When the leftist axiom of “white privilege” blinds someone to their common humanity with white people, they tend to say rather stupid things, like that an American white boy who was beaten to death by North Korean communists “got what he deserved”. This was suggested by an anthropology professor at the University of Delaware, who has now been fired.
From Heat Street:
The university previously condemned Katherine Dettwyler’s critique of Warmbier, the 22-year-old University of Virginia college student who died earlier this week.
But it went further on Monday, announcing that it had no plans to rehire Dettwyler for upcoming semesters. Warmbier spent over a year in a North Korean prison on a 15-year sentence for allegedly removing a propaganda poster. He was eventually freed but was in a coma and died just days later in the U.S.
In a public Facebook post (archived link), Dettwyler had said Warmbier was a “spoiled, naïve, arrogant US college student,” and said he “got exactly what he deserved” for not following the country’s draconian laws. The professor described him as having a “typical mindset of a lot of the young, white, rich, clueless males” who attend her college.