Thursday, November 12, 2009

Columbia University White Privilege Fight Update Number One--Let's Check the Comments Section! What Does It Tell Us About Post-Racial America?

The story of Professor McIntyre's unfortunate break with respectable negro behavior, i.e. punching a woman in the face while in a heated disagreement about white privilege has generated quite a few comments on the NY Post's website. As I have done in the past, let's check the peanut gallery to get a thermometer reading of the state of race relations in the age of Obama. Once more, are the masses asses? Let's proceed...

Frank 11/11/2009 6:17 PM

Are we dealing here with another equal oppourtunity placement? A professor who got the job over who knows how many qualified candidates? How about black privilege? Take Professor Gates up at Harvard another nasty piece of work. Both of them spew hate and in the case of this guy resort to beating woman who don't take kindly to their views. God help us with Obama the wonder black in the White House with his First Lady Michelle Le Shawn Robinson Obama on Sesame Street.People like these indoctrinating the youth of our land and acting as role models for the next generation of blacks. Soon enough their day will be over as Hispanics rise through the ranks. Hispanics work, keep their family units intact and mostly I think we can live with them in peace and respect.

Mark 11/11/2009 5:46 PM

Its been black privilege for many blacks for awhile now. DO YOU THINK IF HE WERE WHITE AND PUNCHED A BLACK FEMALE IN THE FACE, HE COULD KEEP HIS JOB ETC! Not to mention the uproar from Sharpten and Jackson etc. One of the major problems are that kids are being brainwashed to believe that they are all victims and that whites are to blame of course. It is just creating racism! This professor was probably spoiled as a child who feels awfully sorry for himself. If he were a man of honor he would have a real voice to be listened too, instead of a bunch of politically correct brainwashed students to feed the blame game too!

NiceGuy 11/11/2009 5:16 PM

It was a hate crime, charge this kneegrow. He hit her and the man because they were white. And btw, some advice; when dealing with kneegrows always whack them first. before they can hit you. The white guy made a big mistake by just telling him not to hit a female and the kneegrow took it as a sign of weakness and hit him. Not too different from Travis the chimp. They only understand fear and dominance.

RightStuff 11/11/2009 5:13 PM

Murray and Herrnstein were correct. The "intellectual" McIntyre should pick up the book "The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life"

DcAreaFatCat 11/11/2009 4:57 PM

As is the case with the Fort Hood terrorist, Columbia probably had plenty of information about this professor and either chose to ignore it, or more likely elevated him to a higher stature that reflects what they consider to be a good professor. More than likely he is tenured, or will be soon. This is the calibre of professor that people who fund Columbia are paying for, so that is probably what they want.

dave 11/11/2009 3:59 PM

And the drive by media refers to the prof as an intellectual? They say that he is intelligent and respected? Guys like this and Major hasan are simply poster children for affirmative action and political correctness gone wild. They make me weep for our Nation.

oldgeez 11/11/2009 3:10 PM

People, please pay attention...nothing will come of this. First he is black. Second the first line of the article gives it away - "a prominent...'. Of course it's a hate crime, but nothing more will come of it. It will either be ignored, or someone or group will squeeze the victim into dropping any complaint.

Someone earlier mentioned that he said (paraphrasing) "he was sorry it escalated to this"...he actually never said "sorry" to anything, he said "It was a very unfortunate event," he said afterwards. "I didn't mean for it to explode the way it did." He can't even apologize. Black or white, what a pig.

Which, of course, makes me wonder how he meant for it to explode if not the way it did. jail, no fine, no suspension. If the victim is lucky she might get compensated for her injury and distress, and to forget about it all.

PK 11/11/2009 2:43 PM

Welcome to Thunderdome! Two go in, one come out!

There's multiple levels of sublime hypocrisy to this: Isn't the outrage at someone sucker punching a woman and using an argument of victim/privilege itself resorting to chivalrous patronage and female victim privilge? If the black man had punched a white guy in the face, would it be ok?

Either women are equal, and need to accept the responsibilities and liabilities of said equality, or they are not. White female feminism has been closely allied to the race hustler game for decades now. Now they're going to devour each other.

nur07 11/11/2009 2:30 PM

Naturally we will hear from Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and all those other defenders of racial equality!


Oh wait, this is a white person that got "sucker punched" by a black person! My bad. In that case it is perfectly justified since white people are all bigoted, minority hating foes that should be wiped off the face of the earth so everyone else can live in peace and utopia.

Yes, that was sarcasm.

I have nothing at all against black people, but this is man is reprehensible. Why he was let out without bail is beyond me, but I suspect it may have something to do with the color of his skin. How about we talk about black/minority privilege? How about that for a change? According to the hate crime legislation that just passed they are now more equal than white folks. Talk about racism...We have a half black man in the White House and we are still getting beat up (literally) over so-called "white privilege." The man is a professor for goodness sake! Delusional! When is enough enough? Talk about a "hate" crime...


American Black Chick in Europe said...

Sorry if this post twice, but I got an error message when I tried to post before. I think a good chunk of America needs to review the definition of a "hate crime" (ie, it's when victim is specifically targets due to race/sexual orientation/etc.; the victim being a different race/sexual orientation/etc. from the attacker does not automatically make it a hate crime).

One black person does something violent=all black folks are violent. One Muslim does something violent=all Muslims are violent. One white person and/or Christian does something violent=exception to the rule (in other words, not indicative of ALL white people/Christians. This irks me to no end.

I'm not even going to address the outright prejudice present in some of these remarks, except to say this: post-racial-America my a**.

Pandora Bunny said...

Reading "Frank"'s comment (and all the others that feature role reversal) I wonder how the situation would have played out had it been a Hispanic man rather than McIntyre.

Would it have mattered if the man was Hispanic-White or Hispanic-Black? Does ethnicity make race more acceptable to bigots? Presumably it shouldn't matter to a racist.