Emerson College is appointing Kim McLarin, an associate professor of creative writing, to serve as the institution’s interim Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies. McLarin has written a number of essays and opinion pieces in which she denigrates White people, particularly White women.
In an article she wrote for the Washington Post, McLarin expressed doubt as to whether Black women and White women could be “true friends”. A New York Times piece she authored details her experience briefly dating a White man in which she ultimately decides to end the relationship because of the man’s race. She also wrote an essay for The Morning News in which she, among other things, argues that Morgan Freeman films are part of an effort by “White America” to “remain at the center of black consciousness.”
McLarin has written seven novels about feminism, race and family, alongside other topics. As a girl she attended highschool at the Philip Exeter Academy, one of the most prestigious prep schools in the nation. McLarin then went on to attend Duke University. Prior to being promoted to an interim dean, she headed Emerson College’s masters of fine arts program in popular fiction.
When explaining her stance on friendship between Black and White women, McLarin writes that she doesn’t “generally” dislike White women, rather that she “[does] not trust them.” She goes on to claim, based on “a lifetime of observation and study, and also a highly unscientific survey of friends and friends of friends”, that most Black women share her opinion.
“Put simply,” McLarin asserts “white women have power they will not share and to which they mostly will not admit, even when wielding it. Think about all the white women calling the police on black women and men for capital crimes such as grilling near a lake, driving through a neighborhood, bumping a leg on an overcrowded plane.”
Further elaborating on her views, McLarin makes the claim that many White Women don’t see Black women as “vulnerable” which, according to her, “means they do not consider us to be fully human.”
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