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    Students burn Latina authors book

    University students burn Latina author's book for 'dissing white people' during lecture

    On Wednesday night, New York Times contributor and associate professor at the University of Nebraska, Jennine Capó Crucet, spoke about her novel Make Your Home Among Strangers to first-year students at Georgia Southern University (GSU). The book, required reading for some of GSU's First-Year Experience classes, focuses on the story of a Cuban-American girl from Miami who is accepted into a prestigious university in New York, and the struggles she faces to fit in with the predominantly white environment.

    At the invitation from GSU, Crucet gave a talk addressing diversity, especially in a college atmosphere. It is one, according to a statement from Crucet, she has delivered at a number of other schools. However, the student's reaction to her lecture was "nothing close to... any of my previous campus visits."

    When the floor was opened for a Q&A, some students questioned her authority to address white privilege at the predominantly white public university.

    “I noticed that you made a lot of generalizations about the majority of white people being privileged,” one student said, according to the university's newspaper, the George-Anne. “What makes you believe that it’s okay to come to a college campus, like this, when we are supposed to be promoting diversity on this campus, which is what we’re taught. I don’t understand what the purpose of this was.”

    “I came here because I was invited and I talked about white privilege because it’s a real thing that you are actually benefiting from right now in even asking this question,” Crucet said in response, according to the paper. “What’s so heartbreaking for me and what is so difficult in this moment right now is to literally have read a talk about this exact moment happening and it’s happening again. That is why a different experience, the white experience, is centered in this talk.”

    According to Crucet, students immediately began shouting back and forth at one another. While some students raised more questions about race, other students apologized to the author for their peers. Tensions remained high on campus.

    Some students believed Crucet made unfair comments regarding white people and claimed the author "wouldn't stop talking about white privilege" when she was supposed to be "promoting diversity."

    "I feel that she addressed white students and white people in general unfairly," Andre St. Pierre, a freshman at GSU, who attended the lecture, tells Yahoo Lifestyle. "She stated multiple things about white people as a whole that placed all white people in that stereotype of rich and snobby, which is very untrue. Instead of promoting diversity and equality, it’s more like she hated on white people as a whole."

    In since-deleted tweets, captured in screenshots and published in the George-Anne, students who attended the lecture tweeted Crucet photos of her book with torn-out pages and accused her of being “racist” towards white people. The paper also shared one student’s tweet, which showed a video of other students burning the book.

    you came to our university as an author of a book all freshmen were required to read, a book you barely talked about. instead, you wasted everyone’s time by attempting to create a racial divide by bullying white people for an hour. that IS racist. you should’ve expected this.

    — MT (@morganetracy1) October 10, 2019

    "Are you usually that racist or were you putting on a front to promote your pointless and [sh****] book at my college? [Just] a question," one student tweeted (the account has since been deleted). "[Work] on your ignorance and racism towards white people."

    In response to a video of a book burning, one student tweeted at Crucet, "Maybe that wouldn't happen if you spoke about your book instead of dissing white people the entire time."

    Despite plenty of input from students who may have felt “attacked” for being white, many students, faculty, alumni and community members have rallied behind Crucet.

    I hate is the diversity bs promoted in the article and at the campus... Oh, we're supposed to be promoting diversity here... Dieversity will always be against our people. This filth shouldn't even be in our Countries.

    Then you have all the traitors that come to her defense.

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    Good it's about time whites and white kids understand we are a tribe and we look after our own. Don't wait for the jewish newspaper to judge you. They are our mortal enemies. Well done.

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