- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Preston Mitchum, an adjunct professor and research analyst at Georgetown Law, made the assertion this week that “all white people are racist” and “all men are sexist.”

Georgetown Law’s Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) recently hired Mr. Mitchum to provide its students with “in-depth analysis of new data, policies, and programs across sexual and reproductive health and rights.” His racial commentary outside of the classroom, however, caught the attention of an educational watchdog on Monday.

“If you are black/brown and your activism and advocacy is heavily supported by white people, you’re likely doing it wrong. This woman just said to me, ‘stop undermining people who want to help.’ I cannot today,” the professor began a series of tweets on July 23. “Yes, ALL white people are racist. Yes, ALL men are sexist. Yes, ALL cis people are transphobic. We have to unpack that. That’s the work!”

Campus Reform asked the professor — who recently tweeted “I really, really, really, really, really, really hate cops” on July 15 — to expand on his worldview.

“What makes something racist, sexist, transphobic, homophobic, etc. is when ‘power’ and the ability to effectuate said power is added,” he said. “We must stop using this textbook definition of ‘racism’ because it doesn’t take into account real world experiences of those who are on the receiving end of racism: people of color.”

Mr. Mitchum added that there was much “unlearning” to do across America.

“[I’m] a little troubled, but not surprised, about the conservative outrage,” he said, Campus Reform reported. “Most of the commentators didn’t push back on the idea of men being sexist and cis people being transphobic as untrue; only that all white people are not racist. And that’s likely because many of them saw themselves in my tweet and went on the defense immediately.”

Prior to joining Georgetown Law, Mr. Mitchum was a judicial law clerk at the D.C. Superior Court. He also served as a Policy Analyst for LGBT and racial justice policies at the Center for American Progress.

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