Professor Smith's 2010 Book Examines Conservatism's Ties to Racism

Monday, July 20, 2020

TOWN HALL -- The D.C. college’s Office of Diversity released their “Solidarity Resource Syllabus,” a reading list featuring 126 books that are supposed to “actively and effectively” fight against racial injustice, according to Free Beacon reporter Chrissy Clark. On the list was San Francisco State University Professor Robert Smith’s 2010 book “Conservatism and Racism, and Why in America They Are the Same,” a manifesto about how the two ideologies are inescapably linked. The novel has a two-star rating on Amazon.

“Conservatism as a philosophy and ideology … is and always has been hostile to the aspirations of Africans in America, incompatible with the struggle for freedom and equality,” the book reads. “Repeatedly I was asked, ‘Are you saying that conservatism is racism, that all conservatives are racist?’ Aren’t there Black conservatives? Are they racist?’… My answer to most of these questions was a qualified yes.”