By D.B. Hirsch
May 17, 2015 6:00 pm - NewsBehavingBadly.com
A North Carolina professor said over the weekend that he was suspended after he was caught writing in the New York Times comment section that there was a link between the Baltimore riots and “strange” names that black people had instead of having traditional white names. According to WTVD, Duke University Professor Jerry Hough responded to…
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Jeffrey Samuels May 17th, 2015 at 6:12 pm
you sure this didn’t come from the Onion?
whatthe46 May 17th, 2015 at 6:32 pm
this guy is a fk’n asswipe.
Suzanne McFly May 17th, 2015 at 6:59 pm
Only if we were that lucky.
NW10 May 17th, 2015 at 6:56 pm
whatthe46 May 17th, 2015 at 7:02 pm
Larry Schmitt May 17th, 2015 at 7:13 pm
And I always thought Duke was an excellent school. I guess you can find idiot racists anywhere.
granpa.usthai May 18th, 2015 at 2:52 am
Hey! Rand Paul went to Duke!
majii May 17th, 2015 at 7:16 pm
Sheesh, if I’d known this, I never would have stayed in a high school classroom teaching for 33 years! I should have talked to Hough years ago since he appears to know what it’s like to be black in America. This tool probably sees Black Americans working on campus with him everyday, even in his own department, and the fact that he has the nerve to say this openly tells me how deep his racist roots are embedded in his heart and soul.
whatthe46 May 17th, 2015 at 7:38 pm
you said it.
Larry Schmitt May 17th, 2015 at 7:17 pm
“The Asians” That’s right, the people who inhabit a couple of dozen countries, who all have their own histories, cultures, and languages can all be lumped together in one word, Asians, without learning about their differences. What do the Chinese, Japanese, Indonesians, Indians, Koreans (just to start) have in common, except that one word, Asians?
NW10 May 17th, 2015 at 8:01 pm
I’m surprised he didn’t use the racial “C” word which I will not post.
Larry Schmitt May 17th, 2015 at 8:14 pm
I work in human resources, and it’s always bothered me that we have to keep statistics for the Labor Dept about demographics for job applicants. They have to indicate what ethnic group they fit in. One choice is Asian, as if they all belong to the same group. They don’t any more than all American Indians consider themselves in the same group. Or Africans. Or Europeans. But according to the gumint, they do.
Robert M. Snyder May 17th, 2015 at 9:28 pm
Or Latino. What do Peruvians have in common with Cubans?
whatthe46 May 17th, 2015 at 9:42 pm
my son is bi-racial, and when i would have to fill out, every year, this application they send home, there’s AA, black, white, etc. and they would have him check off as black or AA, can’t remember, but, i would scratch through it and write bi-racial. i did that ever year. it was the last 2 years of school that it came with a message stating only check one and no scratching out. and i noticed it said “bi-racial” there you go. it took years for them to figure that out.
Larry Schmitt May 17th, 2015 at 10:33 pm
2 or more races is an option now.
whatthe46 May 17th, 2015 at 10:46 pm
i needed at least 4.
granpa.usthai May 18th, 2015 at 2:49 am
I always check CaucASIAN and scribble ‘purt near’ aside it.
sometimes I check ‘other’ though.
allison1050 May 17th, 2015 at 8:01 pm
Have you wondered about his comment I think about Chinese giving their children “American” names…he’s so full of it.
granpa.usthai May 18th, 2015 at 2:18 am
so – uh, you saying all Asians are Chinese or Japanese?
allison1050 May 17th, 2015 at 7:59 pm
fahvel May 18th, 2015 at 3:35 am
duke is and has been a hotbed for southern racism for decades – if this suspension doesn’t turn out to be a firing, duke should lose all fed monies.
bpollen May 18th, 2015 at 5:29 am
An education is a terrible thing to waste.
Khary A May 18th, 2015 at 9:48 am
Time will give me the pleasure of knowing his bones will bleach before mine.
craig7120 May 18th, 2015 at 10:25 am
I hope this doesn’t hurt their recruiting class of top athletes around the nations inner cities. Nah, if law makers who suppressed the aca in southern states because of our nations 1st non white president with a “strange” name how could this possibly hurt?
If I was a parent of a top recruit, I would tell my son or daughter you could get the same education in a state or school that wasn’t a den of racism, at the same time helping the ncaa make billions off the blood and sweat of our children.
Actions such as bills passed can speak louder than words, but words can be a barometer of ones actions.
liberalMD May 18th, 2015 at 11:42 pm
The professor needs to read and study more and watch less 700 Club.
Elliot J. Stamler May 20th, 2015 at 5:43 pm
Sorry lefties but Prof. Hough is substantially right in his comments.