A professor at Drexel College, George Ciccariello-Maher, who is presently banned from actually being on the campus, has a new theory behind what caused the Texas shooting. Was it drugs? Mental illness? Terrorism? No, according to the “educator” it was “whiteness.”
Ciccariello-Maher has long been steeped in controversy. From making comments about someone giving up a first class seat to a uniformed soldier as making him want to vomit, to making comments about white men being responsible for mass shootings, the professor has now gone even further and stated that it is the very “whiteness” of someone that makes them commit these acts.
His points are idiotic and ill-thought-out. Firstly, to suggest that mass shootings are a white male problem is to ignore both geography and history (and a whole host of other topics). Why would it be surprising that in a country where the majority of males are white, that white males do many of the shootings? There are many other countries (in fact, the vast majority of them) where shootings are carried out by non-whites. Let’s consider every single African nation and Asian nation for that matter. Are the majority of shootings done by whites there? Of course not!!!
He could argue that it is a “male” problem, sure. And he wouldn’t be too far wrong. But to suggest that it is based on being white is so idiotic and ludicrous, and so easily disprovable, that I begin to question the value of his role as an educator.