Ever since Barack Obama began his campaign for the presidency, if you dared to question his policies or ask questions about his background, you were immediately deemed a racist. That practice of attempting to silence any opposition to Obama’s fundamental transformation of America and assault on the Constitution and freedom of Americans has continued throughout Obama’s presidency. Dare to question Dear Leader and you are deemed a racist and bigot, accused of only disagreeing with him because of the color of his skin.
However, when it comes to black conservatives period, and especially those who have run for president, the ‘rules’ are different for the left. They see black conservatives as fair game for any and all methods of attack from lies to name-calling. It happened to Herman Cain. It happened to Allen West. And now, it is happening to famed pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson.
Carson has been steady in the polls since entering the race to become the GOP presidential nominee for 2016. Following his debate performances, however, Carson has gained considerable ground on Donald Trump, who has been the GOP front runner thus far. So, like clockwork, the left must work to take him down.
After all, they LOVE black people, unless that black person is a conservative and vocally opposed to their destructive, anti-American, Constitution-hating agenda.
Last week, a tweet was sent out by University of Pennsylvania religious studies professor, Anthea Butler, that she has since deleted. The Daily Beast editor-at-large Goldie Taylor tweeted a story from Sports Illustrated about Dr. Carson’s campaign appearance with NASCAR legend Richard Petty. At that event, Carson spoke about the Confederate flag and said “Swastikas are a symbol of hate for some people too … and yet they still exist in our museums and places like that.”
He continued, “If it’s a majority of people in that area who want it to fly, I certainly wouldn’t take it down,” he added, noting that NASCAR races are held on private property.”
In response, Butler tweeted, “If only there was a ‘coon of the year’ award …”
Butler was contacted by Campus Reform regarding her tweet and subsequently took the tweet down, then protected her Twitter account, which means she has to approve anyone requesting to see her tweets. But, Campus Reform captured a screenshot of the tweet before the hate-filled, bigoted professor removed it.
Campus Reform also delved into the etymology of the word ‘coon’ to explain how it is racist and offensive.
The word “coon” is an offensive term to slander Africans, deriving from the Portuguese word “barracoos,” which is a hut-like dwelling used to store slaves during auctions, according to Online Etymology.
In effect, then, Butler’s tweet insinuated that Carson is a metaphorical slave who belongs in a wooden shed.
This is not the first time Anthea Butler has let her hate-filled bigotry be put on full display. After George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, Butler made the racist statement that God is a “white racist…carrying a gun and stalking young black men.”
So a woman who teaches religious studies believes that God is a white racist. Is that what she’s teaching her students?
The Washington Examiner contacted the University of Pennsylvania for a comment. After singing her praises, they refused to comment any further after they were informed about her tweet in which she called Dr. Carson “a coon.”
Prof. Justin McDaniel, who chairs of the religious studies program at UPenn, called Butler a “valued colleague and faculty member,” but did not offer any direct comment on the tweet itself.
“Professor Butler is on sabbatical and not regularly on campus as she is writing a book on African-American religious history,” McDaniel told the Examiner via email Tuesday. “She will be back on campus teaching regularly in the spring. She is a valued colleague and faculty member, but I have no comment on the tweet, because I have not seen it nor know the context of the comment.”
When presented with the tweet, McDaniel simply said “no comment.”
Butler has previously bragged that she cannot be fired since she is a tenured professor.
Since the university will not denounce Butler’s hate-filled bigoted statement made about Dr. Ben Carson, then they are condoning it.
How do you feel about a top university in this country providing cover for a bigot who called Dr. Carson, a famed neurosurgeon and in the top two of all candidates in numerous polls for the GOP presidential nomination, a coon? Should the university be held accountable?