HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE’S COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER

From Regina F. Graham’s article at London’s Daily Mail:

A Princeton University professor giving a commencement speech at Hampshire College in Massachusetts accused President Donald Trump of being a ‘racist, sexist megalomaniac’.

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (above), who is an assistant professor in African American studies at Princeton, gave a commencement speech at Hampshire College where she accused President Donald Trump of being a 'racist, sexist megalomaniac'

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, who is an assistant professor in African American studies at Princeton, delivered a roughly 20 minute speech to the graduating class of 300 students at the private liberal arts college on May 20.  

‘The president of the United States, the most powerful politician in the world, is a racist, sexist megalomaniac,’ Taylor said roughly two minutes into her speech. 

Taylor, who is the author of ‘From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation’, suggested that political activism is the reason why the federal court has struck down Trump’s executive orders that restrict immigration from several Muslim-majority countries.  

During her speech, she also stated that ‘the status quo is increasingly intolerable’.  

‘The political and economic status quo in this country has failed over and over again to deliver a better way to the vast majority of people in this country,’ Taylor stated. ‘For millions of people, the status quo is increasingly intolerable. It gnaws away at the tiny threads that millions of people are hanging on to in their daily struggles to make ends meet. 

‘Now is the time for defiance. Perhaps most importantly, we need hope.’

Taylor, who has a doctorate from Northwestern University in African American Studies, said Trump has ’empowered an attorney general who embraces and promulgates policies that have already proven to have had a devastating impact on black families and communities.’

My reaction?  It is a statement about how far our colleges and universities have fallen, that this POPPA (Professionally Oppressed, Perpetually Pissed Off) gets a commencement platform to spew her boilerplate racial hatred, complete with every cliché known to mankind, while someone with mainstream conservative views would be lucky just to be able to give a talk explaining his/her views on a given subject.

All you have to know about Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor to undertand where she is coming from, is embodied in her comment that ‘The political and economic status quo in this country has failed over and over again to deliver a better way to the vast majority of people in this country”.

Yep, that’s why the vast majority of people in this country have risen up to demand the end of our political and economic system.

Uh…note to Professor Taylor:  The fact that this country does not buy into your view of things does not mean they are unhappy with the way things are. Obviously, most of us aren’t.

Oh, and would you mind telling us where you think things are appreciably better than they are in the United States?  Maybe name off a few countries far closer to your ideal than the one you voluntarily choose to live in?

How come people who spew what you do never get around to doing that?

But enjoy your hatred level.  As an Ivy League professor, specializing in a course of study that, to my understanding, will prepare students for little more than reciting the same racially tinged mantras you produced at this commencement, it will put you at the head of today’s academic class.

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  • It was all said, 116 years ago :

    There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs and the hardships of the Negro race before the public.
    Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy, and partly because it pays.
    Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs. …
    There is a certain class of race-problem solvers who don’t want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public.
    — Booker T. Washington, in his 1911 book, My Larger Education

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