White Woman Resigns In Protest From Smith College After Suffering Horrific Racial Abuse

H/T Rod Dreher

I’m boosting this.

“Dear President McCartney:

I am writing to notify you that effective today, I am resigning from my position as Student Support Coordinator in the Department of Residence Life at Smith College. This has not been an easy decision, as I now face a deeply uncertain future. As a divorced mother of two, the economic uncertainty brought about by this resignation will impact my children as well. But I have no choice. The racially hostile environment that the college has subjected me to for the past two and a half years has left me physically and mentally debilitated. I can no longer work in this environment, nor can I remain silent about a matter so central to basic human dignity and freedom.

I graduated from Smith College in 1993. Those four years were among the best in my life. Naturally, I was over the moon when, years later, I had the opportunity to join Smith as a staff member. I loved my job and I loved being back at Smith.

But the climate — and my place at the college — changed dramatically when, in July 2018, the culture war arrived at our campus when a student accused a white staff member of calling campus security on her because of racial bias. The student, who is black, shared her account of this incident widely on social media, drawing a lot of attention to the college.

Before even investigating the facts of the incident, the college immediately issued a public apology to the student, placed the employee on leave, and announced its intention to create new initiatives, committees, workshops, trainings, and policies aimed at combating “systemic racism” on campus.

In spite of an independent investigation into the incident that found no evidence of racial bias, the college ramped up its initiatives aimed at dismantling the supposed racism that pervades the campus. This only served to support the now prevailing narrative that the incident had been racially motivated and that Smith staff are racist.

Allowing this narrative to dominate has had a profound impact on the Smith community and on me personally. For example, in August 2018, just days before I was to present a library orientation program into which I had poured a tremendous amount of time and effort, and which had previously been approved by my supervisors, I was told that I could not proceed with the planned program. Because it was going to be done in rap form and “because you are white,” as my supervisor told me, that could be viewed as “cultural appropriation.” My supervisor made clear he did not object to a rap in general, nor to the idea of using music to convey orientation information to students. The problem was my skin color.

I was up for a full-time position in the library at that time, and I was essentially informed that my candidacy for that position was dependent upon my ability, in a matter of days, to reinvent a program to which I had devoted months of time.

Humiliated, and knowing my candidacy for the full-time position was now dead in the water, I moved into my current, lower-paying position as Student Support Coordinator in the Department of Residence Life.

As it turned out, my experience in the library was just the beginning. In my new position, I was told on multiple occasions that discussing my personal thoughts and feelings about my skin color is a requirement of my job. I endured racially hostile comments, and was expected to participate in racially prejudicial behavior as a continued condition of my employment. I endured meetings in which another staff member violently banged his fist on the table, chanting “Rich, white women! Rich, white women!” in reference to Smith alumnae. I listened to my supervisor openly name preferred racial quotas for job openings in our department. I was given supplemental literature in which the world’s population was reduced to two categories — “dominant group members” and “subordinated group members” — based solely on characteristics like race.

Every day, I watch my colleagues manage student conflict through the lens of race, projecting rigid assumptions and stereotypes on students, thereby reducing them to the color of their skin. I am asked to do the same, as well as to support a curriculum for students that teaches them to project those same stereotypes and assumptions onto themselves and others. I believe such a curriculum is dehumanizing, prevents authentic connection, and undermines the moral agency of young people who are just beginning to find their way in the world.

Although I have spoken to many staff and faculty at the college who are deeply troubled by all of this, they are too terrified to speak out about it. This illustrates the deeply hostile and fearful culture that pervades Smith College.

The last straw came in January 2020, when I attended a mandatory Residence Life staff retreat focused on racial issues. The hired facilitators asked each member of the department to respond to various personal questions about race and racial identity. When it was my turn to respond, I said “I don’t feel comfortable talking about that.” I was the only person in the room to abstain.

Later, the facilitators told everyone present that a white person’s discomfort at discussing their race is a symptom of “white fragility.” They said that the white person may seem like they are in distress, but that it is actually a “power play.” In other words, because I am white, my genuine discomfort was framed as an act of aggression. I was shamed and humiliated in front of all of my colleagues.

I filed an internal complaint about the hostile environment, but throughout that process, over the course of almost six months, I felt like my complaint was taken less seriously because of my race. I was told that the civil rights law protections were not created to help people like me. And after I filed my complaint, I started to experience retaliatory behavior, like having important aspects of my job taken away without explanation.

Under the guise of racial progress, Smith College has created a racially hostile environment in which individual acts of discrimination and hostility flourish. In this environment, people’s worth as human beings, and the degree to which they deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, is determined by the color of their skin. It is an environment in which dissenting from the new critical race orthodoxy — or even failing to swear fealty to it like some kind of McCarthy-era loyalty oath — is grounds for public humiliation and professional retaliation.

I can no longer continue to work in an environment where I am constantly subjected to additional scrutiny because of my skin color. I can no longer work in an environment where I am told, publicly, that my personal feelings of discomfort under such scrutiny are not legitimate but instead are a manifestation of white supremacy. Perhaps most importantly, I can no longer work in an environment where I am expected to apply similar race-based stereotypes and assumptions to others, and where I am told — when I complain about having to engage in what I believe to be discriminatory practices — that there are “legitimate reasons for asking employees to consider race” in order to achieve the college’s “social justice objectives.”

What passes for “progressive” today at Smith and at so many other institutions is regressive. It taps into humanity’s worst instincts to break down into warring factions, and I fear this is rapidly leading us to a very twisted place. It terrifies me that others don’t seem to see that racial segregation and demonization are wrong and dangerous no matter what its victims look like. Being told that any disagreement or feelings of discomfort somehow upholds “white supremacy” is not just morally wrong. It is psychologically abusive.

Equally troubling are the many others who understand and know full well how damaging this is, but do not speak out due to fear of professional retaliation, social censure, and loss of their livelihood and reputation. I fear that by the time people see it, or those who see it manage to screw up the moral courage to speak out, it will be too late.

I wanted to change things at Smith. I hoped that by bringing an internal complaint, I could somehow get the administration to see that their capitulation to critical race orthodoxy was causing real, measurable harm. When that failed, I hoped that drawing public attention to these problems at Smith would finally awaken the administration to this reality. I have come to conclude, however, that the college is so deeply committed to this toxic ideology that the only way for me to escape the racially hostile climate is to resign. It is completely unacceptable that we are now living in a culture in which one must choose between remaining in a racially hostile, psychologically abusive environment or giving up their income.

As a proud Smith alum, I know what a critical role this institution has played in shaping my life and the lives of so many women for one hundred and fifty years. I want to see this institution be the force for good I know it can be. I will not give up fighting against the dangerous pall of orthodoxy that has descended over Smith and so many of our educational institutions.

This was an extremely difficult decision for me and comes at a deep personal cost. I make $45,000 a year; less than a year’s tuition for a Smith student. I was offered a settlement in exchange for my silence, but I turned it down. My need to tell the truth — and to be the kind of woman Smith taught me to be — makes it impossible for me to accept financial security at the expense of remaining silent about something I know is wrong. My children’s future, and indeed, our collective future as a free nation, depends on people having the courage to stand up to this dangerous and divisive ideology, no matter the cost.

Sincerely,

Jodi Shaw”

Everyone hates these little monsters.

The polls don’t reflect the true level of resentment that is brewing among the public under the yoke of political correctness. It crosses ideological lines. Millions of people are sick and tired of living their lives walking on eggshells and navigating around ever more ridiculous landmines. Imagine what a relief it would be to live a country where you could relax and speak freely and say whatever is on your mind again. In the last ten years, the comedy industry has become a “pipeline” to “far right extremism.”

What is worse? Is it the expression of the -isms and -phobias in a free society or the suffocating culture of conformity, the hysterical outrage mobs and the hyperpolarized politics that is allegedly the cure for it? Does the political correctness make any of these things go away or does it just make our lives miserable? Why are we so bizarrely obsessed with internal things like thoughts, beliefs, opinions, words, etc? By focusing on this nonsense, the material standard of living for the vast majority of people in this country is plummeting while the people at the top stirring the pot are getting richer than ever.

Systematic racism is a conspiracy theory that is more toxic, absurd and divisive than anything you will find in the QAnon community. The QAnon Shaman is a harmless kook and seems like a nice guy with no power who eats organic food. In contrast, these zealots are wielding institutional power.

Everyone in this country but them is pretty much normal:

As I have pointed out, the decriminalization of whiteness in the professional managerial class is urgently needed. These people need to be deprogrammed and seek therapy for their mental illness. This was brought up on Tucker Carlson’s show tonight:

Confessing your “white privilege” is only Step 3 now?

Who is the bad guy here?

Am I the bad guy? I’ve been speaking out against this shit for 20 years. There came a point around 2015 or so when these people became more race obsessed than White Nationalists. They just blew right past them in reducing virtually aspect of life including science and mathematics to racial identity.

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33 Comments

  1. It isn’t the conservatives that always lose, it’s our side also. Instead of fighting we concede, fold or in her case, resign. You don’t win by giving up.

  2. Sigh.

    I’m very familiar with Smith College. My beloved Michigan born and raised mother went to Smith college. Both my grandmothers went to Smith College. It was back in the day where only certain colleges/universities accepted women students. But those who did were under extreme pressure not to have their students/graduates turn out to be ugly, feminists or have the looks and politics of Eleanor Roosevelt or Emma Goldman, Rosa Luxemberg.

    Not my my mom.

    Sadly I saw what was coming.

    And one of my girl cousins, a rather plain one, but not a Communist, lesbian went to Smith in ~ 1988.

    Sigh.

    She’s in Austin TX now, single, feminist, spinster.

    Smith College is long gone. Have one of the descendants of Gen. Sherman burn the place to the ground.

    • The 900 year old tradition of higher education in the West is drawing to a close, JR. But that’s all right, we don’t need those gloomy lecture halls and dusty, silent libraries anymore. Let the judeo-Marxists and other mental cases have fun frolicking about the ruins of Academe until it’s time for us to drag them out into the courtyards and dispose of their bullet-riddled corpses.

      • Spawn, rightly was I warned of you, when I began to read this site. Education is the ONE thing the West/Christendom has given the entire world, that it never should have- it is the White Man’s SOLE possession, starting with a God who required of His People, that they be literate, so that they could be saved. Read that last, how you will, for I know you despise Christianity. But there it is, nevertheless.

        Education is not drawing to a close, but racial disparities in education already are here, and have been, since at least the 1900’s, even with ALL the lying propaganda to the contrary. The Darkies (anyone not a Caucasian, with a ‘fair, ruddy, able to blush’ skin color) are DEFICIENT IN IQ in equal proportion as they are unfit to be schooled, across the board, by all measures; and it is only the godless jews (racial or merely ideological) like Gould, Sagan, Darwin, Hirschfeld, Freud, etc. who had just enough intellect, to start the process of internal combustion to destroy our lineage, our heritage, our Divine Inheritance.

        This is (even from a liberal femiNAZI from Smith) totally true. The situation in academia is nigh unto a nightmare for those teachers who merely wish to teach their disciplines, and none of this bogus crap, masquerading as ‘PC/MC/Woke’ Bullshit. Instead of giving this all up to the Bidenites, let’s TAKE IT BACK. Yes, that means pitched battles, blood, death, and resolution of the question, “Who owns all this?” I would say, White Christendom, undoubtedly.

        I’m effing tired of giving everything to the unworthy, and the illiterate animals they employ..

  3. She needs to SUE their asses off for racial discrimination. There are thousands of laws against hostile work environments and being a federally funded university they have even more potential liability.

    The civil liability alone could be off the charts.

    SUE SUE SUE

    • Shouldn’t blame white victims, but I will if it was her own idea to have a rap orientation to an elite college library, and it seems it was. I can only recall the numerous “cutting-edge multimedia programs” employed in my high school and college to “engage” students, and every one of those students, from the smartest to the dumbest, roaring with laughter at how dumb and corny they were. I would think, “what kind of person is so out of touch with young humans that they think this risible garbage would appeal to any of them?” If it was Shaw’s idea to do a rap orientation, I finally have an answer.

    • Her case will be thrown out of court leaving her to pay thousands in attorney’s fees and court costs. Whites have no remedy for Anti-White abuse in an Anti-White “legal” system. It’s simply a war on Whites but women like this one, educated in a “liberal” environment, can’t see that.

      • @more of the same

        The situation has changed a lot since 1990.

        “We” need to start using lawfare. If we get thrown out of court – then we sue in another jurisdiction.

        The time is ripe. Talking about “systemic anti-whiteness” in 1990 would not work.

        Talking about “systemic racism against white people” in 2021 is a mainstream Republican opinion.

  4. There is no political spectrum. There are only the degrees of anti-“white supremacy” set against the conceptual perfection of “white supremacy.”

  5. “Why are we so bizarrely obsessed with internal things like thoughts, beliefs, opinions, words, etc?”

    Nothing bizarre about it. Leftists know they lose when truth is told. So truth must be suppressed and thought and speech must be controlled.

  6. I am telling you, racial antagonism is part of the great Jew plan to destroy Christ and Christianity. Don’t hate others for their race hate those who hate the Christ. They are the ones who deserve to be hated. They hate the innocent.

    • Umm, no. If you have even ‘one iota’ of understanding of the religion you profess to believe in, then you would know the importance of that term in quotes. The entire edifice of the Incarnation, means that God became MAN, but only ONE Man, and only ONE race, and only THAT RACE is to be deified, or made ‘god-like’- call it ‘holiness,’ ‘sanctification,’ ‘theosis’- it’s all pretty much the same. But the reality of that ‘engodedness’ (as CS Lewis used the term) means that ONLY WHITES/Europeans/Christendom/ or what the Orthodox call, “Romanity” are the beneficiaries of that Election/Predestination/Salvation.
      Not the Chink, the Mestizo, and especially NOT the N-word! It was the protestant and Catholic ‘West’ that foolishly GAVE AWAY OUR INHERITANCE, like ‘pearls before swine,’ and we are now approaching the ‘point’ at which only War will be the ‘Final Solution.’ Yes, it is the Jews. No doubt. They have the eternal shame of Killing Christ on their race. But hating the non-elect is woven through every line of Holy Scripture, and it is only your IMPASTORS who are telling you, otherwise. RAHOWA is not just a pagan WS meme. It suffuses the entire History of all Christian nations, from the Destruction of Jerusalem, to any supposed ‘Armageddon.’

      NO ONE is ‘innocent’- all are guilty. And all will perish- now, or in eternity.

      St. Philaret of Moscow stated: “Love your personal enemies, hate the enemies of Christ, destroy the enemies of the fatherland.”

      The French Revolution tried the ‘tabula rasa’ approach, and thousands died. The Russians tried that ‘innocent’ bullshit- it was called Bolshevism. And the US is in the grips of this ideology from HELL. No, thank you.

  7. If there is such a thing as “systemic racism” in America, it’s in the public school system. Literally dumbing down minorities into being useless, unthinking apes fit only for menial tasks and rent-a-mob rage on behalf of the Bolshevik elite.

    • They aren’t dumbing down minorities, they’re dumbing down everyone. Do you know any young people? They are clueless. Damn smartphones are a huge part of the problem too. Making a bunch of zombies who look at inane and poisonous stuff all day long.

      • Absolutely agree, but a large section of Whites and Asians are at least smart enough and self-confident enough to remove their kids from that system. I know a lot of young people, not all are clueless.

  8. It is getting bad on campus! I have worked multiple decades at one of my states institutes of higher learning.

    Came across some memos of their demented plans for DIE (Diversity, Inclusion, Equity) that called for out-right indoctrination of the campus community.

    Leaked these documents to a journalist and now the administration has backed off a little.

    They don’t want to go crazy like Evergreen State and have their enrollment go down like theirs did. (41%!)

    Many of us contribute to the struggle to be White on campus. My hats off to heroine Jodi Shaw!

  9. There you have it folks:- civil rights laws were not invented to help people like us. Make of that what you will. Nobody gives a shit about you Y boy. So we need to stand up for each other.
    Dieversity is our stench.

  10. I’ll bet this woman is an “anti-racist” and loves “Diversity”, denying the fact that this is what is making her life a living hell. “Anti-racist” is a code word for Anti-White. “Diversity” is a code word for White Genocide.

  11. I get a load out of all these young college age white girls, Jen Psaki types blathering on about “enrichment of other cultures” without the slightest understanding of what it means. To them “culture” is cardamon and chili peppers on some fire grilled street food somewhere. What they don’t get is it also means things like you give your lazy brother in law a free ride through life. I bet Jen Psaki wouldn’t be too keen about a bunch of lazy in-laws showing up to live in her house and her having to hand a lazy brother in law a Franklin every morning so he could go amuse himself at the casino. That’s the kind of shit that saps all the moral out of life that we fortunately don’t have to deal with in America.

  12. I do get them not wanting her to do a “rap” presentation. White people look absolutely ridiculous when they try shit like that.

  13. There’s way too much food and electricity.

    We need a famine induced die-off followed by a cleansing war to mop up those Darwin misses the first time.

    They have no reason or incentive to stop.
    None whatsoever.

  14. @ even though, many of our sisters, have departed from our ranks, our guidance, our protection, i still hate to hear stories such as this, ladies now i hope you see and understand, thee war being waged against your husbands, your fathers and brothers and yes your sons also, return to us, we who love you and cherish you , daughters of the covenant, come home and we will put a stop to this evil, god willing.

  15. Apparently we should all speak ungrammatically, refuse to behave in school, refuse to have a career ambition (or even a job), impregnate women randomly and as frequently as possible, wear our pants at mid-thigh, listen to shouted rhymes over a deafening rhythm track (rap “music”), idolize professional basketball players, hate anyone who is not a Negro and endlessly complain about being oppressed. Have I got it about right?

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