“We Can Never Believe Police”: Cal State Professor Denounces Smollett Verdict as a “White Supremacist Charade”

After the conviction of Jussie Smollett, many in politics and the media admitted that the evidence against the actor was overwhelming despite the early coverage lionizing Smollett. Indeed, while Smollett garnered overwhelming coverage as a courageous victim, some have now objected to the coverage of the verdict as excessive. Some cable hosts simply ignored the conviction while CNN and MSNBC downplayed the verdictBlack Lives Matters stood with Smollett even though he accused two black witnesses of lying and hurt legitimate victims of racism. However, Cal State Pan-African Studies Department professor Melina Abdullah has gone further and declared that it does not matter what the evidence is: you must stand with Smollett and refuse to believe anything the police has to say on the matter.

Academics are often passionate and opinionated on public controversies. However, most professors feel that intellectual honesty demands acknowledgement of undeniable facts like videotapes supported by text messages, eye witness testimony, and frankly simply logic. Not Abdullah.  The Black Lives Matter (LA) founder said on Tuesday “we can never believe police, especially the Chicago Police Department (CPD) over Jussie Smollett.”

Abdullah supports defunding police as “an irredeemable institution” and, despite a black mayor and police chief, insists that the Chicago Police Department remains brutally racist. In her statement, she declares:

As abolitionists, we approach situations of injustice with love and align ourselves with our community. Because we got us. So let’s be clear: we love everybody in our community. It’s not about a trial or a verdict decided in a white supremacist charade, it’s about how we treat our community when corrupt systems are working to devalue their lives. In an abolitionist society, this trial would not be taking place, and our communities would not have to fight and suffer to prove our worth. Instead, we find ourselves, once again, being forced to put our lives and our value in the hands of judges and juries operating in a system that is designed to oppress us, while continuing to face a corrupt and violent police department, which has proven time and again to have no respect for our lives.

In our commitment to abolition, we can never believe police, especially the Chicago Police Department (CPD) over Jussie Smollett, a Black man who has been courageously present, visible, and vocal in the struggle for Black freedom…

What is so striking is that Abdullah is declaring unquestioning love for someone who set back the cause of racial justice and real victims of racism. Indeed, Abdullah herself has undermined that cause by insisting that such claims must be blindly supported even when there is no evidence to support them and a mountain of evidence to refute them. Instead, she paints the jury, the court, and the legal system as racist, including presumably the African-American juror who voted to convict.

Abdullah is the former Chair of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles. She describes herself on her academic bio as a “womanist scholar-activist” and she has explained on Twitter (in response to the Wikipedia description of her beliefs as Marxist) that “I’m absolutely anti-capitalist…not a Marxist though. My beliefs are most aligned with African scientific socialism, with a heavy dose of womanism.”

You can also add an even heavier dose of denialism.


93 thoughts on ““We Can Never Believe Police”: Cal State Professor Denounces Smollett Verdict as a “White Supremacist Charade””

  1. The Left has been lying about “the facts” for a very long time now. The best way to see the left is as engaging in revolution. Their mythological analysis of our socio-political order is necessary to morally justify their efforts. Facts are things to be arranged in a fashion to support their narrative of ‘liberation’. Anything else is noise. They are destructive of our society and culture intentionally. They want it all to fall apart.

  2. Marx called his theories scientific socialism. Just sayin’…’Womanism’ – what is that? Female supremacy? Sounds like it to me.

  3. Today in a restaurant I overheard a regular gossiping liberal blabbermouth, a Rachel Madcow fan, say that even she didn’t like Kamala Harris anymore.

  4. “I’m absolutely anti-capitalist…not a Marxist though. My beliefs are most aligned with African scientific socialism, with a heavy dose of womanism.”

    This is the word-weaving idiocy that is become so popular among many academic nowadays. Especially those with what amounts to be a fake education throughout since before high school. “African scientific socialism” indeed! Since Africa has been a leader in world for centuries, it sounds like a great path – whatever “it” is.

    1. “scientific socialism”

      If you dress up the word “socialism” in the word “scientific,” does that make socialism’s history less of a failure, less barbaric, less bloody?

      1. What’s hysterical about that comment is that Marx labeled his ideas as “scientific socialism”. The tedious word parsing of Leftists is part of the game. It’s how they’ve lied to us about being revolutionary for so long.

  5. I am compelled to wonder … Is Abdullah a victim (or a wanna-be-victim) of systemic racism against people with worthless degrees? Or is Abdullah a victim of those who preach systemic racism to make her FOOLishly believe she is such a victim?

  6. Abdullah is a mulatto Marxist and communist, and she teaches “pan-African studies.” I wouldn’t expect anything less of her. The women was brainwashed from the womb.

  7. The inability to accept and deal with reality and objective facts is a sure sign of mental illness. This Cal State Professor is a raving lunatic.

  8. This is what you get when people turn away from God and think they are gods themselves and put their faith in man to control things. Instead of society acting in a sane way, you get nuts like this indoctrinating your children along with all the other nuts causing this world to go down the drain. America is simply reaping what it has sown and this will NOT stop until people finally get a clue and realize God exists, God is chastising America (and the world) with the hope people finally wake up and acknowledge God is who should be governing the world with the stated laws of God, not humans creating laws. The bible has numerous examples of how when men decided to reject God and wanted men to rule them that things went crazy. For people to keep moving further away from God and thinking there’s some magical humans waiting to come save the day and restore sanity is laughable. Again, nothing is ever going to improve with this mindset and things are only going to get worse. Just watch. I wasn’t a believer until recently yet I am now and it all makes sense and I just have to shake my head and laugh at all the crazy stuff and people I read about these days, like this woman.

    Regarding this mentally ill woman, I wonder if people should believe the police when they claim evil whitey did something, especially if evil whitey is alleged to have done it towards a black person. This woman doesn’t even look black or if she is, she looks like she’s maybe 1/4 black. I always have to laugh at how mixed race people where one race is white or the majority race is white are such white race haters and always side with their black ancestry. It’s remarkable. I hope real black people call out this woman for her insanity.

    1. There are a great many gods with diametrically opposite rules to each other. For example the Catholic god will send you to burn in The Lake of Scalding Sulphur for remarriage after a no-fault divorce, for artificial birth control, for ordaining women to the priesthood and for gay people marrying the same sex. The Episcopal god, however, does the exact opposite and sends you to Eternal Paradise for doing precisely the same things. If there really is one god, then he/she is obviously playing favourites.

      Over 40,000 conflicting denominations of Christianity exist, each reading from over 4,000 conflicting translations of the Bible, to say nothing of fissured Judaism and the over 70 warring sects of Islam. Each of these religions will swear to you on their holy books that their religion alone is the true one, and that all the others are false.

      You just have to join a religion whose god hates the same people you do.

    2. “God is who should be governing the world with the stated laws of God . . .”

      That’s called a theocracy.

      “. . . things are only going to get worse.”

      You might want to check how much worse life was under your theocracies — during the Dark Ages.


    “The influx of foreigners must, therefore, tend to produce a heterogeneous compound; to change and corrupt the national spirit; to complicate and confound public opinion; to introduce foreign propensities. In the composition of society, the harmony of the ingredients is all-important, and whatever tends to a discordant intermixture must have an injurious tendency.”

    – Alexander Hamilton

    Naturalization Acts of 1790, 1795, 1798 and 1802 (four iterations)

    United States Congress, “An act to establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization,” March 26, 1790

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That any Alien being a free white person, who shall have resided within the limits and under the jurisdiction of the United States for the term of two years, may be admitted to become a citizen thereof

  10. I’ll say it once more. Forget Russia, China. -It is the internal threat of slanted, fact-selective propaganda from media and academia that can bring this great Nation down.

  11. Which would serve an American better?

    1. An MBA/PhD from Wharton School.

    2. Which Doctorate/Victimhood, Melina Abdullah, Scool of Pan-African Studies.

    I say pan African studies and get down to business.

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