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NY Times Op-Ed: ‘Can My Children Be Friends With White People?’

By Chris Menahan | 13 November 2017

INFORMATION LIBERATION — A professor at Yeshiva University’s Cardozo School of Law wrote an op-ed for the New York Times questioning whether his children can be friends with white people.

His conclusion was no.

“Donald Trumps election has made it clear that I will teach my boys the lesson generations old, one that I for the most part nearly escaped,” Professor Ekow N. Yankah wrote Saturday. “I will teach them to be cautious, I will teach them suspicion, and I will teach them distrust. Much sooner than I thought I would, I will have to discuss with my boys whether they can truly be friends with white people.”

Speaking of “white” Trump “apologists” who voted for Trump yet “bristle at the accusation that they supported racism” and assume “a single vote does not mean we can’t be friends,” Yankah said: “I do not write this with liberal condescension or glee. My heart is unbearably heavy when I assure you we cannot be friends.”

Imagine for a moment if a white college professor wrote a column on a mere blog titled, “Can my children be friends with black people?” […]

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