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Theater Prof Resigns, Citing Fear of Her White Students

Theater Prof Resigns, Citing Fear of Her White Students

“This type of white rage is real for many of us.”

This happened at St. Olaf College, which was the site of a campus race hoax a few years ago. Also, she is scared of theater students? Really?

The College Fix reports:

Theater prof cites ‘white rage,’ fear of white students as reason for leaving job

A St. Olaf College theater department professor blamed “white rage” and a fear of white students as reasons for her recent decision to leave her job at the small, private campus.

Professor Michelle Gibbs sent an email to a St. Olaf faculty listserv June 18 explaining the driving force behind her decision.

“This past year, I taught in constant fear of my white students. I knew if I angered them, it could mean my job, or fear that they would come for my career,” Gibbs said in the email obtained by The College Fix. “This type of white rage is real for many of us.”

“I am leaving St. Olaf College because as a Black woman I don’t have the full support of my white colleagues at the college. There are not enough white faculty and administrators willing to stand on the front lines to support us against a biased system that is set up to fail us as Black and Brown faculty.”

Gibbs did not respond to a request from The College Fix seeking comment. The College Fix also reached out to St. Olaf’s associate director of communications, Kari VanDerVeen, but did not receive an answer.

Gibbs, in her email, invoked the death of George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for over eight minutes, to further explain her disdain for white students at the small Minnesota college.

She said she prefers the caucasians at the ongoing national protests.

“If you watch some of the peaceful protest footage in cities like Minneapolis and New York, white people are literally using their bodies as shields to protect Black and Brown residents from the police,” she said in the email.

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I don’t suppose anyone asked what her real reason was?

    GWB in reply to irv. | June 26, 2020 at 11:14 am

    How much does anyone want to lay on the table that she has some other issue coming up in her personal or professional life, and this is her attempt to inoculate herself by claiming ‘victimhood’?

Richard Aubrey | June 26, 2020 at 8:37 am

After Smollet and Wallace, you’d think she would have figured out that the Kaepernick gig is over.

I hope she has taken this up with her therapist.

Bless her little heart, is better for the common good that she would leave public life and dedicate her life to marxism.

Personally I think she did it so the college would beg her to come back with automatic tenure and a raise. While any students of offensive color would have to automatically go to indoctrination camp and any criticism or mistreatment by her to students of wrong colored skin would need to be met by gratitude, praising of her, and licking of her shoes. Also so that she could get her 15 minutes of fame, a book deal, and all bowing and saying she is so brave and how could she bear it to have to look at white people especially if they dared to look Her in the eyes.

Brief summary would be bigoted racist professor plays Leftist SJW lottery game at college for personal fun and potential major profit.

Keep poking the bear with unfounded and irrational identity politics and you might have something real to fear. People eventually push back.

Who knew she had something in common with Prof. Jacobson.
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Sounds like a real drama queen. Literally.

Hmm. A black leftist college professor. What kinds of things do you think she was teaching that led her to believe her white students might try to ruin her career, or would make her think her white colleagues didn’t support her?

As liberal as college campuses are today, how rabidly anti-American and Anti-white would her ravings need to be for there to be a credible danger of whites striking back?

She must be a complete loon in the classroom to have such fears.

MattLauersNob | June 26, 2020 at 12:48 pm

This is one of the dopiest things I’ve read today. It’s not quite 1 pm so there’s still time for other progressive morons to top it.

SeekingRationalThought | June 26, 2020 at 12:58 pm

Sounds to me like she was on thin ice and decided to play the victim and pad her PC resume for the next set of job interviews. Either that or she is so disturbed that she shouldn’t be teaching anyway.

“If you watch some of the peaceful protest footage in cities like Minneapolis and New York, white people are literally using their bodies as shields to protect Black and Brown residents from the police,”

How much “peaceful” protesting was going on in Minneapolis and NYC? And how much “shielding from the police” did those “peaceful” protesters need?

    Milhouse in reply to Idonttweet. | June 26, 2020 at 6:19 pm

    I’ve seen quite a lot of peaceful protesting here in NYC. But at none of these peaceful protests did anyone need to be protected from the police. On the contrary, the police were doing a professional job of protecting the protesters, despite their provocative and hateful language and demands; far more professional than I think they should have been, or than I would have been in their place.

This is a common tactic in cases where people are about to be fired, or disciplined, or in the case of university employees and faculty, failure to receive tenure. She’s probably leaving ahead of some adverse employment action and has decided to play this card to gain support and sympathy. It’s hard to imagine that she’s been afraid of her white students for a year, and it’s only coming up now.

St. Olaf tuition is $62,000 per year. Perhaps her students didn’t feel like they were getting their money’s worth.

She can’t be charged with racism because she is attacking students based on their race? Or do the progressive fascists believe that it’s impossible for a black person to be racist?

I think Sunlight84 has it right: “Personally I think she did it so the college would beg her to come back with automatic tenure and a raise.” Hey, it’s worth a try. And if it doesn’t work she’ll try the “Due to all the students and faculty begging me to stay, I will reconsider my resignation.”

This type of white rage is real for many of us.

Is that “real” in the same sense that when the press says “literally” it means “figuratively”? This was the sort of “white rage” which didn’t get her fired, and didn’t do a lot of other things besides. So much for reality.

Either (1) this is a put-on, akin to this recent Marxist stuff masquerading as a reaction to systemic racism, or (2) she’s serious. If (2) it’s a good reminder that some people simply can’t be accommodated. There is no way whitey is going to abandon the country just so some loon can stop quaking in her shoes at the thought of 3.8 million square miles of white people.

She said she prefers the caucasians at the ongoing national protests.
That would be the dumbass white people. Yes, we have some morons amongst us too.

I bet she got a part on Empire. And the college is glad to rid of her.

Richard Aubrey | June 27, 2020 at 9:08 am

Hung around a college drama department for about six weeks when a freshman. Least scary bunch I ever saw.

She’s fishing for something. She probably wasn’t going to get tenure based on her merits, so she decided to play the race card to see if that would get tenure for her. Either that, or she’s fishing for a big pay raise.

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