After Rittenhouse Acquittal, Ibram X. Kendi Says Trump Supporters Are ‘Fighting To Maintain White Male Supremacy’

After Rittenhouse Acquittal, Ibram X. Kendi Says Trump Supporters Are ‘Fighting To Maintain White Male Supremacy’


Critical Race Theorist and Boston University professor Ibram X. Kendi attributed Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal to a desire to “maintain white male supremacy.”

Rittenhouse — a teenager charged with murder for fatally shooting two men and injuring a third while defending himself during a riot in Kenosha, Wisconsin — was declared not guilty on Friday afternoon. Following the verdict, Kendi said on Twitter that he is “thinking about” an article he wrote last year in The Atlantic.

“They are fighting to maintain white male supremacy,” he quoted from the article. “Which is to say, they are defending law and order. Defending their America — where white men can rule and brutalize without consequence.”

Wrote it last year. Thinking about it now. #RittenhouseVerdict

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“They are fighting to maintain white male supremacy.

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