James B. Duke Professor of Political Science Jerry Hough, a life-long racial liberal who voted for Barack Obama, had the temerity to challenge, in an eloquent reader comment, a New York Times
racial fairy tale which had blamed whites for the racist black riots which rocked Baltimore
for as many as five days in late April and early May (the MSM and the city, both of whom supported the rioters, refused to provide accurate information on the riots’ duration).
editorial went so far as to cite black pundit Ta-Nehisi Coates
as a moral and intellectual authority. [How Racism Doomed Baltimore
by the Editorial Board, New York Times
, May 9, 2015.]
Commented Prof. Hough:
This editorial is what is wrong. The Democrats are an alliance of Westchester and Harlem, of Montgomery County and intercity Baltimore. Westchester and Montgomery get a Citigroup asset stimulus policy that triples the market. The blacks get a decline in wages after inflation.But the blacks get symbolic recognition in an utterly incompetent mayor who handled this so badly from beginning to end that her resignation would be demanded if she were white. The blacks get awful editorials like this that tell them to feel sorry for themselves.In 1965 the Asians were discriminated against as least as badly as blacks. That was reflected in the word "colored." The racism against what even Eleanor Roosevelt called the yellow races was at least as bad.So where are the editorials that say racism doomed the Asian-Americans. They didn't feel sorry for themselves, but worked doubly hard.I am a professor at Duke University. 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. The amount of Asian-white dating is enormous and so surely will be the intermarriage. Black-white dating is almost non-existent because of the ostracism by blacks of anyone who dates a white.It was appropriate that a Chinese design won the competition for the Martin Luther King state [sic]. King helped them overcome. The blacks followed Malcolm X.[Permalink]
Hough was immediately vilified by Duke’s administration, students and faculty, and local MSM outlets who stoked the fires of hatred against him, but refused to quote anyone defending him, or to quote from, or so much as link to the Times
editorial. [Duke professor responds to criticism about his comments on African Americans
by Jane Stancill, News & Observer
, May 16, 2015.]
The local Fox
affiliate went so far as to claim Hough had been put on leave following his comments, when in fact he had been on leave all year to write a book on America’s founding. [Duke University professor on leave after making racial comment on news website
, 10:27 p.m., May 16, 2015.]
Duke Vice President for Public Affairs and Government Affairs Michael Schoenfeld [Email him
] said, “The comments [by Prof. Hough] were noxious, offensive, and have no place in civil discourse. 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.” [Duke professor makes controversial comments about race in New York Times
by Elaina Athans, WTVD/ABC
, May 16, 2015.]
VP Schoenfeld paid empty lip-service to the school handbook’s defense of faculty freedom of speech, but overwhelmed that with his condemnation, which left no doubt that Hough was no longer welcome at Duke.
Some of Hough’s detractors have cited recent race hoaxes (as if they weren’t hoaxes) at Duke as grounds for his having to take a vow of silence on all race matters.
One professor wrote
"The students deserve better. And coming on the heels of the noose incident at Duke this Spring, and subsequent adjudication that concluded the act was caused by 'a lack of cultural awareness' this has been a very hard year at Duke for many black students.”
The noose incident, like most noose incidents,
was a guy hanging a rope off something. The student was of unknown race, and the reference to lack of "cultural awareness" means (a) the student didn't mean anything by it, and (b) may have been an immigrant.
No one has imposed a similar ban on the campus’ blacks, or their non-black supporters, and it’s been kind of a hard year for whites, what with all the rioting and murders.
As a result of the school’s racist hate campaign, Hough’s life is in danger on and near the North Carolina school’s campus. During the 2006-2007 Duke Rape Hoax, which was also rabidly promoted by the school’s administration and faculty, racist blacks in Durham exploited the hoax as a pretext to commit violent hate crimes against white students, simply for breathing while white. [See my VDARE.com
investigative report: Nicholas Stix` Absolutely Definitive Account of the Incredible Disappearing Duke Rape Hoax