Maybe this is another one of those “i before e” rules that permit blacks to call each other a racial slur that, if uttered by whites, would turn into a federal case — literally. At issue is a tweet by University of Pennsylvania Professor Anthea Butler, who is black. In her message, which she since deleted, she called presidential candidate Ben Carson, who is also black, a “coon.”
The occasion for the defamatory tweet was Carson’s claim that people have the right to display Confederate flags on private property. Here is a screen cap of the message.
Butler’s tweet was in response to another tweet linking to a Sports Illustrated article in which Carson was quoted defending the right of NASCAR fans to fly the Stars and Bars during races.
Butler’s decision to — dare it be said? — whitewash her Twitter message might be seen as evidence of a lack of courage in her own convictions except that she appears to be enjoying her fifteen minutes of fame. This morning, she posted the following:
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) October 7, 2015
As Campus Reform notes, Butler is no stranger to controversy, having written a blog post after “white Hispanic” George Zimmerman was acquitted or murder in connection with the death of Trayvon Martin that contained the following:
God ain’t good all of the time. In fact, sometimes, God is not for us. As a black woman in a nation that has taken too many pains to remind me that I am not a white man, and am not capable of taking care of my reproductive rights, or my voting rights, I know that this American god ain’t my god. As a matter of fact, I think he’s a white racist god with a problem. More importantly, he is carrying a gun and stalking young black men.
Butler’s area of academic expertise, in case you’re wondering, is religious studies.
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