Adam Kotsko (born July 19, 1980) is an American writer, theologian, religious scholar, and translator, working chiefly in the field of political theology. As of 2013, he is an Assistant Professor of Humanities at Shimer College in Chicago.
Dr. Adam Kotsko, a professor at Shimer College in Chicago, Illinois, tweeted in June of 2015: "Whether or not your individual ancestors owned slaves, you as a white person have benefited from slavery and are complicit in it. Sorry." When asked "What follows from this?", he sarcastically replied: "We should commit mass suicide." Later in that same month he tweeted "I know it sucks having a racial identity that exists solely to legitimate the subordination and exploitation of other races." Here is was likely referring to the invention of "whiteness" in the colonial period as a contradistinction from the peoples they were encountering and subsequently colonized or enslaved.
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