In the context of Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s adopted Haitian children, the left’s favorite new race hustler, Ibram X. Kendi, tweeted on Saturday that “too many White people” believe “if they have or adopt a child of color, then they can’t be racist.”
“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,” wrote Kendi, director of Boston University’s Center for Antiracist Research and the Oprah Winfrey-validated author of the racist screed How to Be an Antiracist.
“And whether this is Barrett or not is not the point,” he continued. “It is a belief too many White people have: if they have or adopt a child of color, then they can’t be racist.” No, it actually is the point, because Kendi’s tweet was certainly directed at Judge Barrett. It was intended to cast suspicion on her motivation for adoption and to paint her as a racist “colonizer.” Kendi simply didn’t have the guts to accuse her directly, so he cast his tweet in very general terms.
Sen. Tom Cotton condemned Kendi’s posts as “a cruel, racist attack against Judge Barrett and her family.”