A recording released Tuesday of a Michigan State University professor captures the educator bashing Republicans in a variety of ways on the first day of school, Campus Reform reports.
On the recording, taken unbeknownst to the educator, creative writing Prof. William S. Penn says old Republicans raped the country, among other rants.
“If you go to the Republican convention in Florida, you see all of the old Republicans with the dead skin cells washing off them,” Penn was recorded as saying. “They are cheap. They don’t want to pay taxes because they have already raped this country and gotten everything out of it they possibly could.”
The watchdog group Campus Reform goes on to report Penn appeared “to harass a student who had apparently displayed displeasure with his politics.”
“You can frown if you want,” said Penn, gesticulating towards the student sitting near the front. “You look like you are frowning. Are you frowning?”
Penn, who was a Distinguished Faculty Award recipient at MSU in 2003, and a two time winner of the prestigious Stephen Crane Prize for Fiction, then went on to accuse Republicans of crafting a systematic plan for “getting black people not to vote.”
“This country still is full of closet racists,” he said. “What do you think is going on in South Carolina and North Carolina. Voter suppression. Its about getting black people not to vote. Why? Because black people tend to vote Democratic.”
“Why would would Republicans want to do it?” he asked. “Because Republicans are not a majority in this country anymore. They are a bunch of dead white people. Or dying white people.”
MSU told Campus Reform it will investigate the incident.