Education

U-Penn. Prof Claims Caucasian Reporters Are ‘Uncomfortable’ Covering Race Topics

Reuters

University of Pennsylvania professor Nelson Flores posted a series of rate-baiting tweets on Tuesday accusing white reporters of feeling “uncomfortable” with covering “discussions of racism.”

A linguistics professor in the Graduate School of Education, Flores said media outlets describe Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor as “passionate” for criticizing President Trump’s travel ban as racist and discriminatory.

But Flores claims it’s actually insulting for the media to do so. “PSA: When women of color are called ‘passionate’ this is not a compliment. It is a way of depicting them as overly emotional and biased,” he tweeted.

Flores went on to accuse white reporters of “projecting their own insecurities onto” Sotomayor.

The Daily Caller emailed Flores for further elaboration on his claims but did not receive an immediate response.

In her dissent, Sotomayor claimed the Trump travel ban is a “discriminatory animus against Islam and its followers.”

Flores earned a Ph.D. in urban education and frequently writes about race and bilingualism.