There’s a story out of Santa Barbara today about a UC Santa Barbara professor who went berserk in a campus free-speech area when she saw a pro-Life display with graphic pictures of aborted fetuses. She tried to lead a mob against it, grabbed a display and ran off with it, and then got into a physical altercation with a 16-year-old. And just who was this professor?
The professor at the heart of the controversy is Mireille Miller-Young, an associate professor whose area of emphasis is black cultural studies, pornography and sex work, according to her faculty webpage. She could not be reached for comment Tuesday by The College Fix.
A check at her website confirms that she’s not a white person dabbling in black cultural studies but is, instead, a black person.
So, to recap: A black woman who’s entire intellectual life revolves about being black violently attacked an anti-abortion display. Gawd, she must really hate herself. And no, she doesn’t hate herself because of her lack of self-control; she clearly hates herself because she’s black.
Just to clarify what seems like a rather blithe conclusion, let me add some other facts to the mix:
The number of black babies aborted in New York in 2012 –31,328 — was greater than the number of black babies born in New York in 2012 –24,758. Moreover, although blacks are only 25% of the New York population, 42% of all New York abortions were black babies.
Between 1994 and 2010, black Mississippi women aborted 39,000 fetuses. Over the same period, white women aborted 14,500 fetuses. Put another way, over a 16 year period, black women had abortions at a rate more than twice that of white women. While blacks make up 37% of Mississippi’s population, they accounted for 72% of its abortions.
In 2011, throughout the entire US, 7,380 blacks were homicide victims. So yes, these posters are correct:
We often speak of self-loathing Jews, people such as George Soros or Noam Chomsky, who are deeply hostile to Judaism and Israel. We don’t speak often enough about self-loathing blacks. Only someone deeply conflicted about herself and her place in society would violently attack members of an organization that are working hard to save tens of thousands of black children annually from a premature death.
You know that I’m not hardcore pro-Life. Instead, I’m a former abortion supporter who is finding it harder and harder to carve out any legitimate moral and intellectual ground to support America’s abortion culture. People such as Professor Miller-Young are facing the cognitive dissonance of abortion, not be sitting back and reevaluating the facts and revisiting their values, but by engaging in violence so that they can avoid that kind of reevaluation. (It is, I should add, a painful process.)