Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Schools are stretching the bounds of ‘hate speech’ to the breaking point

You will not be surprised that a man named Professor James Livingston of Rutgers University is white, and that he indulges, from time to time, in that whitest of all white-people preoccupations: complaining that his favorite authentic ethnic establishment has been discovered by white people. So Professor Livingston, a white, liberal intellectual, began to complain about the white people standing between him and his authentic Harlem experience — on Facebook.

“I hereby resign from my race,” he posted, suggesting that the white gentrifiers of Harlem be remanded to the suburbs, where they would presumably be damned to dine at Bennigan’s.

“OK, officially, I now hate white people,” Livingston wrote on his Facebook page last month. “I am a white people [sic], for God’s sake, but can we keep them — us — us out of my neighborhood? I just went to Harlem Shake on 124 and Lenox for a Classic burger to go, that would [be] my dinner, and the place is overrun with little Caucasian a–holes who know their parents will approve of anything they do. Slide around the floor, you little s–thead, sing loudly, you moron. Do what you want, nobody here is gonna restrict your right to be white.”

Professor Livingston received a nastygram from representatives of Rutgers’ terrifyingly named Discrimination and Harassment, Workplace Violence, Sexual Misconduct and Retaliation Complaint Process. Not since James Bond faced off against the Special Executive for Counterintelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion — S.P.E.C.T.R.E. — has such a cumbrously named committee entered the public discourse. At least Blofeld had the wit to make an acronym out of his.

And now Professor Livingston may be punished in some as-yet-undetermined fashion. (The original decision is being reconsidered after public criticism.)...
Professor Livingston is not being punished by Rutgers because he is a vicious anti-white racist. He is being punished for embarrassing the institution — because somebody complained. The reason why we see so many social-media mob attacks is because institutions such as Google help to ensure that they work.

Rutgers should learn to stand up for itself and for its faculty, even when it is not inclined to do so. They are going to need standing up for, and nobody else will do it.



Anonymous said...

Rutgers doesn't need to stand up for this professor, they need to fire him as a dangerous individual whose life is obviously driven by hatred.

Anonymous said...

The professor has a right to give his opinion whether it is popular or not.

Anonymous said...

The professor needs to grow up and act like an adult and not throw a temper tantrum because he has to wait in a line at a burger joint. Shouldn’t he be happy for the restaurant owners that they are getting plenty of business? But no, it’s all about him! What a baby!