Friday, May 12, 2006

Elvis Was a Hero To Most, But He Never Meant Shit To Me

From WLTX:

"These sorts of things are going to upset people, but the truth can be very upsetting," said Brookland-Cayce High School teacher Winston McCuen.

That truth, at least according to McCuen, is that black people are inferior to whites.

"Intellectually, yes they are," said McCuen. "This has been confirmed over and over, and this is a generalization. Again, there are some blacks who are more intelligent than individual whites. But as a rule, that is true. I-Q tests prove it over, and over and over."

News19's J.R. Berry asked McCuen, "Do you think slavery in America was a good thing? "Yes," said McCuen. "In America there was a rational assessment saying listen, if we give these people freedom right as they are and you have to go back to see how they were, you can't assume they were like us.

J.R. asked, "How were they?" "They were coming out of the jungles," said McCuen. "They had been enslaving each other for centuries in Africa, and in terms of being used to rule of law, they knew none of that."

"John C. Calhoun: the greatest South Carolinian in terms of political understanding and wisdom," said McCuen. "And he argued that the institution of slavery was a positive good, and he called it a great good and it was good."

Before talking with us, McCuen posted his views on an internet Web site called "American Renaissance." Most of the comments on the site are aimed at blacks. McCuen's comments are no exception. For instance, last August, McCuen said, "There is no apology to be made for black slavery in America. Why should today's whites apologize for the wisdom of their ancestors?"

J.R. commented to McCuen, "There will be some people that will say those are racist remarks." "They can call them what they will," said McCuen. "But if they call it racist, I just say it's true and you've got to deal with that. I have a responsibility to speak the truth; I believe it is."

Let's ignore the lack of an understandable/logical sentence there at the end (what was that about intellectual inferiority?) and discuss Mr. McCuen's overall assertions....which I can't quite figure out either.

Yes, it's true that slavery was practiced in Africa. And, according to some historians, the practice was far more brutal than America's efforts. Points to McCuen for some form of historical accuracy.

But what exactly is he saying here? Blacks are 'intellectually inferior," yet McCuen himself states that this is a generalization - that some blacks out-test whites. So what's the point?

Apparently, the point is that McCuen is "right," and McCuen has a 'responsibility' to tell that truth. Gosh....I wonder if he got that truth from God.

McCuen's had some "fun" media attention before, in the form of a story regarding his refusal to take down a confederate flag from his last teaching gig.

This brings up an interesting discussion/point, though. Should McCuen be allowed to teach at a mostly-white school because his views on race are, in a lot of people's opinions, bass ackward and loony? If he really doesn't harbor any hatred toward blacks, should his personal opinion on their generalized intellectual abilities keep him from doing his job?

It's tempting to say yes, especially in light of McCuen's "Slavery Was Da Bomb" philosophy.

But should it?

(link courtesy of oliverwillis)


At 3:17 PM, Blogger The Stevo in H-Town said...

Yeah I do.....see: "Oxymoron ofda day.."Political-Correctness"...on ""

At 3:24 PM, Anonymous The human race said...

DUH-LEET dis REE-tarded azz!

Hims bloggy-blog given me da mofuckin BRAIN TUMORS!

At 3:35 PM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

Considering the assinine opinions of most professors I've had apparently common sense isn't a prerequisite for tenure, so I don't know that he should be fired. Unless that is he teaches African American lit.

At 4:18 PM, Blogger codemorse said...

Congratulations, stevo and human race. You're the weirdest responses codemorse has seen thus far.

At 12:30 AM, Blogger The Stevo in H-Town said...

Ya think....?...All 2 of us?

At 7:39 PM, Blogger eddie-b said...

funny hope you don't have kids black people come from the true center of the universe the craddle of civization and your forefathers was just a bunch of lazy ass white foke mosy inventions come from blacks as well most design for brodges homes cities ect our people were to trusting and peaceful thats how you got over we offered love you offered a knife gun some type of weapon dont be proud nor are you smarted if blacks got the same level of education then this world would really change you know how to kill we've been blessed to heal no one is better we're all just different

p.s how many guns you got

At 7:51 PM, Blogger eddie-b said...

you know whats funny is that people like you professor look down on poeple never getting to know people you just listen to someone else ant repeated the same bu**sh** thinking it was right i believe your just some guy thats sitting at home with nothing to do with you time so you wrote this stuff that some one said to you and i would almost bet money you call yourself a christian well guess what Jesus was'nt white or should i say isn't i really hope you get the true picture it's not about race it's about love God bless you all


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