Michigan State Prof.: Republicans Have ‘Raped This Country’


41B511BB937C4D9ABB8EA4E868E53FB1A regular column dedicated to reporting on the slanted teaching, mis-administration and sheer insanity of our nation’s colleges and universities.

Top Stories:

• Michigan State University has suspended Professor William Penn for the current semester after he was caught on video ranting against Republicans in the classroom. While teaching his Literatures, Cultures, Identities course on August 29, Penn accused Republicans of attempting to suppress the black vote and characterized them as “cheap” and claiming “they have already raped this country and gotten everything out of it they possibly could.”

• The College Republicans at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill are speaking out after the finance committee of the Student Congress cut their annual budget by more than 75% while doling out substantial increases to two left-wing campus groups. CR chairman Nate Pencook protested the decision, telling the Student Congress: “I really came to encourage you on two magic words: intellectual diversity.” The budget cut means that the CRs may not be able to bring as many conservative speakers to campus as planned.

• Prof. Andrea Hatcher, a professor of political science at Sewanee: The University of the South, revealed on twitter that an Obama-advocacy organization sought to use her to recruit students to publicly praise President Obama’s policies. “I don’t shill for any interest group or party,” Hatcher declared in response. The organization, called Organizing for Action, has its roots in the Obama presidential campaigns, and did not return calls from journalists.

• After a student at Florida State University posted racially offensive comments on a university-wide social media network, university administrators responded by declaring that “Florida State has zero tolerance for racist speech, no matter which medium is used to communicate the message” and promised to “take appropriate action within University policy.” The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education is looking into the case, noting that “FSU’s professed ‘zero tolerance’ stance toward racist speech” is “plainly irreconcilable” with its obligation as a public institution to uphold the First Amendment.

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Michigan State University Suspends Professor Over ‘Offensive’  Anti-Republican Tirade Caught on Video [TheBlaze.com]

A Michigan State University professor who was caught on video ranting about “racist” Republicans has been suspended for the remainder of the semester, Campus Reform reports.

Professor William Penn’s tirade was “inappropriate, disrespectful and offensive,” Dean Karen Wurst of the College of Arts & Letters said in an email to students Thursday.

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LSU’s ‘Free Speech’ Zones Raise A Disturbing Question: Are We Losing The War? [Forbes.com]

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‘Zero Tolerance’ for Racist Speech Raises First Amendment Concerns at Florida State [TheFire.org]

At Florida State University, a controversy has erupted in response to a student’s posting on the social media platform Vine.

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Campus Leaders Call Conservative Women Unimpressive, Unworthy [The College Fix]

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College Republicans Cry Foul After Receiving Less Money in Budget than Liberal Groups [Campus Reform]

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Duquesne University Kicks Geraldo Rivera Off Panel Because of ‘Selfie’ [Daily Caller]

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The reason? Rivera recently snapped a shirtless photograph of himself and sent it to his Twitter followers — a move that violates Duquesne’s Catholic principles, according to a university spokesperson.

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FemSex Workshop Returns to Campus Despite Scrutiny from Alumni, Faculty [Marquette Tribune]

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College Prof. Claims Obama Group Tried to Use Her to ‘Recruit’  Students [TheBlaze.com]

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  • Lanna

    You and your kind sir will get your comeuppance and judgment in due time for lies, deceit, corruption, and dividing mankind!

  • aposematic

    Outside of R’s aiding and abetting the D’s raping of America, the R’s had nothing to do with America’s downfall.

  • http://www.clarespark.com/ Clare Spark

    Usually, it is the Jews who are accused of raping the country. See http://clarespark.com/2009/09/06/the-hebraic-american-landscape-sublime-or-despotic/. “The Hebraic American Landscape: Sublime or despotic?” Surprising that the Democratic Party is now off the hook. I suppose their sharp turn toward the Left accounts for it.

  • Tradewinds

    Educational indoctrination has created a nation of biased fools falling down the pit of social degeneration and economic stagnation.. The greatness of what was once America has melted in in the belief of global warming..

  • catherineinpvb

    Hate speech. . ..

  • Aizino Smith

    “Literatures, Cultures, Identities course”?

    There is a problem right there. Who would have guessed that he had it out for white people who don’t vote Democrat?

  • herb benty

    Lying, Marxist, anti- Semitic, anti-Israel, anti-free market “professors” produce the Samantha Powers of the world. Is the Trillion or so spent on this dug in evil beneficial. This un-thinking twit just accused 1/2( more really) of America of rape! And the 1/2 that doesn’t do most raping!! And if he means economic rape, well look at Detroit. She looks raped! And plainly by Democrats. The left and Islam have much in common, one similar point between the two is their habit of accusing the Right of what the left habitually DOES.

  • Kukye

    It’s good to get an alternative view. It’s even better the professor is experiencing it.

  • Omar

    “Penn accused Republicans of attempting to suppress the black vote and characterized them as ‘cheap’”

    That guy is so wrong. One could argue that left-wing Democrats are attempting to suppress the Cuban-American vote by sending refugees caught in the Florida straits back to Communist Cuba, as well as trying to appease the Castro family dictatorship by abolishing the Cuban Adjustment Act and giving in to the regime’s demands. It is lunatics like him who curse out conservative minorities while hailing oppressive, totalitarian regimes.

  • SoCalMike

    Invariably when parasites like this worthless prof open their pie holes, neither they nor their audience quite understands the criticism they lay on their listeners us actually what Freud called “projection.”
    Whereby they assign their own malignant behavior and motives onto their political enemies.
    A pox on this parasitic professor.

  • JacksonPearson

    Shame on Michigan State University for hiring this dummy. With a 17 trillion dollar debt ceiling looming, Barack Hussein Obama II has gotta be the top ever pres to rape America!

  • Dallas25305

    The old country club elitist Republican’s like McCain, Rove etc. don’t have the smarts to rape the country. Besides they would have fight the moronic, racist buffoon Barak Hussein Obama and his gang of liars, deadbeats and thieves to pick the bones of the country. As anyone knows leftist groups like the Peoples Liberal Socialist Democrap Party are experts at lies, corruption, theft. You have to rape them to get back what they have already stolen. Number one your freedom, you dummies.

  • Bill James

    Nothing to see here.
    -3/29/05 Washington Post: 72% of higher education teachers are liberal, 15% conservative; at elite schools 87% are liberal, 13% conservative.

    -2/7/11 http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/08/scienc… 80 percent of psychology professors are Democrats, outnumbering Republicans by nearly 12 to 1.

    -April 2012 report on American universities http://www.nas.org/images/documents/A_Cr…
    “In some areas it [liberal dominance] is so extreme that it amounts to virtual
    exclusion of any but left-of-center faculty members.”

    -5/20/12 L. A. Times: “At the University of California at Berkeley
    the ratio of Democrats to Republicans even in the hard sciences had grown to 10 to 1 in 2004, many times what it was 30 years ago…” “In the humanities and social sciences the ratios were 17 to 1 and 21 to 1, respectively.”

    2/7/11 http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/08/scienc…
    80 percent of psychology professors are Democrats, outnumbering Republicans by nearly 12 to 1.

    Joseph Stalin: “Education is a weapon whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.”

  • JacksonPearson

    “These White House scandals are not going away anytime soon. People in Kenya are now saying he’s 100 percent American. That’s how bad it’s gotten.”