University of Minnesota paid anti-white author to speak on race relations, e-mails reveal
The same university caught funding the anti-white “unfair campaign” earlier this year also paid controversial speaker Tim Wise $7,500 to discuss how “white privilege” is detrimental to society, a Campus Reform investigation revealed on Friday.
The University of Minnesota – Duluth paid Wise an honorarium of $7,500 in addition to $535.65 for airfare and $139.66 for a hotel, according to e-mails obtained from within the Office of the Chancellor through a Minnesota Data Practices Act request.
Wise, who is himself Caucasian, has gained fame by making inflammatory remarks against other Caucasians.
For example, he accused America’s founding fathers of deliberately setting up a country with “a formal system of white supremacy,” in an interview with CNN.
In a public letter to the Tea Party, entitled “An Open Letter to the Right,” Wise compared white conservatives to “the bad guy in every horror movie ever made, who gets shot five times, or stabbed, or blown up twice, and who will eventually pass.”
“Old white people have pretty much always been the bad guys, the keepers of the hegemonic and reactionary flame, the folks unwilling to share the category of American with others on equal terms,” he wrote in that letter.
In one of his provocative books, White Like Me, Wise describes his “long standing fantasy” where he turns to a man with a “God Bless the USA” button and asks him “why can’t you just get over it?”
A spokesperson for UMD could not be reached for a comment at the time of publication.
UMD was recently hurled into national news in June when the school sponsored a controversial campaign to achieve “racial justice” by raising awareness of “white privilege.”
The “Unfair Campaign” featured a video of white individuals apologizing for their skin color and saying it was “unfair” they were born white.
After the video went viral, UMD received hundreds of complaints from around the country. The school eventually caved to the public pressure and suspended the program.
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