March 15, 2021

Cancel adjacent, Part 2.

The previous post discusses the ordeal of Sharon Osbourne who found herself in the "cancel adjacent" position. 

I observed that the new rule seems to be "that you have to proactively denounce people, or you yourself will become the target," and I linked back to a March 11th post where I learned the term "cancel adjacent." 

Now, I want to show you "Georgetown law professor resigns for 'failing to correct' colleague on Zoom about 'Black' students comment" (Fox News). 

[Georgetown law professor David] Batson appears to nod his head but mostly remains silent as Sellers is talking.... Batson did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News....

Silence didn't work the first time, but he's still going with silence. He was cancel adjacent, and the cancellation did reach out and engulf him. We are in dangerous times. What will terrified "cancel adjacents" do to save themselves?

Here's the video if you want to check out how little Batson did. That's what not to do, so learn your lesson:

137 comments:

D.D. Driver said...

He is getting Billy Bushed. This isn't new.

Yancey Ward said...

Do you think you could survive such an environment, Althouse? Or did you retire at the right time?

Yancey Ward said...

And none of Batson's colleagues will stand up for him. Now, this doesn't bother me so much because Batson himself proved to be a coward. We appear to be surrounded by evil people and cowards.

Mark said...

So much for the "just ignore idiots" method of responding.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...
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Assistant Village Idiot said...

Hassan Ahmad's comment of "beyond unacceptable" is yet one more example of people making a bullying, extreme assertion to prevent there being any discussion. Beware the use of "obviously," "unquestionably," "always," "never," and other absolutist statements. It's a tactic used when people don't want to face discussion, because they sense at some level they might lose.

DavidUW said...

Hey remember that picture of the guy at the Nazi rally?

Oh never mind.

Gahrie said...

These people are being cancelled for stating, and listening to, the objective truth.

How boring.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

We are not allowed to speak freely or to have or express non-approved opinions.

Shouting Thomas said...

I ditched a church client that I enjoyed working for rather than sit through the “anti-racist” online workshop.

What can you do?

There are some very vindictive women in that congregation who, I’m sure, will make sure to spread the news of my refusal as far and wide as they can.

I had a lot of friends there. The church was a great place to play. Steinway grand and 100 year old pipe organ.

Gahrie said...

And none of Batson's colleagues will stand up for him.

I've had "friends" I've known for twenty years, and helped personally and professionally, leave me dangling in the wind when called a racist. People who know for a fact that I am not.

hawkeyedjb said...

"Being openly racist."

Democrats talked as if the Trump presidency was like Nazi Germany in the 1930s, but the reality is we now live in East Germany, 1974.

rhhardin said...

Less about racism and more about malevolence might be good.

Sebastian said...

"What will terrified "cancel adjacents" do to save themselves?"

Denounce wrong thinkers.

Except it won't work. You can't "save yourself." Progs want their scalps and their show trials. They will do anything to anyone for any reason.

The earth must be scorched, and prog hegemony maintained.

Until the nice women of America and the UK decide that they've had enough and start voting against the oppressors, while they still can, instead of giving in to fear or rationalizing cruel neutrality or self-satisfiedly abstaining.

gilbar said...

i want to take this opportunity to proactively denounce ALL WHITE PEOPLE
and embrace Homeopathic remedies, and Sex Cults!

{can't be too cautious}

Mark said...

You damn well better visibly rage during the Two-Minute Hate. If you don't, you will be denounced.

Gahrie said...

"What will terrified "cancel adjacents" do to save themselves?"

I suggest Googling "Danton" and "Robespierre".

Fernandinande said...

So much for the "just ignore idiots" method of responding.

Except that Batson was interacting with Sellers, who didn't say anything that was remotely unreasonable or idiotic.

Hassan Ahmad's comment of "beyond unacceptable" is yet one more example of insulting, dangerous and idiotic yet almost meaningless words.

Gahrie said...

Until the nice women of America and the UK decide that they've had enough and start voting against the oppressors, while they still can, instead of giving in to fear or rationalizing cruel neutrality or self-satisfiedly abstaining.

Or we end the failed experiment of women's suffrage.

n.n said...

Diversity dogma not limited to racism. That said, once you go Pro-Choice, selective, opportunistic, relativistic ("ethical"), politically congruent ("="), it's a progressive path and grade. One step forward, two steps backward. #HateLovesAbortion

Mark said...

As I have said for a few years now, you are not obligated to respond to every idiotic thing that is said in the context of the outrage of the week/day. If you were, it would be non-stop denunciations about everyone and everything.

Tommy Duncan said...

Stalin would be proud.

Sprezzatura said...

“What will terrified "cancel adjacents" do to save themselves?”

1) Oppose racist shenanigans

or

2) Do your racist shenanigan stuff where it is cool to not oppose racist shenanigans. There is still a big group of folks in this bunch. But, this POV seems to be becoming less popular w/ time.

or

3) Create laws that make racist shenanigans a protected class such that no private party action can ever be implemented to limit racist stuff.

Yancey Ward said...

"i want to take this opportunity to proactively denounce ALL WHITE PEOPLE
and embrace Homeopathic remedies, and Sex Cults!

{can't be too cautious}"


Thread winner! But will come at a cost within a few minutes time.

n.n said...

Do you think you could survive such an environment, Althouse?

Eyes down. Take a knee to demonstrate subservience. Abort your child for social progress and justice. Marxism, Maoism, Stalinism, Naziism, Fascism and so many other far-left ideologies coupled with a democratic/dictatorial institution and Progressive Church/Synagogue/Agency/Office/Chamber/Clinic etc.

That said, diversity of individuals, minority of one. #HateLovesAbortion

gilbar said...

hawkeyedjb said...
but the reality is we now live in East Germany, 1974.

There's a show out there, called Deutschland 83. The protagonist's fiancee finds out; that her lover, and her fiancee's mom are running a secret library...With books that have been banned in the DDR.
So, she reports them to the Stasi and her lover is imprisoned (her fiancee's mom is NOT imprisoned due to plot complications)
It's a really interesting show; the Patriotic memebers of the Deutsche Demokratische Republik are ALL onboard. They'd understand today's world just fine


ps Her Lover and her fiancee are two different people... I TOLD YOU they'd understand today's world

Joe Smith said...

I am so sick of the drip, drip, drip of the destruction of American culture.

Not all American culture is good, and some of it should not be (and generally is not) defended.

But the far left keeps pushing more and more and more. And it seems that nobody is really pushing back.

Marxist ideology is infecting the highest levels of our government.

Fucking. Sick. Of. It.

Yancey Ward said...

Sprezzatura,

I will play one round with you. Was what the two Georgetown professors did in that zoom call racist shenanigans? Yes or no will suffice as an answer.

Readering said...

Interesting trade-off Shouting Thomas.

n.n said...

From colored people (i.e. low-information attribute) to people of color, people of white (i.e. color blocs, identity defined by skin color, racism).

That said, diversity dogma (i.e. denial of individual dignity, intrinsic value, and individual conscience), not limited to racism, exercised under liberal license, is a clear and progressive condition. One step forward, two steps backward.

Arturo Ui said...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/legal-issues/two-arrested-in-assault-on-police-officer-brian-d-sicknick-who-died-after-jan-6-capitol-riot/2021/03/15/80261550-84ff-11eb-bfdf-4d36dab83a6d_story.html

Joe Smith said...

Universities were filled with leftist losers 40 years ago.

I can't even comprehend how much worse it has gotten.

I would be unable to attend and graduate a mainstream university today if I were to give my honest opinion about things in classes and tests.

CWJ said...

Chris Harrison is another example of cancel adjacent. Carefully inoffensive while often put in the center of the shows' many interpersonal controversies. He was denounced and brought down by some of the very people that he helped make into celebrities. (Repeated from the previous post)

Michael said...

.
Remember high school? Recall when a member of the group did something stupid and suddenly their friends are openly mocking and distancing themselves.

Yeah, American is now a Junior High Nation.

Arturo Ui said...

Sicknick died at a hospital about 9:30 p.m. Jan. 7, one day after 139 police officers were reportedly assaulted by an angry mob of Trump supporters wielding sledge hammers, baseball bats, hockey sticks, crutches and flagpoles. At least 800 people entered the Capitol after a smaller number forced entry, police have testified, seeking to block Congress from confirming the November presidential election victory of Joe Biden.

Jupiter said...

It seems like "What not to do" is teach law to Negroes. I note that you have wisely given it up.

Joe Smith said...

"From colored people (i.e. low-information attribute) to people of color, people of white (i.e. color blocs, identity defined by skin color, racism)."

I wish there was a 'Person of Color' box to check on all these Nazi racial classification government forms.

I would check it gleefully as I am a pleasing tannish-brown depending on the season.

Tannish-brown is a color...

Original Mike said...

"I observed that the new rule seems to be "that you have to proactively denounce people, or you yourself will become the target," "

We're living through China's Cultural Revolution. It's going to get worse.

n.n said...

I am so sick of the drip, drip, drip of the destruction of American culture.

A progressive path and grade. A relentless march through every agency, institution, corporation, family, and the military, too. Not everyone has taken a knee, but many have and most will. It is a choice... it was a Choice (pun intended).

Yancey Ward said...

So, Arturo, from what did Sicknick die? Did the Wapoo story describe the manner of his death? Were the arrested charged with murder or manslaughter? Inquiring minds want to know.

frenchy said...

I'm so old I can remember when the issue was Christian bakers being forced to bake blasphemous wedding cakes against their will.

Jupiter said...

"Or we end the failed experiment of women's suffrage."

Nice idea, but it will never pass as long as women are allowed to vote. Maybe we can hire some Democrats to show us how to steal an election.

gilbar said...

But the suspects have not been charged with homicide, and prosecutors so far have not implicated anyone directly in causing Sicknick's demise, as an official cause of death remains pending.

NONE of which, changes the fact; that they are WITCHES!!!
(don't believe me? Just listen to the cabbage farmer)

n.n said...

I would check it gleefully as I am a pleasing tannish-brown depending on the season.

People of white and people of brown, as well as people of black, are judged under diversity philosophy in color blocs where identity is defined by their skin color, and subject to affirmative discrimination (e.g. color quotas). One step forward, two steps backward.

Gahrie said...

We're living through China's Cultural Revolution. It's going to get worse.

Or Russia's revolution, or France's revolution, or Cuba's revolution, or Pol Pot taking power or Maduro taking power...

It's the same sad song that is sung after every Leftist revolution.

stlcdr said...

Before listening /watching the video, I tried to imagine what was said to cause such outrage (sic) resulting in someone loosing their job.

...

SMFH

Civilization is degrading to 'law of the jungle'.

Gahrie said...

Nice idea, but it will never pass as long as women are allowed to vote. Maybe we can hire some Democrats to show us how to steal an election.

At this point I believe we'll be having a new constitutional convention in the middle to long term. It will give us a chance to fix our fucks ups, like giving women the vote.

cf said...

The tragedy here is that this law prof is delicately bringing up a setup that seems to be plaguing so many campuses: The admissions processes makes administrators look good while turning teachers and students into the characters of a farce.

what happens to these unfit-for-law-school students after law school? seems to me it can rarely end well

{ G-dSpeed, America }



n.n said...

"Or we end the failed experiment of women's suffrage."

So, return to pre-women's suffrage days when women voted, albeit with select, opportunisstic (i.e. Pro-Choice) exclusions? The Constitution does not exercise liberal license to indulge diversity dogma and discriminate by sex or color, not even gender (i.e. sex-correlated physical and mental attributes).

LYNNDH said...

I don't worry about being cancelled. Under the rules today I was cancelled 74 yr ago when I was born a White Man.

n.n said...

Civilization is degrading to 'law of the jungle'.

The urban... urbane jungle, with its high incidence of democratic/dictatorial gerrymandering, redistributive change, homicide, and rape... rape-rape.

daskol said...

Why are these fools resigning? Have they no sense of honor? Did Georgetown offer them a pile of money? Were they threatened?

I mean, I get that there are a lot of risk-averse, go-along-to-get-along types in academia, but this incident and the quick capitulation of the two profs is bizarre. If they were willing to explain and defend themselves, to cite a book like Mismatch, I feel like they could have become a rallying point for "people who notice things." But they've slunk away before anyone even had the chance to defend them. Sad and pathetic.

n.n said...

I was cancelled 74 yr ago when I was born a White Man.

Jew... White [masculine] male privilege. Take a knee, be politically congruent, and ebmbrace the Rainbow of inclusive exclusions.

Dave Begley said...

Well, if cancel adjacent is really a thing then the Creighton AD and President will have to resign for not firing the men's basketball coach because he used the wrong word.

TreeJoe said...

I've watched the vid and read the transcript several times. To me, she appears to be roughly expressing that she's dissapointed in the grade curve of her class by racial disparity. She wishes it wasn't blacks at the bottom as much. And yes, she's not smooth in the way she says it.

So she's fired for being not a greater speaker, once, on zoom, discussing black grades. Her co-zoomer resigns/gets pushed out because he maybe didn't hear and didn't push back against the racism.

This is exactly what happens when you appease. It's about showing power, it's not about stopping actual racism.

narciso said...

yes, not so much,



https://tinyurl.com/ygoltmv5

MadisonMan said...

Ranked #1 for part-time law, #14 overall.
Right.

Old and slow said...

A new constitutional convention would be the biggest mistake ever made. God only knows what idiocy would emerge from that these days.

PM said...

OTOH, CardiB got an A at the Grammys. In fact, we all got one!

wild chicken said...

I want to know what was "jumbled."

A response to a question in class?

gilbar said...

So she's fired for being not a greater speaker, once, on zoom

well, it's NOT like she did something forgivable; like masturbating on zoom... Or being a cat

robother said...

Donald Sutherland at the end of that Pod People movie modeled the only acceptable response to any expression of human common sense.

Study that scene on Tube, and method act it before your mirror, if you value your position in academia, media, Hollywood, government, or Fortune 500 (or Silicon Valley startup) corporation.

bleh said...

The sad irony here is you can tell she feels "angst" because she so desperately doesn't want it to be true. If the grading were not blind, she'd probably boost the scores of the black students as some sort of compensatory justice. Call it reparations, if you will.

Mike of Snoqualmie said...

Sounds like Georgetown is condoning a hostile work environment. David Baston and Sandra Sellers should be collect a massive award for having to work in such an environment. Georgetown should be required to discipline those students who participate in creating such a cancel culture. Fines of $100,000 and expulsion would be appropriate.

Todd said...

Funny, if you replace "blacks" with "white males", no one would have batted an eye...

J Oliver said...

All this talk of skin color disturbs me. I am a person of the speckled.

Mike Sylwester said...

How come we're talking about Sharon Osbourne being in trouble at The Talk because of bogus accusations of racism?

We should be talking instead about Chris Hanson leaving his host position at The Bachelor because of bogus accusations of racism!!!!

Chris Hanson >> Sharon Osbourne

The Bachelor >> The Talk

Why are we discussing a third-rate celebrity and third-rate television show instead of a first-rate celebrity and first-rate television show?

stevew said...

Silence is violence. At this rate there will be no one left to cancel.

Has Cuomo acquiesced to the mob yet?

Orwell, and to a lesser extent Vonnegut and Bradbury, predicted this state of affairs. But weren't they creating a world and story based on what they saw happening in their own time? If so, this has all happened before - which I will take some hope from given civilization got through it. The depressing bit is that it took a world war and millions of dead to defeat it.

That this mindset and approach to power keeps happening tells me the thinking and behavior are innate.

wild chicken said...

"It will give us a chance to fix our fucks ups, like giving women the vote."

Ha! You think the right will control a constitutional convention? Lol. The left will commandeer it so fast your head will spin.

You think it's bad now...

narciso said...

the odds suggest not, see how brave the state legislatures were (exactly)

Gabriel said...

He needed to be the first to denounce her. He needed to be the one to call attention to the video.

See the new order we're building...

walter said...

Sorry Mike,
Catfights, especially racial catfights win.

Rocco said...

So Hassan Ahmad wants everyone to be a Karen. No no no, not that kind; the good kind.

Mark said...

Thanks for the link Adolf Slick.

Notice that the two guys have been charged with ASSAULT on Sicknick, not homicide.

The Crack Emcee said...

Ann said,...

"I observed that the new rule seems to be "that you have to proactively denounce people, or you yourself will become the target,""

Oh, bullshit - just tell the truth and began or woman enough to stand on that.

Blacks respect that.

The Crack Emcee said...

Just tell the truth and be man or woman enough to stand on that.

The Crack Emcee said...

That's what I see:

A nation of liars with no faith in the truth.

Unknown said...

This is right out of the fascist left playbook, these people are straight up evil.

Rick said...

Yancey Ward said...
Do you think you could survive such an environment, Althouse?


I think she'd be fine. She shares the most important trait with the woke: the default belief that anyone not on the left is a racist. If you recall the conflict between Althouse and libertarians at some blogger conference this was the seed.

Mary Beth said...

wielding sledge hammers, baseball bats, hockey sticks, crutches and flagpoles

Crutches? What's next, people on mobility scooters trying to batter their way in?

I tried googling "protesters with sledge hammers" but am only getting results for BLM protests. I've seen photos of one guy with a baseball bat. (And it was some PNW brand, not even a Louisville Slugger. What kind of red state Trumper would make that choice?)

I get the same kind of search results for hockey sticks as I did for sledge hammers, but with some Canadians thrown in. Big surprise.

I saw the video of the guy using a flag pole as a weapon. He's been arrested, as he should have been. We heard all last year about Trump supporters being unreasonably supportive of police, now we're supposed to believe that a few outliers are representative of the majority? I doubt that most of the people who attended the rally would have supported attacking a cop OR using the American flag as a weapon.

Mary Beth said...

I had not watched the video of the professors before today. When I had just read her comments, I thought it sounded like she was upset that the lower scoring students in her class were frequently minority students. Listening to her, I can see why people would be upset. Regardless of her intent, the head bob and stress on the word "blacks" does have a kind of "not our kind" feel to it.

TML said...

Zero racism whatsoever in her comment. Zero.

Martin said...

I would definitely never hire Hassan Ahmad into my firm.

The Crack Emcee said...

Ann knows how to win clicks because "woke" is the racist's "Squirrel!" for 2021:

If stopping Bill & Hillary Clinton from operating freely isn't the Republican Party's top priority - after the Russia hoax brought down Trump and four rape accusers are still out there to bury their whole operation - then this is fanning the flames of a racist distraction aka NIGGERS.

Piers Morgan's job is NOT as important as stopping the Clinton Foundation and any suggestion it is is bullshit.

chickelit said...

I would definitely never hire Hassan Ahmad into my firm.

Who the hell is Hassan Ahmad and who gave him life or death power over anyone's career? Maybe someone should cancel him.

chickelit said...

The Clinton Foundation is unerectable these days. It's a heap of broken and aborted ideas being parted out.

Readering said...

Remember, the published part of a much longer recording starts with a put-down of a specific student.

BarrySanders20 said...

The woke tremble at the question: "What would you have me do with the abetters of racism?"

"Into the ovens with them! Posthaste!" is the only acceptable response.

mikesixes said...

There is no racism in that zoom video, unless lamenting the plight of students who were tossed into the deep end of the pool when they didn't know how to swim is racist.

Rory said...

"what happens to these unfit-for-law-school students after law school?"

There's quite a few really unhappy people who move from firm to firm, doing the grunt work of reviewing documents necessary for government investigations and enormous litigations.

independent said...

I agree with Mary Beth. I was pretty much on her side after reading the transcript. Not so much now. There is something off about her. Maybe that's just the way law profs behave.

And what was the context? Why did she bring it up in the first place? Just to make conversation?

Arturo Ui said...

Mark said...
Thanks for the link Adolf Slick.

Notice that the two guys have been charged with ASSAULT on Sicknick, not homicide.

********************************

The law is coming.

Rabel said...

wild chicken said...

I want to know what was "jumbled."

Good question.

Also, the slanty-eyed white male schoolteacher has a cuckoo clock and a miniature moose head on his wall and what looks to me like a Michael Jackson doll hanging from a tiny lamppost sitting on the couch/bed thing in his sad little room.

What is he trying to say?

doctrev said...

The Crack Emcee said...

If stopping Bill & Hillary Clinton from operating freely isn't the Republican Party's top priority

3/15/21, 1:37 PM

Stop you right there. While I'm annoyed that Donald Trump didn't lock her up, a lot of us think the Clintons are a far lower priority than the Epstein cabal. The billionaires who used his "services," and the people who covered up his prison murder. Donald Trump should have fired Bill Barr on the spot when he didn't get a sufficient answer to why Epstein died in federal custody. It wouldn't have helped him overcome overt and extensive fraud, but it would have been the right thing to do.

That's the thing about identity politics, though (on both left and right). You can't run from your identity, and if you can't effortlessly blend in you become a target. Liberals are becoming hysterically woke, to the point of being an autoimmune disease, while conservatives become increasingly nationalist- and increasingly hostile to people who aren't one of them. You may not like it, but it's how it is.

Michelle Dulak Thomson said...

Arturo Ui, count me with Mary Beth. A mob "wielding crutches" must be an inspiring sight.

I still do not understand why we have no tox report from a death two months ago, on whose investigation massive effort has already been expended.

JPS said...

“And none of Batson’s colleagues will stand up for him.”

I’m forgetting who to credit for this wonderful tweet on wokestorms:

“The problem now is that if one person stands up and declares ‘I am Spartacus!’ everyone else says, ‘Yep, that’s your guy, see you seven sharp for the crucifixion.’”

jg said...
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Michelle Dulak Thomson said...

Ann, I hate to say this, but The Crack Emcee has been blatantly violating your "n-word" bylaw for the last few days, repeatedly, in all-caps. Please either stop him or admit the Crack Emcee exception to the Althouse Rule. It's getting beyond annoying. He knows what you've said, in the strongest conceivable terms, and yet he goes on doing it over and over again, rubbing your nose in it. Don't you care? More to the point, if there really is danger of your blog being contaminated by repeated association with people who use that word, don't the rest of us care?

Richard said...

Blogger Rory said...
"what happens to these unfit-for-law-school students after law school?"

They provide legal services for Coca Cola.

jg said...

What Crack says "blacks respect" has zero relevance to what's in motion. The devastating consequences to those who speak obvious truths are the most striking feature but the rot is an ecosystem and won't be easy to purge.

doctrev said...

Michelle Dulak Thomson said...
More to the point, if there really is danger of your blog being contaminated by repeated association with people who use that word, don't the rest of us care?

3/15/21, 2:17 PM

I'm only a shade less dark than Crack is. I'd love to start, and I'll happily give you a pass.

Free your mind, white man.

Readering said...

Georgetown has been criticized from both sides. Not quick enough, too much. But hate mail and threats of violence from only one side. Hmm.

Michael K said...

Glenn Reynolds points out that the party most damaged in this affair is Georgetown law school. Adjuncts get paid little for providing practical instruction in areas the full time faculty may not be competent in. It is analogous to the clinical faculty in medical schools. I taught students and residents for fifty years. It was not basic science, but practical application which many full time faulty are weak at. I'm sure the same applies to law schools. She taught entertainment law, a specialized field.

autothreads said...

It's Hassan Ahmed whose behavior is beyond unacceptable. If the legal profession had any integrity, Ahmed should have a hard time finding a job as a lawyer once he graduates from Georgetown Law. Why would anyone take such a malignant person into their organization?

Sadly, law firms will line up to hire him. You think he's seen the films of the Politburo applauding Soviet dictators, afraid of being the first to stop clapping?

Narr said...

Yes, Prof should enforce her rule, evenhandedly.

And FWIW, anyone who looks to political parties for solutions is naive. Domestic politics now is ALL about power, not solutions; about assigning blame, not taking responsibility.

Narr
So so screwed

Doug said...

Or we end the failed experiment of women's suffrage.

Repeal the Nineteenth.

Rabel said...

Are these two adjunct professors represented by the SEIU?

"Georgetown University recognizes SEIU Local 500 as the sole and exclusive collective bargaining representative of all part-time faculty employed to teach in the programs and academic units of the Employer’s Main Campus in Washington D.C., as defined within the scope of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

The Collective Bargaining Agreement provides that any adjunct faculty member covered by the Agreement must either voluntarily become a member in good standing of the Union or shall be required as a condition of continued employment to pay the Union an agency fee, unless an exemption set forth in the Agreement applies."

Solidarity!

CWJ said...

Mike Sylwester,

I brought up Chris Harrison about forty minutes before your comment. FWIW, I pretty much agree with you. I find it simply amazing that he was back stabbed by some of the very people he only very recently promoted into the spotlight. But neither of our comments got any traction, and that's ok.

William said...

Just on the face of it, the fact that so many of her Black students are getting inferior grades than her white students is evidence of the fact that she is racist. The fact that the other professor did not say that, to the contrary, all his Black students are above average when it comes to grades is also proof of his racism...Let's hope that all teachers now understand that too many failing or poorly graded Black students is proof of their racism. With a little bit of effort by all involved, we can have our law schools produce the same high quality scholars as graduate from Camden public high schools. Quite a few of them are literate.

n.n said...

"Or we end the failed experiment of women's suffrage."

The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

The United State.... America never did. Some states, jurisdictions, did, selectively, the irony of a Pro-Choice quasi-religious philosophy.

Repeal the Nineteenth

And return to the Constitution that did not discriminate by sex. The second of first women voters.

That said, repeal the Twilight Amendment.

rcocean said...

Some of you are so naïve. 100-1 these two professors were Left-wingers who hate Trump, and were A-OK with OTHER people getting cancelled. But despite their "clapping for Comrade Stalin" they didn't clap hard enough, and whoops it off to the Gulag.

So bad, so sad.

Again, the American Universities are controlled by the Left. This is just Trotsky vs. Stalin. Its what ALWAYS happens when the Left gets almost total control. They've gotten rid of the conservatives/moderates, now its time to crack the whip on the liberals and anyone who deviates one inch from the party line. They LOVE doing this stuff.

rcocean said...

Its not about women. but some people cannot- I Repeat - CANNOT understand ideology. Its like some people can't understand religion or the tone deaf cannot understand music.

Arturo Ui said...

Michelle Dulak Thomson said...
Arturo Ui, count me with Mary Beth. A mob "wielding crutches" must be an inspiring sight.

***************

There are about 1000 videos online of the mob beating the hell out of the police with these crutches, you shouldn't make light of it.

M Jordan said...

How much y’all wanna bet both these profs hated Trump’s guts? And have voted D their entire lives?

My sympathy gene doesn’t seem to be wirking much these days.

The Crack Emcee said...

doctrev said...

"While I'm annoyed that Donald Trump didn't lock her up, a lot of us think the Clintons are a far lower priority than the Epstein cabal."

Bill Clinton flew there 26 times. There's photos of him getting massages from girls. There's a painting of him in a dress.

Are you all lobotomized?

The Crack Emcee said...

Michelle Dulak Thomson said...

"Ann, I hate to say this, but The Crack Emcee has been blatantly violating your "n-word" bylaw for the last few days, repeatedly, in all-caps."

This Michelle bitch is serious about fucking with me. She's another one who attacked - got proven wrong - but decided to double-down instead of lowering her head in shame, because we're online and the rest of you don't say shit. Just shitty people.

Paul Mooney said saying nigger makes his teeth white. Live with it. Life ain't fair, as y'all are always insisting in your best Barry Goldwater impressions.

doctrev said...


doctrev said...


Bill Clinton flew there 26 times. There's photos of him getting massages from girls. There's a painting of him in a dress.

3/15/21, 4:04 PM

Yes, but Clinton isn't, as far as I can tell, the one funding this pedo conspiracy. I'm sure a full accounting would absolutely expose Clinton and force him to pass away before he could do hard time, but he isn't even the biggest fish to visit Epstein. Never mind the questions as to where Epstein got all his money, and why his "partner" was the daughter of a famous Mossad double agent in the UK.

The Crack Emcee said...

jg said...

"What Crack says "blacks respect" has zero relevance to what's in motion."

Right - even though nit already happened to me - on the left and right. I'm the ignorant party here.

"The devastating consequences to those who speak obvious truths are the most striking feature but the rot is an ecosystem and won't be easy to purge."

I've lost my wife, money, career, all my friends, and reputation - in a battle you still won';t help ME with - tell me who I'm supposed to feel sorry for now? A millionaire named Piers Morgan? Sharon Osbourne? White college professors? NYT writers? Who?

You guys are an insult to logic.

The Crack Emcee said...

Narr said...

Yes, Prof should enforce her rule, evenhandedly.

Barry Goldwater already lost that argument half a century ago.

You guys are lousy historians.

JAORE said...

Don't be the first to stop applauding.

The Crack Emcee said...

rcocean said...
Its not about women. but some people cannot- I Repeat - CANNOT understand ideology. Its like some people can't understand religion or the tone deaf cannot understand music.

Amen.

Rusty said...

Jaysus. Race again?
I just paid $3.15 a gallon for 87 octane at the discount gas station. Before Biden it was less than $2.00. Thanks, dumbshits.

Shouting Thomas said...

This blog’s comments section has been completely commandeered by the psychotic black racist thug.

Michelle Dulak Thomson said...

The Crack Emcee,

I say that Ann has announced a rule and explicitly said it applies to everyone on the blog. You refuse to do so -- in fact, you violated it yet again while responding to me just now, purely for kicks -- and I called on her to either enforce the rule or admit that it doesn't apply to you. This makes me a "bitch" who is "serious about fucking with [you]."

OK, I can handle that. I am one of the few people who post here using my real name in full. Anyone who wants to can read what I write and connect it with my identity, which is not at all hidden. Your language is childish, but I'm used to working with children, too.

But you do Ann (and Meade) a genuine disservice by asserting that they don't mean what they say. You really do. Ann can covert you to This post has been removed by a blog administrator in a trice, and I trust that she will.

Why drag Barry Goldwater into it, anyway? Ann didn't refer to him in asserting and defending her rule, nor should she have to. In fact, she had no need to say anything at all, and only did so b/c someone, namely YOU, refused to follow it. You are the only one here who does not. Call it off already.

The Crack Emcee said...

Michelle Dulak Thomson said...

"Why drag Barry Goldwater into it, anyway?"

You guys are lousy historians.

Michael said...

Michelle Dulak Thomson

There is a certain cohort that uses the n word freely. Also morherfucker. Ann must realize the cohort is inarticulate without it.

Shouting Thomas said...

The tactic this fucking black racist thug is using is call “trash talking.”

Shouting Thomas said...

The black racist thug is trying to run you over with a constant stream of ranting.

Narr said...

"Lousy historians." Ouch.

My mind is empty of Goldwater lore, but I do recall Jimmy Carter explaining once, on live TV, that life isn't fair.

Narr
Word

Clyde said...

hawkeyedjb said...
"Being openly racist."

Democrats talked as if the Trump presidency was like Nazi Germany in the 1930s, but the reality is we now live in East Germany, 1974.


Fuck. 1989 would be 15 years off, then...

Known Unknown said...

Arturo desperately trying to move the conversation to something else ...

chickelit said...

rcocean wrote: Its not about women. but some people cannot- I Repeat - CANNOT understand ideology. Its like some people can't understand religion or the tone deaf cannot understand music.

It largely is about women. Trump's gender gap was enormous and cancel culture is a late stage symptom of TDS. I lived with faculty on campus at a major California university so I saw this first hand. I saw and heard things I shouldn't have seen. There was not ONE female faculty member --tenured or otherwise -- who didn't suffer from TDS. The men were more circumspect or kept their mouths shut.
Yes, I applaud the left eating their own but let's not pretend that women and especially women on the left aren't the major drivers here.

MartieD said...

Arturo thinks it can influence Althouse readers. Dream on troll. You’re not making friends or winning influence. Feel free to waste your time though.

MartieD said...

Cancel adjacent is just setting the stage for kids denouncing their parents.
Agree with others about the left eating their own in the case of these two law professors.

chickelit said...

MartieD said...Arturo thinks it can influence Althouse readers. Dream on troll. You’re not making friends or winning influence. Feel free to waste your time though.

"Brecht Girl" Arturo doesn't care about you or your opinions; Brecht Girl want to equate 2021 America with 1921 Weimar Germany with Trumf as Hitler.

n.n said...

Cancel adjacent refers to the victims and collateral damage of witch hunts, warlock judgments, and protests a la diversity racketeers seeking retributive change targeting real and imagined family, friends, and associates of what was affectionately termed the "White Hispanic"... White-privileged Hispanic-Mexican-American. Also, the excess deaths on a year over year basis at Planned Parent/hood venues and offices/chambers.

Bilwick said...

The woman used the word "reason." Obvious racist!