Posted on November 16, 2023

Tucker Carlson: Pro-Israel Ivy League Donors Funded ‘White Genocide’

Nikki McCann Ramirez, Rolling Stone, November 16, 2023

Tucker Carlson may no longer be Fox News’ frontman, but he’s by no means abandoned the racist, conspiratorial rhetoric that rocketed him to right-wing stardom. On Wednesday’s installment of Carlson’s self-produced X show, host injected his views on white genocide into a discussion of the ongoing Israel-Hamas war while interviewing The Daily Wire’s Candace Owens

{snip} Owens and Carlson accused pro-Israel lobbyists and donors of hypocrisy in their calls to pull funding from universities where pro-Palestinian protests had taken place, while remaining silent about or supportive of Black Lives Matter and diversity initiatives. {snip}

“[Pro-Israel commentators] are demanding that we have this same response that you are having about what people are saying on college campuses,” Owens said. “The rhetoric on college campuses hasn’t changed. Did you not remember what they were saying when professors were saying the anti-white explicit racism that was happening? People were learning this actively in schools, that whiteness was associated with wrongness.” 

Carlson agreed. “That seems genocidal, by definition. If you’re saying that being a certain ethnicity or race is itself a sin and we need less of you, I mean that is the definition is it not?” 

Owens referred to discussions of race on college campuses as having the ultimate aim of “needing to breed out white people from the population,” and claimed she received little support when she spoke out against the matter. {snip}

“I get why [Ivy League] donors are mad,” Carlson said. “I support donors giving money to things they agree with […] If you don’t like it don’t pay for it, good for you, — however, then I thought ‘well wait a second’ if the biggest donors at, say, Harvard have decided well ‘we’re going to shut it down now,’ well where were you the last 10 years when they were calling for white genocide?”

“You were paying for it, actually,” he added shortly after about the pro-Israel lobby. “You were paying for it … You were calling my children immoral for their skin color, you paid for that.”