U. of Hawaii prof: I don’t trust cis het white people; they need to lose more

U. of Hawaii prof: I don’t trust cis het white people; they need to lose more
Piper Harron (Image: Professor Watchlist)

For those lacking a copy of the social justice warrior’s guide to the universe, cis is short for “cisgender,” which describes someone who identifies with the sex he is born into (which is sinful), and het is short for “heterosexual” (which is, etc.) The speaker is Piper Harron, identified by the university as a “temporary assistant professor of mathematics.”

Harron has appeared in these pages before for her iconoclastic opinions. Consider this one:

Not to alarm you, but I probably want you to quit your job, or at least take a demotion. If you are a white cis man you almost certainly should resign from your position of power. That’s right, please quit.

At least she’s polite.

The Daily Caller News Foundation has unearthed additional gems that Piper posted to Facebook from May to June of this year.

“I need to take a long break from disagreeing with white people,” Harron wrote in May. “Their Have You Considereds have worn me down and I’m showing signs of weakness. If you wanna know why I don’t trust white people, it’s because of what that trust costs me.”

“Cis white het people need to lose more,” she commented the next day. “Cis het white people don’t know how to not be in control. They want to even control their dismantling of privilege.”

“As long as police are trained to murder, they will never be convicted,” said Harron in a June Facebook post.

The professor equated the ideas that women might not be interested in leadership, STEM, or sports and that autism warrants concern to “violence” in a lengthy June Facebook post.

“I shouldn’t have to argue at all let alone nicely against these ideas,” said Harron. “These are ‘ideas’ I shouldn’t even come across. That these ‘ideas’ are everywhere is violence. Asking me to treat them as innocent is violence.”

The professor also equated perceived failure of the justice system to perceived failure of slavery, remarking that “white justice can *never* be just. We can’t afford to forget that.”

In response to a query about Harron’s comments, Dan Meisenzahl, spokesman for the university, said in an email”

“The opinions of individual faculty members ​exercising their personal free speech rights do not represent the positions of the University of Hawaii. Furthermore, the University of Hawaii prohibits discrimination against students and employees based on gender, ethnicity and/or religion, which is also stated plainly in our policies. Any report of discrimination will be investigated and addressed in accordance with our policies and procedures.

Meisenzahl also directed TheDCNF to a message sent from University of Hawaii president David Lassner to the college community in which the president expressed similar sentiments.

TheDCNF reached out to Harron for comment, but received none in time for publication.

This report, by Rob Shimshock, was cross-posted by arrangement with the Daily Caller News Foundation.

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