September 04, 2002
Harvard Hates The White Race?
By Paul Craig Roberts
Is the multicultural campaign really about diversity?
Or is it about stamping out Western civilization and the
“white race” itself?
College students will tell you that a
university education today is a
guilt trip for whites. The purpose is to prevent
whites from appreciating and absorbing
their own culture and to make it difficult for
whites to resist the unreasonable demands (quotas,
reparations, etc.) from “people of color.”
To the questions, “who am I, what am I,” the white
university graduate answers:
“a racist, sexist, homophobic oppressor.”
Neither parents, trustees, alumni, nor the public are
aware of the anti-white propaganda that masquerades as
education. When someone who is aware tells them, they
think the person is exaggerating in order to make a
Now comes Harvard educated Noel Ignatiev, an academic
W.E.B. DuBois Institute for African-American Research.
Dr. Ignatiev is the founder of a journal,
Race Traitor, which has as its motto,
“treason to whiteness is loyalty to humanity.”
The journal’s purpose is “to abolish the white race.”
At the least, Dr. Ignatiev intends cultural and
psychological genocide for whites. It is unclear whether
physical extermination is part of the program. A
statement by the editors on the web site says that the
“do not limit themselves to socially acceptable means
of protest, but reject in advance no means of attaining
Dr. Ignatiev does not believe his agenda is
controversial. He writes:
“The goal of abolishing
the white race is on its face so desirable that some may
find it hard to believe that it could incur any
opposition other than from committed white
supremacists.” Thus does he put whites on notice. If
they oppose their abolition, they are
According to Dr. Ignatiev,
“The key to solving the social problems of our age is
to abolish the white race.”
“Make no mistake about it,” he says,
“we intend to keep bashing the dead white males, and
the live ones, and the females too, until the social
construct known as ‘the white race’ is destroyed--not
‘deconstructed’ but destroyed.”
What “social construct” will be left? A black one? An
Hispanic one? Muslim? Asian? What about Jewish?
The Washington Times
reports that Dr. Ignatiev is himself Jewish. If
Jewish intellectuals and Israeli political leaders can
be believed, Jews have a cultural and racial
consciousness. Israel is the
Jewish homeland, and Israelis seem determined to
keep it that way. Can anyone imagine a gentile at an
Israeli university founding a magazine devoted to
abolishing the Jewish race?
Yet, Dr. Ignatiev believes that it is self-evident
that whites in their homelands should be abolished.
Where did he get this view? His only education was at
Harvard where he received two graduate degrees.
Is Harvard embarrassed? No. Dr. Ignatiev [[email protected]]
is showcased in the current issue of
Harvard Magazine. Getting rid of whiteness is
not controversial at Harvard, because it is the business
of American universities.
A white skin, you see, is a mark of
privilege. It is not the privilege of being admitted
to Harvard even though you don’t meet the entrance
requirements. It is not the privilege of being hired
independently of ability because of government enforced
racial quotas. It is not the privilege of being able
sue whites and
“white companies” if blacks are not proportionately
represented in the work force. It is not the privilege
of being able to call whites every name in the book and
sue if a white replies in kind.
The privilege of being white is that whites can
secretly believe they are superior and, as long as they
don’t mention it, be loyal to the white race.
“The white race is like a private club,” says Dr.
I am sure Dr. Ignatiev is well-informed, but I see no
signs of this white loyalty. Most of the
radical feminists are white. Whites disadvantaged
whites by imposing racial quotas. Despite widespread
opposition to quotas,
neither “white” political party will act to stop
unconstitutional quotas, which have made a mockery of
equality under law. Whites are
inundated by massive non-white immigration, and
neither “white” political party will act to restrain
immigration. To the contrary, both parties pander to the
But Dr. Ignatiev has an idea like Hitler. A race is
guilty and must go. The
communists said it was a guilty class that had to
If you thought genocide was left behind in the 20th
century, be apprised that today genocide has a home in
the educational system.
Paul Craig Roberts is the
co-author with Lawrence M. Stratton of
The Tyranny of Good Intentions: How Prosecutors and
Bureaucrats Are Trampling the Constitution in the Name