I can’t help but wonder if it is a form of mental illness or self-serving ego-driven greed that is producing a cohort of black feminist, queer professors that appear to hate America and promote Marxism and Communism?

Jenn M. Jackson (they/them) is a queer genderflux androgynous Black woman, an abolitionist, a lover of all Black people, and an Assistant Professor at Syracuse University in the Department of Political Science. <Source>


It's twenty years since 9/11 and I'm still really disturbed by how many white pundits and correspondents talk about it.

— jenn m. jackson (@JennMJacksonPhD) September 10, 2021

[OCS: This is a memorial recognition of a historic attack on America and the American way of life that killed 2,977 innocent Americans and countless others who lost their lives in rescue attempts. This event transcended race, religion, color, sex, gender, class, wealth, position, and political affiliation.

What is it about political scientists, historians, and others who quickly minimize, erase, or re-write history to conform to their warped narratives?] 

I'm watching Andy Card and Jeh Johnson on MSNBC. Card just said that 9/11 was the first time that Americans ever felt fear. He said that it was the last morning we woke up without fear and that the "terrorists" succeeded in introducing us to fear.
Wow. That's hella incorrect.

— jenn m. jackson (@JennMJacksonPhD) September 10, 2021

[OCS: Where is the nuance and context that political scientists speak of? Other than the attack on Pearl Harbor by armed forces, this was the first time that Americans sensed their vulnerability to a large-scale terrorist mass casualty event that could have taken place anywhere in the United States. Truth be told, the attack could have been thwarted if the FBI could have gained timely access to Zacarias Moussaoui’s laptop.]

White Americans might not have really felt true fear before 9/11 because they never felt what it meant to be accessible, vulnerable, and on the receiving side of military violence at home. But, white Americans' experiences are not a stand-in for "America."

— jenn m. jackson (@JennMJacksonPhD) September 10, 2021

[OCS: Again, with an inappropriate racial reference. Is the author suggesting that Americans embrace empathy or equivalency with non-Americans engaged in world conflicts? And, again, truth be told, much of the terrorism in the world involves radicalized Islamicists.]

Plenty of us Americans know what it's like to experience fear and we knew before 9/11. For a lot of us, we know fear *because* of other Americans.

— jenn m. jackson (@JennMJacksonPhD) September 10, 2021

[OCS: Is this a backhand contextual reference to racism or alleged police use of force incidents?]

We have to be more honest about what 9/11 was and what it wasn't. It was an attack on the heteropatriarchal capitalistic systems that America relies upon to wrangle other countries into passivity. It was an attack on the systems many white Americans fight to protect.

— jenn m. jackson (@JennMJacksonPhD) September 10, 2021

[OCS: I strongly doubt that radical Islamicists think in terms of “heteropatriarchal capitalistic systems” and see America as a land of corrupt infidels standing in the way of world dominance by Islam and Shariah law. A power that resists and restrains their actions to use terror as a weapon to achieve their destiny.

Americans, regardless of their identity and physical characteristics, fight to preserve the system that has advanced the global society in unimaginable ways and provided a standard of living unattainable in many parts of the world. It is not uncommon to see “the American poor and oppressed” with large-screen televisions, expensive phones, and sneakers.

I am still at a loss to see what “studies” programs have produced other than grievance, division, and strife – while giving employment to individuals who contribute little or nothing to society and are unemployable outside government, NGO’s, academia, politics, and race-based shame remediation consultancies.] 

We have to be clear that the same motivations that animated America's hypervigilance and responsiveness to "terror" after 9/11 are now motivating the carceral state and anti-immigration policy.

— jenn m. jackson (@JennMJacksonPhD) September 10, 2021

[OCS: You incarcerate those who are a threat to society to protect innocents from being killed, maimed, tortured, and intimidated by force.

You protect your borders because that is one of the defining characteristics of a nation-state and the rationale that the state serves its citizens, not the broader society demanding that a nation’s wealth be shared or redistributed to others.]


Consider the motivation?

Jackson is the author of the forthcoming book BLACK WOMEN TAUGHT US (Random House Press, 2022). The book is an intellectual and political history of Black women’s activism, movement organizing, and philosophical work that explores how women from Harriet Jacobs to Audre Lorde to the members of the Combahee River Collective, among others, have for centuries taught us how to fight for justice and radically reimagine a more just world for us all.

Who is Jenn Jackson?

j-insetJenn M. Jackson, Assistant Professor, Political Science

Affiliate, Women’s and Gender Studies
Affiliate, African American Studies
Affiliate, LGBT Studies

Degree: Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2019

Specialties: Black Politics, Gender and Sexuality, Political Behavior, Public Opinion, Social Movements, Mixed Methods

Courses: Gender and Politics, Black Feminist Politics, Advanced Qualitative Methods, Introduction to American National Government


Jenn M. Jackson (she/they) is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science. She also holds faculty affiliations in African American Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and LGBT Studies. Jackson is a Senior Research Associate at the Campbell Public Affairs Institute. Their research is in Black Politics with a focus on group threat, gender and sexuality, political behavior, and social movements. Jackson is the author of peer-reviewed articles at Public Culture, Politics, Groups, and Identities, and the Journal of Women, Politics, and Policy, and the author of several forthcoming book chapters on the intersections of race, gender, class, and politics.

Jackson’s first academic book project investigates the role of threat in influencing Black Americans’ political behavior through the lens of policing in the United States. They find that Black women are most likely to express concerns about state-based and intragroup threat. Comparatively, Black men vary drastically in their responses to group threat depending on their sexual orientation, gender expression, and vulnerability to stereotypes.

[OCS: How about investigating why so many black men become combinative and resist arrest and being taken into custody, forcing the police to use force that may result in death?]

Jackson received their doctoral degree from the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago where they also received a graduate certificate in Gender and Sexuality Studies. Jackson earned a BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Southern California with a minor in Sociology. They went on to earn an MA with honors in Political Science from California State University, Fullerton where they later taught Political Science Research Methods and Black Politics. 

[OCS: Their? Are we talking about multiple personalities receive a single degree? Certainly, the author attended schools with a history of radicalizing students and producing progressive communist democrats.]


Bottom line…

In my opinion, any academic program whose fundamental axioms are based on racism or hatred of our country is suspect and should be countered by conservative commentary. Likewise, people who view everything through the prism of race are likely to be racists, like those who view everything through the prism of class struggle are likely to be communists.

The thought that this negative person is teaching others is distressing.

We are so screwed.

-- steve

“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS