Professor Ignatiev was quoted by numerous Internet sites as saying that ‘white males are a cancer who do not deserve to live.’ That’s not accurate.
All the sites that posted the comments and mock interview in which the professor allegedly made the comments traced back to a satirical site called Diversity Chronicles,
It’s all over the Internet but it never happened. The article was a satirical look at the professor’s extreme views on race.
In his journal, Race Traitor, he wrote that there is no hatred against whites because of the color of their skin, but because of white privilege:
“We do not hate you or anyone else for the color of her skin. What we hate is a system that confers privileges (and burdens) on people because of their color. It is not fair skin that makes people white; it is fair skin in a certain kind of society, one that attaches social importance to skin color. When we say we want to abolish the white race, we do not mean we want to exterminate people with fair skin. We mean that we want to do away with the social meaning of skin color, thereby abolishing the white race as a social category. Consider this parallel: To be against royalty does not mean wanting to kill the king. It means wanting to do away with crowns, thrones, titles, and the privileges attached to them. In our view, whiteness has a lot in common with royalty: they are both social formations that carry unearned advantages.”
The mock interview was believable because the professor’s views are out of the ordinary, but he would say they are legitimate. He thinks ‘whiteness is oppression.’
Professor Ignatiev appeared at Occupy Boston: