Robin D. G. Kelley
University of California - Los Angeles
Dr. Robin Kelley is the Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair and Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles.
A self-described “Marxist” and “surrealist feminist,” Kelley wrote an article for the New York Times in which he excused the riots and looting following George Floyd’s death, as it pails in comparison to the “looting” that America was founded upon.
Although attempting to frame right-wing rioters as the REAL culprits behind the rampant destruction, Kelley attempts to excuse looting by claiming the real disaster is racism afflicted upon minorities in America, and chastises Americans’ concern over the rioting. He asks, “What kind of society values property over black life?”
Dr. Robin Kelley is also a supporter of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against the state of Israel. As the co-author on an editorial in the Electronic Intifada, Kelley argued that Israel is an “apartheid state” and urged his fellow academics to boycott Israel in an attempt to cripple the nation.