Derek Hook, professor at Duquesne University, said the argument made by another professor that “…it would be ethical for white people to kill themselves” has some merit.
The anti-critical race theory group Mythinformed MKE posted the video recently. “This is part of an ‘anti-racist’ discussion on ‘nice white therapists held by the [American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work],” the group wrote on Facebook. The video appears to be from a summer session hosted by Hook, though the content is not otherwise publicly available.
“white people should commit suicide as an ethical act,” the top of a presentation by Hook said.
In 2016, a South African professor named Terblanche Delport wrote a paper about white people killing themselves.
Delport allegedly said similar things in 2016, in reaction to racial issues in the former apartheid state.
“[T]he only (life) purpose for whites, specifically Afrikaners, is to await their death or to commit suicide, like the samurai falls on his short sword when he has fallen into disgrace,” Delport said, according to Radio Free South Africa.
“Here’s the kind of crazy gambit of this talk,” Hook said. “I want to suggest that psychoanalytically we could even make the argument that there was something ethical in Delport’s statements.”
Even though Hook concedes that Delport may simply be a fighter who is too aggressive with his arguments, he does not want to dismiss the idea that white people kill themselves as an act of reparation.
For the sake of the ‘greater good’ and to atone for the sins that your race has caused society, your life should be ended because of one’s genetics.
That kind of sinister experience has never been experienced by the human race. Hey, wait a minute…
He proposes that white people might also [metaphorically] ‘castrate’ themselves or kill themselves symbolically.
“I want to make the argument that there is some kind of ethical dimension to his provocations,” the Duquesne professor said.
“I think Delport took his white audience to the threshold of a type of symbolic extinction … he took them to a proposed end of whiteness,” Hook said.
According to his university bio, Delport is a “scholar” and a practitioner of psychoanalysis with expertise in the areas of Lacanian psychoanalysis, post-colonial theory (the work of Frantz Fanon in particular), the psychology of racism and critical social psychology.
As a potential therapist, ( I seem to be when my buddies are in their cups) I am somewhat alarmed that someone who could possibly influence people’s minds and thoughts would entertain the idea of inducing people to commit suicide at all, much less for the reasons stated.
AThe American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work called on President Donald Trump to resign before the end of his term following the violence at the Capitol.
The group “believes that Donald Trump’s presidential powers must be immediately revoked,” according to a Jan. 13 statement. “He has demonstrated an exploitation of such powers through the consistent promotion of racist groups and ideologies.”
I’m curious how someone got those instantly printed following Darth Cheetos’ comments during the Jan. 6 riot. It’s worth mentioning that many of the rioters wore pre printed t-shirts.
White people should commit suicide to atone for racism? If it helps, it appears that they already are.