Did slavery and pregnancy drive professor to accost teen?

August 16, 2014
Mireille Miller-Young,

Mireille Miller-Young,

Supporters of a University of California Santa Barbara associate professor of feminist studies contend her pregnancy and a legacy of slavery drove her to accost a teen and steal the young woman’s protest sign. [FOX]

On March 4, members of an anti-abortion group were passing out pamphlets and holding signs with graphic images of dead fetuses on the university campus. Professor Mireille Miller-Young, 38, began yelling for the signs to be removed, grabbed one of the signs, and then pushed and scratched a 16-year-old activist.

“I may be a thief, but you’re a terrorist,” Miller-Young said as she walked away.

Miller-Young pleaded no contest to misdemeanor counts of theft, vandalism and battery. She was set to be sentenced on Thursday, but the date was extended.

Some supporters of Miller-Young said the “cultural legacy of slavery” and even the effects of pregnancy helped explain her actions.

“If she appears smiling on camera, she is ‘wearing the mask,’ that is, she is hiding her actual state through a strategy of self-presentation that is a cultural legacy of slavery,” said Eileen Boris, Feminist Studies professor.

Miller-Young, who was three months pregnant at the time of the March protest, wrote a letter of apology for her defense attorney to present before sentencing.

“The Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust group had a perfect right to come to UC Santa Barbara to express their views about women’s reproductive rights,” Miller-Young wrote. “As much as the images they displayed were offensive and distressing to my students, and to me, I had no right to take their poster or destroy it.”


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Pelican1

Good grief! Another victim. Is ANYONE accountable for their own actions?????


rogerfreberg

Excuses don’t make arguments… if one wants to be taken seriously…. then you don’t fall back on this sort of thing.


JB Bronson

This woman is teaching? Get therapy!!


Another example of, “I’m not responsible for my behavior because…”


fishing village

I feel so much sorrow for Mireille Miller-Young,


Pelican1

Why are we not surprised….


nurse1

Village Idiot….are you SERIOUS? Now I am certain you have been riding around too long with that convertible top down!


SamLouis

Why? Because she appears to be an obese, violent and bigoted teacher of misandry with orthodonture issues and a rather odd first name?


Imagine for a moment if she was a conservative white male — an associate professor of electrical engineering at UCSB who attacked students who were shilling for Planned Parenthood on campus and destroyed their property in the process.


She would get canned and likely do a bit of time in SB County Jail.


sunnyhaven

Was this woman actually held in slavery by someone or just trying to remember what it was like for her great, great grandparents? So confused.


nurse1

sunnyhaven, she is a slave to IGNORANCE and a whole lot of psychobabble.


indigo1955

What on earth is the “cultural legacy of slavery” this professor is referring to? She is a professor with a good job and is apparently financially solvent enough to plan a family and is keeping her child….so what on earth is this? Oh…yes….victim mentality. Let’s play on the past as an excuse for anything and everything, and blame whatever we can dig up instead of facing the facts of who we really are.


TaxMeAgain

Missing: Is this convicted criminal still on the state payroll? I hope not.


kayaknut

If convicted politicians are still on the payroll why wouldn’t this person still be?


Mr. Holly

This B.S> is really getting old. Just another affirmative action professor who can’t handle it.


gangsta1

Ultimate proof that “any excuse is a good excuse” if u believe it yourself.


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