Columbia Professor Blames Noose Incident on Conservatives
You knew this was coming.
A Columbia professor discriminates against conservatives in discussing campus discrimination.
(AP Photo/Diane Bondareff)
We all live in Jena- where white boys get cold-cocked unconscious?
The one group that you can openly bash on American universities (well, besides white males, Jews and Christians) gets blamed for the noose incident at the ultra-liberal Columbia University.
FOX News reported:
An adjunct professor at Wednesday’s protest said she has noticed an increase in discriminatory behavior and attributed it to the current political climate in the United States.
“It’s horrifying obviously,” said Cris Beam, who teaches creative writing. “We’re in a culture right now of escalating racism, in an increasingly conservative (environment). We all live in this country, so it seeps in.”
Here is the latest on the campus noose incident:
ABC News reported:
Constantine is involved in a lawsuit with another professor at the college, according to court records.
WCBS New York has this: “As for rival professor since professor Constantine is suing for defamation, police say she is not a suspect and has denied any involvement.”
Suniya Luthar, a professor of psychology and education at Columbia University, is being sued for defamation, libel and slander and Constantine is seeking damages in “excess of $100,000.”
The authorities know that someone with a Columbia University ID and knowledge of TC’s halls is behind the “crime”.
Loose Noose at Columbia University (Updated)
UPDATE: Anon below and now the AP are reporting that Columbia University is refusing to hand over the tape of the incident.
UPDATE 2: FOX News has the latest:
Columbia told FOX News that there are no security cameras in professor Madonna Constantine’s fourth-floor office or in the hallway, only in the lobby downstairs, and university officials are in the process of giving those tapes to authorities.
“The news reports are untrue. We are giving the tapes to the police,” a representative from Columbia’s Teachers College, where Constantine is a professor, said in an e-mail.
The source couldn’t estimate how many tapes there are or how many the school planned to give to police.
UPDATE 3: Tape is turned over:
Teachers College spokeswoman Diane Dobry said the school wanted to work in “the spirit of cooperation” with police, but privacy laws required it to demand a court order. Since a subpoena was obtained, “We are giving them everything,” she said.