A professor of literature at the State University of New York (SUNY) says it makes him happy when he sees poor white people on the street begging for food or money because it “feels like justice” and “historical vengeance.”
Professor Nicholas Powers, whose research interests include African American aesthetics and Marxism, writes that:
“white people begging us for food feels like justice. It feels like Afro-Futurism after America falls. It feels like a Black Nationalist wet dream. It has the feels I rarely feel, a hunger for historical vengeance satisfied so well I rub my belly.”
The article, published by Race Baitr, has since been deleted.
The professor says he understands that this isn’t a “good look”; however, when he thinks about Martin Luther King Jr.’s invocations of “be [thy] best self” and “show compassion to those who spite you,” he retorts “go fuck another secretary Martin!”
White people, Powers says, are a Rorschach test: “I see in them the history of colonization, slavery and mass incarceration that makes their begging Black people for money ironic—if not insulting. You wasted your whiteness! Why should we give to you?”