Posted on August 31, 2018

Self-Loathing White Professor Who ‘Resigned’ from His Race Gets Bad News

Author Ann Gregory, Tell Me Now, August 24, 2018


Professor James Livingston, who is white, was picking up a burger from a restaurant in Harlem, New York, when he was so affronted by the behavior of a group of “little Caucasian a**holes” that he felt the overwhelming need to take to social media and denounce his own race:

“OK, officially, I now hate white people,” Livingston began his post.

He continued to say the burger shop was “overrun with little Caucasian a–holes who know their parents will approve of anything they do.”


He then added: “I hereby resign from my race. F — these people.”

Surprisingly, Facebook removed the post – but Livingston followed it up with another:

“I just don’t want little Caucasians overrunning my life, as they did last night,” he wrote in a post the following morning. “Please God, remand them to the suburbs, where they and their parents can colonize every restaurant, all the while pretending that the idiotic indulgence of their privilege signifies cosmopolitan – you know, as in sophisticated ‘European’ – commitments.”


{snip} Instead of blaming the actual issue – poor parenting – he chalked it up to “white privilege” in effort to signal how incredibly woke he is – especially for a white person.

But unfortunately for Livingston, administrators at Rutgers didn’t feel the same. After looking into the posts, the university found him guilty of violating Rutgers’ Policy Prohibiting Discrimination and Harassment. Livingston subsequently appealed the ruling, but it was denied. A punishment has yet to be announced, but the policy allows for disciplinary action “up to and including discharge.”

Unsurprisingly, many people and organizations – including the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education – are taking up arms for Livingston. Just look at this tweet from PEN America:


However, at least one other party agrees with Rutgers’ decision: the restaurant itself, which has banned Livingston from ever eating there again.