Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Scariest Kind of Racist.

I give you exhibit A...Dr. Jerry Hough ...Pictured above...A Professor at Duke University and a racist, xenophobic and cultural chauvinist.....

Yes..He is all of these things and the scariest thing about him is....He doesn't believe he is....

Maybe because he is after all a professor at Duke University....

Yeah,that's the ticket!

He said recently that ''Asian Americans worked extra hard and gave their kids “American” names as a show of their willingness to integrate with American society.

Duke University Professor Jerry Hough is receiving backlash (as well he should)after he posted a response to a New York Times editorial, in which he expressed disdain for what he said was black Americans being told to feel sorry for themselves with regard to racism, WTVD reports.

The blacks get awful editorials like this that tell them to feel sorry for themselves,” Hough, a political science professor, wrote.

He also described Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake as “utterly incompetent” for her handling of the recent unrest in Baltimore where hundreds of people have protested against Freddie Gray’s fatal detainment by police.

Professor Hough also seemed to suggest that the Asian-American community’s response to racism and discrimination has been better than that of black Americans.

“In 1965, the Asians were discriminated against as least as badly as blacks. […] So where are the editorials that say racism doomed the Asian Americans. They didn’t feel sorry for themselves, but worked doubly hard,” Hough said.

I don't recall any signs in the South ever saying no Chinese...No Asians...Maybe they were included with us in places where the signs read "White Only."

Then Hough wrote about how Asian Americans were more willing to integrate with American culture— because they gave their kids “American” names—while saying black Americans gave their kids “strange” names. Strange to whom?  See how strange your name sounds in Africa Mr. Hough.

“Every Asian student has a very simple old American first name that symbolizes their desire for integration. Virtually every black has a strange new name that symbolizes their lack of desire for integration,” he wrote.

Since I work with a number of Asians...I happen to know  that what he said is not true...The younger generation of Asians are keeping their traditional names.

Dr. Hough also weighed in on how each group deals with interracial dating, which, according to Dr. Hough, sheds more light on how black Americans don’t want to integrate with white Americans.

 “The amount of Asian-white dating is enormous and so surely will be the intermarriage. Black-white dating is almost nonexistent because of the ostracism by blacks of anyone who dates a white.”

This arrogance and foolishness that is coming from this man's mouth would make sense if it was coming from Joe Sixpack...The good old boy who buys a case of beer and sets down in front of his TV and watches FOX News and ESPN.....but I'm really surprised it's coming from a seemingly intelligent man.  Seemingly be the operative word here.

Duke University issued a statement slamming the professor’s comments.

“The comments were noxious, offensive, and have no place in civil discourse,"
said Michael Schoenfeld , the school’s vice president for public affairs and government affairs. “Duke University has a deeply held commitment to inclusiveness grounded in respect for all, and we encourage our community to speak out when they feel that those ideals are challenged or undermined, as they were in this case.” 
Dr. Hough has since responded to the backlash, saying that Martin Luther King Jr. was his hero, that he’s a proponent of affirmative action, and arguing that those people encouraging him to be more sensitive about these issues are wrong, since “sensitivity” never moved the ball on race relations.
“I am strongly against the obsession with ‘sensitivity.’ The more we have emphasized sensitivity in recent years, the worse race relations have become,” Hough wrote to WTVD. “I think that is not an accident.” 

Proving once more that the scariest kind of racist is the one who is not even aware he/she is one.

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