A humanities professor at a private college in Illinois has used his Twitter account and his website to inform America’s white people that they “are complicit in” slavery even if their long-dead ancestors never actually owned any slaves — and despite a 150-year American ban on slavery.

The professor is Adam Kotsko, an assistant professor at Shimer College, a tiny great books bastion on Chicago’s South Side.

Kotsko appears to have deleted the June 25 tweet, but a website called The Social Memo has documented it for posterity. Here is a screenshot:

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In a similar July 1 post on his website, An und für sich, Kotsko flatly proclaims that “all white Americans are complicit with slavery.”

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