Syracuse Professor on 9/11: ‘Attack on the Heteropatriarchal Capitalistic Systems That America Relies On’
“It was an attack on the systems many white Americans fight to protect.”
How do these people become professors? How do these people become political science professors?! From The College Fix:
In a now-private Twitter thread, Jenn M. Jackson wrote “We have to be more honest” about what 9/11 was really about. “It was an attack on the systems many white Americans fight to protect.
“We have to be clear that the same motivations that animated America’s hypervigilance and responsiveness to ‘terror’ after 9/11 are now motivating the carceral state and anti-immigration policy.”
Jackson, whose Twitter profile says “Genderflux all pronouns,” is a columnist at Teen Vogue and was “Oakland raised” on “Onondaga Land,” also tweeted she is “really disturbed by how many white pundits and correspondents talk about [9/11].”
“White Americans might not have really felt true fear before 9/11 because they never felt what it meant to be accessible, vulnerable, and on the receiving side of military violence at home. But, white Americans’ experiences are not a stand-in for ‘America,’” Jackson wrote.
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More polysyllabic horse manure from allegedly learned people.
As soon as I saw that bullshit on Twitter, I said to myself, “This will get ratioed to Pluto and back.”
And it started to, until the brain trust restricted commenting, and then ultimately decided to protect her account because of the quote tweeting.
Used to be that at least some academics gravitated back to pedagogy after a successful (nay, distinguished) career in their fields.
Now, we are beset with a generation of art teachers who have never sold a painting; drama teachers who have never played to a paying audience.