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University offers course on Trayvon Martin, misspells his name
Campus Reform ^ | July 10, 2013 | Timothy Dionisopoulos

Posted on 07/10/2013 2:50:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

George Mason University (GMU) is set to offer a three-credit course on Florida youth Trayvon Martin this fall but in the online description of the course misspelled his name as “Trevon Martin."

The class, officially entitled “Race & Politics, Trevon [sic] Martin” in the course catalogue will be taught by Professor Rutledge Dennis of the Sociology and Anthropology Department.

Martin was shot in February 2012 after an altercation with a neighborhood watch member, George Zimmerman, who is currently the subject of a murder trial.

The trial, being held in Florida, has been racially charged due to questions over Zimmerman’s motivations. Zimmerman stated late Wednesday he would not provide testimony, with the jury set to issue a decision later this month.

Dennis will teach the GMU course in a lecture/seminar style on Wednesdays in two and half hour blocks from 4:30-7:10 in Krug Hall on GMU’s main campus.

Professor Dennis and other GMU representatives did not respond to requests for comment by Campus Reform in time for publication.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: blackkk; college; florida; georgezimmerman; trayvon; trayvonmartin; virginia; zimmerman
Is Rachel Jeantel the graduate assistant?
1 posted on 07/10/2013 2:50:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This moron will probably base his entire premise on Zimmerman being “white”.


2 posted on 07/10/2013 2:51:44 PM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Is Rachel Jeantel the graduate assistant?

That's retarded, sir.

3 posted on 07/10/2013 2:52:22 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Yup


4 posted on 07/10/2013 2:52:45 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Blech!


5 posted on 07/10/2013 2:53:12 PM PDT by raybbr (I weep over my sons' future in this Godforsaken country.)
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To: AppyPappy

How do you think I feel? I am a professor at George Mason!


6 posted on 07/10/2013 2:53:19 PM PDT by whitedog57
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sometimes you just have to laugh or you will cry. Alas, I feel that urge at least once daily.


7 posted on 07/10/2013 2:53:23 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is the professor going to mention that burglaries in the neighborhood stopped after Trayvon was shot?


8 posted on 07/10/2013 2:53:59 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Its spelled "Trayvon Martin" you dumbass.


9 posted on 07/10/2013 2:55:44 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Or Traydmark.


10 posted on 07/10/2013 2:56:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: whitedog57

I’m at Virginia Tech. I feel your pain.


11 posted on 07/10/2013 2:56:19 PM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: whitedog57
How convenient for you !

Gonna hurry on over and audit that one ?

(seriesly, condolences ;^)

12 posted on 07/10/2013 2:56:22 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Probably misspelled on purpose to not conflict with the mom’s taking out copywrites or whatever for trademark’s trademark. otherwise, they’d have to pay royalties to the mom.


13 posted on 07/10/2013 2:57:40 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
taught by Professor Rutledge Dennis of the Sociology and Anthropology Department.....

Gotta keep those black professors busy teaching BS courses

Rutledge M. Dennis is Professor of Sociology and Anthropology. He received a B.A. in Social Science and Sociology from South Carolina State University, and the M.A. and Ph.D in sociology from Washington State University. Prior to joining the George Mason faculty he was the first Director of African American Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University(Richmond, Virginia) where he taught for twenty one years, three of which were spent as Associate Chair of the Department of Sociology/Anthropology.

His teaching and research interests include the sociology of ideas, theoretical sociology, political sociology, race and ethnic studies, urban communities, and the sociology of W.E.B. Du Bois. He is the editor, co-editor, and co-author of nine books in the areas of urban annexations (with John Moeser), research methods in race and ethnicity (with John Stanfield), black intellectuals, W.E.B.Du Bois, the middle class, race and ethnic politics, comparative and theoretical approaches to race and ethnicity (with John Stone), marginality, bi-culturalism, and Booker T. Washington, and social science perspectives on Afro-Americans (with Charles Jarmon).


14 posted on 07/10/2013 2:57:44 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How much money will the parents get for use of Trayvon’s nam? Maybe that is why they misspelled his name?


15 posted on 07/10/2013 2:58:24 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Revolting cat!

He got an upgrayeDD with a double D for a double-dose of big pimpin’...


16 posted on 07/10/2013 2:59:27 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Punks like Tray are killing people in my old hometown every day. Day after day...robberies, killings and 95% are black.


17 posted on 07/10/2013 2:59:43 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Here is how students rated the professors classes:
http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRatings.jsp?tid=294024


18 posted on 07/10/2013 3:00:34 PM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I bet this professor admonished his university for racism when they replaced their old blackboards with the new whiteboards.


19 posted on 07/10/2013 3:03:02 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Race and Politics"?


20 posted on 07/10/2013 3:03:49 PM PDT by South40
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To: dennisw

“taught by Professor Rutledge Dennis of the Sociology and Anthropology Department.....”

Hopefully his job is secure because I can’t see him qualified for anything in the private sector.


21 posted on 07/10/2013 3:09:15 PM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why is everything a symbol and nothing is just what it is?

Zim vs Martin became a symbol of evil Whitey attacking innocent minority.

It’s exactly the opposite of the reality.


22 posted on 07/10/2013 3:09:20 PM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And students will pay for it with college loans. Great investment in their future.


23 posted on 07/10/2013 3:10:10 PM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: I want the USA back

George Zimmerman’s Black Ancestry is Revealed
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2876811/posts

George Zimmerman: the black, Hispanic, Peruvian, kind-hearted non-white, not-racist poster boy
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2876692/posts

George Zimmerman Has ‘Black Roots’
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2876518/posts


24 posted on 07/10/2013 3:10:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow - I had thought, erroneously I guess, that GMU was relatively sane by American university standards. After all, doesn’t Thomas Sowell teach there?

Pity.


25 posted on 07/10/2013 3:11:11 PM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: South40
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26 posted on 07/10/2013 3:13:44 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If you spell the name correctly, then you don’t have the prerequisite for the course


27 posted on 07/10/2013 3:20:52 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Not Guilty by reason of sanity.)
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To: jtal

Oops I was thinking of Walter Williams. I guess that proves I’m racis’.


28 posted on 07/10/2013 3:25:10 PM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: South40
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29 posted on 07/10/2013 3:28:53 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Baraq Obama is as white as George Zimmerman is.


30 posted on 07/10/2013 3:30:54 PM PDT by South40
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To: whitedog57
How do you think I feel? I am a professor at George Mason!

Any chance you audit the class? You might be able to sell the story to Breitbart.

31 posted on 07/10/2013 3:36:02 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: cripplecreek

GOOD JOB!!

That’s what I was thinking, can the ‘professor’ write in script because ‘his’ students can’t read it. I’d like to take the class and let it all out and sue them for denying me a good grade and then charge the students for me educating them. ;) But my time is more valuable than to teach those who are unteachable. I feel uncomfortable even joking when my heart is heavy for Zimmerman.


32 posted on 07/10/2013 3:43:32 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: raybbr

That my friend is a racist commie.

LLS


33 posted on 07/10/2013 4:01:53 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: don-o

If I lived in the area I would sign up for this class.

I don’t care if I got an F-minus, but that Professor and his students would be exposed to an alternate reality. Possibly I would be dragged out of there by the campus police.


34 posted on 07/10/2013 4:04:33 PM PDT by Zuse
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Leftist professor trying to make a living out of nothing. If another black teenager had shot Trayvon Martin, you never would have heard about it.


35 posted on 07/10/2013 4:08:47 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: Zuse
Possibly I would be dragged out of there by the campus police.

No "possibly" about it

36 posted on 07/10/2013 4:11:10 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Zuse
Possibly I would be dragged out of there by the campus police.

No "possibly" about it

37 posted on 07/10/2013 4:11:10 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Sorry about that, overly sensitive keyboard on my llllllaptopppp.


38 posted on 07/10/2013 4:12:05 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: C210N
Probably misspelled on purpose to not conflict with the mom’s taking out copywrites or whatever for trademark’s trademark. otherwise, they’d have to pay royalties to the mom.

Bet you're right.

39 posted on 07/10/2013 4:13:58 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Professor Rutledge Dennis of the Sociology and Anthropology Department

Pinto: What are you majoring in?
Brunella: Primitive cultures.


40 posted on 07/10/2013 4:15:29 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dennisw

Friend of mine works with an SC State alum. Says one of the guy’s main goals in life was to do well enough so his children would never have to go near SC State. They ended up going to name schools and doing well.

SC State is always in danger of losing it’s accreditation. The news reports how and why then we hear nothing more on the issue which somehow solved itself. Then a few years later, the news reports that their accreditation is on the hot seat again. This has been going on for decades.


41 posted on 07/10/2013 4:23:23 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: C210N

Intentional misspelling also defeats web search features so they can sneak it in under the radar.


42 posted on 07/10/2013 4:28:37 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
And I thought it was bad when "Queer Studies," "Lady GaGa studies," and "Star Trek studies" started popping up in college catalogues.

Any parent, or student, who would pay tuition for such a "course" has at least a screw loose.

Of course many of the pathetic students who will sit in this prof's classroom are getting their "education" paid for by Pell grants and other taxpayer-funded freebies.

43 posted on 07/10/2013 4:31:32 PM PDT by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You crazy-___ cracker!


44 posted on 07/10/2013 4:48:13 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: whitedog57

You are? Wow, my son is starting there in the fall in your Masters program. IF we can somehow manage to get him there with this economy of ours.


45 posted on 07/10/2013 4:49:49 PM PDT by gidget7 ("When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property." Thomas Jefferson)
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