thing I have ever read in regard to the current issues.

Should be a mandatory read for all schools, but it won’t, because the narrative takes precedent over truth in a Communist society. I would home school now.

TS
TS

The biggest enemy of the Black and Hispanic community is the White Liberal.

Heywood Jashuddup
Heywood Jashuddup

Sadly the professor’s excellent letter will change NOTHING. Only STRONG DEADLY MILITARY FORCE will stop the communist takeover of our country.

Old Crow
Old Crow

Nope shut it all down, nothing in, anyone wanting out, has to pass the smell test, if the smell clean and have clean cloths then they shall pass, it hey stink or smell of weed and monster they stay…let it fester the will be on their knees sooner than you think.

Free Kansan
Free Kansan

So sad this writer is anonymous.

He or she is GREATLY needed by this country!

tyrone shoelaces
tyrone shoelaces

Tomorrow’s headline will read ‘Former Professor at UC Berkeley…’

Matthew J
Matthew J

everything is a hoax. Covid-19 is a strong strain of the flu, there is no police brutality, there is no systemic racism. People Are People.

🐸Pepe Says
🐸Pepe Says

Proof the left doesn’t control all minds, …yet

Baker
Baker

The problem is that mob that disagrees with the Professor will assemble by the thousands to crush his right of free speech, those that agree with the Professor will not assemble by the thousands to support him and protect his right of free speech.

Dennis Topczewski
Dennis Topczewski

Spectacular!

Bob Fowler
Bob Fowler

What was omitted in this wonderful factual opinion piece was the statistical fact that over 95% of all Black Americans killed in America are killed by other Blacks.

tforeman88
tforeman88

Thank you, anonymous professor, for expressing yourself so cogently. You said what I have had trouble saying. I wish everyone would read your letter. I am embarrassed for my country that you have to remain anonymous for fear of losing your livelihood. You sound like a remarkable teacher. I hope that you will feel able one day to stand up and identify yourself and challenge the toxic forces that are determined to crush you.

LnNV
LnNV

WOW just wow. Very Powerful letter with a lot of the same thinking and discussion going on within my family over all this.

George Floyd was a bad man, but the cops did not do there job right either. Let Justice be done for both their lives.

The finger-pointing division has to stop and this type of thoughtful discussions HAVE to be had with the statistical data to back up all exertions made on this subject.

Professors and Politicians have as much blame in the situation going on as the people involved in the death of George Floyd.

The MEDIA is the worst in all this. They have taken their oath to be the Truth Tellers, to give the public facts, and they have not only broken that promise to We the People, but have buried it so deep that I fear they will never comeback to what TRUE JOURNALISM should have been all along.

DowntoEarthThinking.com
DowntoEarthThinking.com

“they are simply arbitrary offensive classifications, intended to silence and oppress discourse.” says it all in one sentence.

Excellent letter but horrible it must be written in secresy ? That also tells us what we need to know !

BiovizierMantrid
BiovizierMantrid

No one who needs to read this will take the time to do so, much less consider it with an open mind.

Peabody
Peabody

Though you grind a fool in a mortar, grinding them like grain with a pestle, you will not remove their folly from them. Proverbs 27:22

ProudToBeDeplorable
ProudToBeDeplorable

We can only hope that this letter is real…perhaps authored by an actual UC Berkeley Professor (??). So much insight, and painfully revealed truth. IF it is authentic, and if this writing can be traced back…then the author’s academic career is done, completed, and 100% over. Cancelled. No room for intelligent discussion or debate, anymore. This makes me so sad, as an American. So worried about our future. Jim, from PA.

Robert V DeSilverio, MD
Robert V DeSilverio, MD

The article stands on it’s own beautifully stated truth, and doesn’t need to be “authenticated.” Is it less true or of less value because it’s not authenticated?

Me
Me
Xrathie
Xrathie

That is a few that wont be enforcing lock down orders on us in November.

Butcher
Butcher

Truth hurts feelings and will not be tolerated.

Strayhorse
Strayhorse

My own employer just sent out a company wide email holding up Black Lives Matter as some societal bastion of liberty and justice for when in reality they are partners in anarchy and sedition against the United States and all Americans. My employers declaration of support makes my continued employment there questionable and cautionary as my company has just politicized and weaponized BLM against their own company policies and non-employees of color; against the company’s own policies against political affiliations that have the potential to harm all humans. Read the following pre-2020 reports on BLM: https://blacklivesmatter.com/what-we-believe/

https://nypost.com/2016/09/06/the-lies-told-by-the-black-lives-matter-movement/

https://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/civil-rights/309140-everything-wrong-with-the-black-lives-matter-movement

https://www.leoweekly.com/2017/08/white-people/

Old Crow
Old Crow

Sorry stray….time to choose, it will be hard your current family income or your value system. I was placed in. Similar position at one point, I initially chose to stay because I was “comfortable” and most people do not like change. After about a month of feeling worst about my decission to stay my moral character and God told me it was wrong. God did open a door and I didn’t look back.

Foxman
Foxman

Unfortunately, the people who need to read this the most will never see it!

JnyQest
JnyQest

Wilfred Reilly & Thomas Sowell thank you for your courage to stand up to the mob and present this open letter to the world. To the author of this letter thank you for what I feel is nothing but the truth. My hope for all of you that your future is filled with people who support and defend you. I fully support you all, but my courage pales next to yours. How can I help?

I grew up poor, often riding down dirt roads in the back of a rusty pickup. Privileged? My parents graduated from high school, but never went to college. They insisted that I work hard every day at home and in school. They knew that education and hard work were the keys to success. By their perseverance all of their children, and grandchildren have gone to college. My parents wanted more for me than they ever were able to have. Where has this moral principle gone?

NOW – Where is ALL the Democrat and elite Hollywood money going? NOT TO THE INNER CITY SCHOOLS!! BUT TO RADICALS WHO HAVE NOT WORKED FOR ANYTHING & ONLY HAVE TACTICS TO IMPROVE THINGS FOR THEMSELVES.

John Colorado
John Colorado

I looked on their website, and UC Berkeley has a very white faculty in the history department:

https://history.berkeley.edu/people/faculty

That doesn’t seem particularly “woke” to me.

Regardless, there are very few people who would fit the description if this letter is authentic. While I wish it were, I think it’s unlikely. But take a look… there’s only one black man and two or three black women in that department. Maybe some men with vaginas or women with penises… you never know.

Steve
Steve

Excellent Yes. But he will be dismissed by the Academic Red Guard.

Peabody
Peabody

Here’s the only privilege I see: lawless mobs can loot, burn, attack, and set fires to buildings and police cars, and seize city blocks with impunity, but if average Joe goes to church with his car windows rolled up, mayors send the cops.

The way mainstream media tells it, all of those mobs wouldn’t be doing what they’re doing if not for white privilege / MAGA / conservatives / people who push back on using preferring gender pronouns, etc. Instead, Antifa would be at home baking cookies.

Also infuriating, mainstream media puts all of this violence and destruction under the heading of peaceful protests. I expect this of the usual suspects (MSNBC, CNN etc), but I never thought Fox would become like them.

We can’t coexist with terrorism. It has to be dealt with, or we’re never getting back the saner world we had just last year.

GiveMeLiberty
GiveMeLiberty

Whether the police force is “systemically racist” or not is irrelevant. There should be no question at this point that effective checks and balances against virtually unlimited police power are lacking. Simply hoping and trusting officers to “do the right thing” is clearly insufficient. Given the almost unwavering protection of police unions, qualified immunity and a murky opaque internal review process, the consequences to those officers that do not “do the right thing” are woefully lacking. Whether or not this bears down more heavily upon people of color can be debated until the cows come home, but the presumption of innocence that is the foundation of our constitutional republic is incompatible with the defacto granting of summary execution powers to a police force. What matters now is ensuring that our system of justice is fair, transparent and completely absent unnecessary and excessive force. Simply telling people of color that they are crazy, throwing statistics at them, or penning long narratives of “whataboutism” will accomplish nothing. There are powerful and malevolent groups standing by eager to validate people of color and co-opt the movement if general society will not and these malevolent forces are decidedly fascist and anti-semitic.

jayjay
jayjay

Seeing all the history torn down must make him sick.

jubadoobai
jubadoobai

This is an excellent letter. It should be required reading in high schools, colleges, and universities.

It won’t be.

Instead, it’s author will be ferreted out and fired, castigated as a self-hating Uncle Tom instead of a strong and courageous voice calling from the wilderness of Democrat lies.

Barbarossa42
Barbarossa42

The best and most truthful line in this letter: “The message is clear: Black lives only matter when whites take them.”