Louisiana State University recently held a panel discussing the “Religion of White Rage,” during which a guest Syracuse University professor stated that conservatism is a “euphemism for white supremacy.”
The comment was made by Biko Gray, a religion professor at Syracuse University.
Campus Reform reports that during the live panel, Gray stated that “maybe conservatism away from being a financial and economic and political policy is just a euphemism for white supremacy and its affective variant; white rage.”
The three militant leftist speakers on the panel wrote a book titled The Religion of White Rage: Religious Fervor, White Workers and the Myth of Black Racial Progress. Their thesis is that “it is not economics but religion and race that stand as the primary motivating factors for the rise of white rage and white supremacist sentiment in the United States.”
During his closing remarks, Gray called out Louisiana State Rep. Ray Garofalo and Campus Reform itself, saying that “here we are, three black scholars, and no matter how much tenure we get, how much money we get paid, we will always be in a situation of precocity when it comes to discourses, when it comes to this particular country. That’s white rage and we started working on this text long before Ray Garofalo knew who we were or we started getting emails from Campus Reform.”
In a statement provided to the outlet, Lousiana State University said that “Race, Religion and the Moment We’re In: The Religion of White Rage” was supposed to “shed light on the phenomenon of white rage and map out the uneasy relationship between white anxiety, religious fervor, American identity and perceived Black racial progress.”
Video of the event is age-restricted on YouTube, but can be viewed here.