Professor Muses: Racism, Police Let Children Die
Professor Muses: Racism, Police Let Children Die
Another professor utters racism and police let children die. I know, you’re shocked. Welcome, this Sunday morning, to another edition of “University Professor Musings”, Volume 33,022. This latest nutty professor comes from The University of Pennsylvania.
Anthea Butler, an associate professor of Religious Studies and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and an MSNBC contributor (because, of course, they only stick the brightest bulbs on their panels), made a claim yesterday Friday that she has since scrubbed from Twitter. You guessed it. The police let kids dies because RACISM. We know it’s gone but Professor Butler’s rant went something like this:
So since no one else will ask, I will. Did those children die because most of them were Mexican American and the police didn’t give a damn about a school w predominately brown kids? I mean, because it’s Texas..and if you think everyone who isn’t white is illegal.”-Anthea Brown
All the fault of the white people. Especially cops, right, Anthea? Just like all of the riots and looting after George Floyd’s death. From Professor Butler’s musings:
But she does have a point. White, upper-middle-class suburban kids with well-to-do parents (who vote Democrat, by the way) were part of those people looting in the streets and setting black businesses in flames in the summer of 2020. There’s that. But to say that the cops did not go into the classroom and let children die in Uvalde because the kids in the classroom were “mostly brown” and “because it’s Texas and everyone who isn’t white is illegal” is as ignorant a statement as they come. THIS is what is teaching our children in higher institutions of learning. THIS irresponsible and willful racist rhetoric is what is being thrown about in lecture halls under the guise of “tolerance”.
Apparently, Anthea Butler did not do her homework before throwing RACISM into the mix. The two men in question of this judgement on holding back before storming a classroom in Uvalde? The Uvalde School District Police Chief, Pedro “Pete” Arredondo and city Police Chief Daniel Rodriguez. Let’s take a quick stab at this and say these men cannot trace their lineage back to the Mayflower.
Alas, the “good” professor, Anthea Butler, was just exercising free speech with her hateful, divisive rhetoric.
The good professor is entitled to her opinion. She might realize that Texans have, for decades, consistently rolled their eyes at east (and west) coast liberals who have neither love nor courage. While not without fault or funky history, Texans generally love one another.
— Cam Collins – Houston's Most Experienced Broker (@CamCollinsMBA) May 29, 2022
Sure, there are questions as to why police held off storming a room where both brown and white students were massacred. But to blame this solely on racism is preposterous. I guess a Google search is beneath the likes of Professor Butler.
This Uvalde PD? It's amazing how so many "journalists" and "professors" fail to do a simple google search before posting/writing bs pic.twitter.com/YiON6LZQlH
— sararose (@saras76) May 29, 2022
Again, the questions will remain about why the police did not stop an 18 year-old armed with an assault rifle. An 18 year-old who also was a member of the Hispanic community in Uvalde. Anthea Butler will tell you everything about this heinous crime was racially motivated. She will not call attention to the mental disorders that plagued the sick, human being who shot his own grandmother and took innocent lives with him on that day. She will not call attention to his long repertoire of violent tendencies on social media chats and mental anguish. She will not call attention to the family life (or lack thereof) of the Latino shooter-a young man whose mother “did not want to talk about him“. She will not bring into play any of this. Why? These factors will detract from her 15 minutes of fame for calling this crime “racist”. It’s the COPS’ fault. It’s racism.
I feel sorry for someone that finds racism under every rock, around every corner. They are missing something in their lives.
— Mark Contris (@valaly) May 29, 2022
Perhaps, they are missing a backbone? You know, the “backbone” our feckless President said we all should have? But does the very backbone we are supposed to have consist of us blaming everything in our country on racism? The elite of academia would like you and your children to think so. What is the crux of this problem we see before our eyes? Of course, White, Evangelical Racism came into play here with that very disturbed Latino boy and that assault rifle. Of course, white, evangelical racism could be blamed for a (mostly) Latino police force not entering said classroom full of (mostly) Latino children held at gunpoint. Of course, the mental health of the Latino boy who shot a family member and went on a rampage inside of an elementary school is…you guessed it…the result of white, evangelical racism. It’s to blame for everything every time, all of the time.
Luckily, for this professor, she does not have to do mathematical equations and analytics to support her bogus theories. Luckily, CRT has little to do with actual critical thought and falls solely on blaming all of the woes of our wounded country on racism alone. The horror that unfolded in Uvalde, Texas days ago is a product of racism, apparently. Luckily, for Anthea Butler, she is still on tenure and collecting a paycheck for inciting this hateful, divisive rhetoric and driving that chasm of division even further when we should be united. Blaming everything on racism while stupid people lap up your BS because you are a “professor” is a good gig if you can get it. Just givin’ it to you straight, no chaser.
Featured image: Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, via VOA on Wikimedia Commons, cropped, public domain