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"Black Studies" Critic Fired (Vanity)

Posted on 05/13/2012 7:54:53 PM PDT by TigerClaws

Seriously, folks, there are legitimate debates about the problems that plague the black community from high incarceration rates to low graduation rates to high out-of-wedlock birth rates. But it’s clear that they’re not happening in black-studies departments. If these young scholars are the future of the discipline, I think they can just as well leave their calendars at 1963 and let some legitimate scholars find solutions to the problems of blacks in America. Solutions that don’t begin and end with blame the white man.

http://chronicle.com/blogs/brainstorm/the-most-persuasive-case-for-eliminating-black-studies-just-read-the-dissertations/46346

In response, over 6500 academics signed an online petition demanding she be fired. She was accused of overt racism and bullying of grad students. At first the Chronicle stood by her and stated that her comments deserved discussion, but after she wrote this response to the clamor and furor of the liberal academia, the Chronicle of Higher Education capitulated and fired her.

http://chronicle.com/blogs/brainstorm/black-studies-part-2-a-response-to-critics/46401

Liberals are a mob and will not stand for any dissenting opinion among their ranks. Especially in academia.


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1 posted on 05/13/2012 7:54:57 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

It’s about $$$$$.. It always has been....it always will be.


2 posted on 05/13/2012 7:59:23 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: TigerClaws

Here is the writer’s follow up Op Ed piece:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304363104577391842133259230.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop


3 posted on 05/13/2012 7:59:48 PM PDT by TigerClaws (He)
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To: TigerClaws

“There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs - partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”

Booker T. Washington


4 posted on 05/13/2012 8:01:58 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: TigerClaws
"Holy underwear! Sheriff murdered! Innocent women and children blown to bits! We have to protect our phoney baloney jobs here, gentlemen! We must do something about this immediately! Immediately! Immediately! Harrumph! Harrumph! Harrumph!"

- Governor William J. Le Petomane

5 posted on 05/13/2012 8:05:36 PM PDT by Flatus I. Maximus
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Booker T. Washington obviously hated blacks and just wanted to be white. He saw how good it was to be educated and self sufficient and civilized and wanted that for himself, his family and all others. He was just a bad, bad man.... how Jesse “the Joker” Jackson would explain the Booker T. Washington quote.


6 posted on 05/13/2012 8:06:01 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: TigerClaws
I no longer give a rats patoot about the “Back Community “ and their self inflected problems. All I ask is to be left alone and not to be asked or ordered to “keep them from wasting their minds”.
7 posted on 05/13/2012 8:35:41 PM PDT by Tupelo (GARY JOHNSON will cut spending. Will Mit?)
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To: TigerClaws

Booker T. Washington was describing Jesse Jackson, AL Sharpton, and a bunch of other “reverends”... most of Academia, a host of federal and state workers and most Union operatives..

Oh! and all of the White Hut, the entire Executive Branch... all of Abs, Nbs, Cbs Pbs, Cnn, MSNbs and NPR... HollyWhite and HollyBlack and most of Mexifornia..


8 posted on 05/13/2012 8:37:51 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
U can bet your sweet bippy that Booker T's quote and meaning was never discussed in the hallowed halls of “Black Studys” Academia!
9 posted on 05/13/2012 9:22:37 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: TigerClaws
I saw the author of the blog a couple of times on FOX this week-end. She is a very attractive white woman who happens to be married to Jason Riley, a very articulate, highly intelligent man who frequently appears on FNC's The Journal Editorial Report which airs every Saturday. Jason also happens to be black.
10 posted on 05/13/2012 9:35:11 PM PDT by srmorton (Deut. 30 19: "..I have set before you life and death,....therefore, choose life..")
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To: srmorton

So she felt she could get away speaking her opinion in “post racial America”?

No such luck.


11 posted on 05/13/2012 9:43:57 PM PDT by TigerClaws (He)
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To: TigerClaws; All
...the truth hurts; actually it stings, like a son-of-b¡tch. :-\

12 posted on 05/13/2012 10:59:32 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA. DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: M-cubed
U can bet your sweet bippy that Booker T's quote and meaning was never discussed in the hallowed halls of “Black Studys” Academia!

Wt ds "U" std fr?

13 posted on 05/13/2012 11:49:23 PM PDT by Isabel C.
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To: TigerClaws
Academically advanced does not automatically mean intellectually advanced.
14 posted on 05/14/2012 2:44:55 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: skinkinthegrass
...the truth hurts; actually it stings, like a son-of-b¡tch. :-\

"Truth" should be on this index:

Schmidt_Sting_Pain_Index

15 posted on 05/14/2012 3:25:34 AM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: Isabel C.

U=”you” in the texting dept......*W*


16 posted on 05/14/2012 4:31:42 AM PDT by M-cubed
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To: TigerClaws
Apparently no one can get away with it - even if the person offering their opinion is black. My point was a woman married to a black man is obviously not racist yet she was accused of being exactly that. The more I listen to liberals, the more I wonder how they can delude themselves enough to believe what they say.
17 posted on 05/14/2012 5:21:48 AM PDT by srmorton (Deut. 30 19: "..I have set before you life and death,....therefore, choose life..")
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To: srmorton

http://www.tarheelblog.com/2012/05/unc-investigation-into-african-american-studies-department-finds-academic-fraud/


18 posted on 05/14/2012 5:33:21 AM PDT by csmusaret (Obama's new slogan: "Fo Mo Mo Fo.")
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To: srmorton

Even if they are right.....http://www.tarheelblog.com/2012/05/unc-investigation-into-african-american-studies-department-finds-academic-fraud/


19 posted on 05/14/2012 5:34:07 AM PDT by csmusaret (Obama's new slogan: "Fo Mo Mo Fo.")
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To: Moltke

Some of the descriptions of the sting pain are downright humorous, though they make me cringe.


20 posted on 05/14/2012 5:44:42 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: srmorton

ref John 8:44

Their ideological father has a lot to do with them deluding themselves.

I believe these “dissertations” and offering Phd’s in Grievance Studies are just another example of the soft bigotry of the left, head-patting the minorities with words of “we know you can’t achieve the standards of academic rigor required by real majors, so here’s one for you.”


21 posted on 05/14/2012 5:47:38 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: csmusaret
Thanks for the link to a fascinating article! I am a native of NC and hold a BA and MA from UNCG. I am a State fan and so UNC is not my favorite school, but I must admit I have not paid much attention to this scandal. I have been teaching for 28 years at a community college and there is NO way any instructor, black or white, could get away with such “academic malpractice” at our institution!
22 posted on 05/14/2012 6:44:21 AM PDT by srmorton (Deut. 30 19: "..I have set before you life and death,....therefore, choose life..")
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To: TigerClaws
Things like this are the same reason the phrase “dialog on race” always sets off my BS detector. (Along with a few other terms like “Green”, “Recycled”, and “Climate Change”)

“We need to have a dialog on race.”

You know what that means?

“We need to sit around and discuss all the ways in which white people suck.”

Whenever people use the term “Dialog on race” it is never meant to include any discussion of black people's responsibility for their own situations or circumstances. It is always meant to be a lecture moving in one direction - from blacks towards whites.

23 posted on 05/14/2012 7:59:01 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: srmorton
Unfortunately, being married to a black man doesn't necessarily give her any status with certain people. There's at least a decent chance that many of the people who wanted her fired despised her even more upon learning that fact. Especially the black women.
24 posted on 05/14/2012 8:13:31 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969
Especially the black women.

You are probably right! I had not thought of that angle, even though I know black women do not like it when black men marry white women.

25 posted on 05/14/2012 3:23:52 PM PDT by srmorton (Deut. 30 19: "..I have set before you life and death,....therefore, choose life..")
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