From Young Cons: DeRay McKesson is one of the main vocal figures behind the destructive Black Lives Matter movement. He’s pretty much the face of the operation at this point.
This being Obama’s America, an Ivy League institution thought it would be prudent to have McKesson teach a class about how looting is somehow acceptable.
Because nothing says we won’t indoctrinate you with radical liberal talking points here at Yale, like letting a divisive racist teach a two-day course.
How much in tuition are these Yale kids paying?
Here are some of the notes taken by one of McKesson’s supporters…
The class was assigned to read In Defense of Looting.
Yeah, for real.
Here are some excerpts…
In fact, anti-black racism remains the foundational organizing principle of this country. That is because this country is built on the right to property, and there is no property, no wealth in the USA without the exploitation, appropriation, murder, and enslavement of black people[…]
When rioters take territory and loot, they are revealing precisely how, in a space without cops, property relations can be destroyed and things can be had for free[…]
But why is it bad to grab an opportunity to improve well-being, to make life better, easier, or more comfortable? Or, as Hannah Black put it on Twitter: “Cops exist so people can’t loot ie have nice things for free so idk why it’s so confusing that people loot when they protest against cops” [sic]. Only if you believe that having nice things for free is amoral, if you believe, in short, that the current (white-supremacist, settler-colonialist) regime of property is just, can you believe that looting is amoral in itself.
White people deploy the idea of looting in a way that implies people of color are greedy and lazy, but it is just the opposite: looting is a hard-won and dangerous act with potentially terrible consequences, and looters are only stealing from the rich owners’ profit margins.
Obviously, looting is never right, seeing as how tv’s and stereos are more often targets of interest than bread and water.
Here is a man making excuse after excuse for why some people aren’t successful in America, and shame on Yale for giving McKesson this platform to speak to impressionable youth.