A university professor railed against white people for a full five minutes during an appearance on a talk show, saying that white people are “morally and spiritually bankrupt” and “committed to being villains.”
“We gotta take these muthafuckas out,” said Brittney Cooper—also known as the “Professor Crunk”—a tenured professor of Women and Gender Studies and Africana studies at Rutgers University. Her discussion with Michael Harriot, a senior writer for “the Root,” took place last year, but her appalling comments are only now being widely disseminated.
During the interview, Cooper laid out an indictment against the entire white race, and warned ominously that “whiteness is going to have an end date.”
“I think white people are committed to being villains in the aggregate, right?” Cooper told Harriot. Throughout the interview, she expressed a profound hatred and distaste for white people and suggested that she knows exactly what goes on inside their wicked minds.
“White people know what they have done,” she said, adding that they “viscerally fear” that “there is no other way to be human except for the way in which they are human.”
She described conversations she claimed to have had with white people who allegedly tried to excuse historical sins by saying black people would do the same thing.
“If you all had this power, you would have done the same thing,” she said they told her.
“No, that’s what WHITE humans did,” Cooper exclaimed. “White people said there’s a world here, and we own it. Prior to them, black and brown people had been sailing across oceans, interacting with each other for centuries without total subjugation, domination and colonialism.”
The tenured professor also insisted during her rant that “white people” are “morally and spiritually bankrupt.”
“Their thinking is so morally and spiritually bankrupt about power that they can’t let go—they fear viscerally, existentially, letting go of power because they cannot imagine that there’s another way to be. It is either you dominate, or you are dominated,” she claimed.
“Isn’t it sad that that is spiritually who they are, and that they can’t imagine a more expansive notion of the world,” the professor said, adding, “the thing I want to say to you is “we gotta take these muthafuckas out.”
She immediately backtracked, saying she doesn’t really “believe in a program of violence because our souls suffer from that and I do think that some of this is spiritual condition,” although her thoughts later verged on the genocidal.
Cooper also shared an ahistorical view of the new world, suggesting that Africans and “indigenous peoples” were in America long before white Europeans.
“There were people out here making worlds—Africans and indigenous people—being brilliant” and creating “libraries, and inventions, and vibrant notions of humanity, and cross cultural exchange long before white people showed up being raggedy, and violent, and terrible, and trying to take everything from everybody,” she said.
The professor noted the good news is that white people will eventually go the way of the dodo bird, and suggested that “steps” could be taken to hasten that process.
“All things that begin end. White folks are not infinite and eternal, right? They aren’t going to go on for infinity and infinity,” Cooper told the host. “That’s super important to remember: white colonialism and imperialism has a beginning, and in my way of thinking about the world, that means it has an end, and so part of what we are trying to do is to imagine what are the steps that we have to take to get to the other side of this very inconvenient a poco interruption of like black and indigenous world-making.”
Envisioning a world without white people should give black people comfort, she said, but unfortunately they have to deal with the white devils until that day comes.
“Does that give you comfort on the day to day when you just have to deal with white folks and the travesties that they create in the sense that they want to destroy the planet?” she asked, before saying, “whiteness is going to have an end date.”
“Despite what white people think of themselves, they do not defy the laws of eternity, right?” she asked. “Their projects are not so sophisticated that the natural laws of physics change for them.”
The professor insisted again that black people were in the world before whites “for centuries and centuries and millennia doing all kinds of wonderful things,” and characterized white European civilization as “largely an inconvenient disruption.”
At the end of her harangue, Cooper endeavored to explain her life’s purpose in this “iteration” of world history as a struggle “to figure out an end and a way to the other side—of this gargantuan historical tragedy that is white supremacy.”
Rutgers professor: "White people are committed to being villains," "We gotta take these MF'ers out."
This professor spewed hatred on a YouTube video with @TheRoot. pic.twitter.com/QrGsv77CCC
— MRCTV (@mrctv) October 26, 2021
Several conservatives reacted with disgust to Cooper’s blatantly racist diatribe on social media.
“The problem with critical race theory isn’t only that it seeks to stereotype, scapegoat, and dehumanize. It’s also that many of the discipline’s practitioners, such as “Professor Crunk,” are monumentally ignorant,” wrote conservative journalist Christopher Rufo on Twitter. “Their identity is treated as a substitute for scholarship.”
Canadian Professor Jordan Peterson, a clinical psychologist, also weighed in on Twitter, saying: “This is the inevitable destination of the road we’ve been taking. The main culprit? The spirit that has subverted the universities.
Conservative author David Horowitz simply tweeted: “Stupidity incarnate.”