Professor Zandria Robinson tweets whiteness is terror, they are conditioned for mass murder
A sociology professor posted on Twitter that whiteness is “terror” and that white people are “conditioned” to commit mass murder. Zandria Robinson regularly makes extreme and radical remarks on social media and is now defended by one of the other school’s professors.
In a series of tweets June 26, Zandria Robinson stated that “whiteness is most certainly and inevitably terror” and “waits for thinkpieces about how more mental health services could prevent white people from acting how they are conditioned to act.”
On June 28, she stated “when whiteness is all white folk have left as property, ravaged as the working class has been since the 70s; racial terror + paranoia rises.”
After news of Robinson’s tweets spread, her faculty profile was abruptly taken down by the University of Memphis, which tweeted out that she no longer worked for the university.
The Memphis-based Rhodes College put out a statement that it had hired her for its anthropology and sociology department, calling her an expert “in the areas of race, class, gender, culture, and the South.”
The campus called her comments “provocative, controversial and debatable.”
Dr. Charles McKinney, the Chair of Africana studies at Rhodes College, denounced the media coverage as “hard-right, anti-academic and uncritical … racist attacks,” The Commercial Appeal reported.
McKinney went on to praise Robinson as the “future of African-American studies, of Southern studies,” Campus Reform reported.
Robinson posts on Facebook and Twitter accusing white students of falsely believe students of color get into grad school based solely on their skin color, that she did not want her daughter attending school with “snotty privileged whites,” and that “white students threatened us and their racist evaluations of us factor into our job security,” Campus Reform reported.
That report prompted her to Tweet that “yes some conservative f**kboys are very enamored with me and like little boys are pulling bra straps and showing their penises for attention” and “I am awaiting some death threats and rape threats, though. Because these are the ultimate expressions of love from conservative whites these days.”
Robinson also writes a blog called “New South Negress” where posted on the Confederate flag saying that: “White folks who think they don’t participate in racism always get spotlight anxiety when some white folks who have no qualms about their racism whatsoever are center stage in media discourse. These white folks, who call the other white folks ‘backwards,’ ‘rednecks,’ ‘racist,’ and ‘trash,’ hate to have their whiteness sullied by these other white folks. They wouldn’t want colored folks to think they were like those white folks. So, they latched onto the thing that they hate about backwards white southerners more than Honey Boo Boo, trucker hats, Toddlers and Tiaras, burning crosses, and Swamp People combined–the confederate flag.”