Prof banished from class after GOP slurs
September 23, 2013
Republicans are “dead or dying white people” who have “raped this country,” a Michigan State University professor told his students — just before being relieved of his teaching duties by university officials. (The Blaze)
The comments from Professor William Penn were featured in a YouTube video uploaded by a conservative collegiate news outlet called Campus Reform.
Penn, in the university’s creative writing program, is a recipient of a distinguished faculty award. He said in the video about the GOP, “They are cheap. They don’t want to pay taxes because they have already raped this country and gotten everything out of it they possibly could. They don’t want to pay for your tuition, because who are you?”
Two days later, university officials said Penn’s “teaching duties have been reassigned to others.” He did not get fired, they said.
“Michigan State University is committed to creating a learning environment that is characterized by mutual respect and civility where diverse ideas can be explored,” university spokesman Kent Cassella said in a statement.