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Professor Defends Antifa and Likens Police to White Supremacists

Professor Defends Antifa and Likens Police to White Supremacists

“MSNBC host David Gura did not ask what he meant”

Antifa should not be welcome on any college campus, yet they regularly get support from people in the higher education community.

The College Fix reports:

Morgan State prof defends Antifa, likens police to white supremacists

Appearing this past Saturday on MSNBC (as he often does), Morgan State University’s Jason Johnson defended the violence of the radical group Antifa, and compared police officers to white nationalists…

“I’ve been to, unfortunately, too many places in this country over the last couple of years that have been victims of white nationalist attacks — either individually like the young man, Richard Collins, who was killed at University of Maryland College Park … or Ferguson […]”

Of course, there is no evidence that Darren Wilson, the officer who fatally shot Brown (and was found not culpable of any wrongdoing), is a white nationalist/supremacist.

As reported by Newsbusters, Johnson went on to suggest Charlottesville, Virginia gets more attention because the victim of white nationalist violence there was white:

And I must admit, at least in the time that I’ve been here, the level of self-reflection that I’ve seen in this community is much better than I’ve seen in a lot of other places. They seem legitimately concerned here about not having these problems continue. Maybe it’s because it was white nationalists — maybe it’s because of the race of the vicim [sic] — but either way, it seems like Charlottesville is making some changes.

More from the story:

MSNBC host David Gura did not ask what he meant by seeming to count police officers as if they were part of the white nationalist movement.

A couple of days later, on MSNBC Live with Stephanie Ruhle, the show took the time to discuss reports of left-wing protesters attacking journalists and harassing police officers over the weekend, leading Johnson to rationalize Antifa hostility to police officers:

“There were a lot of activists who were, like: ‘Why are you in riot gear? We don’t see no riot here.’ There is a belief — I’m not saying it’s always correct — but there is a belief by many activists, including Antifa, that the police tacitly support this kind of violence.”


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When I started attending college back 45 years ago, I looked up to the professors with nothing but the highest respect. They were so knowledgeable and such, how could they ever be questioned or be wrong.
Years later, after getting my doctorate in Chemistry and teaching at several universities, I saw how so many professors were actual idiots that were so full of themselves. I constantly marvel at the transformation my thinking had undergone upon moving from the outside looking in to being on the inside looking out. I have always wondered how many outside of academia really understand how professors are almost never what they claim themselves to be and are actually normal people with normal fallacies and normal prejudices but with an outsized ego coupled with an under developed sense of maturity.