Today Sociology and African American Studies Professor Saida Grundy officially joins the faculty at Boston University. As someone attempting to come to terms with my own identity I am delighted to welcome such a courageous colleague to the academy.
In May a controversy erupted when the vivacious incoming assistant professor “Tweeted” remarks construed as racist by some close-minded observers. For example, in January 2015 she wrote,
Every MLK week I commit myself to not spending a dime in white-owned businesses. and every year i find it nearly impossible.
In another Tweet she stated,
Deal with your white shit, white people. slavery is a *YALL* thing.
Grundy apologized for the posts, stating that such subject matter required greater “nuance,” and that they emanated from a “personal passion.” Shortly after this Grundy was accused of another spirited run-in via social media with a caucasian woman.
Then the press reported how Grundy had a brush with the law in 2008 when she used photos of another woman to create a phony account on an adult website while in a jealous rage over the woman dating a former boyfriend.
Boston U donors and alumni, many of whom are likely white like myself, kicked up a fuss at Professor Grundy’s candid remarks and minor act of online identity theft. The idea of such a “racist” individual in the classroom with future BU grads was unthinkable. Such “disappointment” at Grundy’s statements was expressed by BU President Robert Brown.
In my view this criticism is poorly founded. This is because, as almost everyone working in the US academy today recognizes, racism and sexism are thought (and potentially speech) crimes that can only be committed by white European men, most of whom are “straight,” or heterosexual, and thus most inclined to espouse “hate” through their subjectively-perceived gender and racial superiority. In more poignant terms this is the legacy of “white supremacy.”
In higher education one’s identity, or what might be deemed “street cred,” is based on the nature and legitimacy of their oppression(s). As a straight white American male I have come to accept the fact that my identity is in extreme disrepair. Moreover, I carry the genetic-biological burden of my white supremacist forebears that has left me wracked with guilt at my own tainted relationship to the past. This guilt is even more pronounced because the maternal side of my family is from a state that once chose to reject the great emancipator, President Abraham Lincoln.
I am troubled that my great grandparents once likely espoused the white privilege, and yes, perhaps even “hate,” that I must struggle with on a day-to-day basis. A recovering alcoholic, only my psychiatrist has helped me cope with my straight white shame through a regimen of psychoanalysis and mild antidepressants.
When Dr. Saida Grunday Tweets, “Deal with your white shit, white people. slavery is a *YALL* thing,” I simply must admire her spunk and give BU a “tip o’ the hat” for welcoming such an insightful and courageous woman onto its faculty. Professor Grundy’s remarks truly denote the American tradition of free speech at its finest. In fact, she deserves her own drive-time talk show.
On the other hand, as the race-fueled vengeance of Dylann Roof suggests, the Confederate “Stars and Bars” does not constitute valid or acceptable expression and must be expunged from public life. As President Obama rightly notes, such an artifact should be consigned to museum exhibits. The selfless freedom fighters at the Southern Poverty Law Center have raised the alarm over the past several years that Nazi and pro-white groups are on the rise throughout the US. It’s past the time that we act.
As indicated in the subtle yet insensitive racism of Prof. Grundy’s critics alongside the blatant resurgence of brutal, race-based violence evident in the Charleston shooting, privileged white America must learn mutual respect for all human beings regardless of race, and perhaps a bit more respect for what they erroneously deem to be the “racism” of non-whites.
Prof. Barclay Tweed is a humanities professor at a university in the eastern US. He blogs at barclaytweed.wordpress.com
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At least she’s very pretty. I like looking at huh
Horrendous sexist remark, do not pass GO and collect 200 dollars.
Janet Napolitano would consider that remark a “micro-aggression”. I’ll bet no one has ever made a similar remark about HER. See, it works.
How lucky the University of California system in education is to have Napolitano as their capo. Only commies can hire another commie. But, let’s not get all teary, Napolitano is a perfect fit for the Bolsheviki in California. Once HAARP destroys California agriculture, the wealthy elites can swoop in and buy the state for a penny on a dollar. This was meant to be and it will be. Fetzer has an article in VTN on exactly this subject. Theoretically, it’s possible for HAARP to destroy America.
We are under severe attack and until we identify and neutralize our enemies, we are done, cooked, bye bye. Some day, we’ll all idolize the man from Braunau. Just wait and see.
My hope is that the free expression of Grundy, to express her personal opinions, outside of the classroom, is extended to all personal views expressed in similar manner. This includes privileged white, heterosexual males such as Dr. Jerry Hough of Duke University:
If we make the mistake of not applying an exception to the strictures of political correctness for private views, expressed outside the classroom or other workplace, then we have descended into the tyranny of cultural Bolshevism.
Coincidence that Hough’s positive opinion of Asians is strikingly similar to the composite racial views of Asians expressed in Roof’s Manifesto???
The bigger non-coincidence in Roof’s whole show is the fight between the white woman and Gundy about white women’s rape. The fact that the entire Diversity Cult lied to white women about ‘equality’ (there is absolutely none for white – meaning ‘anglo’ or northwestern european – women when they’re victims of either non-whites or even white men who are deemed ‘useful’ to the Cult) is the most explosive and dangerous threat to their agenda.
I find it hard to believe Grundy was hired with a record of impersonation. Taking on someone’s identity is such an entitled sociopathic violation I can’t see how any ‘respected’ university would hire such an offender. Her ‘specialty’ makes it even more incredible.
Yet, I would wager that the person who hired Grundy was quite likely not criticized and his/her rights were totally protected as just necessary aspects of the job. Of course, the university cannot fire said person who hired Grundy, why that would be prejudice! With any semblance of a fair playing field, it would only be fair to investigate the hire of Grundy and see if this coincided with the legitimate attributes as the hiring contract embodies. Universities are saturated with lefty commies, what do we really expect from their hires anyway? Vanilla ice cream?
Sue, you are failing to see that she is a “victim.”
Of course, if citizens choose to flame Grundy and use the harshest of adjectives while trying to drive her insane, that’s certainly the privilege of said citizens, right? I have no idea why those who hate every fiber of Obama fail to lambaste him with every epithet in the language. The Democratic party is expert at these forms of excoriation, why not us? If her rights are protected, why not ours?
Dr. Tweed – “the race-fueled vengeance of Dylan Roof” is a fabricated construct. Please take the time to read the articles on this blog regarding the Charleston “massacre,” which seems to have been a false-flag staged shooting. And, of course, Dylann is spelled with two “n”s…
EXACTLY, Vivian. And I would not be surprised if the comments Ms Grundy are not also part of this wide spread campaign to foment social strife and conflict along racial lines, much of which has been well documented on this site. (i.e, staged looting, arson, and violence with actors in Ferguson, Baltimore, Soros funded groups such as Black Live Matter, etc.)
The trans national deep state is clearly orchestrating events so as to inflame passions and grievances among both blacks AND whites, and perhaps if Mr Tweed could drop his sarcasm dripping, racist, bitter stance (which amazingly enough seems to have gone COMPLETELY over the heads of some of the people here!) long enough to examine the evidence this fact might soak through his thick skull.
In fact, I would not be at all surprised if both Ms Grundy and Mr Tweed turned out to be reading scripts for the master class’ deeply devious campaign to divide and conquer along racial lines.
Mark Steyn is maybe the best observer of this stuff. Read his most recent remarks about the appalling reality re/the destruction of Professor Sir Tim Hunt’s life and stellar career: http://www.steynonline.com/7027/that-flagging-feeing
Do read the whole Daily Mail article Mark is referencing.
What is being done to us is astonishing in its rapid increase in speed and destructiveness. Insane stupidity is upon us.
Stephen Langton or Saida Grundy? What is the purpose of University?
Langton’s world is SO 13th century (i.e. dead white dude), whereas Grundy is SO Bill and Ted (i.e. obviously better).
It would seem that progressive universities should all have departments of Idiocy where professors could get the recognition so well deserved. Grundy feels that the university necessarily must accept her attitudes with open arms and total welcome. Does a university hire a person for 100% of their abilities and quirks or should said university be able to delineate in no vague terms precisely what they are looking for and to what the hire’s limitations are? If I hire you to teach thermodynamics, must I take your gender accoutrements as part of what I hired? Are professors guaranteed employment of their choosing or the university’s? Of course, in one’s spare time, is it OK for said professor to make flagrant statements that savagely criticize the university’s administration? Is a professor under no tether or are there boundaries that must be honored?
We hired a president who has turned on us and who has been determined to destroy us, he’s violently racist, a confirmed and proven liar, yet we are supposed to sit by and watch him destroy us? Clearly, our forefathers in government left out the right to recall presidents who turn into monsters while in office? As it stands now, Obama is free to wreak havoc on us, kill us all with tainted vaccines, or tax us to penury. The United States has given this nightmare the keys to the city and he’s wrecked it. And we are supposed to welcome this Trojan horse into our inner gates?
What a bunch of politically correct horse-crap.
“For decades, the White people of America have been subjected to a continual barrage from Blacks and others that you and I are somehow “responsible” for the African slave trade and that we need to “atone” for our “guilt.” Their are a number of flaws with the idea that we are somehow “responsible” for the African slave trade. First of all, very few White people even owned slaves-slavery was a rich man’s pursuit and slavery did not exist amongst the middle and working classes of White people. Second of all, even if every one of us had an ancestor who owned slaves (which is an extremely unlikely proposition), it makes little sense to blame the children for the supposed sins of their fathers. Third of all, it is a fact that Blacks sold their own kind into slavery. As this is the case, Blacks are every bit as much to blame for slavery as are Whites. Fourth, European Whites did not bring the slaves to America. On the contrary, it was the Asiatic Jews who brought them here (as Louis Fahrakkan has also pointed out). Below is a listing of the Jewish slave ships and the Jewish owners of them.
Name of ship
Anne & Eliza
Aaron Lopez, Moses
Levy, Jacob Franks
Issac Levy and Nathan Simpson
Justus Bosch and John Abrams
Henry Cruger and Jacob Phoenix
Mordecai and David Gomez
Mordecai and David Gomez
Nathan Marston and Abram Lyell
Wm. De Woolf
James De Woolf
Jan de Sweevts
John and Jacob Roosevelt
Moses and Sam Levy and Jacob Franks
Moses and Sam Levy
Source: Elizabeth Donnan, 4 Volumes, ‘Documents Illustrative of the History of the Slave Trade to America’ Washington, D.C. 1930, 1935 Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, Pa.
So, my fellow White American, there is nothing whatsoever to feel guilty about concerning slavery and it is time to quit apologizing for something others are responsible for. Besides, approximately six hundred thousand White soldiers died in the American Civil War. Have you ever heard of Blacks paying homage to or thanking these men?”
I guess you’ve never heard of the Royal African Company founded by James, the Duke of York, brother to Charles II. Oh, yes, and at first Franklin was a slave trader like many others at the time. Get real.
Hear, hear! To me it almost seems a total waste of time to even be discussing these whines. If there is a cure for so-called “racism” it is to stop fixating on it.
People in the South, for example, both “then” and now don’t “hate” blacks. There are people who hate, just as there are black people who hate. In general, the South is more “integrated” than the North.
Prejudice is prejudice. It isn’t illegal (and should not be), and the best way to end prejudice is to stop behaving in ways that disgust others. On the other hand, if someone chooses to continue to incur other’s ire, they have nothing to whine about.
We’ve talked about the old “divide and conquer” strategy. This recent full-court press is a perfect example. I don’t think its even worthy of acknowledgement.
What used to be described as “race relations” has been set back at least 50 years in the last ten. No matter which group you pick, the “answer” seems always the same; “Whitey did it”.
Well, they are free to carry on the pity party for as long as they like. The worst thing anyone could do is to reward this, think $29M! This latest distraction is like “softening the beach” in an invasion. Get them all feeling sorry for themselves and blaming Whitey. That way when they roll the APC’s they won’t encounter a unified resistance.
I don’t know which I despise more, those who allow themselves to be manipulated or those who sympathize with it. If I could “fix” it I wouldn’t, and since I can’t, I won’t.
Very few Americans of ANY color are cognizant of just how close we are coming to a Great Terror environment. There is blatantly false, idiotic, uninformed, biased, racist and irrelevant criticism being leveled at even the Founders of this republic. As if anything in Europe, Asia or, yes, Africa, at the time or since was worthy to unlatch their sandals.
If white Americans do not begin to stand up and say “enough of this imbecility” and DEMAND the same standards of behavior and discourse from ALL races and not just a supine acceptance by Caucasians, we as a nation–no matter race or religion–are finished because the propaganda machine will have its final victory.
I have friends of all races. I do not consider this a racial question. It is a question of JUSTICE. Why was equality fought so hard for if it isn’t supposed to apply to everyone?
We are going to have to get in some faces, DEMAND to be heard and REFUSE to back down no matter lies and epithets are showered on us. We must be better informed, more convincing speakers and more sympathetic voices to win this.
The world has gone mad and if there is any hope that it does not become an eternal asylum with the most spiritually disfigured running the show, it is going to take courage.
Perhaps let others know it is OK to stand up. Simply DEFY THEM.
Of course you do not imply that these rules you propose will be studied and applied by the Chosen, do you? Why would they give up their universal rights to criticize while being criticized by others? I mean, they own media, academe, finance, Congress, the Supremes and their 4 jew members. It makes no sense for the winning team to give up their advantages, does it?
In a sense, we need another Crassus getting clobbered at Carrhae for the world to right itself. Until that happens, the 4 Horsemen will be visiting us at regular intervals.
Our country and schools at all levels (horrific at the university level) is unraveling with great speed. The crazies are runny the lunatic asylum.
I’m kinda crazy but I respect both her freedom of speech and the academic freedom her employer should afford her.
I don’t agree with her racist bs, but I would not want to silence her though.
I think Barclay Tweed should try to get on Op-Ed News (or any similar ‘progressive’ site). I wrote there as a commenter for several years (under duress), until I got booted off for my ‘extremist’ views (which I expressed altogether too often and had way too many of).
That place is really constipated. It is nothing like Memory Hole, although Memory Hole or some of its readers, appears to be like it.
Such academically framed and worded, heavy, heavy, sarcasm as this, (BT’s apparent specialty) would spur the sale of diapers, toilet tissue, soaps, laxatives, stool softening agents, laboratory stool analyses, sewers and sewer revamps and updates, lavatories and sinks, and all sorts of other shit-related and correlated cleaning and sanitizing and other emerging and developing new (and exciting) products. Water usage would swing upward as well. More books would be written, more tv shows would appear, more songs and games, more sporting events, more computers and iphones would be sold. More guns would be sold and then–confiscated. Drugs, too. MORE. MORE. MORE.
Very modern, very technocratic–this boosting of sales and furthering consumerism. SHIT SELLS! SHIT SELLS! B-I-N-G-O! B-I-N-G-O!
Pluses all around, no minuses.
BOW TO STATE AUTHORITY AND TO MIND CONTROL.
BE A GOOD CONSUMER.
Thank you all.
This comment (of mine), for some reason, did not register immediately after I sent it, earlier this morning..
Clearly people (those practicing awareness of some sort) know the Ned Lud moniker (its historical place, its ‘pivot’ function) even if they are confused by Professor ‘Barclay Tweed’?
I have been kicked off/banned from a lot of sites.
Others I have left, ‘voluntarily’.
Computers (and technocratic living and bowing to technocratic authority) are not my ‘special’ thing.
This is a test.
Thanks again, y’all.
Is no one paying attention to the intrinsic fallacy of Grundy claiming the ‘white males’ are *the* problem on college campuses and then on the other hand making light of a white woman’s experience of political oppression via rape? Even if the white woman was raped by white men it’s still *not* political oppression according to Grundy.
The american left’s rank hypocrisy and abject hatred of white women is astounding. How on earth did white women get so seduced by it? Or did they even?
To acknowledge how grave rape is, of anyone but here of a white woman, would necessitate that blacks and other non-whites (including and especially semites aka jews) would have to recognize the racism that the black on white rape rate exposes. That can never happen because almost no white men rape black women. Hence black women, and other non-whites, enjoy the privilege of color. This reality kryptonite for the left to in any way risk being recognized.
my anti-racist comment has been erased.
Since this characterizes virtually every comment you make here, I’m at a loss as to which one you refer. I can’t find any deleted remark in Trash or Spam folders, so I suggest you check on your end. Or are you perhaps suggesting this is is an MHB conspiracy?
The long comment I was making, which argued against support for racist violence, was suddenly backspaced backwards until it was entirely erased, and then I was transferred out of the blog to a previous site. I never saw anything like that before, and I don’t think MHB did it. I think this kind of thing is going to become increasingly common under Freedom fascism.
I have had this exact experience on several other sites, along with numerous other sorts of interference and censorship, when I am commenting on certain topics. Don’t assume it is anyone on this site doing it though, it is FAR more likely that it is being done by a deep state troll. The other thing you should keep in mind is that a great many of the comments you see on most sites are also government trolls that manage a whole slew of online “personas”, sock puppet commenters that are often complete with photos and fake facebook accounts and profiles. Have a look at this, if they will let you – the trolls just crashed this page on me twice (and then my browser!) while I was trying to post this:
Here is an alternative website with some of the more pertinent parts of the Intercept article – they crash my browser every time I try to open that page! This should work though: https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140224/17054826340/new-snowden-doc-reveals-how-gchqnsa-use-internet-to-manipulate-deceive-destroy-reputations.shtml
Check out the segment headed “Effects: Definition” Known in GCHQ as online covert action the 4 D’s: Deny/ Disrupt/ Degrade / Decieve
I think the remarks are rude and crude. ‘You can take the gal out of the ghetto but you can’t take the ghetto out of the gal.’ sorry I ain’t pc enough to ignore poor
behavior on any level. Won’t accept it in a university setting.
Grundy opened her mouth and inserted foot. Not cool.
In 1830, a fourth of the free Negro slave masters in South Carolina owned 10 or more slaves; eight owning 30 or more.
According to federal census reports, on June 1, 1860 there were nearly 4.5 million Negroes in the United States, with fewer than four million of them living in the southern slaveholding states.
Of the blacks residing in the South, 261,988 were not slaves. Of this number, 10,689 lived in New Orleans. Black Duke University professor John Hope Franklin recorded that in New Orleans over 3,000 free Negroes owned slaves, or 28 percent of the free Negroes in that city.
In 1860 there were at least six Negroes in Louisiana who owned 65 or more slaves. The largest number, 152 slaves, were owned by the widow C. Richards and her son P.C. Richards, who owned a large sugar cane plantation.
Another Negro slave magnate in Louisiana, with over 100 slaves, was Antoine Dubuclet, a sugar planter whose estate was valued at (in 1860 dollars) $264,000.
In Charleston, South Carolina in 1860, 125 free Negroes owned slaves; six of them owning 10 or more. Of the $1.5 million in taxable property owned by free Negroes in Charleston, more than $300,000 represented slave holdings. In North Carolina 69 free Negroes were slave owners.
It is time to take down the Egyptian pyramids as they are symbols of slavery.
Quite frankly I have read enough on the slavery aspect of the ancient Hebrews and I am quite sure the tribe enslaved by the Egyptians were of the ancient Falani of India. They migrated to Palestine where most converted to Islam. That is where the six pointed star came from, it was Vedic and symbolized tantric sex. It is 7000 years old. Of course they were met by the Khazars who were migrating south from the Black sea area and had converted to Judaism.
They are the ones who cooked up the present bible under Constantine who was British born by the way and had studied the Vedas in India before he killed the Vedic priest in the vatican and established Christianity by the sword, witch burning and other torture.
There is no reason for “white guilt”, it’s something erected by the Jewish controlled organs of the media, Hollywood, and the political correctness cult. Blacks are benefiting and feeding off the white civilization, while obsessed with hatred for that civilization. They are welcome to return to an environment more suitable for them, involving African mud huts.
I find your remarks (as well as several others here remarking on my post) to be blatantly conspiratorial, racist and anti-semitic. Why not find another website to parade your vile hate?
it doesn’t do any good, prof. Tweed. the conspiracy blogs are increasingly racist, led by Inforwars. In this blog insulting Blacks, Jews, non-Whites of any color, is permitted and routine, as is the legitimation of racial violence. It’s an American thing, or, more generally, a Western thing. Donald Trump now called Mexicans rapists, drug dealers, and criminals, and Inforwars printed an article defending him as telling the truth. From the violence against dark-skinned Muslims, to the current violence against African Americans, to the beginning attack on Hispanics, most likely the next step will involve Asian Americans.
As I shall argue later, the increasing racist violence is part of institutionalizing the Freedom fascism that is being installed in the USA.
Racism means that you have white pride. Black pride is awesome. White pride is racist. Shut up you fairy.
You’re not worried about the economic, social, and biological effects of rampant illegal immigration. You’re worried about Donald Trumps WORDS. Are you saying that criminals are not a large section of illegal immigrant populations? Do you think that Mexico’s most accomplished, successful, and virtuous citizens are the ones who come into the country illegally? “Freedom Fascism?” LOL. That’s rich. In California you now have the right to take a vaccine, or be kicked out of school and taken by CPS.
I don’t how to suggest my current feelings except a stroll around the Web uncovers Black on White violence so senseless and vicious I am slowly losing my ‘white guilt’
An aging vet is pulled from his wheelchair and dragged across the floor as maurauding gangs of Black teens destroy a Wallmart’s inventory; the Black “knock out gangsters” attack without cause or giving victims a chance to defend themselves–usually an older men or a vulnerable woman; then this link shows a Black teen–a girl–pick a fight with a young mom holding her baby at a park, grabs the White woman by her hair slinging her around like a rag doll, the baby falling to the ground. The assault continues with kicks to the mom’s body.
Is Ms. Grundy a model for these felons? She seems to be quite pleased with her fifteen minutes of fame, if I read her smile. I could be ‘overreacting’ but i don’t think so.
You are feeding the racism, Mr. Tweed. You Hackademics should be helping society to advance. Instead you push it into regression. What if I chose a day to boycott any black-owned establishment and shared that. I would be called racist and that would be correct. You don’t solve any race problems by boycotting another race’s business, and anyone who does is Part of the Problem.
If you Hackademics Really wanted to solve problems rather than antagonize, would you not just stop obsessing over skin color? How shallow, how primitive, counterproductive, adolescent can adults be? You are showing us. Keep showing us. We’ll keep calling you out until you’re on the back page, where you belong.
“the selfless freedom fighters at the Southern Poverty Law Center,” hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah. oh that’s priceless.
and the church shooting proves that the confederate flag is a symbol of hate? these people are so vile and opportunistic. they care Nothing about the church shooting but are happy to exploit it to criticize whites. If we need to talk about crime and skin color, we can do that, Professor Goebbels.
You Hackademics are preparing yourself for the dust-bin of history. Good riddance.
Either I’m reading him wrong, or some of the commenters here (‘Jason’, ‘Vivian Lee’, ‘folktruther’ ) are not grasping that Tweed’s article – and even his reply comment above – is hyper sarcastic (and Jason is also attributing Grundy’s comments TO Tweed), thus much of the discussion about same here is completely pointless. Effective and funny on that ironic basis (unfortunate, though, if Tweed’s in earnest, but I doubt it).
Wow, someone else noticed that “Tweed” is being sarcastic! How can anyone doubt that or MISS is completely? I mean, this isn’t irony light, the guy’s words are just dripping with venemous sarcasm and bitterness over the plight of the oppressed white male.
I find it extremely peculiar that this piece is being posted here in the first place, and under a pseudonym as well. What’s up with that, Mr. Tracy? This site is the best I have seen for posting solid evidence that the deep state is manipulating recent events on BOTH sides of the racial divide in an obvious (and very effective) campaign to inflame passions over the racial fault line in the US. The good old strategy of divide, distract, deceive, and conquer.
So why put up this sort of piece on a relatively trivial side issue, when it is guaranteed to do nothing but serve as a lightening rod for racist idiots and government trolls posing as racist idiots to stir the pot of racial hostility, and further the precise ends (divide, distract, decieve, and conquer) that the deep state is pursuing with events in Ferguson, Baltimore, and Charelston? Very curious indeed.