Things professors called ‘racist’ in 2017

Professors have labeled everything from mathematics to college football as racist in 2017.


It seems like everything is racist these days, especially when it comes to American college campuses.

In the era of microaggressions, trigger warnings, and “safe spaces,” professors, in their efforts to purge the world of racism, have labeled just about everything under the sun – and moon – as such.

Here are a few of the more off-the-wall that by 2017:

Professor Rochelle Gutierrez says the ability to solve algebra and geometry perpetuates white privilege.

(University of Illinois)


A mathematics-education professor at the University of Illinois argues that white privilege is supported by the education of the mathematics.

“On many levels, mathematics itself is active as a whiteness,” Rochelle Gutierrez wrote. “Who gets credit for the development of mathematics, that is capable in mathematics, and that is seen as part of the mathematical community is generally seen as white.”

Farmers ‘ markets are “white spaces” that perpetuate “environmental gentrification,” according to two San Diego State University professors.


Farmers ‘ markets

Did you know that “farmers’ markets are often white spaces where the food consumption habits of the white people have normalized”?

According to two geology professor at San Diego State University, farmers ‘ markets are contributing to “environmental gentrification.” Click here to read more…

A Cardozo professor questioned if his children could be friends with white children as a result of a President Trump.



A black professor in the New York Times op-ed piece appeared to rule out friendship with the white children for his children, because of President Trump.

“Much earlier than I thought, I will have to discuss with my boys or they really can be friends with white people,” Ekow N. Yankah, a professor at the faculty of law at Cardozo wrote.

A Brooklyn Law School professor, argued in an op-ed that the path of the total solar eclipse was racist.

(Ben Cooper/

Total solar eclipse

In an essay for The Atlantic ocean, a professor at the university suggested that the total eclipse was racist because of his path.

“It’s the Great American Eclipse, and along most of the path, there live almost no black people,” wrote Alice Ristroph of Brooklyn Law School. “Probably, this is not explained by the implied derogation of the solar system.” Click here to read more…

A professor of science and religion says the Bible is responsible for many of the “contemporary racism.”


The Bible

A professor of science and religion at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts argued that “much of today’s racism is rooted in Christianity.”

“The biggest humiliation of American Christianity is the long approval of slavery and even longer approval of racism — a dark cloud still clearly visible, at eleven o’clock on the Sunday morning,” Karl Giberson wrote in a Huffington Post op-ed, updated in December.

An environmental engineering professor stated that the pollution affects people based on their race, not their income.

(2015 Getty Images)


An environmental engineering professor at the University of Washington stated that “race is more important than income” when it comes to being affected by pollution.

“It is a race that is driving this, not income,” Julian Marshall said of the study. “Planners tell us that cities are still really separated people living in the vicinity of people who look like them. We see that the outcome of that.”

An Emory University professor said that college football is racist in a New York Times op-ed.

(Associated Press)

College football

Erin C. Tarver, assistant professor of philosophy at Oxford College of Emory University, argues that college football is racist in a New York Times op-ed.

“Given the fact that the ritual of the Saturday football now goes to the spectacular display of the majority – black teams play a dangerous, violent game for the pleasure of a majority-white fan base and with overwhelming white coaching, personnel, administrative structures and media companies — the idea that racism has evaporated, it is doubtful,” Tarver wrote.

A Boston University professor claims that the Christmas carol “racial origin” in her research paper.


Sings “Jingle Bells”

A Boston University theater professor claims that the Christmas carol “racist origin.”

“For most of the singers and the listeners, [“Jingle Bells”] probably miss its racialized past and taken its place in the seemingly effortless romanticizing of a normal ‘white’ Christmas, attention is paid to the circumstances of the performance of the history makes reflection on the problematic role in the construction of black and white in the United States,” Kyna Hamill wrote in her research paper. Click here to read more…

A CUNY professor said that the white nuclear family is actively supporting white supremacy in America.


White nuclear family

A professor of sociology at the City University of New York, argued in a discussion on Twitter, “which the white nuclear family is one of the most powerful forces in support of white supremacy.”

Jessie Daniels, a self-described race expert, wrote, “I mean, if you’re a white person who says that they are involved in the dismantling of white supremacy, but…you are the formation of a white family, [and] the reproduction of the white kids who ‘you want the best for’ – how is that to help [and] not a part of the problem?” Click here to read more…


Clemson University diversity of training materials for teachers said that the questions of someone to get to a meeting on time is racist.


People are expected to be on time

Clemson University diversity of training materials for teachers indicated that the questions of someone on time is racist.

Instead, the “inclusive” thing, according to the diversity of materials, is to “recognize the cultural differences that may impact on the meeting and adjust accordingly.”


A Clemson University professor said, is not only President of Trump’s supporters, but all Republicans are racist in a post online.


Trump supporters

Perhaps the least surprising, because a number of professors have labeled Trump racist, but a Clemson University assistant professor took it a step further.

“All Trump supporters, no, not all Republicans are racist scum,” Bart Knijnenburg posted on his Facebook page. “I have admiration for anyone who is into white supremacy. Violent or non-violent. This must stop, by any means necessary. #PunchNazis.”


Caleb Parke is an associate editor for You can follow him on Twitter @calebparke

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