Emerson College has a tradition of warmly welcoming racially divisive administrators. Only a few months after promoting a professor who said blacks and whites can’t be friends and divorced her husband because of his race, Emerson College has now nominated Shaya Gregory Poku as the school’s new vice president for equity and social justice.
Poku is one of the authors of the manual “9 Tips for Anti-Racist Child Rearing.” In it, she guides parents on how to raise their children within the critical race theory dogma. The manual claims that not judging people by the color of their skin is “absurd.”
Even though Poku received an award named after Martin Luther King, her ideology opposes everything King stood for. Poku’s manual says parents should instruct their children to “acknowledge and celebrate differences in appearance” and to “describe people referring to their racial backgrounds.”
The manual also tells parents they should prevent their kids from “socializing with other children who are being raised to have and perpetuate false and decrepit ideas.” Poku says there should be “educational interventions” against those children.
According to Poku’s manual, race should play a factor not only in the people you surround yourself with, but also in the businesses you support. To escape the “white bubble,” people should “patronize businesses owned by people of color” and buy less at white-owned businesses, the manual says.
In the manual, Poku also claims kids should learn about “racial hierarchy” and instructs parents to tell their children at a very young age that the world is unfair, meritocracy is a myth, and that their efforts might not be rewarded.
Dean Believes Blacks and Whites Can’t Be Friends
Similar to the new vice president for equity and social justice, Emerson President William Gilligan recently nominated racially divisive professor Kim McLarin to be the college’s dean of graduate and professional studies.
McLarin, who is known for her racially divisive rhetoric, wrote an article for the Washington Post entitled “Can Black Women and White Women be True Friends?” She claims that black women and white women will never be able to have “true friendships.”
“Generally speaking, it’s not that I dislike white women. Generally speaking, it’s that I do not trust them. Generally speaking, most black women don’t,” wrote McLarin.
In 2006, McLarin divorced her husband, who is white. In a New York Times piece she authored, McLarin admits that her ex-husband’s race played a significant role in her decision to end the relationship.
In a piece published a few weeks before her nomination, McLarin fantasized about massacring crowds of white people:
If a civil war breaks out, I say, if violent white mobs begin roaming the country as they have done in the past, I will not worry about precision shooting. I intend to sit on my porch with my legally acquired handgun and as much ammunition as I have and perhaps a bottle of Scotch and take them as they come.
William Gilligan and Emerson College did not reply to requests for comment.