Cornell West’s running mate is the prof who said it feels 'slightly racist' to be a Taylor Swift fan or have 'too many' American flags

Cornell West's running mate previously said that it feels "slightly racist" to be a Taylor Swift fan or have "too many" American flags.

Cornell West’s running mate previously said that it feels “slightly racist” to be a Taylor Swift fan or have “too many” American flags. 

Melina Abdullah, a professor of Pan-African studies at California State University, Los Angeles, was tapped to be West’s running mate on Wednesday, according to ABC News.

As Campus Reform previously reported, Abdulla suggested on X after the Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory that fans of Taylor Swift might be racist.

”Why do I feel like it’s slightly racist to be a Taylor Swift fan?” Abdullah wrote. 

When asked to explain, Abdullah drew a comparison to the American Flag.

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”I said FEEL, not think. Kind of like that feeling I get when there are too many American flags,” Abdullah said.

Abdullah later commented that the Chiefs’ Super Bowl win was part of some right-wing conspiracy.

”Why do I feel like this was some right-wing, white-supremacist conspiracy?! Booooooo!!!!” she wrote.

Facing criticism on social media, Abdullah declared that “Virtually everything is racist.”

”Folks think they’re attacking me by asking for why I think everything is racist I’m not offended,” Abdullah wrote on X. “Virtually everything is racist.”

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One X user commented, “You’ve decided everything is racist, and so it is.”

”And I’ve also decided to work with all my might and in a community of committed people to upend racism and oppression,” Abdullah responded.

West said that Abdulla is “one of the great freedom fighters of a generation.”

”I wanted someone whose heart, mind and soul is committed to the empowerment of poor and working people … She has a record of deep commitment and investment in ensuring poor and working people are at the center of her vision,” West said.