The University of Notre Dame admits that one of its professors appeared in the alleged racist screed of Buffalo, NY.
“We are shocked that a 2013 article by Associate Professor John Gasky [of marketing] In Notre Dame, Buffalo was quoted by the perpetrators of the heinous murder of innocent people, “said Joel Quran, a spokesman for the university, in a public statement last week. “Whatever Professor Gaskey’s motives are, we are deeply sorry that his words were used to support the doctrine of racism. We urge everyone to speak and act in a way that never harms hatred and violence in Notre Dame or anywhere else. “
The statement came after reports that 18-year-old white man Peyton Gendron, who was charged with first-degree murder in the May 14 killing of 10 black employees and patrons at a Buffalo supermarket, included Gasky in his 180-page Dietribe. Posted online. In particular, Gendron cited part of a 2013 commentary, “Discussion of race, crime, and inconvenience,” published by The investor’s business is dailyWhere Gasky falsely accuses “race hustlers” and “race instigators” of “creating a climate of racist danger for black citizens.”
Gendron was apparently interested in a part of the article where Gaski discusses “international violent crime” with this statement: “Politically correct feminists need to think about that. If the proportions of these interracial crimes are randomly based, they will be identical – that is, for 1-to-1-two ethnic groups.”
Gasky, who declined an interview request, said in a separate public statement last week that it was “part of an article I wrote in 2013 that was quoted in a document written by a Buffalo shooting suspect.” It was, of course, not my intention to incite violence in any way আসলে in fact, just the opposite. I am shocked and deeply saddened that the information I have provided is in any way linked to the horrific activities of this young man. “
The article quoted by Gasky provides a single, unconventional data source: “The Criminal Victimization Department of the U.S. Department of Justice, ‘Victims and Offenders.'” When asked last week, Gaskey did not immediately provide further specific references. But his remarks appear to be an extrapolation of information from earlier versions of the National Crime Victimization Survey. In some years, the share of sexual harassment with black and white offenders was 0 percent of the total sexual harassment.
However, Gasky ignores the presentation of data that criminal races are not available or listed in many rape cases (for example, 25 percent of black victims in 2008); That white criminals are responsible for most rapes where the criminal race is known; That white criminals attack blacks, but black men who attack white women are shown to receive more serious criminal charges and longer sentences; And other important framing and context.
Moreover, Gasky’s article reduces the risk of racist violence against people of color, as seen in Buffalo and other attacks that already took place in 2013, when he was writing. The piece also plays among the most dangerous and dangerous stereotypes about black men and violence.
Notre Dame declined to comment further.
Gaskey is not the only academic in Gendron’s documents. Others include psychologist Richard Lynn and the late J. Philip Rushton, both of whom served as president of the Pioneer Fund, which was founded in 1937 to promote the “progress of the nation.” In contrast to Gasky’s article, the works quoted by Rushton and Lin (which claim to have a biological connection between race and violence) were equally reviewed. They have since been criticized for being fundamentally flawed or withdrawn. Yet Rushton and Lynn continue to exert similar influence in some corners of the academic and non-academic world – including the Gendrons and other peddlers of the so-called Great Replacement Theory of the White Nation. (The University of Ulster in Northern Ireland snatched Lynn’s Professor Emeritus status in 2018 for his opinion on the issue. Even after condemnation. “)
Lynn said Inside higher ed In 2018, he and the Pioneer Fund continue to support the concept of eugenics, including “relevant” topics such as “intelligence, personality, genetics”. Gasky wrote his article to take forward what he considered to be “inconvenient events.” But for those concerned about scientific racism and the link between real-world hatred and violence, how should the academy respond?
Stacey Farina, Assistant Professor of Biology at Howard University and a recent co-author Science for humans The article focuses on Rushton’s relationship with the late biologist Eo Wilson, saying, “Our discipline encourages scientific racism and we need to have ruthless honest conversations about ways to contribute to white supremacy.” We must acknowledge and promote the racist work done by black, brown and indigenous scholars. There is an urgent need to include opposition in our communication between science and science. “