“Does history repeat itself? What can we learn about fighting white supremacy?”
The mayor should not take this lying down. It’s time for people to start pushing back on this type of ridiculous slander.
Campus Reform reports:
UT prof tells students El Paso Republican mayor is a ‘white supremacist’
During an event meant to help University of Texas-El Paso students heal from the trauma of the El Paso Walmart shooting in August, a professor suggested that the Republican El Paso mayor was a “white supremacist” because he called the shooter “evil.”
The university held a “Trauma, Resilience & Resistance” conference in late August, which promised to address “feelings of sadness and frustration” and introduce “ways for us to bounce back like the strong community that we are.” But video of the event shows one professor used the time to convince students that their lives are embroiled in unavoidable, systemic “white supremacy.”
Yonlanda Leyva, whom the UTEP website identifies as the former chair of UT El Paso’s history department and an associate professor, gave a presentation focusing on “the vagueness of language,” in which she asserted that visual symbols of “white supremacy” are easier to spot than verbal representations.
The video was uploaded to YouTube the day after the event took place. The footage shows one slide, titled, “Does history repeat itself? What can we learn about fighting white supremacy?” A flyer promoting the event lists a talk, titled, “Does history really repeat itself? What can we learn about fighting white supremacy?” given by Leyva and Dr. David Romo, whom Leyva mentions in the clip.
Leyva played attendees a video clip of El Paso Mayor Dee Margo saying of the shooting: “…of a white supremacist, that has no bearing or belonging in El Paso. It was not done by an El Pasoan, no El Pasoan would ever do this. And I can’t…I don’t know how we deal with evil. I don’t have a textbook for dealing with evil other than the Bible.”
Leyva stopped the clip, turned to the class and said: “There is our conservative, Republican, white supremacist mayor.”
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