Tweet of the Day: Black U. Memphis prof who equated whiteness with terrorism is fired

Tweet of the Day: Black U. Memphis prof who equated whiteness with terrorism is fired

White bashing — vilifying white people on social media, mostly Twitter — has become all the rage among faculties on American college campuses. It’s easy and mindless. And best of all, you don’t need to be black to play, although it helps if you are.

Most of the time, purveyors of these assignments of racial guilt waltz away from their comments unscathed, though not always. Headlines & Global News reports that Zandria Robinson, a professor of sociology at the University of Memphis, was dismissed last week for incendiary tweets she posted in the wake of the Charleston church shooting earlier in the month, which included the following:

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WHITENESS

On June 30, the university posted a tweet of its own:

According to Campus Reform, Robinson has landed on her feet and already has a new job in the Africana studies department at Rhodes College, described as “a private institution.”

It also appears that her departure from U. Memphis was not unanimously wished for. Tom Nenon, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, is quoted as having called Robinson “a valued faculty member” and saying that he “hoped she would have stayed.”

Others took a dim view of her attacks, which, when you get right down to it, fit the dictionary definition of racism, i.e., painting all members of a race or ethnicity with a single broad brush, allowing for no individual differences.

An interesting angle to the story is the transformation of Robinson’s Twitter page, on which she now identifies herself as Zeezus F. Robinson and describes herself thus:

Dirty South black feminist sociologist. Zora-type ethnographer. Some babies’ mama. Negressdamus. Norf Memphis Teacake’s wife. Never in no particular order.

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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