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Friday, June 5, 2020

Steve Sailer exposes another race science promoting college professor - meet Charles Negy

As much as Pinkerite would like to take credit for reducing the amount of hereditarian bullshit being promoted on college campuses, it seems that the most effective way to expose academic race science promoters is to associate them with Steve Sailer.

By way of Steve Sailer's blog was the claim apparently from Quillette's Bo Winegard himself, that Winegard was fired from Marietta college because of his association with Steve Sailer:
one of the triggers to his being fired was him liking a tweet by Steve Sailer…
And now, right after Charles Negy retweeted Steve Sailer promoting one of his typically racist articles in right-wing Taki's mag (I talked at length about its founder Panagiotis "Taki" Theodoracopulos here) Negy is the subject of a NYTimes article which links to that retweet. 

Dr. Negy’s remarks prompted outrage among students and faculty and led to calls for him to be fired. On Twitter, the university denounced Dr. Negy’s remarks but said they could be considered constitutionally protected speech.
“Being actively anti-racist means calling out and confronting racist comments,” the university wrote. “We are aware of Charles Negy’s recent personal Twitter posts, which are completely counter to UCF’s values. We are reviewing this matter further while being mindful of the First Amendment.” 
The University of Central Florida, near Orlando, enrolls more than 69,000 students. Dr. Negy, 60, was granted tenure by the university in 2001, according to his résumé.
His book, according to a synopsis, argues that “white Americans and white culture frequently are under siege for a host of transgressions, ranging from colonialism to slavery, Jim Crow laws to racism, and from microaggressions to white privilege.”
In an interview Thursday, he defended his remarks, saying, “Why would I resign?”
“Despite what so many ‘haters’ are saying about me on Twitter, I’ve never said ANYTHING critical of George Floyd,” Dr. Negy said in an email. “The man was murdered in cold blood by a man who was a total sadist. So cruel.”
Dr. Negy added that while he was not a white supremacist or racist, he was critical of all ethnic and cultural groups.
“In my classes, we critically look at various groups, including whites,” he said. “There is no way I can be brutally honest about each racial/cultural group without offending someone.”
But if you look at his Twitter timeline, it's obvious Negy is lying. First because Steve Sailer is a professional racist who especially hates and lies about black people.

And this wasn't the first time Negy agreed with Sailer on Twitter.

But Negy doesn't need Sailer's help to promote race science ideology:

Claiming that the African American experience is similar to the Asian American experience is a standard "human biodiversity" tactic as demonstrated by Bo Winegard's twin brother Ben. 

Now I am not one to believe that race science promoters are especially bright, but they cannot possibly be so stupid and ignorant as to believe that the African American experience is comparable to any other ethnic group's experience.

Unlike Bo Winegard, who was let go by Marietta, Charles Negy has tenure at UCF. I don't know how the rules of tenure work, but there is an online petition calling for Negy to be fired.

If he is fired I wouldn't be too worried about him. Steve Sailer has made a living supported by wealthy old racist men like Theodoracopulos, Ron Unz, and Peter Brimelow. And Charles Murray has been supported by Koch via the AEI for many years. Bo Winegard is on staff at Quillette, which is supported by right-wing plutocrat Mark Carnegie, and also, I'd be willing to bet, by Koch.

The Right's wingnut welfare machine takes care of its favorite promoters of race science.

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