Brittney Cooper, an associate professor in the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Rutgers University, is a living testament to the downside of awarding tenure. Cooper, who once blamed Donald Trump for obese black women, of which is one, and declared “I hate the Right so much I just make stuff up about how they think of Jesus,” spewed her latest hate-filled comment on Tuesday, tweeting:
I am saying some obvious things this morning because as a country we are too good at skipping over the audience and we might as well say this to people as often as we can. Fuck each and every Trump supporter. You all absolutely did this. You are to blame.
She promptly followed up with what must have seemed a justification for her rancorous remark:
Not only do white conservatives not care about Black life, but my most cynical negative read of the white supremacists among them is that they welcome this massive winnowing of Black folks in order to slow demographic shifts and shore up political power.
— Brittney Cooper (@ProfessorCrunk) April 28, 2020
Ah, yet another argument that the disproportionately high numbers of blacks dying from the coronavirus is a result of “deep structural racism.” Clearly Cooper aligns herself with those conspiracy theorists who have gone so far as to claim the pandemic was designed as a “final solution” for blacks in America.
Last week, Dr. Anthony Fauci, a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, said during an online interview that high coronavirus death rates among African-Americans were largely attributable to pre-existing health conditions that are common in the black community, such as hypertension, obesity, diabetes and asthma.
Cooper, however, has little use for facts, especially when they challenge her victimist status.
Cooper even has a ready-made response for those who might suggest that Rutgers reconsider Cooper’s continuing employment: