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Staffers at Ibram Kendi’s Crumbling ‘Anti-Racist’ Think Tank Accuse Him of Being Exploitative

Staffers at Ibram Kendi’s Crumbling ‘Anti-Racist’ Think Tank Accuse Him of Being Exploitative

“It became very clear after I started that this was exploitative and other faculty experienced the same and worse”

It was recently reported that Ibram Kendi’s ‘anti-racist’ think tank at Boston University is cutting up to a third of its staff. This is setting off a firestorm of criticisms from employees at the organization who are accusing Kendi of exploiting them.

The revolution always ends up eating its own.

FOX News reports:

Boston University staffers speak out against Ibram X. Kendi’s center laying off employees: ‘Exploitative’

Some staff members from the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University were critical of both founder Ibram X. Kendi and the decision to lay off several employees after the news broke earlier this month.

On Thursday, Boston University confirmed to Fox News Digital that at least 15 staffers have been laid off at the center as part of an “evolving” process…

By Friday, some members of both the Boston University and the Center for Antiracist Research’s staff began voicing their displeasure at the news, suggesting deeper issues beyond a new “fellowship model.”

“There are a number of ways it got to this point, it started very early on when the university decided to create a center that rested in the hands of one human being, an individual given millions of dollars and so much authority,” Spencer Piston, faculty lead of the center’s policy office, told the Boston Globe…

Former assistant director of narrative at the center, Saida Grundy, also described a lack of structure, leading to her working extra hours.

“It became very clear after I started that this was exploitative and other faculty experienced the same and worse,” Grundy told the Boston Globe.

National Review has more:

The center opened at Boston University in the summer of 2020, soon after the death of George Floyd and the subsequent riots that engulfed much of the nation. In response, the university received a $10 million donation from former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, as well as $1.5 million donations from both the biotech company Vertex as well as the Rockefeller Foundation, according to the Globe.

Saida Grundy, a sociology professor who previously worked at the center before quitting in 2021, said it lacked structure and that she was forced to work long hours. “It became very clear after I started that this was exploitative and other faculty experienced the same and worse,” she said.

Kendi is even being accused of ’employment violence’ whatever that is.

It’s amazing how quickly this all started falling apart.

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Maybe he should have just bought a $6 million dollar house?

The lesson of Western Civ is that structure matters. Complaining doesn’t work as a long term career owing to perverse side effects.

Kendi is an opportunistic fraud. ‘Anti-racist Baby’? You have got to be kidding.

I cannot speak to his employee’s complaints, but I can certainly believe them.

The reality is that to run a group of people, regardless of the endeavor, you need to have a sufficient degree of intelligence and the ability to manage others. Kendi does not have it, as can be gleaned from his sophomoric writings.

Didn’t he assume the middle name of X? Malcolm X was a fraud. King Jr was a fraud and should have had his doctorate revoked when it was discovered he plagiarized his thesis, but Boston University didn’t have the self-respect to carry through on its obligations to those who did legitimately earn a Ph. D. thus devaluing their efforts.

All of these black ‘scholars’ of black studies, history, etc. are frauds. That 1619 bitch is a fraud, as 10 esteemed scholars of American History can attest, and did attest in a letter to the NY Times pointing out her lack of understanding regarding the subject she presumed to explicate.

It’s all grift. Ignore them all.


I guess they couldn’t continue to top the crazy stuff Kendi said with straight faces, so they could not produce “research”. Then they got fired and say it’s because of systemic exploitation or something.

Will they start a new anti-exploitationist think-tank among the fired employees to protest what happened to them in Kendi’s anti-racist think tank? Is calling these think-tanks unfair to actual thinking?

A race hustler that hides his given name being exploitive? No way!

    This from Kendi helps illustrates who he is:

    “CBS News contributor and author Ibram X. Kendi came under fire and was labeled a “racist” on Saturday for equating Amy Coney Barrett to “White colonizers” because she has two Black adopted children from Haiti.

    “Some White colonizers ‘adopted’ Black children. They ‘civilized’ these ‘savage’ children in the ‘superior’ ways of White people, while using them as props in their lifelong pictures of denial, while cutting the biological parents of these children out of the picture of humanity,” Kendi wrote Saturday.”

      Lucifer Morningstar in reply to oldschooltwentysix. | September 21, 2023 at 7:40 am

      We call people like Ibram Henry Rogers (<–real name) race hustlers, race baiters for just that reason.

      If White People just ignored those little Haitian brown babies and let them die his howls of outrage about racist White people would be constant & deafening.

      You simply cannot win with race hustlers like Ibram Henry Rogers,. You cannot win.

        This is how the Leftist game is played. Nothing their opponents do is beyond criticism. E.g., they criticize Trump for not stopping the J6 riot by going to the Capitol and asking the rioters to disperse. OTOH, had he done so, his ability to disperse the mob would have been considered proof that he controlled the mob, and therefore directed the riot. Although the Left is dangerous, they are not serious people.

          not_a_lawyer in reply to DaveGinOly. | September 22, 2023 at 2:55 am


          It is not possible for conservatives to evade leftist’s denunciations.

          Jack Smith is trying him for keeping documents that were his (or is it one of the other whore prosecutors?). Had it not been that they would have found another thing for which he must be crucified.

          I hear reasonable lawyers like Jonathan Turley saying, “Well, he shouldn’t have done that.” regarding classified documents.

          It doesn’t matter what Trump does, they will find some way to bring him down. They will apply thumbscrews to his lawyers to flip them, seek out ancient claims of abuse, whatever.

          They are like Bantus bringing down an elephant on the Serengeti.


Kendi is a con man. Here are some of his victims complaining without ever admitting that they were conned! (Except the one who called him hypocritical, which those of us with adult quality BS detectors knew years ago without having to work for him).

The hustle catches up with the hustler.

I believe this is a rare instance when you can hate both the player (excuse me, playa) and the game.

He didn’t follow the Tony Soprano game plan of how to keep his troops happy. I like how she states that she worked “unreasonable hours,” but no numbers or efforts are ever stated. I suspect that a number around 3 hrs a day will eventually come out as the threshold of exploitation in “their” world.

    JohnSmith100 in reply to MajorWood. | September 20, 2023 at 9:59 pm

    With my children I told them an hours worth of work a day for the privilege of breathing, that they could waste much more than an hour, that complaining came out of their free time. As they grew older they were paid for additional work time. For many years they thought that 3 hrs or or less was unreasonable.

If I didn’t know better I would swear that this whole saga was an “In Living Color” skit. The reason comedians don’t play campuses anymore is because the administration is giving them the same material as part of their tuition and fees.

exploitative is the whole point of the “antiracist” stuff

But Kendi had to exploit some people today, to correct for historic exploitation of completely different people a long time ago.
You should KNOW THIS BY NOW.

Maybe he and Shannon Watts could go out on a date and abuse each other.

They’re just mad because they’re going to have to go out and find a real job. Walmart beckons.

    Ironclaw in reply to txvet2. | September 20, 2023 at 11:45 pm

    Walmart may have too high of standards for those losers.

      AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to Ironclaw. | September 21, 2023 at 7:09 pm

      Not according to some Walmarts I have been in.

      If I might suggest, they can go to work for the Charlotte Airport Environmental Services team – night shift.

      I was stuck there overnight for a layover. The EVS folks sat in the gate seats on their cell phones for hours, only getting up to vacuum or clean if someone important came into view.

If this fraud loses this golden grift, he’ll end up a barista somewhere in Cambridge (calling out white mocha chino latte coffee as racist).

“Employment Violence” occurs when LEFTISTS are REMOVED from the FEEDING TROUGH when sufficient funds are available ONLY for the TOP DOG – or the “Big Guy”! This was a “think tank” so WHAT exactly were they THINKING would happen?? OH, and speaking of “think” tanks, that reminds me of a friend in Grade School who had a speech impediment and couldn’t pronounce STINK correctly!

He’s exploitative? Gee, what a surprise.

Exploitative? Is the extra syllable supposed to impress? These sophisticates should try exploitive instead.

Sounds like they need to put in a proven leader to show how a good race-hustle is really performed: Rev. Al Sharpton is the obvious first choice with Jussie Smollett a close second.

    AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to Q. | September 21, 2023 at 7:11 pm

    I don’t know…. Grifting $10 million from Jack Dorsey may not be a race hustle, but that’s still major league bucks.

Hiring people that think they are owed everything is not a good recipe to get people to do anything.