Black Teachers Assistant Tweets About Downgrading White Students' Papers
I'll bet you all the money in my pockets that had this been a white teacher's assistant talking about black students, the media wouldn't be talking about Kanye or Michelle Wolf today. There would be riots like Starbucks could only tweet about. As they'd be hiding behind walls of red cups. Behold:
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology will investigate a graduate student’s tweet in which she implied that she planned on giving white students bad grades.
Graduate student and teaching assistant Denish Maddie tweeted that she was “grading papers” for her “mentors.” The now-deleted post, a copy of which was obtained by Independent Journal Review, continued “I’m giving these white students a runnnnn for their grade honey!!”
“We are aware that recently a person affiliated with The Chicago School of Professional Psychology posted a tweet on their personal account,” the school confirmed, acknowledging Maddie’s credentials. “[The Tweet] runs counter to our internal policies related to grading, as well as our core values.”
Let's bypass the outrage because some random person tweeted something dumb. She got caught. Looks like she deleted Twitter completely. There are more important things at which to channel your anger. Like anything having to do with Alfie Evans. Or if you paid, voluntarily, to see I Feel Pretty.
But when we look at some of the dumb stuff that gets called "racist" like Pin-Head Professor Believes Yoga is Racist, Oppressive, and Full of White Privilege and Two University Professors Say Farmers’ Markets are Racist, a TA bragging about penalizing students for their skin color deserves some attention. Because it's safe to assume Denisha isn't the only one.
Racism is racism if it originates from a black TA toward students who aren't black, or a white student toward any person of color. None of this "reverse racism" crap-o-la. This TA is a racist. Straight up no doubt about it.