Prof's saying Tom Brady's popularity because of 'white supremacy' the 'inevitable result' of identity politics
- Campus Reform's Cabot Phillips weighed in on one professor attributing Tom Brady's popularity to "white supremacy."
- Phillips called this type of thinking the "inevitable result when you reduce people to their race [and] to their gender."
Campus Reform's Cabot Phillips weighed in on the Rhode Island college professor who said that NFL quarterback Tom Brady's popularity is because of white supremacy, calling it the "inevitable result when you reduce people to their race [and] to their gender."
Phillips joined Fox Business Network's Stuart Varney on Friday to discuss URI English professor Kyle Kusz writing that Brady's stardom stems from the “latest wave of white rage and white supremacy," which he says came as a result of a “disturbing racial reaction among white conservatives in response to the idea that a black man would be [president].”
But, according to Phillips, this type of thinking is not unique to this professor or even to the University of Rhode Island.
"This is a larger trend. It goes beyond just Tom Brady, this idea of identity politics in academia," Phillips said, adding that "this is the inevitable result when you reduce people to their race, to their gender."
Phillips cited other examples of identity politics on full display on college campuses around the country. For example, as Campus Reform recently reported, a number of elite medical universities are removing photos of male scholars who made significant scientific advancements after some said they were exclusionary to women and minorities.
Phillips also cited schools' criticism of the number of books written by white males. Recently, Campus Reform reported on one Massachusetts professor who questioned whether students should be learning from the literary works of "dead white men."