The Texas State University newspaper University Star has fired a writer whose bigoted opinion piece made headlines last week.
Rudy Martinez began his editorial stating “Now I am become white, destroyer of worlds.”
The line mocks the father of the atomic bomb Robert Oppenheimer’s famous remark, quoting the Bhagavad Gita, “now I am become death, destroyer of worlds,” after viewing the Trinity explosion in 1945.
“When I think of all the white people I have ever encountered,” Martinez continued, “whether they’ve been professors, peers, lovers, friends, police officers, et cetera -there is perhaps only a dozen I would consider ‘decent.'”
Martinez went on to tell white students that “Your DNA is an Abomination” and concluded his opinion piece by writing:
“Whiteness will be over because we want it to be. And when it dies, there will be millions of cultural zombies aimlessly wandering across a vastly changed landscape. Ontologically speaking, white death will mean liberation for all… Until then, remember this: I hate you because you shouldn’t exist. You are both the dominant apparatus on the planet and the void in which all other cultures, upon meeting you, die.”
The newspaper soon issued an apology, promising to “install a more rigorous column vetting process.”
The College Fix reports:
The University Star, the student newspaper at Texas State University, has fired the author of a controversial opinion piece that proclaimed “white death will mean liberation for all” amid calls from a growing chorus of students that the paper should be defunded.
“The author of this column has jeopardized the atmosphere of inclusivity at this university and will no longer be published in The University Star,” stated an editors’ note atop an apology note to readers from the Editorial Board which stated “we screwed up.”
The board pledged to install a more rigorous column vetting process, noting “we fully acknowledge the repercussions of our actions in allowing for such an incendiary and divisive column to make it into print. We were unequivocally wrong in printing it. It was neither constructive nor appropriate.”
After their initial apology, after realizing that the newspaper’s funding was at stake, the college newspaper fired Martinez.
The Daily Caller reports:
A college paper fired a writer who called the DNA of white people “an abomination,” according to a Monday report […]
Conservative students at Texas State have started a petition to defund the publication; it has over 1,500 signatures at the time of publication.
I want to believe that more than conservative students spoke out against this.
“We hate you because you exist” arguments about abominable DNA and how the presence of one race destroys culture are nothing new.
The only reason why these old arguments for hate even appeared in the paper is because the editorial happened to rail against white people.
The piece was quite clearly motivated by bigotry, as clearly demonstrated by the writer’s opening assertion that only a handful of white people are “decent.”
Are apologies and promises enough? Or has the University Star demonstrated complete incompetence by printing the article in the first place?
Tell us what you think, and sound off in the comments below.