By Jin-yeong Yi
In 1967, the late Susan Sontag wrote:
“Mozart, Pascal, Boolean algebra, Shakespeare, parliamentary government, baroque churches, Newton, the emancipation of women, Kant, Balanchine ballets, et al. don’t redeem what this particular civilization has wrought upon the world. The white race is the cancer of human history.”
She later changed her mind about the last sentence, stating that it was an insult to cancer patients.
I’m not sure if she wasn’t just trolling, but seriously? Seriously? C’mon Ms. Sontag… You did mention some of their more recent contributions, but don’t you think you’re still selling them a bit short?
White classical music?
White heavy metal?
Really, where exactly would humankind be without the “white race?”