[Ed. – Goodness.]
A former African-American studies professor thinks Temple University’s proposed football stadium is an example of white supremacy.
Temple University’s Board of Trustees has decided to construct a new football stadium on the 1500 block of Norris Street in North Philadelphia. Last week, however, Dr. Anthony Monteiro, a former professor, and a group of students and community members irately claimed the stadium is harmful to them. …
Dr. Monteiro, a former professor at Temple…has criticized Temple’s trustees and says the stadium issue is one of race.
“This is an issue of white supremacy,” he told a crowd of protesters according to Philadelphia Magazine. “Who’s running the show? White corporate men. This is an institution founded on white supremacy. …”
Monteiro also delivered a message to the President of the Philadelphia City Council, Darrell Clarke, in hopes that he can stop the stadium’s production.
“Darrell Clarke, get on the side of the people. Speak up. How are you going to give all of this away with nothing in return?” Monteiro reportedly said. “This is a form of genocide. North Philadelphia is not just a location. It’s a spiritual universe.”