Professor Who Escaped From Soviet Union Warns Anti-Racism Agenda in U.S. is Basically Marxism
“In a way, that is worse, because one can change one’s class, but race is forever”
We’ve heard a number of warnings like this one over the last two years. America needs to listen.
The College Fix reports:
Professor from Soviet Union warns anti-racism agenda in U.S. is ‘rehashing of Marxism’
A professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Pittsburgh who came to America 30 years ago as a refugee from the Soviet Union is sounding the alarm on the growing anti-racism movement in the U.S., saying it’s basically a rehashing of Marxism and socialism.
Professor Michael Vanyukov, a professor of pharmaceutical sciences, psychiatry and human genetics at the University of Pittsburgh, warns that essentially race has taken the place of class warfare in the narrative.
“Like the Soviet communists, who used class-based hate and rhetoric to control the ‘masses’ and build the society of ideological slaves, the ‘Diversity’ departments use race. In a way, that is worse, because one can change one’s class, but race is forever,” Vanyukov told The College Fix in an email.
Vanyukov recently took a stand against the University of Pittsburgh’s Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion’s push for anti-racism on campus and its reliance on Ibram X. Kendi’s work.
“[Kendi’s] demagoguery is no different than what the Soviet propaganda taught about the West and capitalism,” Vanyukov wrote in a letter to the editor in UPitt’s University Times.
He called out the diversity office’s effort “for an open-ended ‘ongoing, corrective action […] to foster fair and desirable societal outcomes,’ rather than for fostering equal opportunities and meritocracy,” as a “rehashing of Marxism and socialism.”
Vanyukov was responding to Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion’s recent email to promote sessions that focus on erasing cultural “anti-Blackness” and “systemic racism” and promote “cultural humility” and “cultural competence.”
The diversity office stated it “is committed to fostering an antiracist culture at the University of Pittsburgh and beyond to address systemic racism and advance racial equity.” It also called for the “dismantling racism in higher education, and across all institutions and communities.”
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“Professor from Soviet Union warns anti-racism agenda in U.S. is ‘rehashing of Marxism’”
Thank god for Professors. How would I recognize the Marxism when it tries to hide behind a mask? Oh, I know. I’d listen to former Eastern bloc residents working in this country as cab drivers or the children of Vietnamese boat people who joined the U.S. Navy.
I don’t mean to run anti-communist professors down. It’s good to know that there are anti-communist professors warning about repackaged communism. Maybe they’ll get it into some (as Rush put it) young skulls full of mush. Some children have to learn the hard way.
I listen to my cabbies and my Sailors. I may be dropping the dime on myself, but this is the kind of story I could tell my grandmother. Who I miss dearly. In Asia I used to bar fine women. Not for sex. I just let it be known I’d tip better if they kept me alive.
So this is why I remain unkilled by the Filipino Moros and New People’s Army to this day. There were places I could go, and places I couldn’t. It’s hilarious this current emphasis on safety. “Let’s keep us all safe.” Seriously?
I think my good instincts came into play when it came down to who to hire. Then I could relax.
Maybe it’ll sound bad, but I’m pretty sure everything I’ll say after my last comment will sound bad. So, there we are.
I wish I could go back in time and rescue the Korean woman who cried her eyes out when she realized that, yes, once Ulchi/Focus Lens was over I was leaving the country. How’s that for your “white savior?” Three, four decades later I still remember.
I know she would have destroyed me at her earliest opportunity. But I should have given her the chance. When the Korean girl was crying in my room, it wasn’t because she cared about me. It was she finally thought she had a chance. And I took it away.