You probably already read the story about Dr. Deandre Poole demanding that students step on a piece of paper with the word “Jesus” on it and a Mormon student being suspended for refusing to do it.
You may already know that Dr. Deandre Poole built his academic credentials on a doctoral dissertation entitled: The Historic Presidential Campaign of 2008: A Content Analysis of Selected News Magazines Portrayal of Senator Barack Obama as a Mythical Hero in His Bid for the Presidency of the United States and that he’s turning that into a book titled Obamamania: The Rise of a Mythical Hero.
But what you may not know is that aside from his teaching gig, Dr. Deandre Poole is the Vice Chair of the Palm Beach County Democratic Party.
Currently, Dr. Poole serves as a precinct captain for Precinct 7021 in West Palm Beach, as a club officer for the Together We Stand Democratic Club, and a member of the West Palm Beach Democratic Club. His political activities involve community empowerment, and working with community leaders and elected officials to insure the needs of all people.
In April 2011, Dr. Poole was appointed to the position of Recording Secretary for the Palm Beach County Democratic Executive Committee.
Dr. Deandre Poole has represented the PBCDP at public events before. So the question is will the Palm Beach County Democratic Party continue to allow a bigot to serve as its public face?
And if Dr. Deandre Poole, FAU, Howard, had asked students to step on a piece of paper with the word “Mohammed” on it, how long would it take before every single educational and political institution he was ever affiliated with apologized for his existence and threw him out?
And isn’t that de facto theocracy?