History prof equates riots, violence with patriotism

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

George Washington prayingA professor at Hillary Clinton's alma mater is defending the use of violence to achieve what leftists want.

Dr. Kellie Carter Jackson is an assistant professor of Africana Studies at Wellesley College in Massachusetts. She told Slate online magazine she compares the modern-day riots to the American Revolution, arguing that in such a situation "violence becomes the main way that people can communicate their political, social or economic grievances." The professor – as reported by Campus Reform – expressed similar sentiment in a piece published in the Atlantic:

"Since the beginning of this country, riots and violent rhetoric have been markers of patriotism. When our Founding Fathers fought for independence, violence was the clarion call."

Attorney John Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute, contends that's not a fair comparison.

"The violence the Founding Fathers advocated was violence against a government that was oppressing them, not [against] their fellow citizens," he explains. "They did not go around ransacking stores and tearing up and taking away … other citizens' livelihoods."

Campus Reform reports that Jackson also suggests it is racially biased to criticize African Americans for violent acts. Conversely, Whitehead says the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. need to be remembered.

Whitehead, John (Rutherford Institute)"[It's] a great quote from Martin Luther King," Whitehead shares. "He said, 'We live in a large house. It demands we transform this worldwide neighborhood into a worldwide brotherhood. Together we must learn to live as brothers, or together we will be forced to perish as fools.'"

Jackson has also claimed that freedom through violence is "a privilege possessed only by whites" – and that if violence is a political language, "white Americans are native speakers."

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