In an entry at his Your Black World blog, Dr. Boyce Watkins condemns the president of the University of Texas College Republicans for tweeting, "My president is black, he snorts a lot of crack." Watkins says that it is hardly a deviation from the usual tasteless and racially offensive rhetoric spouted by the group.
Cassie Wright is not just an average Republican. He is actually the leader of the College Republicans at The University of Texas, an organization that is long known for [its] racist rants against African Americans. In a recent tweet, Wright decided that being black must somehow be linked to the consumption of crack cocaine.
The tweet is hardly a deviation from the kinds of tasteless, racially offensive rhetoric that we’ve heard from the College Republicans in Texas before. Earlier this year, another leader of the College Republicans said that the assassination of President Obama would be “tempting.” Both the University of Texas and Texas A&M are well-known for the racism being spewed by their College Republican organizations. What saddens me as an educator is the fact that these students are peculiar reflections of the learning environment from which they came.
Disagreeing with President Obama is not a crime. Being angry at liberals is entirely acceptable. But when the thinking and maturity of students is not appropriately elevated by the faculty within their institution, this communicates a significant flaw in the capabilities of the educators and adults around them. Given that the students at The University of Texas are continuously making national news for producing a multitude of creative manifestations of ugly racial hatred, one has to wonder what the university is doing to stop the flow of this kind of pathetically [un-American] language.
Read more at Your Black World.