September 04, 2013

Native professor: Republicans "raped" country

Native Prof in Trouble for Ripping Old Republicans Who ‘Raped’ CountryAfter being secretly recorded by a student on the first day of class at Michigan State University, award-winning creative writing professor William Penn, Nez Perce/Osage, has found himself in trouble with mainstream media and possibly the university.

Every news source that reported on the story dubbed the video Penn’s “first-day anti-Republican rant.”

And yes, Penn did have a lot of things to say about Republicans.

“If you go to the Republican convention in Florida, you see all of the old Republicans with the dead skin cells washing off them,” he says in the video. “They’re cheap. They don’t want to pay taxes because they have already raped this country and gotten everything out of it they possibly could.
MSU Relieves Prof. Who Went On GOP Rant: ‘They Have Already Raped This Country’

By Catherine Thompson“The dean of the College of Arts and Letters and a representative from the provost’s office met with Penn, who acknowledged that some of his comments were inappropriate, disrespectful and offensive and may have negatively affected the learning environment,” the university said in a statement, as quoted by the Detroit News.

MSU spokesman Jason Cody told the newspaper that Penn will remain employed with the university, although his classes have been reassigned for at least the remainder of the fall semester.
Comment:  For more on what Republicans think, see Republicans Alienated "Nontraditional" Voters and Romney: Obama Gave "Gifts" to Win.

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