Yale University’s Dean of Pierson College, Jane Chu, was recently caught making racist comments on Yelp about a particular restaurant in which she referred to the kind of people who would patronize the place as “White trash.” She’s since formally apologized for her comments.
In contrast to Whites caught making racist comments, Chu won’t be fired. She’s of a privileged gender and racial class, so her career won’t be threatened. She won’t have to go on an apology tour and grovel before the Dindus nor give large sums of cash to Dindu charities.
I’m not particularly offended by her comments because there are indeed some Whites whom I would have no hesitation labeling as ‘White trash.’ I’ve encountered them and so have you. There are low-life’s among our people too, and only the willfully blind would pretend otherwise. But, then, I don’t claim to be a ‘non-racist’ while Chu clearly does.
If anything, Chu’s comments demonstrate how each of us have prejudices and that we are all inclined to negatively label those whom we disapprove of. In spite of the woman’s claim to being ‘racially sensitive,’ she’s just as politically-incorrect as most people. The only difference is that she’s better at hiding it behind a veneer of scholarly respectability.
It’s another case of liberals saying one thing, and then doing another.