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Letter to the Editor: Response to “Your DNA is an abomination”

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I am writing to you as a concerned Texan, in response to the article published in the Texas State University Star, titled “Whiteness: Your DNA is an abomination”.

In an age of repeating news cycles about attacks on civil society, such as the church shooting in Sutherland Springs Texas, the massacre in Las Vegas, and etc, articles of this nature, with suggestions of death to white people, are a real danger and threat, not only to racial conciliation, but to the lives of citizens.

It should be a real concern to you, that your university and the Star, have become a platform to express such open racist attacks, that do nothing to promote civil discourse.

A university should be the bastion of debate, discourse, and people from all walks of life coming together and learning together.

I don’t see debate or civil discourse in:

“Your DNA is an abomination” (a thing that causes disgust or hatred)

“White Death”

“I see white people as an aberration” (a freak, a quirk, a mistake)

“Remember this: I hate you because you shouldn’t exist”

Universities tend to lecture, and well you do! Lecturing us (the public) on issues of racism and more.

This article removes the university from the discussion because, with that view, there can be no legitimacy of a claim to non-bias, (nor does the article leave room for debate).

Imagine this article written if it targeted people of color, Hispanics, Chinese, Japanese, or any of the other wonderful people who share our ‘common‘ DNA?

The outrage would be on every news channel.

As one article put it, “Dr. Venter and scientists at the National Institutes of Health recently announced that they had put together a draft of the entire sequence of the human genome, and the researchers had unanimously declared, there is only one race — the human race” (Source: NYTimes “Do Races Differ? Not Really, Genes Show”).

Declaring one races DNA an abomination is an attack on humanity as a whole…. likewise, an attack on any racial demographic is an attack on us all.

I can’t even imagine this article being real, but yet here it is. I was almost speechless but hopefully managed to cobble together enough words to express my protest and outrage at this articles expression of racism in its purest form.

Sincerely,

Chris Bankard

Pastor of North Orange Pentecostal Church

Orange, Texas

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