Thursday, October 08, 2015

Racial slur OK if it's directed at a conservative?

Anthea Butler has a knack for inciting heated debate about political issues (regardless of the tenured professor’s inability to garner the same passion about academic topics from her less-than-enthusiastic students).

The University of Pennsylvania firebrand, who is an Associate Professor of Religion and Politics, has once again become the focus of public scrutiny, this time by heaping a racially insensitive insult onto presidential candidate Ben Carson.

Campus Reform reports:

“If only there was a ‘coon of the year’ award…” Professor Butler tweeted in response to another tweet linking to a Sports Illustrated article in which Carson was quoted defended the right of NASCAR fans to fly Confederate flags during races.

“Coon of the Year Award”? Imagine if a college professor had said the same of President Obama.

Campus Reform also added a bit of etymology on the insult “coon”:

The word “coon” is an offensive term to slander Africans, deriving from the Portuguese word “barracoos,” which is a hut-like dwelling used to store slaves during auctions, according to Online Etymology.

In effect, then, Butler’s tweet insinuated that Carson is a metaphorical slave who belongs in a wooden shed.

Neither the Department of Religious Studies, nor the University of Pennsylvania have commented on the inflammatory comments of the tenured professor



Anonymous said...

In the vicious Liberal excuse for a mind, black people are not allowed to stray from the Liberal Democrat's view of the World.

Dean said...

If there was such an award the honored professor would win it.

Just another example of the racist concept that only white people can be called for being offensive.

Anonymous said...

Check out this creature's entries.

Bird of Paradise said...

Its a outrage the american tax payers must pay for this evil woman's paychecks she need to go

Anonymous said...

Its a outrage the american tax payers must pay for this evil woman's paychecks she need to go

Just so you know, the University of Pennsylvania is a private institution and does not receive direct tax payer funding.

Alpha Skua said...

So narrow minded if someone put her brain on the edge of a razor it would look like a pea rolling down a four lane highway