Afsheen John Radsan (Mitchell Hamline), White Guilt, White Hypocrisy:
White guilt, from central Minneapolis to both coasts, serves as convenient cover. The high-minded statements that come out of Minnesota's law schools, for example, are part of a big con, pervasive in other states and in other departments.
Our academics pontificate about white privilege, systemic racism, police brutality, sentencing disparities, affirmative action, and reparations. They buzz with words, using self-righteous rhetoric to distract critics from something easy, a specific act, that would immediately reform law schools. If we really believe that the "rule of law" promotes democracy, we should all support a remedy that could quickly improve on the American experiment.
It may take a rebel or a spy to blow down the castle's walls. Going local in Minnesota, I say the tired liberals should be pushed, even forced, to resign their positions — now. Let's not wait for them all to retire or die. Clear them out for African-Americans to be hired in their spots. End the privilege of hypocrisy.
Research the issue on your own. Start with supposedly liberal Minnesota. The internet, as much as cell phone cameras, provides easy accountability. Click the links for faculty pages at the law schools of Mitchell Hamline, Minnesota, and St. Thomas. Count the full-time faculty. (There are over 140.) Count the black persons. (I see no more than five.) Do the math. Blacks, thirteen percent of our population, are way underrepresented. Exclude me. Sure, I'm darker than some African-Americans, but my brown face doesn't count on either side of the white-black divide that festers here. ...
My colleagues, trying to hoist me on my own petard, might save the personal for last. Why don't I resign first? Well, you see, I'm more endangered than the white liberal. How many do you suppose voted for Trump in 2016? I did, in large part to annoy them by being able to say I did. My identity group — obnoxious, heterosexual, balding Iranian-Americans — is certainly underrepresented. Even so, as soon as I learn that nine great white saviors have resigned their positions, I will give mine up, no more questions asked.