No Platform for White Supremacy!
Oppose Charles Murray and Get Organized to Drive Out the Trump/Pence Fascist Regime
In the Name of Humanity,
We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America!

by Sunsara Taylor and T. Redtree of Revolution newspaper,

September 4, 2017 | Revolution Newspaper |


Since Donald Trump’s inauguration, a parade of fascists and white supremacists have toured college campuses under the guise of “free speech.” They are working to legitimize and recruit for a fascist movement marked by “alternative facts,” white supremacy, America First jingoism, patriarchy, and the silencing of dissent. This offensive serves, and in some cases is closely tied to, the Trump/Pence regime’s accelerating imposition of a fascist America.

This Wednesday (Sept. 6) at Harvard University, Charles Murray—promoter of racist pseudo-science and white supremacy—has been invited to speak. This comes at a time when a test case from Harvard is being used by Jeff Sessions and the Justice Department to suppress affirmative action, at a time when a ban based on demonizing Muslim people has impacted all of academia, and when the Trump/Pence regime is about to create the legal basis for deporting people previously protected by DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program).

This must be opposed! Students and those in the academic community who do not want to accept a world of open white supremacy and fascist suppression of whole peoples and the truth, must get organized to take to the streets and not leave, starting November 4, to demand: This Nightmare Must End: The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!

Some will excuse themselves from confronting fascists who speak on campuses, advocating instead to ignore such speakers and not protest.

Here is why you can not ignore an American brand of fascism that has momentum and direction because in fact it is in power in the highest offices in the land:

  1. Charles Murray has made a career out of promoting the view that Black people, Latinos, Native Americans, and women are intellectually, psychologically, and morally inferior to white men. These views are false. They are anti-scientific. And they have been thoroughly—and repeatedly—discredited.
  1. These debunked views of biological “racial” determinism do real harm, just as the pseudo-science of the Nazis which promoted the “inferiority” of Jews did real harm. The types of views promoted by Murray have been used historically in the U.S. to justify the monstrous crimes of slavery, Jim Crow, and white supremacy. Murray’s book, The Bell Curve, played a pivotal role as an “intellectual” cover for a whole reactionary program of gutting social services, dismantling affirmative action, and ramping up crime and punishment policies that have led to genocidal rates of mass incarceration, police terror and police murder against Black and Brown people.
  1. The only reason these repugnant, oppressive, and anti-scientific views continue to get treated as “legitimate” discourse is because they are backed by the predominant social relations of a capitalist system under which a program of poverty, punishment, patriarchy, and racism has gained increasing initiative in the halls of power, now reaching its apex in the Trump/Pence fascist regime. Murray’s anti-scientific methods and apologia for white supremacy are not in danger of being suppressed. Not only does he have the backing of major institutions, mass media and publishers, his same essential views are being spewed from the highest offices of the land by the Trump/Pence regime and its torch-wielding, mosque-vandalizing, swastika-scrawling supporters every day.
  1. Murray’s work, even if he distances himself from outright Nazis, has helped pave the way for the brazen white supremacy now unleashed with torches and murder in the streets and backing from the White House. While they cry “we are the victims,” it is a fascist movement that is now using the reins of power to trample civil liberties, reverse verdicts on the U.S. Civil War, wage war on science and the environment, and take the world to the brink of nuclear war.
  1. The voices—as well as the livesthat are under threat, are those who are demonized, dehumanized, and outright hunted by the Trump/Pence regime and those resisters who stand with them. It is speech and protest against the views of Charles Murray and the state power of the Trump/Pence fascist regime that is being slandered, punished, and even criminalized.
  1. Fascists are targeting campuses all across the country because academia is an obstacle—bastions of what Trump likes to call “the opposition” and “the liberal elite” where facts and reality are not so easily dismissed. It is also because students historically have played a critical role in every powerful movement of resistance against oppression. This puts into perspective that the biggest danger in Charles Murray going unopposed at Harvard is not only the social and psychological harm done to those whose full humanity he denies, but the fact that this is part of a concerted nationwide attempt to take a battering ram to the history and culture of the academy as part of a fascist movement whose agenda and intention is to roll back and extinguish the values and gains that came from the 1960s and since, as part of consolidating a fascist America.

Speakers like Charles Murray need to be overwhelmed by protest and condemnation. Creative and disruptive protest by students and community must be supported and defended by the academic community.

To understand how we have gotten to this situation and how to get rid of the system that has produced the monstrous Trump/Pence regime and all its horrors, and to encounter the leadership, the strategy, and vision of a radically different world and society that is overcoming all this oppression, that is oriented towards meeting people’s needs and protecting the environment, and that is unleashing real critical thought and intellectual ferment based on getting to the truth and emancipating all of humanity, engage the work of the revolutionary leader Bob Avakian and read the Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America that he authored, at

Wherever you are coming from, everyone who is sick to death of the horrific nightmare that has worsened almost every day since the Trump/Pence regime has been in office... everyone who knows that racist garbage does not advance “intellectual debate,” but rather legitimizes and furthers racist terror and repression... everyone who values real critical thinking and intellectual ferment based on real science and opposing the criminalization of resistance and protest... it is time to come together and say NO! We REFUSE to accept fascists and white supremacists spewing their garbage on campuses! In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America! On November 4, it begins!



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