Target: F. King Alexander, President of California State University, Long Beach
Goal: Fire university professor for his hateful anti-Semitic and anti-immigrant writings
Kevin MacDonald, a professor of psychology at California State University, Long Beach has been drawing attention for many years for publicly expressing his white supremacist views. Although university officials have made it clear that the university does not support his beliefs, they have stated that he should have the freedom to express those views, however offensive and misguided. While MacDonald’s right to express his views should be protected, he should not be in a position to influence so many people, and must no longer be allowed to teach in a public university.
One of MacDonald’s most radical stances is his suggestion that all immigrants of color be deported out of the United States. MacDonald attempts to justify this belief by claiming that the increase in immigrants and people of color in the country has resulted in white men playing a smaller role in making political decisions. In his view, this loss of power for white men has led to a rise in fear in white communities, which he predicts will result in violence against people of color. Instead of working to end prejudice and discrimination against people of color, he proposes removing all immigrants from the country so that white people can continue to be the majority.
In MacDonald’s view, the Jewish population is to blame for the government allowing so many immigrants to enter the country. According to him, Jewish Americans are attempting to gain more power by encouraging immigration in order to reduce the white population of the country, and eventually take over. He insists that whites have been experiencing discrimination as they become less of a majority in the country, and unless immigrants are deported, there will be a rise in this anti-white discrimination. There are others who do not consider themselves “white advocates,” as MacDonald does, who share this view; any loss of privilege feels like discrimination to those who have gotten used to benefiting from inequality.
Although MacDonald does attempt to keep his political views separate from his teaching, he has admitted that his views have influenced his lectures. If the university continues to take him seriously by allowing him to stay in his position as professor, students might also take him seriously enough to be influenced by his political writings. Neo-Nazi groups consider MacDonald proof that their views have validity, and keeping him in his position is further justification for the validity of these prejudices. MacDonald must be removed from his position as professor so that he will no longer have the opportunity to spread his hateful beliefs.
Dear Mr. Alexander,
One of the professors at your university, Kevin MacDonald, has been drawing negative attention for many years because of his hateful anti-Semitic and anti-immigrant views. He has called for the deportation of all immigrants of color in the country, and blamed Jewish Americans for the large immigrant population that he believes has led to discrimination against whites.
Although it is understandable that the university values protecting the academic freedom of its faculty, however hateful and misguided their views, MacDonald is in a position to influence many students with his “white advocacy.” Whether or not his beliefs influence his teaching, allowing him to remain in his position gives students the dangerous idea that he and all of his theories should be taken seriously.
MacDonald’s writings contain hate speech that could potentially lead his readers to act violently. MacDonald should no longer be allowed to remain in his position as professor with the power to spread his hateful views to those around him.
[Your Name Here]
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