Top proponent of critical race theory faces pushback over tweet

Another leftist just unwittingly made an argument that undermines their own beliefs.

The Daily Wire reports that Boston University professor Ibram X. Kendi, known for his support of the so-called critical race theory, posted a tweet last week that essentially refuted the theory’s chief argument.

But rather than amending his beliefs so that they are more in line with reality, Kendi reportedly deleted the tweet after users pointed out the contradiction.

The controversial tweet

The tweet, first published Friday, shared an article from The Hill entitled: “More than a third of white students lie about their race on college applications, survey finds.”

The Hill reports that researchers “found that 81 percent of students who faked minority status did so to improve their chances of getting accepted. Fifty percent of students who lied said they did it to get minority-focused financial aid,” the report adds.

In his tweet, Kendi reportedly highlighted the statistic. According to Fox News, he wrote: “More than a third of White students lied about their race on college applications, and about half of these applicants lied about being Native American. More than three-fourths of these students who lied about their race were accepted.”

“Shot himself in the foot”

It remains unclear what point Kendi was trying to make — but many were quick to point out that the issue seemed to go over his head.

They argued that if minorities are as oppressed as leftists claimed, then white Americans wouldn’t be pretending to be members of minority communities in order to increase their chances of getting accepted into college or receiving financial assistance in that regard.

After he deleted the tweet, Kendi faced blowback from those on the right.

“TFW you accidentally blow up your entire life’s work in a tweet and have to delete,” conservative journalist Alex Griswold wrote, according to The Daily Wire.

“Kendi admits it’s not actually a privilege to be White in America?” author James Lindsay wrote in a tweet of his own, adding, “LOL Kendi shot himself in the foot today too.” Indeed.

Latest News