#5. Robin DiAngelo, University of Washington-Seattle
Robin DiAngelo is an Affiliate Associate Professor of Education at the University of Washington, Seattle and a vitriolic race hustler who—despite being white herself—seeks to profit off of condemning all whites as guilty of racism and demonizing America as built on “white supremacy.”
In addition to her work as an academic, DiAngelo earns vast sums as a “workplace diversity trainer,” speaking to large corporate gatherings. She is the author of the racist screed White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism, a book that has been lauded by the mainstream media and embraced as doctrine by the left.
“My psychosocial development was inculcated in the water of white supremacy,” DiAngelo states of her upbringing in California. But she is not speaking only of her own upbringing but that of every American. “The default of our society is the reproduction of racism. It’s built into every system and every institution,” she claims.
DiAngelo makes her contempt for America clear in her speeches and writings.
“I now understand racism as a system, as a deeply imbedded system, a system that our country was founded on and that all our institutions were created out of,” she states in a video of one of her addresses. “And every institution reinforces this system. And it’s a system of unequal power.”
In DiAngelo’s world, all white people, regardless of their individual beliefs or characteristics, are racist, and should acknowledge their inherent guilt into being born into “a system of racial inequality that benefits whites at the expense of people of color.” Which is her way of saying they were born in America.
“All white people are invested in and collude with racism,” she claims. When white individuals attempt to deny this inherent racism they show themselves to be guilty of “white fragility” or a lack of stamina for “enduring racial stress.” By contrast, in DiAngelo’s view, people of color cannot be racist because they lack institutional power in our society. These views are at odds with the founding principles of our American republic which emphasize individual action and responsibility, not collective guilt.
In a recent article in The Atlantic, African-American professor John McWhorter called DiAngelo’s book a “racist tract,” adding that “few books about race have more openly infantilized Black people than this supposedly authoritative tome.”
DiAngelo’s malicious and hyperbolic characterization of America and its white population as racist makes her one of the Top Ten America-Hating Professors.