Teen Vogue Columnist Jenn M Jackson claimed 9/11 attack on heteropatriarchal capitalistic systems, that many White Americans fight to protect


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Teen Vogue Columnist Jenn M Jackson claimed 9/11 attack on heteropatriarchal capitalistic systems, that many White Americans fight to protect

Jenn M. Jackson, columnist for Teen Vogue, caused outrage on social media after making an extremely controversial comment on the 9/11 terror attack. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Islamic terror attack that claimed the lives of thousands of Americans.





On the solemn occasion, Jackson claimed that 9/11 “was an attack on the heteropatriarchal capitalistic systems that America relies upon to wrangle other countries into passivity”. She proceeded to add, “It was an attack on the systems many white Americans fight to protect.”




Who is Jenn M. Jackson?
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, andthe 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.

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.

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