Ivy League Professor Tweets Then Deletes Racial Tweet
On Sunday night, Ivy League professor Anthea Butler used the MTV Video Music Awards as an occasion to send an odious 101-character text message to the world.
Butler, an associate professor of religious studies at the University of Pennsylvania, was frustrated that Ariana Grande won the 2014 award for best pop video for a song called “Problem,” reports Campus Reform.
In response, Butler tweeted:
“First they shootin us in the streets, and then they taking all the video awards for sorry songs y’all.”
The Ivy League prof, who is a frequent guest at media outlets including MSNBC and CNN, has since deleted the tweet and changed her Twitter settings to private so that only confirmed followers have access to her ungrammatical musings.
Before blocking the world from seeing her tweets, Butler tweeted again — this time airing concerns about her employment status.
“Kids, I’ve been around enough to know the game. I’m not going to lose my job over something I teach in classes everyday [sic],” she wrote.
This incident is not the first time Butler has blocked her Twitter page. In July 2013, she blocked her page to keep out “trolls” after an epic rant about a Florida jury’s not-guilty verdict in favor of George Zimmerman.
“God ain’t good all of the time,” Butler had declared. “In fact, sometimes, God is not for us. As a black woman in an [sic] nation that has taken too many pains to remind me that I am not a white man, and am not capable of taking care of my reproductive rights, or my voting rights, I know that this American god ain’t my god.” (RELATED: Irate Ivy League Professor Calls God ‘A White Racist God’ After Zimmerman Verdict)
“Whatever makes them protected, safe, and secure, is worth it at the expense of the black and brown people they fear,” the religious studies professor also raged. “Their god is the god that wants to erase race.”
In a later Twitter taunt, Butler wrote: “Trolls? You Mad? Block Blockety BLOCKED.”
In the wake of the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya, Butler also said that Sam Bacile should be held responsible and jailed.
Bacile made the anti-Islam movie “Innocence of Muslims,” which angered Muslims and was cited by the State Department as a reason for the attack on the embassy, which killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Later reports have cast doubt on this explanation. (RELATED: Professor Who Called God Racist Has History Of Incendiary Statements, Is Despised By Students)