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    Rutgers University Historian Defends Antifa and Trashes Trump

    Rutgers University Historian Defends Antifa and Trashes Trump

    “Antifa isn’t the problem, Trump’s bluster is a distraction from police violence”

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    This person has a history of defending Antifa. He has written books about them.

    Campus Reform reports:

    Rutgers historian runs to rioters’ defense: ‘Antifa isn’t the problem’

    Mark Bray, a historian of human rights, terrorism, and political radicalism in modern Europe at Rutgers University in New Jersey, claims President Donald Trump’s labeling of Antifa as a terrorist organization is a cover-up for police violence.

    In a Washington Post op-ed, titled, “Antifa isn’t the problem, Trump’s bluster is a distraction from police violence,” Bray explains that Trump is trying “to break the connection between…anti-racist and black activism.” Campus Reform has previously reported on Bray for his authorship of the book Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook and his promise to donate half of the proceeds of his book sales to the far-left group. Bray appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press in 2017, where he seemed to advocate violence.

    Bray’s employer at the time, Dartmouth College, then released a statement, saying, “Recent statements made by Lecturer in History Mark Bray supporting violent protest do not represent the views of Dartmouth… the endorsement of violence in any form is contrary to Dartmouth values.”

    Trump and other conservatives have stated that the riots in recent days are due to the tactics of groups such as Antifa, supported by Bray. After cities were destroyed, Trump announced that “the United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization.”

    Following that statement, Bray once again came to Antifa’s defense, claiming that these “reckless accusations lack evidence” and that they are “delegitimizing militant protest and deflecting attention away from the white supremacy and police brutality.”

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    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | June 4, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    Then Rutgers isn’t a college and deserves Zero government funds and Zero tax exempt status.

    Hack.


     
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    BierceAmbrose | June 4, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    It seems to me that rioting, arson n looting do a pretty good job of “…deflecting attention away from the white supremacy and police brutality.”

    I’m not a sure about the rioting & etc “…delegitimizing militant protest…” More like the protesters’ accepting the rioting & etc, the vandals n provocateurs in their midst deligitimizes their — the protesters’ — message.

    People stop listening to useful idiots even when they’re right, if they let themselves be hijacked as cover for goblins, extortion, n thuggery. Maybe don’t do that.


     
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    RodFC | June 4, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    He better watch it. A lot of places are claiming coronavirus as an act of God that negates contracts . That may apply to tenure too.


     
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    gibbie | June 6, 2020 at 10:28 am

    Once a school eliminates a mandatory classical Western Civilization curriculum it becomes a very expensive trade school – with some of the “trades” being worse than useless.

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