Becket Adams, Washington Examiner, May 26, 2021
Brandeis University Assistant Dean Kate Slater, who is white, has some interesting thoughts about “whiteness.” The assistant dean, who identifies as a “racial justice scholar and educator,” proclaimed this week “all white people are racist.”
Her remarks came amid a broader defense of critical race theory.
“‘Debates’ about critical race theory are often straw men for debates about whether or not systemic racism is real,” said Slater, who demands white people “Divest from Whiteness.” “And no number of statistics or facts that I could offer up are going to convince people to ‘see’ systemic racism if they don’t want to.”
“Yes,” said the woman who lists her pronouns in her social media bio, “all White people are racist in that all White people have been conditioned in a society where one’s racial identity determines life experiences/outcomes and Whiteness is the norm and the default.”
Slater adds, “That includes me! I don’t hate White people. I hate Whiteness.”
“Fifteen percent of students enrolled at Brandeis identified as minorities as of 2019,” Mediaite reports. “The Massachusetts-based university hired Slater in 2020 to serve as an assistant dean for graduate student affairs.”