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Cal State professor says it feels ‘slightly racist’ to be a Taylor Swift fan or have ‘too many’ American flags



Adam Sabes, Campus Reform

A professor at California State University, Los Angeles says it feels a little racist to be a Taylor Swift fan after the Chiefs won the Super Bowl earlier in February.

Following the Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory, Melina Abdullah, a professor of Pan-African studies at California State University, Los Angeles, commented on X that fans of the superstar might be racist, Fox News Digital reported.

”Why do I feel like it’s slightly racist to be a Taylor Swift fan?” Abdullah wrote.

When asked to explain, Abdullah drew a comparison to the American Flag.

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”I said FEEL, not think. Kind of like that feeling I get when there are too many American flags,” Abdullah said.

Abdullah later commented that the Chiefs’ Super Bowl win was part of some right-wing conspiracy.

”Why do I feel like this was some right-wing, white-supremacist conspiracy?! Booooooo!!!!” she wrote.

Facing criticism on social media, Abdullah declared that “Virtually everything is racist.”

”Folks think they’re attacking me by asking for why I think everything is racist I’m not offended,” Abdullah wrote on X. “Virtually everything is racist.”

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One X user commented, “You’ve decided everything is racist, and so it is.”

”And I’ve also decided to work with all my might and in a community of committed people to upend racism and oppression,” Abdullah responded.

Republished with permission from Campus Reform

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