College cancels classes for racism forum after prof’s Facebook post on Hamas

George Lipsitz is an American Studies scholar and Professor in the Department of Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the author of over half a dozen books, including “The Possessive Investment in Whiteness.” He is a leading scholar in social movements, urban culture, inequality, the politics of popular culture, and Whiteness Studies. (Wikipedia) The photo is entitled “George Lipsitz and Lovalerie King,” from the university’s site.

How’s this for a teachable moment?

A professor at Connecticut College wrote a Facebook post in August comparing Hamas to a “rabid pit bull” and justifying Israel’s blockade. A student complained about it in February. The prof took it down and apologized to those who thought he was slurring Palestinians.

Now he’s on leave, accusing his antagonists of “deliberately trying to silence and even threaten pretty much the only Jewish professor on campus who openly advocates for Israel,” Andrew Pessin tells WTNH.

That’s not all – the school cancelled classes Monday and required students to attend events for a “campuswide conversation on racism, equity and inclusion,” and now its social media policy is under review, by the school’s own account.

The speaker list included “George Lipsitz, professor of Black Studies at UC Santa Barbara, and Barbara Tomlinson, professor of Feminist Studies at UC Santa Barbara”…

  • Just a thought

    Thank G-d I’m not in college now!

    • Stronger than Dirt

      Thakfully you don’t hve to put up with liberalism … it forces otherwise good people to be schizophrenic.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Funny as hell. He’s on THEIR side and they’re too stupid to read it and understand. So they fire him. Awesome.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      And then he played the J card.

  • Hopefully, that kapo would understand that promoting and teaching anti-white racism and “defending” Israel don’t go well together in his circles, where it has been established that Israel is just another white “colonial project” against the angelic Arabs.

  • Just a thought

    OK, here’s a little info on why calling a rabid pit bull a “rabid pit bull” is racist, ….NOT!

  • I love it when they eat their own.

    • Stronger than Dirt

      Fiscal conservatives and others should be grabbing a page out their playbook and attack mercilessly

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Nom, nom, nom…

    • J. C.

      That cat is smarter than your average uni student nowadays…

  • Petrilia

    “required ” students to attend classes to attend blah, blah etc. Required, eh?

    • Stronger than Dirt

      They left out the usual … ‘schnell’.

  • FactsWillOut

    ” the school cancelled classes Monday and required students to attend events for a “campuswide conversation on racism, equity and inclusion,” “.

    Looks like most Universities now have a Room 101 of their own.

  • WalterBannon

    Whiteness Studies?

    WTF is that nonsense. The only other thing that useless is Black Studies and Feminist Studies.

    All these nonsense degrees should be terminated. They devalue the few real degrees.

    • Minicapt

      For him, ‘Whiteness Studies’ would involve navel gazing.


    • FactsWillOut

      What do you do when a PhD in Whiteness Studies knocks at your door?
      Pay her for the pizza.

  • Rosenmops

    Maybe the people in charge find the comparison offensive because they like pitbulls.

    • FactsWillOut

      Then again, perhaps the people in charge should be fed to pitbulls.

    • Frau Katze

      He was unfair to pit bulls.

      • Justin St.Denis

        Pit bulls are consulting with their favorite rats’ asses to determine whether they should express outrage or not.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Once again, the fraudulence of those curricula with “studies” in their moniker.

    • Justin St.Denis

      You nailed it.

  • When conservatives disagree, they disagree. When leftists disagree, they form a circular firing squad. The party line must be unanimous, you see.

  • pdxnag

    You may not oppose the call to exterminate the Jews. Its in the Hamas Charter, just as it is in the koran. Religiously sanctioned slaughter — this is the face of Islam.