Friday, September 28, 2007

Rutgers Professor William Dowling Witch-Hunted Over Alleged "Racist" Comment About Minority Athletes

The usual suspects and their sockpuppets have all crawled out of their holes and initiated yet another "anti-racist" witch-hunt in the wake of a controversial but truthful remark about minority athletes by Rutgers Professor William Dowling (pictured above left). Full story reported on WABC Channel 7 in New York City on September 27th.

For decades, Professor Dowling has been a critic of large athletic programs at universities, as he outlines in his new book, "Confessions of a Spoiledsport." Obviously, many of society's jock-sniffers take issue with it. However, the issue became public after professor William Dowling, while discussing the awarding of athletic scholarships in the New York Times, was quoted as follows:

"If you were giving the scholarship to an intellectually brilliant kid who happens to play a sport, that's fine. But they give it to a functional illiterate who can't read a cereal box, and then make him spend 50 hours a week on physical skills. That's not opportunity. If you want to give financial help to minorities, go find the ones who are at the library after school."

WABC then went trolling for reaction. Here are some typical lemming comments from diversity-brainwashed students (Marxism is alive and well at Rutgers):

"I think that's a disgusting, gross generalization," one student said.

"It's not only minorities who need help as far as it pertains to academics and athletics," another student said (now there is some truth to this statement).

"I don't think it's racist, but it's definitely charged," another student responded.

"It may not be racially charged," another said. "It's just ignorant in my opinion."

Rutgers Athletic Director Bob Mulcahy told local newspapers that Dowling's comment was "a blatantly racist statement." And Rutgers President Richard McCormick issued the following statement.

"Professor Dowling's characterization of our student athletes is inaccurate and inhumane. It also has a racist implication that has no place whatsoever in our civil discourse."

However, Rutgers graduate A. Wesley Bridges, who attended the university on a football scholarship, excelled academically, and is now a practicing attorney in Manhattan, provided a more thoughtful assessment. "There are standards to get those scholarships. You have to have a certain academic achievement in high school. I'm very proud to say that the program is doing well both academically and athletically. There are no student athletes that come here that can't read the back of a cereal box", Bridges said.

And the Sports Illustrated website reports that, when contacted by media, Dowling explained and defended his statement, saying that Mulcahy and McCormick had taken it out of context, that he was directly answering a question related to minorities. "If someone has a way to answer that question without mentioning race, I would like to hear it," said Dowling, who called the officials' accusation of racism the "cheapest rhetorical ploy I've ever heard."

Dowling, who said he was arrested in the South during the 1960s for work in the civil rights movement, said McCormick was racist for running an athletics program that exploited minorities. "None of these kids would have been able to get into Rutgers if they hadn't been able to throw something or kick something or slam dunk something," Dowling said.

And a Rutgers alumnus who was part of Dowling's failed effort to scale back the university's athletic programs, defended the professor. "I've never known him to be a racist. I can tell you the quote smelled of it, but the man I know is not capable of it," Richard Seclow told the Home News Tribune of East Brunswick.

The Rutgers athletic program has been the subject of previous controversy when former MSNBC talk-show host Don Imus, in another witch-hunt, was fired for referring to the women's basketball team as a bunch of "nappy-headed hos". Imus was also fired as a radio talk show host by Viacom's Jewish CEO, Murray Rothstein (better known as Sumner Redstone) and his equally Jewish hod-carrier, Les Moonves.

Commentary: This illustrates how America's civic plutocracy has attempted to censor any criticism of minorities altogether, by designating all such criticism as "racist". No attmept was made by either the Athletic Director or the Rutgers President to address or rebut the issue itself. And how does exploiting the athletic talents of minority students without ensuring they receive a viable academic education give them the necessary alternative skills should their athletic career suddenly end with the next play from scrimmage? The charge of "racism" is clearly used here merely to throttle further discussion rather than to provide any insight.

Kudos to Professor Dowling for at least defending his remarks rather than surrendering to political correctnesss. However, he really didn't need to trot out some story about his prior involvement in the so-called "civil rights movement"; his remarks were sufficiently credible as they stood. Lesson learned: When you attempt to defend yourself against charges of "racism", you merely empower those who make such charges. If everything's "racist", then can anything really be racist"?

This is one reason why White Reference endorses and supports the brinksmanship tactics employed against the Jena Six and the civil rights racket by ANSWP Commander Bill White and his organization. Bill White understands the true nature of the enemy - a nature revealed when 20,000 blacks invaded and occupied Jena for 24 hours - not in support of the white victim, but in support of the six black hooligans who put the white victim in hospital. It is time for white activists to shift from the Jared Taylor mode to the Bill White mode. Nothing against Jared Taylor or his tactics per se, but his tactics are more suitable for peacetime. We are at war.

Bill White understands that when you are confronted by a snarling pitbull, that is not the time to get down on bended knee, proffer your bare arm, and tell the pitbull how much you love dogs. Instead, it is the time to zap the pitbull with a taser, and, if the pitbull's owner interferes, zap him with the taser likewise. And that's what the ANSWP has done - zap all of society with a psychological taser.


JPB. Docktor said...

Were the professor's comments racist? No. Were the professor's comments elitist, haughty, and arrogant. Yes.

Anchorage Activist said...

Even if the professor's comments seemed elitist, they expose a problem present at many universities, even if Rutgers may prove to be the exception.

Too many athletes are signed to scholarships primarily to play sports. Attention to academics at many institutions is nominal at best. And if the athlete gets racked up, and can't play anymore, well, goodbye athletic career, goodbye scholarship, and, quite possibly, goodbye education.

If the professor's comments spark some exposure, understanding, and solution to this problem, then they are welcome.