According to Professor Zeus Leonardo from the University of California, we must get rid of white people. During the video recording of his class, “Teaching Whiteness inside a Colorblind Era,” Zeus asks: “Is being white worthwhile anymore?”
“[I’m] trying to distinguish between white people and their identities, bodies, and so on, which is some sort of literal comprehension that we graft the meaning of white people onto. ”If you remove whiteness as an ideology, one that most abolitionists believe is parasitic, it’s a form of parasitism. And it’s an idea that white folks really cling to.”
“If we offer white people a way out, and it’s more than just words, what I’m suggesting is that it also suggests the fading away of white people.”
The instructor takes it to an entirely new level. “Imagine if there were no white people 600 years ago… So, according to abolitionists, we made white people. One is not born white. Because we have a white Bible, one is taught to be white. White individuals are indoctrinated from an early age to maintain their whiteness.”
He claims, “That implies against the non-white, generally black.” The instructor is shocked that colorblindness exists. “Color blindness isn’t always a literal condition of being blind to color,” he insists. “It’s about feigning obliviousness to race in a world that is entirely racialized; how can you not see race in such a world?”
As he puts it, whiteness must be destroyed. However, white bodies will be exempt; they will receive a pass. “[M]y new understanding is that to destroy whiteness is to eliminate white people. Okay, now that’s…separate from white bodies, right? White bodies will nevertheless exist but will not be considered white people anymore.”
Is this what education has come to? It appears that way. What will the future hold for us in 25 years? In 2046, where will America’s colorful population be?