A black English professor from Barnard College noted that white people should be imprisoned then gassed “when the race war hits its crescendo.”
Ben Philippe, who teaches English and film studies at New York-based Barnard College, made his hateful proclamations on a CBC radio show, this week.
At the start of the show, CBC host Talia Schlanger read a segment from Philippe’s book describing what the professor would do in a race war, according to The College Fix.
When this race war hits its crescendo, I’ll gather you all into a beautifully decorated room under the pretense of unity. I’ll give a speech to civility and all the good times we share; I’ll smile as we raise glasses to your good, white health, while the detonator blinks under the table, knowing the exits are locked and the air vents filled with gas.
Philippe attempted to explain what he was talking about with his hateful comments.
“If it’s always going to be us versus them … then— you know— I guess I was wrestling with the question that, isn’t the end result of that, all-out warfare? Like, ‘Game of Thrones’-style warfare? and what does that look like? And I lived in that sort of stray thought for a few pages,” Philippe continued, adding that the words were “disturbing to write, too because I’m not a violent person, I love all my white friends.”
Regardless of his blithe explanation, Schlanger was not amused.
As a Jewish person whose “grandparents survived the Holocaust,” Schlanger said she found the passage “shocking and disturbing.”
“I can’t tell you how it felt to read that sentiment,” Schlanger added.
Still, despite having a proper initial reaction, Schlanger went on the be “disgusting” on her own by pandering to blacks, saying, “I wanted to say to you that I’m so sorry that your experience of the world made you feel that way, and made you feel compelled to write that.”
It is sad that the CBC felt the need to give this hateful racist a forum to disgorge his hate.
AUDIO: Author Ben Philippe talks to CBC about his book, where he writes about trapping white people in a room, where they would then be blown up and gassed. pic.twitter.com/HdZ5yyzgVM
— Roberto Wakerell-Cruz ✝️ (@Robertopedia) April 26, 2021
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