Rutgers University Professor Brittney Cooper shared her shocking opinions on critical race theory last month during an online discussion with The Root’s Michael Harriot titled “Unpacking The Attacks On Critical Race Theory.” In one of many disturbing statements, Cooper called white people “villains.”
The professor said that historically white people have been villains and that the only way to stop white supremacy is to remove the villains. She said, “The thing I want to say to you is we got to take these motherf–kers out.”
Cooper followed this statement by saying that she doesn’t believe in a “project of violence.”
She continued her statement and said, “White people’s birth rates are going down … because they literally cannot afford to put their children, newer generations, into the middle class … It’s super perverse, and also they kind of deserve it.”
She believes that white people don’t believe that society will redistribute power to other groups because they are corrupt and scared of loosing their own power. Without their power, white people don’t understand their purpose.
“They fear that there is no other way to be human than the way in which they are human” she said and then added that whenever she speaks to a white person they associate all their power with human nature.
The professor also said that she believes it’s easier for children to understand critical race theory and that because of this, future generations could see an end to white supremacy.
“But I do fundamentally believe that things that have a beginning have an ending. All things that begin end. White folks are not infinite and eternal, right? They ain’t going to go on for infinity and infinity. And that’s super important to remember that white colonialism and imperialism has a beginning. And in my way of thinking about the world, that means it has an end,” said the professor
Critical race theory has been a hot topic this year as schools across the country try to figure out how to include it in their teachings. Many schools have banned the theory. States like Idaho, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Iowa have banned it from being taught across their state.
Since the discussion, many people have taken to social media and have called Brittney Cooper racist for what she said. Some are calling for the New Jersey University to fire her.
One user took to Twitter and said, “Why do we allow a person, and I use that term to be politically correct, to teach in our children in our colleges, who speed blatant racism? Brittney Cooper, check this ignorant bimbo out. A Rutgers professor. She said she can’t be fired, she has tenure! My ass, get her gone!!
Another user said, “Imagine if a white person said what Brittney Cooper said. The woke brigade would shit their pants. Interesting to see how they react to this.”
Rutgers University has yet to comment on what Brittney Cooper said or the backlash that she has received.
Brittney Cooper is a professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Africana studies at Rutgers University. She is also an author and an activist. She has written several books on the ideas of race, gender, and intersectionality.
Cooper is also a co-founder of Crunk Feminist Collective, which is an organization that celebrates Black people, Hip Hop and feminism. Cooper also published a collection of essays by the same name.
In 2013 and 2014 she was named Roots.com’s “Root’s Top 100,” which is a list of the top Black influencers for that year. In 2016, she did a TedTalk entitled The Racial Politics of Time.