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As I’ve often pointed out, America has remarkably few examples of white people pretending to be black for affirmative action benefits, with perhaps more scandals over the years involving pretend American Indians. In contrast, Brazil has lots of brouhahas.

But, can Anglos get away with claiming to be Conquistador-Americans for the Diversity Pokemon Points?

Apparently not, at least if you are a history professor and you make other history academics jealous, because they’ll go look up your ancestors’ Census records on race.

From an anonymous website called Producing Whiteness:

Kelly Kean Sharp: Chicana?
Anonymous

3 days ago·8 min read

I have watched the unmasking of CV Vitolo and Jessica Krug from afar. But when an old friend pointed me to the twitter bio of Dr. Kelly Kean Sharp, currently an Assistant Professor at Furman University, I now had a similar example on the edges of my own circles. I had distantly known Kelly while she was a PhD student at University of California, Davis, and was more than surprised to find out that she was now describing herself as Chicana.

This discovery led to multiple conversations and a flurry of research on the part of people who had known Kelly at UC Davis. They approached me to help publicize her fabrication and strategic use of a Chicana identity. Though it remains unknown exactly when she took on this persona and how much she has used it professionally, many who previously knew her are quite confused. She had only ever identified as a non-Hispanic white woman as far as they knew. Allegedly, when some colleagues asked about her newfound identity she claimed that her paternal grandmother had been from Mexico. Okay, fine, we know that identity can be quite fluid and many of us did not want to embark on a project of gatekeeping that would not allow Kelly to celebrate her grandmother. Perhaps this grandmother had just never been a topic that she felt comfortable bringing up in the numerous conversations she had with friends and colleagues about her family and upbringing.

But when some of us looked into genealogical records, we found that Kelly had no grandparents who were born outside of the United States or had Hispanic names. This is much more in line with how Kelly identified at UC Davis. The maternal grandmother who she claimed was from Mexico, was born in LA to white parents and was residing in the US during all the census records of her upbringing. A servant was even employed and living at the home according to census records. This grandmother eventually married a wealthy, white lawyer from Iowa.

After that question was settled, we wanted to know to what extent she had claimed Chicana heritage since leaving UC Davis. This research has only brought new questions:

She described herself as a #Chicana Asst Prof in her Twitter bio. This was later changed to #Chicana at the end of the intro. Then, it was ultimately removed after a faculty member from the UC Davis History Department allegedly spoke with her due to numerous complaints from former graduate students. She has now made her twitter channel private.

She has made numerous tweets further implying Chicana identity, attaching various hashtags to communicate this identity, like #Chicana, #Chicanapride, and #Chingonasunite. Were these hashtags meant to further promote this claimed identity as a Chicana Assistant Professor? Even more, in one tweet Dr. Kean Sharp referenced the cooking habits of her “abuela” and in another she claimed this “abuela” came to the United States during WWII and “worked hard” to make Kelly’s career possible.

Part of this ethnic tale has included an exploitation of her California heritage. She comes from the city of Encinitas, known to anyone from California for being a wealthy beach community, essentially a white suburb North of San Diego. On her current faculty bio page for Furman University, she highlights this background, even claiming that this hometown has a “majority-minority population”. Supposedly growing up in this white minority town inspired her to study the antebellum US South, because it too had a majority-minority population. Encinitas is not a majority-minority city. According to the 2010 census, it is 79.5% non-Hispanic white. The median income is $113,175, higher even than San Francisco.

Encinitas is home to 1990s icons like Tony Hawk, the world’s most famous skateboarder, and Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder. It is next door to Rancho Santa Fe, where Bill Gates has his winter home.

… Considering all these inconsistencies, we are left to wonder, how much did Dr. Kean Sharp benefit from such claims? What we do know is that Kelly immediately found a tenure-track job after graduating, a rare commodity in academia today, especially in the field of U.S. history, which produces, by far, the most PhDs out of all fields of history. Part of the reason for her quick success was that she astutely applied for a job in African American history (there are many less PhDs in this field). She managed to immediately move into a tenure-track professorship in that field, working dually in the Africana Studies and History departments at Luther College. This job was made possible by a Mellon Faculty Diversity Fellowship from the Associated Colleges of the Midwest. This Mellon promises to provide tenure track positions to those “whose backgrounds and life experiences will enhance diversity on the ACM campuses”. Perhaps she won the job simply because she investigated the role of slave women in shaping consumption and markets in the antebellum South. But is it possible that the complex identity provided by her imagined Mexican immigrant grandmother helped her to secure this diversity hire?

We also must ask, how could this sort of position, meant to encourage diversity on campuses in this region, go to a wealthy white woman who had suddenly decided she was a specialist in African American history?

Unlike with American Indian tribe blood quanta specifications, nobody has ever defined how Hispanic you have to be to qualify for affirmative action. What if, say, she was told stories as a little girl that her great-great-great-grandmother was the beautiful daughter of wealthy landowner Andres Ybarra, who got the land grant from the Mexican government in 1842 for Rancho Las Encinitas, and her beauty bewitched Jedediah Kean of Boston into jumping ship and marrying her. (Note: I’m just making this up, but it’s pretty similar to what Elizabeth Warren liked to think about how she was descended from an Indian princess.)

Would that count?

What if your English family claims to be descended from, say, Katharine of Aragon’s Spanish lady of waiting at court of King Henry VIII? Does that count?

Nobody knows.

What if your Mexican maid was nicer to you than your own real grandmother?

Well, that one probably doesn’t count.

Still, all this endless ambiguity is part of the strength of affirmative action is that all these kind of amusing details are not spelled out. In places that tried to systematically spell out their racial favoritism, like South Africa, the details gave critics endless fodder.

In contrast, our system relies on the honorableness of white people … while constantly denouncing their honorableness.

 
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  1. Crank says:

    I have a hard time getting upset about scams like this. They all deserve it.

  2. So how is this legally policed if someone claims to be Hispanic? Because I’ve also heard it can be based just on Hispanic culture. If true, anybody from Arizona, Cali, Texas or New Mexico could claim Hispanic status.

  3. Why would anyone who pays $52K/yr in tuition sign up for one of her classes?

  4. But, can Anglos get away with claiming to be Conquistador-Americans for the Diversity Pokemon Points?

    Nope, she had to resign two days ago. No idea what kind of work she can find now, certainly not in academia.

    More reputable places actually have diversity commissars who try to monitor this things. For instance, the Harvard School of Public Health has a team of four full-time employees whose main purpose is to prevent another Warren incident. Oh, and that school has only about four hundred students.

  5. Neoconned says:

    I bet i know more about Antebellum black American history than her. Where’s my 6 figure gravy sinecure?

    Anyway, Encinitas is gorgeous. Driven thru it several times going to or from San Diego to L.A…..

    Lots of golf courses and lush green chapparal scenery off the 5 Freeway…..

    A little warning to anybody seeking a job in a highly competitive field: avoid social media & especially Twitter like the plague….ppl are watching & they want your sinecure. Teaching high school or junior college sucks….

    A cushy asst professorship is quite nice for a field as worthlesd as history….

  6. working dually in the Africana Studies and History departments at Luther College.

    In Decorah, Iowa, on the edge of the Driftless. Norwegian country. Easy to fool. “You can tell a Norwegian, but you can’t tell him much,” as the T-shirts say. “Africana” might actually be worthy of study, but any department with a name ending in “Studies” is suspect on its face.

    But why would you go to Iowa for that?

    Encinitas

    That looks like it should mean “pregnant” (enceinte in French), but it means “little oak trees”.

    Tony Hawk, the world’s most famous skateboarder

    Never heard of the guy till he came up in a crossword yesterday. It took all eight Down clues to fill him in.

    Kelly Kean Sharp, PhD = Hell, spank harp-dyke.

  7. @Abolish_public_education

    Why would anyone who pays $52K/yr [for] tuition sign up for one of her classes?

    An easy A.

    Or they’re into this:

    [MORE]

    • LOL: Kolya Krassotkin
  8. Okay, fine, we know that identity can be quite fluid and many of us did not want to embark on a project of gatekeeping that would not allow Kelly to celebrate her grandmother.

    I love that line, establishing what fine inclusive people these anonymous “gatekeepers” happen to be. But apparently they have nothing better to do than guard that gate, like a gang guarding its neighborhood turf. And then there’s Kelly herself, making sure the world knows she has proudly banished Goya foods from her home just because the company’s jefe backs Trump. The whole lot of them are not worth a can of Goya beans.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Paco Wové
  9. @Neoconned

    cushy asst professorship

    Assistant professorship is an antithesis of cushy. This is the make it or break it time – you either get that tenure or you never will. Makes people do crazy things like work 80-hr. weeks for years or pretend to be chicanas. Certain places are notorious for putting their assistant professors through the wringer only to fire about 50% of them after 3-5 years.

  10. One prominent Hispanic in American history was Jordi Farragut. Born in Minorca, Spain in 1755, he was a merchant who commanded his own ship in the Caribbean in the 1700’s. He later settled in America, anglicized his name to George Farragut, and became an officer in the Revolution. After the war he married a woman of Scotch-Irish descent, and eventually became a plantation owner in Mississippi.

    His son David Farragut became an admiral in the Union navy during the Civil War (the town of Farragut, Tennessee is named after him), and he had other descendants who lived in Louisiana and Mississippi (I suspect that Ken Farragut, who played in the NFL in the 50’s was a descendant, but I was unable to find anything about his ancestry in a quick online search).

    Since Farragut married a woman of Scotch-Irish descent and members of his family were accepted as part of the White population of the South, his descendants today would have only a small amount of Spanish ancestry. Could they claim to be Hispanic for affirmative action purposes?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @Graham
  11. @Indiana Jack

    St. Louis had a tiny Hispanic affluent class, like Alfonso Cervantes, who was mayor from 1965-1973. You could take boats from the Caribbean to St. Louis in the 19th Century.

  12. Ah, Cal Davis, pride of the Central Valley. The other UCs tend to mock Davis as the cow school, consequently the faculty and students in the liberal arts there tend to overcompensate to keep it real. A few live in the Bay Area and commute in, since they wouldn’t dare slum in such a modest middle class locale. It’s a nice little town, actually.

    The California University system—UCs, Cal States, and community colleges all together—was once the pride of the nation, inexpensive and high quality. Students could gain basic skills at the community college level and still transfer to excellent research institutions. Now they’re all mostly a budgetary black hole, enabled by the crooks in Sacramento.

    • Replies: @Neuday
  13. In contrast, our system relies on the honorableness of white people …

    Honor among academics? In 2020? Maybe it’s been honor in the past when the incentive to be dishonorable was not so high. There’s nothing in it for a white chick anymore, so you just add a couple of letters. After seeing a few “Telenovelas are Hell” videos (thank you, Bardon Kaldian) I want to #Chicana a little myself.

    And there’s that “majority-minority” bit again. You know, I think young Kelly Kean Sharpisimo (she should have added a few letters, slowly, just one every year so nobody would notice) is a smart cookie. She’s not wrong, you know. Encinitas has a majority of people who are in that small white minority in California. This author ought to know geography a little better, as Greenville, S. Carolina, where Furman sits, is a fairly white area when it comes to the State. Both Greenville and Spartanburg counties are whiter than most counties besides the one or two right up next to the high mountains. It’s called the “Up Country”, bitchez.

  14. I lived in New Mexico for nearly a decade and my DNA test shows more Iberian ancestry than Elizabeth Warren’s does Indian (at 3%!)—plus a modest amount of Native in the ancient (6+ generations back) line. I wouldn’t dare claim affirmative action because I’m not shameless but if most whites start to do so, maybe the more reasonable politicians and bureaucrats will back off?

    Nah, we will just have a nation of lying Elizabeth Warren whites to go with the burgeoning world population we invited here. Anyone left who is honest will be put into work camps.

    • Agree: Joseph Doaks
    • Replies: @Jack D
    , @J.Ross
  15. Mr. Anon says:

    What if your English family claims to be descended from, say, Katharine of Aragon’s Spanish lady of waiting at court of King Henry VIII? Does that count?

    Oh, come on Steve, we all know that she was black:

  16. black sea says:

    She had no chance as an entitled White woman of landing a full-time position teaching African American History anywhere. Frankly, I was surprised that she was able to get such a job as a feux Hispanic, though it seems that there are some grants available to mix and match marginalized peoples into other marginalized people’s domains of study.

    In any event I tip my sombrero to her, as someone helping to point out — even if unwittingly — the absurdities of the present cultural climate.

    But when some of us looked into genealogical records, we found that Kelly had no grandparents who were born outside of the United States or had Hispanic names.

    Think about the sort of people wo would go snooping around in someone else’s genealogical history in order to ferret out some misrepresentation of her grandmother. Truly sick, but revealing.

  17. notsaying says:

    I went over to read the whole write-up at the link. It was pretty interesting. There’s also a few good comments definitely worth reading too.

    It is amazing to realize how much some people lie.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
  18. notsaying says:

    Off Topic:

    Somehow this article from the Daily Mail seems to go along with this story. Both involve saying things you shouldn’t have and fantasies.

    “SpaceX declares independence: Elon Musk’s firm says they will not recognize Earth laws in planned Mars colony and says ‘free planet’ will adopt ‘self-governing principles’”

    The more I find out about Elon Musk the more I think he shouldn’t be in charge of anything. He thinks a million people are going to go live on Mars. What they would do there wasn’t mentioned.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8897601/Elon-Musks-SpaceX-says-not-recognize-Earth-laws-planned-Mars-colony.html

  19. Dumbo says:

    #Chicana Asst prof of African American History

    LOL at these white Women pretending to be Black or Brown (*). They want so much to fit in! And yet they are relentless persecuted for it.

    On the other hand, why would any white woman want to teach African American history, or to be non-white? Well, I suppose one reason is that to get a job these days in the academic world in the US, you need either to be Jewish or to be a POC, or to be a tremendous ass-kisser (sometimes in the literal sense – gays and lesbians have priority too).

    One of the few good things of this Covid farce is that it might help to dismantle American universities or force them to return to a saner system.

    (*) Following adequate Woke capitalization rules, I think.

  20. @notsaying

    If they followed Earth laws, the colony would definitely fail.

  21. I’m waiting for someone to point out to Jorge Ramos that he’s white.

  22. notsaying says:
    @black sea

    I can’t blame this woman’s colleagues for tracking down her lies. She recreated herself as a different ethnicity to get a tenure track job. She made up tall tales and put them on the internet. Her profession involves searching for and conveying the truth about the past.

    I am glad she got caught and exposed.

  23. Graham says:
    @Indiana Jack

    They might claim to be Britannic. Minorca was a British possession when Farragut was born.

  24. @Abolish_public_education

    Griggs v. Duke Power

    ——

    Separately, it is good to see California practicing some restorative justice for the wrongly vilified LAPD Detective Mark Fuhrman by naming one of their universities after him. Even if they didn’t quite spell it right.

  25. She’s trans — trans-Pyrenean.
    All bow down…

  26. whahae says:

    Amateur. This is how you switch races:

    Each race, a new race – Thousands of Brazilian politicians are changing racial identities.

    Brazilian politicians hop like frogs among more than 30 political parties. Like chameleons, some change their skin colour, too. More than 42,000 candidates in local elections scheduled for November 15th are running as members of a different race from the one they declared in 2016. Thirty-six per cent changed from white to brown (pardo, mixed-race, usually with black ancestry); 30% from brown to white; and 22% from brown to black (preto) or vice versa. Fewer switched from white to black, black to white, or to or from the less-common categories of indigenous and Asian (amarelo). Aloisio Gama, a candidate for city council in Guarulhos, in São Paulo state, ran as white in an election in 2014, black in 2016 and brown in 2018. This year, he is running as indigenous.

  27. If you can identify to be either gender and then some, why not be able to identify as whatever ethnicity you want? More importantly doesn’t Darwinism make us all black African and every ethnicity then related? I hope the professor sues for wrongful termination as much as I hope some whites apply for some of the 5oo billion black small business funds.

  28. @Crank

    Going into the future the only female professors who are going to get away with race switching are ones who were born dudes.

    Trannies are the new blacks.

  29. @notsaying

    Will Elon Musk’s Mars colony have diversity commisars to guarantee the correct racial mix and nip any incipient white privilege in the bud? Looking forward to living long enough to read about the first riots in said colony.

    In space no one can hear you loot.

    • LOL: notsaying
  30. Dr. X says:
    @Dumbo

    LOL at these white Women pretending to be Black or Brown (*). They want so much to fit in! And yet they are relentless persecuted for it.

    Allowing women into the academy was an enormous mistake.

  31. @Redneck farmer

    Call him George if you see him on the street in your barrio – guaranteed to piss him off.

  32. unit472 says:

    If sexual identity is fluid and race is not a biologic reality then whose to say what someone’s heritage is? When being Jewish wasn’t ‘fashionable’ many Jews discarded their names and family faith in order to advance themselves in life. Sammy Davis Jr. went the other way and decided he wasn’t a Harlem born negro with a black Cuban mother but a Jew with a Swedish wife! A few years ago a Chippewa Indian boy decided he was really a German Nazi and went on a shooting rampage at his high school.

  33. glib says:
    @Black-hole creator

    These restrictions can always be overcome, at least in part. I am going to pretend to be a woman, and lesbian to boot. I will prepare the ground doing what many are doing these days in academia, putting (she/her/hers) in my signature. Who is going to say no? I assure I love women, although maybe not those in academia.

  34. @notsaying

    “Truth?” Please, history has become all about “narratives,” “telling stories” and feelings. Journalism has already headed on down this road and many other disciplines are being readied for the trip.

    This professor may be delusional or cynically playing the game, but these dogged gatekeepers are just plain creepy, digging around like that in her family history — it’s like hearing footsteps down in your basement.

  35. Corvinus says:

    “In contrast, our system relies on the honorableness of white people … while constantly denouncing their honorableness.”

    Actually, our system relies on the honorableness of CITIZENS, Mr. Sailer.

  36. And just like that, another Karen bites the dust.

  37. Jack D says:

    All she said was that her “abuela” was loyal to Goya products. Abuela just means grandmother in Spanish. Everyone has a grandmother and most of them buy Goya canned beans. She never said that her grandma was of Latin blood.

    There is a TV program on Mexican cooking that is hosted by Patti Jinich. Patti grew up in Mexico but she is 100% E. European Jewish with dirty blond hair and blue eyes. I think it’s hilarious that there are 126 million people in Mexico of whom maybe 125 million are Mestizos or Indios and the one person they could find to present Mexican cooking to the world was a white lady.

    • Replies: @Peter D. Bredon
  38. Jack D says:
    @John Milton’s Ghost

    I lived in New Mexico for nearly a decade and my DNA test shows more Iberian ancestry

    Maybe it’s contagious? Did you drink the tap water when you lived there? I hear that penicillin will clear that stuff right up.

  39. @RichardTaylor

    I had a couple of tacos a few weeks ago. Does that do it?

  40. This is really pathetic. White woman spends a great deal of money getting a Ph.D in History. Then obtains tenure by easily exposed lie about Mexican ancestry. The job she would have got is crappy and not very well paid. All the while, she has to back up her fake persona with absurd lies – both in social media and “academic” articles. This makes her even more ridiculous when she is exposed. As a commenter said, what sort of job is she going to get after this ?
    I agree with RAMZPAUL. Nearly all students would be better not going to College. They end up heavily in debt and working in low paid jobs like burger chains. Better that they follow something practical and avoid getting into debt. I have a nephew who exemplifies this. He got his dad to pay a plumbing contractor to take him on as an apprentice. He has done very well for himself. He is now 30, owns his house outright and has no debt.
    When the crunch finally comes, even the most stupid student will realise that the consequence is massive debt and no job at all. When this happens, student numbers will collapse and with it the whole academic scam. It can’t come quickly enough.

  41. Flip says:
    @RichardTaylor

    Didn’t Jeb Bush list himself as Hispanic somewhere?

  42. The Hispanic Scholarship Fund, which is a pretty big operation, does actually define what they require to secure “Latino/Hispanic” status:

    To qualify for this program, students must be at least one-quarter Hispanic/Latino (meaning: at least one of your Grandparents must be Hispanic). Hispanic/Latino is an ethnic category, not a racial category; students may be of any race. For purposes of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, students must be from a family whose ancestors came from at least one of these countries: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Spain, Uruguay, or Venezuela.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  43. @notsaying

    “Her profession involves searching for and conveying the truth about the past.”

    Such naiveté.

    • Agree: black sea
  44. @Known Fact

    “I really didn’t want to write this extended denunciation of that fucking privileged white bitch who got the tenure-track job instead of me, but… my devotion to the Truth demanded it!”

    • Replies: @Peter D. Bredon
  45. America has remarkably few examples of white people pretending to be black for affirmative action benefits

    It’s probably just that nobody has been looking.

  46. J.Ross says:

    A “Hispanic” is a fluent Spanish speaker immersed in Central or South American culture. By the rules as I read them an industrious Japanese, Yakhut or Hottentot could not only become Hispanic, but could do so in less than a year. A mestizo is a specific racial category and a chicano is a very overdefined national, cultural, racial, and generational category, but many whites (even professors) view these words as interchangeable with “Hispanic.” In fact had she claimed the Hispanic category, with its barebones prereqs, she could then insist that she uncomplicatedly was Hispanic. The irony is that her goal here was to impress and get along with people she should have fought.

  47. @Black-hole creator

    Certain places are notorious for putting their assistant professors through the wringer only to fire about 50% of them after 3-5 years.

    My wife was offered one of those jobs. She turned them down. They were so surprised they tried negotiating with her, but they didn’t understand how to do it. They kept adding more duties in order to entice her to take the job, even though the job already had too many duties. Maybe they thought of them as perks. My wife said she’d rather work at Burger King.

  48. J.Ross says:
    @John Milton’s Ghost

    Steve’s right, Australia is the future of white demi-elite racial pride: the white collar cowards will all shamelessly claim some obscure Indian tribe with stupidly easy criteria (the irony of everybody saying they’re Cherokee is that Cherokees have rigorous standards and geneology).

  49. Anon[449] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Encina = ilex or holm oak. Also known colloquially as ‘encino’ tree. From Latin “ilídicas”. Noun, feminine.

    Encinita = affectionate diminutive of “una encina”.

    Encinitas = plural of above

    Encinar = group (place) of encinas.

  50. @Dumbo

    On the other hand, why would any white woman want to teach African American history, or to be non-white?

    Transracialism is a variant on the mental illness that causes transsexualism?

  51. @notsaying

    There’s also a few good comments definitely worth reading too.

    The comment about hiring people who have demonstrated subject mastery to obtain demographic diversity made me laugh.

    That actually leads straight to Werner von Braun and the Mercury 7.

  52. “Hispanic” has got to be one of dumbest categories of human populations ever conceived. It basically contains every people who had their asses kicked by the old Spanish empire and were subsequently forced to speak Spanish. The people currently living in Spain are not even really considered Hispanic, but rather European.

    Last year while visiting Barcelona, I met a couple of nice young ladies, longtime friends, who were expats from Venezuela (for the reasons you might expect). One looked as gorgeous as a ‘60s European film starlet, chestnut hair, blue eyes, fair skin, fine features. The other looked very Meso, heavy set, brown skin, thick lips, broad nose. Both Venezuelan, both “Hispanic”. It’s stupid.

    Plus, are Brazilians “Hispanic”? They speak Portuguese but the natives there had their asses kicked by an empire home-based right next to Spain. Can a person of Brazilian heritage get some American university diversity advantages? What would they check on the form?

    These are questions we shouldn’t be asking because the US should have remained a 95% White nation – even better should have expelled all blacks after the Civil War, as Abe Lincoln wished.

  53. Alden says:
    @black sea

    I believe Mao’s army did something like that for the first few years and even during the war in the territories they occupied.

    There was a kill the farm landlords program. The army would arrive in a village, have a big show trial and execute the local landlords. Occasionally someone with a grudge would inform the executioners some local farm worker was actually the descendant of a landlords number 3 concubine. So he’d be executed, for being a landlord descendant . Sometimes his family too.

    There seem to be thousands of people who scour the internet to find improper speech 40 years ago. And then get people fired. And correct terminology changes every month. Liberals are really wicked evil and vicious.

    • Agree: Joseph Doaks
  54. Hibernian says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    A neighbor when I was growing up in Davenport IA went there.

  55. Ray P says:

    Could she be branded with some kind of scarlet letter?

    • Replies: @Charles St. Charles
  56. Neuday says:
    @John Milton’s Ghost

    All of California was once the pride of the nation, and for very good reasons. In 1970 the population of 20 million was 78% White. Now, it has 40 million and is 37% White. Good Mexican food, though, so there’s that.

  57. @Abolish_public_education

    Because they don’t have any choice. Usually, classes taught by people like her are part of the scam gen-ed requirements.

  58. @RichardTaylor

    And since all of humanity, according to “expert” anthopologists–came out of Africa, we can all call ourselves “African American.”

    The only thing worse than affirmative action as such, which is illegal, in violating the 1964 U.S. Civil Rights Act; unconstitutional, in violating the 14th Amendment; and a moral outrage, is the sanctimony and hypocrisy of its supporters.

    All Whites should claim to be from some AA group. That would collapse the whole house of cards. All Whites should likewise go on an eternal tax strike.

  59. Why do we refer to Hispanics as “Latinos” (or the bureaucratese, “Latino/as”)?

    The only legitimate Latins are Italians.

  60. HA says:

    An assistant professor at Furman University has resigned after university officials investigated an allegation that she lied about having Mexican heritage.

    An anonymous essay posted on the blog website Medium claimed Kelly Kean Sharp had been posing as Chicana, a term used to describe an American woman of Mexican descent.

    Sharp resigned Wednesday, the university confirmed.

    Sharp did not respond by Thursday morning to phone calls and emails sent on Wednesday to addresses she’s been associated with according to public records….

    The anonymous blogger claimed to have researched Sharp’s genealogical records and said that all of Sharp’s grandparents were born in the U.S. and none had Hispanic names.

    By Wednesday, Sharp’s Twitter account had been deleted.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  61. @Ray P

    Could she be branded with some kind of scarlet letter?

  62. @notsaying

    “Her profession involves searching for and conveying the truth about the past.”

    Actually, it doesn’t. “History” today, excepting some old White guys like the profs who exposed the times’ Nikole Hannah-Jones, involves lying about the past.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  63. @Crank

    This psychosis is self-cancelling . . . and self-parodying:

    Cop Roasts Leftist Protester After She Demands To Deal With Female Police Officer
    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/cop-roasts-leftist-protester-after-she-demands-deal-female-police-officer

    “How do you know they [sic] don’t [sic] identify as female?”, posited the cop, reasonably.

    I’m going to rob a bank and tell the judge that I identify as the owner of the loot.

  64. Anonymous[293] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Hawk has maintained sizable renown, definitely by the standard of a niche sport that doesn’t produce much crossover celebrity in the Rob Gronkowski/Will Smith mold. Like George Floyd he has a simple name that’s easy to merchandise. Trisyllabic seems like the sweet spot.

    I was disappointed, during the Kenosha skateboard vs. rifle incident, that no blogger seems to have reached out to Tony Hawk for comment. I think it is pretty obvious skateboards are ill suited for urban combat but some underqualified underemployed journalist-intern ought to be able to spin a clickbait quilt from the semiotics and hermeneutics therein.

    • Replies: @Verymuchalive
  65. “Hispanic/Latino is an ethnic category, not a racial category; students may be of any race. For purposes of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, students must be from a family whose ancestors came from at least one of these countries: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Spain, Uruguay, or Venezuela.”

    This demonstrates the sort of bogus thinking that got our society into the identarian mess we’re in today.

    Hispanic/Latino is NOT a legitimate ethnic category, at best it’s an extremely inaccurate cultural/linguistic generalization. Ethnic identity is confined to a group of people who share a common origin — check the definition.

    The Spanish are members of the same ethnic group as the Portuguese? They speak very different languages, were serious rivals for dominance of the South American continent for hundreds of years and today are proudly aware of their separate national identities.

    What, if anything, does a Guatemalan member of one of the 21 recognized Mayan ethnolinguistic groups have in common with an Argentinian Jew whose ancestors migrated from Germany 100 years ago?

    It’s all part of a scheme intended to disinherit the descendants of the white, European founders of our country.

  66. Jack D says:
    @Giant Duck

    How long do your ancestors have to have lived there? I have an Ashkenazi Jewish friend who was born in Cuba (his parents emigrated from Poland in the 1930s) but he left when he was maybe 12 after Castro came to power (he still has a very slight Spanish accent). After that, he grew up pretty much like any American Jewish suburban kid and married another American Jewish woman. His wife doesn’t speak Spanish and so their kids grew up not speaking a word of Spanish beyond what they learned in high school like any other American kid.

    So do his kids qualify for the scholarship? How many generations of ancestors are required?

    BTW, Spain and Portugal count so (some) white European people can definitely get in on this program.

  67. @Neoconned

    “A cushy asst professorship is quite nice for a field as worthlesd as history….”

    Wow, and some people still hold to the old liberal stereotype that right wingers are dumb or at least utterly uncultured.

    Are all smart people liberals because they’re smart, or is it because they were driven away by the overwhelming numbers of knuckle-draggers on the right?

    Extra points for “worthlesd”

    • Replies: @anon
    , @Neoconned
  68. @Black-hole creator

    People wonder why academics, and entertainers, are overwhelmingly liberal. Apart from the general nastiness of the right wing — people and environment — the fact is that unless and until you have succeeded in becoming a tenured big shot or blockbusting star, your life is basically penury. Real Dickensian grindstone stuff. It sounds “hypocritical” but it does tend to breed a proletarian outlook, and it sticks even if you belong to the 1% that “make it.”

  69. @black sea

    “Think about the sort of people wo would go snooping around in someone else’s genealogical history in order to ferret out some misrepresentation of her grandmother. Truly sick, but revealing.”

    As iSteve or someone has said, AA is the modern equivalent of hereditary status. Who is the legitimate heir? Do you know her people? Where does he come from? Look them up in Debrett’s or the Almanach de Gotha. Sir, I perceive you to be a jumped up little cad!

    This Sharp bounder is like a nouveau riche pretending to have standing by adding a “de” or “von” to their name.

    It’s very common in the Right, too: Guido “von” List, Lanz “von Liebenfels,” “Baron” Evola, etc.

    • Replies: @Ray P
  70. @notsaying

    ” Her profession involves searching for and conveying the truth about the past.”

    It would be great if she said she read Steve Sailer’s blog and decided only STEM matters and history was just bullshit for low-IQ types anyway.

    • Troll: Corvinus
  71. @Jack D

    “there are 126 million people in Mexico of whom maybe 125 million are Mestizos or Indios and the one person they could find to present Mexican cooking to the world was a white lady.”

    The doyen of Mexican cooking is a classic “tough old bird WASP explorer lady” Diana Kennedy.

    https://www.amazon.com/s?k=diana+kennedy&ref=nb_sb_noss_1

    Her recipe for guacamole proves we don’t need immigrants (in fact, the damn Mexicans don’t know to make it right anyway).

    https://counter-currents.com/2017/05/cooking-with-counter-currents/

  72. @Paco Wové

    Well, Wokeness IS a religion, after all.

  73. @Anonymous

    George Floyd does not have an simple name that’s easy to merchandise. Phil Giraldi is still calling him Floyd George !

    After being reelected last November and backed by a unanimously gutless board in a May vote, Randall felt empowered to remove the offending statue saying that she was “correcting history” over a “statue [that] should never have been put up.” The removal was accomplished on June 21st, in the midst of the wave of looting, rioting and arson all over the United States that was triggered by the Floyd George death.

    https://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/the-wokeness-wars-coming-to-your-town/

    4 days later, it is still uncorrected

  74. @Black-hole creator

    She seems to know a lot about food. Popeye’s or McDonald’s?

    • Replies: @MikeTheCop
  75. @Abolish_public_education

    Why would anyone pay $52K a year to even be enrolled full time in college to start with?

  76. @notsaying

    Her profession involves searching for and conveying the truth about the past.

    BAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

  77. As a bona fide Hispanic, it doesn’t bother me in the slightest when gringos decide to try and get in on racial set-asides. It does bother me when they are leftists, though.

    • Replies: @BB753
  78. @Neoconned

    A little warning to anybody seeking a job in a highly competitive field: avoid social media & especially Twitter like the plague….ppl are watching & they want your sinecure. Teaching high school or junior college sucks….

    A cushy asst professorship is quite nice for a field as worthlesd as history….

    Huh?

    An asst. professor is “tenure track” not tenured. You must jump through the hoops in terms of either publishing or making yourself diversity entitled. Once tenured, yes the professorial life is a good one.

    Junior college teaching does suck. A lot of places it is on contract–contracts for not much. The students are often sub-par/marginal.

    High school teaching is a whole ‘nother kettle of fish. It really is a comfy sinecure. You’re not tenured, but if you’re not a bozo and make any kind of effort, you won’t be fired. First time through a new course, you’ll be doing a lot of work to get it squared away. But once you’ve taught a course three or four times you should have everything humming and not be busting ass at all. You’ll collect a good salary–have gotten a masters for the salary bump that comes with that–have you summers off and cruise right on through to retirement and a generous public sector pension.

  79. For the purpose of case reporting the Chicago Police Department teaches that when using the race codes of 1-6, with 4 being white hispanic and 3 being black hispanic, persons born in Spain are European and no matter how swarthy in appearance are white and coded as such, 2. So much for the scions of Catherine of Aragon. But what do I know. I’m just pushing around a beat car on the west side…MAGA2020n

  80. @Jack Armstrong

    Taco Burrito King or Mr Beefy at Chicago and Homanmb

  81. @AnotherDad

    High school teaching is a whole ‘nother kettle of fish. It really is a comfy sinecure.

    Be sure to do a thorough demographic investigation of the school population before accepting a position. Or better yet, before applying.

    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
  82. anon[152] • Disclaimer says:

    1986 movie “Soul Man”
    Trailer from youtube, a bit blurry:

    • Replies: @Lloyd1927
  83. anon[152] • Disclaimer says:
    @James O'Meara

    … yep, all those antifa arsonists are very charming, mostly good etiquette.

  84. @Jim Bob Lassiter

    A few, highly expensive institutions must have such strong reputations that its certified alums — even its basketweaving majors — are highly sought after for lucrative, private sector positions.

    Such opportunities would be unavailable to the same person had he graduated from less costly State U.

  85. @Black-hole creator

    Assistant professorship is an antithesis of cushy

    It’s cushy compared to being an adjunct.

  86. BB753 says:
    @ADL Pyramid of Hate

    “As a bona fide Hispanic”

    No, it just won’t do! We need your full genealogical record and a DNA test, lol!

  87. @AnotherDad

    High school teaching … is a comfy sinecure. You’re not tenured, but if you’re not a bozo and make any kind of effort, you won’t be fired.

    In New Jersey teachers are tenured starting in year 5. However, I wouldn’t say the job is comfy; it all depends on how many assholes your school has. Remember, children have to attend high school, so you get what you get.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  88. @Charles St. Charles

    Thankfully in New Jersey this is public information, and I always check before applying. Census data is also public, but there is up to a 10-year lag on the information, and sometimes you can have older white people who stay in a town that has turned for the worse, but their children and grandchildren live elsewhere.

  89. Lloyd1927 says:
    @RichardTaylor

    The definition of “Hispanic” seems to depend on descent from someone who once lived in a Spanish-speaking country (which MAY include Spain or MAY include Portuguese-speaking Brazil). Technically, one can legally claim to be “Hispanic” without knowing a word of Spanish.

  90. Lloyd1927 says:
    @anon

    Why did C. Thomas Howell’s character bother to darken his skin and wear a kinky Afro wig when black intellectuals are always claiming that “blacks” can look like Mariah Carey, Rashida Jones, Wentworth Miller, etc.? Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

  91. Alden says:

    A long time ago, when I and siblings were buying our houses, one of my brothers said the best way to get a feel about the suburb is go to the middle and high schools around 2/30 in the afternoon and take a good look at the kids.

  92. @ScarletNumber

    In New Jersey teachers are tenured starting in year 5.

    How many years did Viki Knox work before she was summarily canned?

    …it all depends on how many 🍑🍑 your school has.

    In her case, they were on the school board. And in her union, too, it appears. I fail to see what good her dues did her.

    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
  93. Rob says:

    Paging Dr. Cæsar, Dr. Reg Caesar.

    Part of the reason for her quick success was that she astutely applied for a job in African American history (there are many less PhDs in this field)

    Help me out doctor, where is the grammatical error in this parenthetical? Is ‘PhD’ an uncountable noun? Is there no such thing as one PhD in the same sense are there is not one water? Or can PhDs be counted and one cannot have ‘less’ of them? Grammar be hard, yo!

    • LOL: ScarletNumber
  94. Rob says:

    It should have been a tell that the chicana specialized in Africana. Minorities show no actual interest in other minorities. Pocks are united only in solidarity against whites. I have never heard of a bona fide non-White who cared enough about other brands of pocks to engage in formal study of them.

  95. Aardvark says:
    @Black-hole creator

    No idea what kind of work she can find now…

    The root of the problem starts with being some PhD teaching some sort of “studies” classes … the most worthless kind. I would not be surprised if she had never worked a real job in her life.

    Kelly has three strikes against her, she might as well crawl in a hole at this point:

    “The maternal grandmother who she claimed was from Mexico, was born in LA to white parents and was residing in the US during all the census records of her upbringing. A servant was even employed and living at the home according to census records. This grandmother eventually married a wealthy, white lawyer from Iowa.”

    See, her family history has too much baggage. According to the woke left, white people are responsible for everything bad since the beginning of time whereas non-whites are responsible for nothing…

  96. Neoconned says:
    @James O'Meara

    I read history as a hobby.

    In relation to STEM or core industrial or health care trades its little more than a side hobby industry to keep the publication business going…..

  97. Neoconned says:
    @AnotherDad

    Every job preference is relative of course.

    But I’ll take teaching to working in front of a stove/grill all day for near minimum wage ANY DAY of the week.

    That or roofing or painting out in the hot Louisiana sun…..

    At least the professorship you probably get decent insurance and a pension or 401k of some sort. I have no insurance and no retirement…..yet at least…

    I guess that was the point i was trying to make…

  98. Ray P says:
    @James O'Meara

    The proper right believes in and advocates an hereditary caste system. The left disavows it, in fact condemns any such as absolutely evil, yet practices an inverted version of it.

  99. Corvinus says:
    @Nicholas Stix

    “Actually, it doesn’t. “History” today, excepting some old White guys like the profs who exposed the times’ Nikole Hannah-Jones, involves lying about the past.”

    To the contrary, the work of historians, then and now, involves collecting evidence and weaving a narrative that employs that evidence. It’s just that you and others disagree with the interpretation. In that case, you have to offer counter evidence rather than automatically assume the overall work are “lies”.

  100. On the issue of race, ethnicity and identity, I suggest that readers take a look at the Government of Mexico website and figure out what percentage of the cabinet are Castilian Spanish/European. Way over 50% every time I check!

  101. Do these people look like Consuela the housekeeper or the guys who do dry-walling and lawn care?

  102. Anonymous[175] • Disclaimer says:
    @HA

    I advise people to get on the email list of Medium.com. The titles of their articles are occasionally hilarious.

  103. Muggles says:
    @Black-hole creator

    Do any of these fake race scholars ever pretend to be Asian?

    After all, they are number One With a Bullet, IQ-wise.

    In a truly fair society wouldn’t you want to pretend to be one of the smart group scholars?

    Instead of the, uh, ones who need “special help”?

    I guess I’ve answered my own question…

  104. @Black-hole creator

    Academic rivalries are so intense because the stakes are so small.

    • Agree: ScarletNumber
  105. @Reg Cæsar

    It has already been discussed on this board how teachers don’t have freedom of speech.

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