Friday, June 26, 2015

Roxane Gay, Associate Professor of English at Purdue University, 'Can't Forgive Dylann Roof'

Remember when the suspect Dylann Roof was arraigned and he stood behind the one-way window inside the police department and the victims families forgave him?

Yes, and the response to that was astonishing. People saw that moment as an ultimate example of Christian kindness and Southern honor.

Leftists, on the other hand, denounced the forgiveness, most prominently bad folks on Twitter like Deray and Ta-Nehisi Coates.

And now you can add this leftist douchebag Roxane Gay, who's an Associate Professor of English at Purdue.

At the New York Times, "Why I Can’t Forgive Dylann Roof":

Forgiveness does not come easily to me. I am fine with this failing. I am particularly unwilling to forgive those who show no remorse, who don’t demonstrate any interest in reconciliation. I do not believe there has been enough time since this terrorist attack for anyone to forgive. The bodies of the dead are still being buried....

Over the weekend, newspapers across the country shared headlines of forgiveness from the families of the nine slain. The dominant media narrative vigorously embraced that notion of forgiveness, seeming to believe that if we forgive we have somehow found a way to make sense of the incomprehensible.

We are reminded of the power of whiteness. Predictably, alongside the forgiveness story, the media has tried to humanize this terrorist. They have tried to understand Dylann Roof’s hatred because surely, there must be an explanation for so heinous an act. At the gunman’s bond hearing, the judge, who was once reprimanded for using the N-word from the bench, talked about how not only were the nine slain and their families victims, but so were the relatives of the terrorist. There are no limits to the power of whiteness when it comes to calls for mercy.

The call for forgiveness is a painfully familiar refrain when black people suffer. White people embrace narratives about forgiveness so they can pretend the world is a fairer place than it actually is, and that racism is merely a vestige of a painful past instead of this indelible part of our present.

Black people forgive because we need to survive. We have to forgive time and time again while racism or white silence in the face of racism continues to thrive. We have had to forgive slavery, segregation, Jim Crow laws, lynching, inequity in every realm, mass incarceration, voter disenfranchisement, inadequate representation in popular culture, microaggressions and more. We forgive and forgive and forgive and those who trespass against us continue to trespass against us.

Mr. Roof’s racism was blunt and raggedly formed. It was bred by a culture in which we constantly have to shout “Black lives matter!” because there is so much evidence to the contrary. This terrorist was raised in this culture. He made racist jokes with his friends. He shared his plans with his roommate. It’s much easier to introduce forgiveness into the conversation than to sit with that reality and consider all who are complicit.

What white people are really asking for when they demand forgiveness from a traumatized community is absolution. They want absolution from the racism that infects us all even though forgiveness cannot reconcile America’s racist sins. They want absolution from their silence in the face of all manner of racism, great and small. They want to believe it is possible to heal from such profound and malingering trauma because to face the openness of the wounds racism has created in our society is too much. I, for one, am done forgiving.
"All who are complicit." Hmm, would that be all white people who are complicit?

Jeez, kinda not hard to understand why folks are talking about the coming race war in America. Leftists are bringing it.

There is no mass movement to replicate the insane racist hatred of Dylann Roof, or at least not in the mainstream of America, including white America.

There is a movement of ideological hatred of white people, and that's entirely on the political left. Roxane Gay hates whites. Dylann Roof simply confirmed her ideological hatred.