Election day 2012 is perhaps a fitting day for news of a Cal State University, Long Beach professor whose been accused of white supremacism and Nazism for his white rights comments.
Kevin MacDonald is the director of a new political party he called American Third Position (A3P), according to a KCAL9 report, which said that students have boycotted his class. The report said that MacDonald has said that the party opposes immigration and is not a white supremacist group. He insists are separate beliefs unrelated to his in-class teaching.
"It’s normal in American politics for racial/ethnic groups to organize,” MacDonald told the station's reporter. “There’s the NAACP for black people, the ADL for Jewish-Americans, but the very thought that white people have identity and should be able to organize to pursue their interests as white people is off the map, and anyone who talks that way they will try to fire them.”Beach professor is being called a white supremacist and a neo-Nazi for preaching white rights.
So accustomed to the professor's controversial statements causing an uproar, Cal State Long Beach has a prepared statement for the occasion when his comments break into the news again. And so it returned to the statement Tuesday.
CSULB pokesman Rick Gloady released a statement about the professor, for whom several attempts have been made to get him fired by different groups since his CSULB start in 1985:
“Cal State Long Beach stands for tolerance, diversity and ethics, and we respect the right of faculty to engage in research in pursuit of knowledge and to offer different points of view. However, the personal and academic opinions presented by Kevin MacDonald do not represent the opinions or beliefs of the university or the faculty as a whole. While the university defends academic freedom and freedom of speech, it is important to note that Dr. MacDonald’s views are entirely his own.”
The YouTube attached to this story is from one of MacDonald's classrooms and the quality is not great. To watch MacDonald's interview with the station click here.