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Marxist Group at Swarthmore Disbands Because Members Were too White and Rich

Marxist Group at Swarthmore Disbands Because Members Were too White and Rich

“Their main support base was middle-upper class white kids who enjoy jogging.”

Why did these students give up? Lots of Marxists are wealthy white people.

Campus Reform reports:

Marxist group disbands because members were too rich, white

A Marxist student group at Swarthmore College disbanded itself earlier this year after realizing that its members were too rich and too white to be real commies.

According to screenshots confidentially provided to Campus Reform by an individual with access to the group’s private Facebook page, the demise of the Swarthmore Anti-Capitalist Collective (SACC) came in the wake of a farewell letter from a member who had decided the group could never be an effective proponent of “unproblematized anticapitalist politics” due to its “history of abuse, racism, and even classism.”

“From my understanding SACC disbanded because they realized the makeup and tactics of their group was at odds with their espoused principles,” Swarthmore Conservative Society President Gilbert Guerra told Campus Reform. “Their main support base was middle-upper class white kids who enjoy jogging.”

The farewell letter corroborates Guerra’s understanding, asserting that “SACC’s fundamental failure” was that “at its formation, it was made up of entirely white, with the exception of one person of color*, students,” and to make matters worse, “not one of [the founding members] are from low-income and/or working class backgrounds.”

Arguing that “low-income people of color should never be an afterthought in a group whose politics supposedly focus on their liberation,” the author then went on to accuse SACC of having a “history of abuse, racism, and even classism that was never adequately addressed or recognized despite constantly being brought up as an issue.”

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Comments

“Their main support base was middle-upper class white kids who enjoy jogging.”

WTH, couldn’t they just give up jogging?

EdisonCarter | July 27, 2017 at 1:47 pm

Don’t really understand what their problem is. Communist leaders have usually been middle / upper class types – like Marx himself, Lenin, Che Guevara, Mao, Castro and so on.

pilgrim1949 | July 27, 2017 at 2:49 pm

Let’s see…..

Students at swanky private university. From the wonderful Internet Of Things we can find:

“Tuition and fees at Swarthmore College are $47,442 without financial aid. With room, board, and other fees combined, total cost of attendance is $64,363.”

My, oh my! Why aren’t more poor, lower income students, especially “of color” — you know, those of darker pigmentation than the overwhelming lily-white folks were self-shamed into quitting the group — attending this august academic institution of higher(!?) learning?

Must be more of that systemic racism we keep hearing about, right?

That must be it!

We have all heard the term eat their own before, but I think this should be referred to as eating themselves!

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