The incoming Boston University black studies professor who faced national scrutiny after her tweets that slavery was a “white people thing” and that “white college males are the problem population” now faces a new round of criticism for comments she made on Facebook.
Fox News reported Monday that Saida Grundy, a self-described feminist sociologist of race and ethnicity, taunted a white, female rape victim on Facebook in February, months prior to her other controversial tweets.
That victim, Meghan Chamberlin, told Fox News that the posts, made in a February public chat, felt “like a kick in the stomach.”
The woman who identified herself as Grundy posted the comments after Chamberlin took issue with a controversial article on race that the Facebook thread had linked to.
“I LITERALLY cry and lose sleep over this,” Chamberlin wrote, adding she had been raped as a child and felt that: “what this article did was tell me that I’m not aloud (sic) to ask for help… Because I am a WHITE woman… So when I read this article… you do understand what that does to me, right? It kills me…”
Grundy’s reply included this rant, according to Fox News, which obtained screen shots of the exchange:
“’I literally cry’…. While we literally die,” she said before adding, “try this article. A white woman explaining this issue to other white women… who manages NOT to cry while doing it!” …
“^^THIS IS THE S**T I AM TALKING ABOUT. WHY DO YOU GET TO PLAY THE VICTIM EVERY TIME PEOPLE OF COLOR AND OUR ALLIES WANT TO POINT OUT RACISM. my CLAWS?? Do you see how you just took an issue that WASNT about you, MADE it about you, and NOW want to play the victim when I take the time to explain to you some s**t that is literally $82,000 below my pay grade? And then you promote your #whitegirltears like that’s some badge you get to wear… YOU BENEFIT FROM RACISM. WE’RE EXPLAINING THAT TO YOU and you’re vilifying my act of intellectual altruism by saying i stuck my “claws” into you?”
Grundy nor BU officials returned Fox News’ request for comment.