Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Racist Professor Mocks Rape Victim

We first saw this in her racist tweets against white males, of whom some may be in her class, having her grade their papers.  Here, she takes on a white rape victim.  There is one particular statement in which the reader is asked to comment on what the post reveals about the subject's personality. 

No word yet  from Boston University on this latest story...

Boston University prof in racist tweet flap accused of trolling white rape victim

washingtonpost.com 
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Boston University Professor Saida Grundy's tweets deriding white men are her business, according to the school. (Boston University)
Boston University, which has already condemned the racist Tweets of an incoming faculty member, has now been sent an outrageous Facebook exchange in which a poster who identifies herself as the controversial sociology professor mercilessly ridicules a white rape victim.

Saida Grundy, a newly hired professor at Boston University who recently said she regrets tweeting that white males are a "problem population," and other racially charged comments, is now accused of Facebook posts in which she appeared to taunt a white rape victim. 

That victim, Meghan Chamberlin, told FoxNews.com that the posts, made in a February public chat, felt “like a kick in the stomach.”
“go cry somewhere. since that’s what you do.”
- Facebook poster identified as Sai Grundy, speaking to rape victim
The woman who identified herself as Grundy posted the comments after Chamberlin took issue with a controversial article on race that the Facebook thread had linked to.

“I LITERALLY cry and lose sleep over this,” Chamberlin wrote, adding she had been raped as a child and felt that: “what this article did was tell me that I'm not aloud (sic) to ask for help… Because I am a WHITE woman… So when I read this article… you do understand what that does to me, right? It kills me…”

The woman, who identified herself as Sai Grundy in the Feb. 25 thread and uses the same photo the professor uses on tweets she acknowledged last week, responded by making fun of the victim’s crying.

“’I literally cry’…. While we literally die,” she said before adding, “try this article. A white woman explaining this issue to other white women… who manages NOT to cry while doing it!”
Chamberlin, the rape survivor, responded: “No really. I got it. You can take your claws out, thanks.”

What does the following statement reveal about the subject, Prof. Grundy's personality?

To which Grundy exploded:
^^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?”

Chamberlin responded by trying to leave the discussion. “I am choosing to “exit” this conversation,” she wrote.

But Grundy posted again, finishing with: “go cry somewhere. since that’s what you do.”

Chamberlin responded: “Will do.”

Grundy then responded to others: “am I mocking her tears or am I saying that her tears are meaningless displays of emotions because they don’t reflect at ALL an intention to understand the issue from the prospective (sic) of women of color or queer women.

She added, “my name is *Sai*, but you can call me Dr. Grundy.”

The exchange was taken down from Facebook late Wednesday, just hours after FoxNews.com asked Frank William Miller Junior, on whose Facebook page the posts appeared, what he thought of Grundy’s comments.

Grundy did not return an email or a phone call from FoxNews.com about her posts on Thursday morning; within hours of FoxNews.com reaching out, her Facebook page was taken down. Before the deletion, FoxNews.com took a screenshot of her page which shows the exact same name and twitter article as appears in the screenshots.
FoxNews.com talked separately with three different people who also posted comments on that Facebook thread. FoxNews.com was tipped off to the existence of the thread by one of the three posters. Two of the participants in the thread had taken screenshots, which they shared with FoxNews.com.

Chamberlin told FoxNews.com she was shaken by the online run-in.

What that day did was send me back years,” she said. "I felt like I was being "shhhh'd" again… I didn't know Dr. Grundy was a professor or a doctor until she stated so... when I read that, the kick in the gut felt deeper,” she said.

The woman who alerted FoxNews.com to the Facebook thread said she did so even though she was friends with the original poster (and did not know Chamberlin personally) because she felt no rape survivor should have to go through what happened.

“Self-important and condescending academics are nothing unusual, but mocking a traumatized rape victim crosses a line,” she said.

Another woman involved in the thread told FoxNews.com that she alerted Boston University officials about the Facebook exchange on Thursday, sending them an email with screenshots she took.

“When regarding her continued employment with Boston University, I hope the magnitude of her desensitized ability to have no compassion for a rape victim is considered,” she said in a letter to school officials.

Grundy, an incoming assistant professor of sociology and African-American studies at the school, previously tweeted that "white masculinity is THE problem for america’s (sic) colleges," white men are a "problem population,” and that she tries to avoid shopping at white-owned businesses. Last week, after several alumni complaints, Boston University president Robert Brown condemned the racist tweets.

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," Brown wrote in an email blast to the "Boston University community." "I believe Dr. Grundy’s remarks fit this characterization,” he said in a statement.

That prompted Grundy, who has not returned repeated requests for comment, to release a statement in which she said the tweets were the result of “personal passion” surrounding unspecified “events we now witness with regularity in our nation.

“I regret that my personal passion about issues surrounding these events led me to speak about them indelicately," Grundy said. "I deprived them of the nuance and complexity that such subjects always deserve."
Boston University said after the tweets no action will be taken against Grundy. The university did not respond to a request for comment on whether any action would be taken against Grundy in light of the Facebook comments.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

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tania cadogan said...

Interesting behavior from the university.

If this had been a white male writing what she wrote ( adjusted to reflect white bias not black bias) would he be still employed by the university or would he have been fired the moment the university found out?
Blacks including grundy would have been baying for blood and pointing out how racist he was.

However, since it was a black female who wrote it, she has not been fired or penalized in any way apart from being given a minor slap on the wrist.

I wonder if the university is seeking legal advice on how to dump her sorry ass, given they know the moment they try and fire her, she will play the race card and even the gender card and sue them for millions, and, possibly win, perhaps not as much as she wants but enough for the university to feel it. Money well spent in their view.

I do wonder how litigious she is.
Does she have a history of complaints, threats to sue and suing?
She will be adept at playing the race card and, i wonder, what were her grades like?
Did she benefit by making veiled and not so veiled threats to ensure she did well?
Was there forced positive racism?

If the university is having all these problems now and she hasn't actually started work, what will she be like once she is ensconced?
If anyone says or does something she doesn't like she will react viciously and most likely by suing.
If they employ her, there will be constant problems and complaints from her about her students, fellow staff and anyone else who says no or stands up to her.
it will be even harder to fire her since she will play the race and gender card and, i wouldn't be surprised the sexuality card.

Peter Hyatt said...

Anonymous,

choose a name!

Order speaks to priority and you nailed it.

Peter

Dave Mc said...

Peter,

I added a name to my anonymous comment. "Dave Mc".

Dave

Frank said...

I feel her statement reveals sadistic urges (her anger focuses on the victims crying and what should have evoked empathy instead stirred a deeper rage in the prof). "Intellectual altruism": extremem arrogance, she views rape victim as very much below her
"Go cry somewhere else": prof grew up in violent home with both physical and verbal abuse prob coming from the father, someone said these words to her for crying after physical abuse I bet

"white males are the problem": displacement, black men are the problem within the black community statistically major percentage take no responsibility for their kids or family, it is not white males attending college who harm colleges
I feel prof grew up in violent home.

Suzanne said...

Professor Grundy said:

"...to understand the issue from the prospective (sic) of women of color or queer women.”

"white masculinity is THE problem for america’s (sic) colleges.

Why is it that this "professor" has such poor spelling and grammar skills? Does that bother anyone else?

Peter Hyatt said...

Suzanne,

I thought about a private context:

how long until someone points out her ignorance in the English language!

Peter

Peter Hyatt said...

Frank,

I agree.

there is a real animosity in her words, and it is not limited to white people, either.

She has a hatred of men and is a product of revisionist history and likely bought into the "Us versus Them" scenario in her formidable years, particularly from a male, in her teen years...my guess.

Peter

tania cadogan said...

Hi Dave Mc welcome aboard :)

Jen Ow said...

This assistant Prof. is a piece of work!

She considers herself an advocate, with a 'personal passion' about issues of discrimination and racism, yet she uses the insulting term "queer women".

Pfft.

Boston College better wise up and terminate her before she spends the first day as "Incoming Assistant Professor of African American Studies". She is an embarrassment to their institution, and a lawsuit in the making.

tania cadogan said...

I think it should be formative years not formidable years Peter :0

Anonymous said...

Well, all I know is I just took a sociology course (not at Boston University)and I was and still am shocked at the content. There was nothing good said about White men, only bad. It was sickening.

Lis said...

Isn't it amazing that no matter how long the human race goes on and how much history we have behind us to study, so many still think they can assign evil to a certain group? Remove that group and you solve the problem, is their reasoning. Only the group that it is acceptable to vilify changes with the times. People never learn.