African American studies professor calls Biden appointee, congressional nominee 'white supremacist'

The University of Illinois professor said that "most" black Republicans are "truly MAGA Black White supremacists."

Published: October 31, 2022 8:29am

Updated: October 31, 2022 3:38pm

A University of Illinois African-American studies professor called a Biden appointee who is running as a Democratic nominee for Congress a "White supremacist," a term he also used to describe black Republicans.

Associate Professor Sundiata Cha-Jua wrote last week in the Champaign, Illinois, News-Gazette, about black Republicans: "[M]ost are truly MAGA Black White supremacists who pursue neoliberal policies despite their negative impact on the majority of Black people," he said.

Cha-Jua also said the Illinois congressional candidates for his district were "two White White supremacists, Republican Regan Deering and Democrat Nikki Budzinski."

Budzinski served as a senior adviser to Illinois Democrat Gov. J.B. Pritzker and then as chief of staff for the director of Biden's Management and Budget Office.

Cha-Jua said in an article earlier this month that Budzinski "represents the gentler side of White supremacy," and she "practices the White arts of evasion, erasure, addition and denial."

Explaining his reasoning, he said Budzinski omitted the black community when she said hate crimes are "no longer just a Jewish issue or an LGBTQ issue, this is an American issue" and when she vowed "to leave no people, no community behind in our recovery from COVID."

"I can say, 'I'd rather drink muddy water' before I’ll vote for this soft, covert, mild White supremacist," Cha-Jua said.

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