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NY Post targets race activist Dr. Ibram X. Kendi.

  |   By Polling+ Staff

The front page of the New York Post newspaper is seen at a convenience store in Washington, DC, on August 6, 2019. (Photo by Alastair Pike / AFP) (Photo by ALASTAIR PIKE/AFP via Getty Images)

The New York Post has zeroed in on race activist  Dr. Ibram X. Kendi. A well known left-leaning academic, Kendi was a co-founder of f Boston University’s Center for Antiracist Research.

And of a sudden, the Post has run an Op-Ed targeting Kendi and written by one Adam Coleman. Coleman “is the author of ‘Black Victim to Black Victor’ and founder of Wrong Speak Publishing. https://nypost.com/2023/09/18/like-other-antiracist-activists-ibram-x-kendi-proves-hes-only-in-it-for-himself/

Coleman says this:

Like other ‘antiracist’ activists, Ibram X. Kendi proves he’s only in it for himself

He writes:

“The real measure of an individual’s character isn’t what he portrays to the public but how he treats people in private.

Truly righteous people treat others with respect and dignity when there is no one else around and no social credit to be earned for doing the right thing.This distinction matters — especially for people who’ve made a career lecturing others on the appropriate way to treat people, especially those perceived as having less power in society.

But when no one was looking and nothing was to be gained, it seems Ibram X. Kendi used his power and privilege as the director of a think tank to exploit and mistreat the people who worked under him as if they were people who are beneath him.

Amid confirmation of layoffs being made at Boston University’s Center for Antiracist Research, former and current faculty have spoken out about Kendi’s mismanagement, “exploitation” and enrichment. 

…With tens of millions of dollars flowing in from major donors shortly after the center’s founding in 2020 from Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, the Rockefeller Foundation and biotech company Vertex, Grundy also saw the missed opportunity to directly help black students at Boston University. 

‘Those donations could have been going to benefit black students.’”

There’s more here. But it is clear that Kendi has stumbled to a point that even his own employees are not happy with him. Says one: “It became very clear after I started that this was exploitative and other faculty experienced the same and worse.”

The moral of the story? Once again millions of dollars and considerable elitism are never a good mix.