NYC law professor bashes white people in op-ed

NOVEMBER 13, 2017

Ekow N. Yankah, a professor of law at Yeshiva University’s Cardozo School of Law in New York City, says he plans to teach his children to distrust people of certain races. Titled, “Can My Children Be Friends With White People?” the Sunday New York Times op-ed expresses the authors’ “profound doubt” about whether his kids can be friends with white people.

“Donald Trump’s election has made it clear that I will teach my boys the lesson generations old, one that I for the most part, nearly escaped. I will teach them to be cautious, I will teach them suspicion, and I will teach them distrust,” Yankah wrote in the piece.

“Much sooner than I thought I would, I will have to discuss with my boys whether they can truly be friends with white people.”

According to Yankah, true friendship is based on trust and in caring for one another’s needs. He says that kind of communion is not possible when it comes to “White Trump supporters and people of color” because those supporters have a “desire to create, maintain or wield power over others” and that this propensity for power “destroys the possibility of friendship.”

He does not wish to have these conversations with his children, nor does he approach these ruminations with any pleasure. Instead, Yankah says his “heart is unbearably heavy when I assure you we cannot be friends.”

“I will teach my boys to have profound doubts that friendship with white people is possible,” he concluded. “When they ask, I will teach my sons that their beautiful hue is a fault line.”

A review of his social media account revealed a tweet from May in which Yankah is pictured with his arms around two “white people.”

On social media, many users reacted negatively to the op-ed, while fewer offered support, saying the article was “thoughtful,” that his “statements resonate,” and that some people can’t be friends with Trump supporters.

H/T: The Washington Free Beacon