I was reading Larry Elder’s website this morning when I noticed a link from his Breaking News section. It read “Fanatic activist demands the death of all white people”. Being a white person myself, I wondered who would want to kill me and why? The link lead to a video of Dr. Kamau Kambon giving a speech at Howard University October 14. In his speach near the end, he clearly calls for the extermination of all white people. He received limited applause for his remarks.
Of course, by the time he makes the call for extermination, any reasonable person would have concluded that Dr. Kambon is mentally disturbed. I poked around the internet for comments related to event – there are thousands of entries. People were clearly upset by his remarks. I decided to check with a blog I respect, Professor Kim, an academic with insight. She had posted on the speech. It was remarkable. Her conclusions are sound. Dr. Kamau is a nutball (my term), he is not active from an academic standpoint, he has not published his views anywhere that can easily be found, and most importantly, his speach was not a newsworthy event. I could not agree more. It is the ranting of a crazy man. Unfortunately, Dr. Kamau’s speech was broadcast Live on CSPAN.
Dr. Kamau Kambon is clearly a nutball, but I think he might be a tin foil hat nutball, which qualifies him for an extended stay in a mental health institution. Although his words are evil and laced with racial hatred, the impact of his words is mooted by his insanity.
I have always been mystified by people who use race to judge others. I do not even thing in those terms. My friends and family run the gamut of nearly every race and creed on the planet. Yet our relationships are based on love and respect – not race. I am proud to be an American, a country where it does not matter where you immigrated from or where you were born. It only matters that you can stand with your equals and look to the future with hope.
Dr. Kamau Kambon's Statements (unverified source)
Statement about the speach
Q & A
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