RUSH: The authoress, the infobabe that wrote this piece at the Huffing and Puffington Post, Ali Michael, she’s actually… Wait for it. She is a professor. Did you know that? She’s an instructor at the University of Pennsylvania, and in this whole piece, she openly admits, white people should feel guilty, but she says we can’t run away from our guilt by pretending to be black. We have to own up to it.
She says we need a new “white” identity so that it can take visibility from all the problems white people have caused throughout history. I’m not kidding. It’s all in this piece, and she’s teaching students at the University of Pennsylvania, and she was taught by some corrupted, polluted mind, or a series of them. From the bottom of her article we have this: “When we recognize and own our Whiteness, we can account for our own portion, our one 1/billionth of responsibility for what White people have done throughout history.
“We can work with other White people to begin to challenge bias, ignorance and colorblindness. We can use our privilege to confront the sources of that unfair favoring.” So white privilege, unfair, illegitimate majority, oppressors. You know, given… It’s amazing that there’s only one Rachel Dolezal out there. There ought to be a whole slew of ’em so guilty to be white that they’re identifying as black.
RUSH: Let me just read you a little bit more from this piece by Ali Michael, instructor at the University of Pennsylvania. “I definitely experienced this. There was a time in my 20s when everything I learned about the history of racism made me hate myself, my Whiteness, my ancestors… and my descendants. I remember deciding that I couldn’t have biological children because I didn’t want to propagate my privilege biologically.”
Folks, this is insanity. If it’s not insanity, this is uber-irrationality, and it passes now for enlightened thought, elite thought at a major American university in I guess what is a mainstream American website, the Huffing and Puffington Post. It’s ludicrous. But it is the result of a — she admits it here. I mean, she was taught this. She didn’t independently think all of this stuff. This was pummeled into her from the earliest moments of her life that she could remember.
Listen to this again. “There was a time in my 20s when everything I learned about the history of racism made me hate myself, my Whiteness, my ancestors… and my descendants. I remember deciding that I couldn’t have biological children because I didn’t want to propagate my privilege biologically.
“If I was going to pass on my privilege, I wanted to pass it on to someone who doesn’t have racial privilege; so I planned to adopt. I disliked my Whiteness, but I disliked the Whiteness of other White people more. I felt like the way to really end racism was to feel guilty for it, and to make other White people feel guilty for it too. And then, like Dolezal, I wanted to take on Africanness. Living in South Africa during my junior year abroad, I lived with a Black family, wore my hair in head wraps, shaved my head. I didn’t want to be White, but if I had to be, I wanted to be White in a way that was different from other White people I knew. I wanted to be a special, different White person. The one and only. How very White of me…”
So, you see, even hating your whiteness is a typical white privilege. And CNN has some confused person that they put on as an official commenter, can’t think of her name. I probably wouldn’t mention her name if I knew what it was ’cause it’s not about individual people here. This is a whole class, a whole group of people that had their minds corrupted, polluted, and practically wrecked with all of this guilt and all of this hatred that has literally turned people into walking, irrational automatons. It’s a huge problem, folks. It is not fringe.
Twenty-five years ago these stories surface, “That’s fringe, bunch of weirdos, cockeyed weirdos.” It’s mainstream now, as watching any newscast will confirm. People like this are celebrated, they’re held up, they’re put on pedestals. They’re great teachers, we are told. They’re not marginalized and laughed at and felt sorry for, which is what they need to be. This has become mainstream stuff. And it’s the product of leftism, Democrat Party, liberals, you name it, owning the education. And let’s throw in movies and TV. This woman admits that everything she encountered reinforced all that. White privilege.
Anyway, so I’m watching this confused figure on CNN yesterday, who is livid over what’s happened to Dolezal. The correct way to say it, she’s livid at Dolezal. This woman who doesn’t look any blacker than Dolezal but apparently is, is just livid that Dolezal was trying to pull this off, that Dolezal is nothing but a big scam, and it is, in her words, this is the epitome of evil white privilege.
So to a CNN infobabe — well, a commentator, analyst, not an anchorette — Dolezal is selfish and absorbed and is using white privilege to a maximum extreme because she’s not African-American, she’s not black, and to go out and be able to claim she’s black and have everybody accept it, that’s just not fair. That is white privilege, according to this CNN person. And yet here we have the professor at the University of Pennsylvania saying we need to use this white privilege, which has resulted in racism, bigotry, and all the other horrible things that white people have done, we need to use this white privilege to get rid of our whiteness, to redefine it, to become the new white, whatever it is these people come up with.
It isn’t sane. It is not normal. I don’t care what anybody says. I know I’m gonna get skewered for this. I’m gonna be called intolerant, but, you know, tolerance does not mean sitting idly by and smiling while your culture is destroyed. I don’t have children, but I know people that do, obviously, and I can’t imagine what it must feel like to have kids growing up into this cesspool, send ’em out in the education system and it’s a roll of the dice crapshoot.
Now, on the other side of this, when you go to the civil rights activists, the African-American, the black civil rights activists, you would think they’d welcome Dolezal. You would think they’d be open arms, “Hey, babe, great to have you here. We don’t care that you scammed us at the NAALCP office in Spokane,” which she did. How do you figure that happened, by the way? How in the world do you figure that happened? Are those people that easily scammable? Anyway, you know why they’re mad? And this is quite telling.
They’re mad because their whole business is racial oppression. The business of the civil rights movement today is to convince as many people as possible that it’s the worst thing in the world to be black in America. I mean, there’s nothing worse that could happen to you than to be born black in America. That’s the mission of the modern-day civil rights movement, and that’s why they talk about all the black males incarcerated in prison, and what happens with “hands up, don’t shoot” in Ferguson and in Baltimore. That’s what life for blacks in America is like, because of white people.
And so their whole mission is to convince people that there hasn’t been any progress in racial relations, none to speak of. In fact, it’s gotten worse, it’s horrible. It’s almost insufferable out there, and it’s just so oppressive. Here comes a perfectly white female who wants to be black, that throws the whole oppression movement into a tailspin, because if the worst thing that could happen to you is to be born black in America, then why does this woman want to join the club? That’s why they’re upset about it.
UK Daily Mail. By the way, they’re not the UK Daily Mail now, they’re just the Daily Mail. They’ve got offices everywhere. By the way, the readership of this publication — and we tout it all the time — is skyrocketing because they are not part of the Drive-By Media plug-and-play bunch. I mean, you can’t predict what they’re gonna do like you can predict how ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, on and on and on, are gonna treat every news story. The Daily Mail does stuff that those networks and agencies don’t do. Which is why we quote them all the time.
They went out there and they did a genealogical trace of Rachel Dolezal. They went all the way back to 1671. “Exclusive: Investigation of Rachel Dolezal’s roots reveals she has no black relatives dating back to 1671.” Not one ounce of black blood. No slave blood. No black blood. Zilch, zero, nada.
Her ancestors came to America from Europe. They have absolutely no bloodlines linking them to slaves or to Africa. She has no genealogical claim whatsoever that she is black going back to the last 400 years. Yet we’re dealing with what we’re dealing with; we’re getting what we’re getting. On the one hand, white people so, so burdened with guilt that’s been ladled on them by the education system and by the media — probably by some of their parents. So guilty, just feeling so bad that been they’ve been so mean…
They’ve not done one thing to an African-American. They have not discriminated, probably. They’ve not been mean. They’ve not done one thing, and they’re running around acting like they’ve been caught as slaves owners. And they’re acting guilty and sad and, “Oh, my God,” and they can’t live with themselves. It’s not rational. But it is, you see, because in our current climate these are the people being celebrated as the ones who really feel and who really are in touch, really sensitive. The ones we should listen to.
Over here, the civil rights community is all out of whack because their mission is to tell everybody the worst thing that could happen to you is to be born black in America, and here comes some white babe who wants to be black? It just doesn’t work.
RUSH: I checked the e-mail during the break. “Hey, Rush, why is Rachel Dolezal such news?” It’s actually kind of a good question. Now, the one aspect of this that is news is here’s a woman that scammed a NAALCP chapter for how many years in Spokane. Okay, that’s news. A white woman scams a bunch of NAALCP types and convinces them she’s black. But beyond that, why is this news? Because it allows the left and the media to continue to promulgate the idea that this woman’s justified doing what she’s doing because being white is so bad.
“We white people should feel guilty. What she’s doing is reasonable act,” and they’re gonna trotting out people to justify and explain it like this Huffing and Puffington Post article by the University of Pennsylvania professor. So that’s why she continued to be used. It wasn’t that long ago that this story would strictly be about the scam at the NAALCP office and the person that did it would be lynched, right? Not that long ago the person who scammed a wonderful, caring, and focused NAALCP office anywhere would be destroyed.
Today she’s celebrated? And I’m not talking about the old days of 30, 40, 50 years ago. I’m talking about five years ago or less. Whoever pulled this off, Jackson and Sharpton would be out there demanding who-knows-what happen to this person. And they’d be demanding more money and funding and what have you to make up for the transgression. And they’d be blaming white culture for allowing this to happen. That would have been the whole story. But look at what it is now.
The woman’s a hero to a lot of people. The civil rights coalition, not all of them are unhappy about it. The ones who are, are for the reason I told you. Bby the way, Rachel Dolezal once accused… There’s a sex tape. Did you know this? I told Snerdley this; he didn’t even know this. Daily Mail has an exclusive. “Rachel Dolezal Was in a Sex Tape: Her Ex-Husband Forced Her to Perform ‘Sex Acts’ in Front of the Camera Against Her Will, She Claimed in Court Papers.
“Rachel Dolezal once accused her ex-husband of forcing her to take part in a homemade sex tape… Dolezal, 37, admitted participating in ‘sexual acts’ on camera with Kevin Moore, who has been pictured in public for the first time since their wedding photo appeared.” Here she is on the NBC Nightly News last night. Question of Savannah Guthrie: “Yeah, it’s one thing to embrace the questions as an academic matter. It’s another thing to just actually be honest and transparent about who you are.”
DOLEZAL: Right. (pause) Well, I definitely (pause) am not white.
RUSH: No, of course not.
DOLEZAL: Nothing about being white describes who I am.
DOLEZAL: So… (pause) What’s the word for it? You know, I mean, the closest thing that I can come to is if you’re black or white, I’m black. I’m more black than I am white. So… On — on a level of values? Um, lived experience currently? I mean, just in this moment, that’s — that’s the answer. That’s the accurate answer from my truth.
RUSH: What the answer is, is she’s racist. She hates white people. She recoils at the idea of being called “white.” Listen to how she talks about it. She wanted to be black because she’s made to feel so guilty about being white that she just wanted to escape it. Either that or there’s something attractive about being a victim, which could also be a factor. We’ve made heroes out of victims. We have invented victims.
We have created whole groups of ’em, and they’re lionized, and they’re always in the news, and they’re always felt sorry for, and everybody that talks about victims in the media talks about them lovingly, supportively. It’s much easier to have that happen to you than to get ripped in the media all the time. There’s all kinds of things at play here, but it’s all destructive to practically everybody involved one way or another.
RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, there’s a component here that I need to mention, in this Rachel Dolezal business. I really need to mention this, ’cause it’s a factor, and once I tell you what it is, you can’t deny that it’s a factor, and that’s President Obama himself. Remember the comments he’s made about his…? What was it, his grandmother? You know when he went and made the race speech in 2008 during the campaign about Reverend Wright?
He threw something in about his grandmother, indicating that she was a latent racist. “Typical white woman.” In his book, one of his two books (I don’t know which one here off the top of my head), but I want to read this passage. See if this doesn’t sound exactly like what I just read to you from this University of Pennsylvania professorette who’s all absorbed in her white guilt. It’s so bad that she can’t live with herself and she’s advocating that we all abandon our whiteness and create a new whiteness.
Here’s Obama, just a short little passage. We’ll get to Trump and the other stuff out there. For instance Obama wrote, while watching the movie Black Orpheus (which he hated), “I decided that I’d seen enough, and turned to my mother to see if she might be ready to go. But her face, lit by the blue glow of the screen, was set in a wistful gaze. At that moment, I,” Barack Obama, “felt as this I were being given a window into her heart, the unreflective heart of her youth.
“I suddenly realized that the depiction of child-like blacks I was now seeing on the movie screen, the reverse image of Conrad’s dark savages, was what my mother had carried with her to Hawaii all those years before, a reflection of the simple fantasies that had been forbidden to a white middle-class girl from Kansas, the promise of another life: Warm, sensual, exotic, different. I turned away embarrassed for her,” embarrassed for his mother, “irritated with the people around me.”
That’s Obama writing about the racism of his mom, sitting there watching a movie. Now, I don’t know how many people have read Obama’s books. By the way, this phrase: “as if I were being given a window into her heart, the unreflective heart of her youth”? Some kid thinks like that? He’s with his mom at the movies. His mom is transfixed watching young black kids in a movie on the screen. He wants to leave, and he sees his mother is glued to it and can’t pull herself away, and he feels embarrassed for her?
This is from Dreams from My Father. Whew. I mean… That’s just… I don’t know who in their teens or early teens even thinks this way: “The unreflective heart of her youth,” meaning, “Yeah, before she had time to really even know what she was doing, she was just exhibiting the racism of her youth and she had no choice! This poor woman. She grew up in Kansas, a bunch of racists and so forth, and took all of that to Hawaii for the promise of another life.” This is obsession with this stuff.
You know, all these people claim — every one of them claim — practically a descendant right to Reverend Martin Luther King, who was about the exact opposite of this! Anybody remember the big quote, about wanting to see his children judged not by the color of their skin but rather by the content of their character? Whatever happened to that? That’s gone, and now all that matters is the color of your skin, and that says everything about you that everybody needs to know.
You don’t need to go any deeper than that to know deep truths. Man, what a… I don’t know, folks. It’s just tragic. I don’t want to belabor it, but what’s happening to our culture and the people in it, which actually are… It’s not good. And nobody in prominence, leadership wants stand up and say, “Stop!” Nobody wants to say, “This is silly.” It’s just this web. This intricately woven web of deceit continues to be more intricately implanted deeper and deeper into our culture.
I checked the e-mail during the break, and some people thought that I was making it up about Michael Eric Dyson. I don’t make anything up here, folks, in 26/27 years, whatever it is. It’s the website Sooper Mexican, which we quoted from. “Occasional MSNBC guest and profession[al] idiot,” this is the words of the website, not me, “Eric Michael Dyson went on some incomprehensible rant about how Rachel Dolezal’s parents are asking her to stop betraying [the white man] and that she’s actually more black than … Clarence Thomas.”
He actually said it. Who could make it up? I don’t think that way, even when I’m thinking about making fun of or making jokes about people on the left.