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‘White genocide’ professor advocates just that yet again – because Ted Cruz won re-election

The professor infamously known for his Christmas Eve 2016 tweet “All I Want for Christmas is White Genocide” took to Twitter after Election Day to once again advocate for such … because Texas’s Ted Cruz won his US Senate re-election bid.

George Ciccariello-Maher, formerly of Drexel University and now a visiting scholar at the Hemispheric Institute in New York, tweeted Wednesday morning “White people re-elected Ted Cruz. If there’s a better argument for the abolition of whiteness, I haven’t beard [sic] it.”

The “actual communist” academic then took issue with commenters who pointed out that Cruz, not opponent Beto O’Rourke, was the actually the candidate “of color” in the Texas contest.

“Ted Cruz is white, dumbass,” Ciccariello-Maher tweeted at one. “Cuban isn’t a race,” he responded to another. “Ted Cruz couldn’t be whiter if that cow were made of mayonnaise,” he replied to yet another.

He added there is “no such thing” as racism against whites … and called Ted Cruz a “worm”:

Technically, Ciccariello-Maher is right; “Hispanic,” “Latino,” and other terms for Latin Americans do not denote race. But of course, this doesn’t prevent the media and progressive academia (among others) from utilizing them in such a manner when it suits their purposes.

The self-proclaimed “organizer, writer, and radical political theorist” had rationalized his original “white genocide” tweet as poking fun at white supremacists like Richard Spencer.

He explained away even earlier tweets — in which he advocated a school police officer be “put up against the wall” and “do[ne] like Old Yeller” — even more dubiously:

“Of course […] these are not tweets that call for any kind of violence. If you look at them they don’t, they don’t in any way. They, in one sort of half-satirically and one in a straightforward reference to the Black Panther Party, talk about transforming the society that we live in.”

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Dave has been writing about education, politics, and entertainment for over 20 years, including a stint at the popular media bias site Newsbusters. He is a retired educator with over 25 years of service and is a member of the National Association of Scholars. Dave holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Delaware.