A&M Sociology Instructor: "Racism is at the very foundation of" America & Constitution
Everything within America is built upon racial oppression. This is the fundamental idea.... every aspect of American society.... To find support for systemic racism you need look no further than the Constitution. The Constitution in and of itself is laden with racially oppressive [language].... Racial oppression...was central to the mind of the Founders.
These are the words of Todd C. Couch, a Ph.D. candidate and graduate lecturer in the Department of Sociology at Texas A&M University. Mr. Couch likes to use classroom time at a public university to bash America, the Founders, the Constitution, and white men as inherently "racist." Click here for the syllabus and here for his resume/CV.
According to one student in the class, he also said that "Only white men can be racist" and that "White men created race. They're the ones to be targeted."
He also likes to attack and smear conservatives: "The second project we had was the conservatives supporting of, of this movement to attack race...racial equality, to spread white supremacy, to support white supremacy...."
Couch also took the liberty to promote Dr. Joe Feagin's books and warped, anti-American views:
He rejects the notion of race as a cancer, and instead of using the body, the healthy human body, to reflect America, Feagin uses a house.... Feagin argues that racism is at the very foundation of the American house. Everything within America is built upon racial oppression. This is the fundamental idea.... every aspect of American society....
Feagin was named by David Horowitz as one of the most dangerous professors in America.
Couch then pointed to the Constitution as Exhibit A of the inherent racism of American society and politics:
To find support for systemic racism you need look no further than the Constitution. The Constitution in and of itself is laden with racially oppressive [language]. There are sections and articles contained in the Constitution that completely support white supremacy....
He went on to cite Article 1, Sections 2, 8, and 9 as supposed evidence of America's conception and birth in racism, none of which mention race at all.
Couch then decided to play amateur historian:
So when we have the Founders writing this document, they said the only reason they wanted to establish this Constitution the way they did is because they said they refused to be slaves to Europe, meaning that they knew how [offensive] slavery was, however they were willing guarantee the enslavement of another group of people.
He is ignorant of the complex history surrounding the issue of slavery in America at the time, which had nothing to do with race and everything to do with economic exploitation of the weak, forcing people to labor against their will and taking the fruits of their labor. The issue was hotly debated among the Founders, some of whom, like Ben Franklin and John Adams, opposed slavery. Upon his death, George Washington freed his slaves and gave all of them pensions. Jefferson feared that the wrath of God would come upon the nation because of the scourge of slavery.
He then started propagating liberal academic psychobabble about the "white racial frame":
I will simply say that there is a pro-white component and an anti-Other component to the white racial frame. One of the pro-white components is the quote 'virtue of the white," the virtues of being white.
Why is taxpayer money being used to support these so-called "scholars" who preach that America and white Americans are inherently racist?
Couch also handed out notes about the different perspectives on the causes of social and economic inequality. In the notes, he attacks and totally discounts the "traditionalist" and "conservative" view that "People don?t work hard enough or make poor choices," undermining any sense of individual responsibility. He also neglects to mention that conservatives view the strength of families and charity as key factors in decreasing the level of material inequality in a society.
In elitist and arrogant fashion, he went on to say about conservatives:
Most people using this perspective have no quali?cations to talk on social matters. These people are not social scientists and have no science supporting their claims. Most “knowledge” is taken from folk theories.
The notes also say that the Marxist perspective is "Common among social sciences in all disciplines."
Tired of racialist trash and indoctrination in the classroom? Fight back! Here's how:
1. Host an Affirmative Action Bake Sale: The bake sale has "affirmative action prices" which favor minorities and women over white males. The left hates this conservative project, and it tends to get press.
2. Start or join a conservative group like Youth for Western Civilization on CampusReform.org. Organize to effectively combat left-wing viewpoints forced upon you by professors, administrators, and other students. Once you've created the group, blog about your activities to spread the word about your group, create a permanent record of your efforts, and enhance your impact on campus.
4. Host a conservative speaker. These events are a great way to garner publicity for your message and educate everyone about your views. On the topic of race/affirmative action, I highly recommend Star Parker, Deroy Murdock, Dinesh D'Souza, Herman Cain, Walter E. Williams, and Ward Connerly.