By Joe Messina, Special for USDR
It seems like the more I do stories about our institutions of higher learning, the more I come to the conclusion that there are no real standards for those teaching our young people. You may need a degree in order to teach, but that’s about all. Honor and integrity are no longer required.
Once again, my home state of Massachusetts shows that no matter how bad one’s character is, as long as they have a degree and are flaming liberals, they’re in! Boston University first realized they had an issue with incoming BU sociology professor Saida Grundy when a Tweet she sent out was brought to the administration’s attention: “white male college students are a “problem population”” and “white masculinity is THE problem for America’s colleges.” She is a black college professor, not that that should matter. As a professor, she is supposed to have open dialogue with her students. Can you imagine if a white college professor Tweeted ”black male college students are a problem population and their entitlement mindset is a MAJOR problem for American colleges?” They’d be fired before the moving truck got there!
Well, OK. So we are a little sensitive about the color thing. She got a little heated, we can just overlook her one indiscretion, right? But it wasn’t one or two or even three. And let’s not stop at four, but six… that we know of! You see, Professor Grundy thinks (like Hillary) that rules, guidelines, and basically good behavior do not apply to her.
The professor decided to mercilessly ridicule a white rape victim on social media with the following;
“^^THIS IS THE S**T I AM TALKING ABOUT. WHY DO YOU GET TO PLAY THE VICTIM EVERY TIME PEOPLE OF COLOR AND OUR ALLIES WANT TO POINT OUT RACISM. my CLAWS?? Do you see how you just took an issue that WASNT about you, MADE it about you, and NOW want to play the victim when I take the time to explain to you some s**t that is literally $82,000 below my pay grade? And then you promote your #whitegirltears like that’s some badge you get to wear… YOU BENEFIT FROM RACISM. WE’RE EXPLAINING THAT TO YOU and you’re vilifying my act of intellectual altruism by saying i stuck my “claws” into you?”
HELLO! The woman was raped as a child. And when the rape victim under attack tried to bow out gracefully, the professor tried to pull her back in with more nasty comments. Since the professor makes $82 thousand and is above the raped woman’s pay grade, shouldn’t she have taken the high road? She could have taken her educated backside out of the conversation and drop it. Is this really someone we want teaching our young people? Maybe someone with a little empathy or compassion?
This perfect specimen of a well-educated human being apparently felt that “white” people had so much privilege she was going to get back at them. How? Identity theft! At first she would not admit it was her, but the truth eventually catches up with you. In 2007, Grundy, in a fit of jealous rage, decided to sign up a Virginia woman for as many “tryst” sites as possible. She wanted to humiliate the woman. She published the woman’s personal information on sites that endangered the woman’s life. That’s not according to Joe, but according to the police department!
Eventually, Grundy was charged with identity theft and the use of computers to commit a crime (both felonies). Grundy pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor count in exchange for the dismissal of the felonies. Her probation ended in June 2009. Now, 8 years later, we’re supposed to forget and move on. That would be fine, if she’d changed. But she started stirring things up again!
Does this mean as long as you’re a black female academic you can do no wrong? Does that mean everything is fair game? Even to the point of ridiculing a “white” rape victim? And where’s the apology for the victim?
What a great role model for our young minds, right? As if that weren’t enough, Professor Grundy also said that she “tries to avoid shopping at white-owned businesses.” (You can’t make this stuff up!) Last week, after several alumni complaints, Boston University president Robert Brown condemned the racist tweets sending an email to faculty, “We are disappointed and concerned by statements that reduce individuals to stereotypes on the basis of a broad category such as sex, race, or ethnicity.” Even so, the school refused to rescind her employment offer.
In a message from BU’s African American Studies faculty welcomed Grundy, saying she had been hired after a nationwide search and chosen from over 100 applicants. The post mentioned Grundy’s tweets and said they’ve been “shocked by the number of voicemails left and the hostile emails sent to our office and our individual accounts… However, most troubling was that among the numerous that were serious expressions of dismay were many vile messages, explicitly racist and obscene, that consider cyber-bullying a substitute for frank discussion and freedom of speech.”
Did you catch that? Faculty members were more upset by the tone of the emails and voice messages from those opposed to Grundy’s employment than the ugly, hateful things Grundy had actually done and even admitted to doing!
What’s a sane person to conclude? Make sure you are a hateful, nasty, vicious, liberal professor looking for work at a university and you’re in! People with honor and integrity need not apply!