A Professor at Cypress College Asked A Student What His Problem is With Police Being Targeted
Hello, and welcome to ATP's, Really Dumb Things They Said. I'm Barry Nussbaum. This is a doozy.
A college professor at Cypress College in California held a Zoom class to discuss student projects. The now-viral clip begins with the professor essentially asking a student named Ellis what his problem is with the police being targeted.
To hear her tell it, it's perfectly fine to target the police for cancelation. Why? Well, because they're just a byproduct of slavery, according to this esteemed professor.
Quote, "The issue is systemic because the whole reason we have police departments in the first place. Where does it come from? What is our history? What does it stem from?" She continues, "It stems from people in the South wanting to capture runaway slaves."
So, Mr. Ellis, her student, asked, "Who do we call when we're in trouble, and someone has a knife or a gun?" That's a reasonable question. The professor says, "I wouldn't call the police." Mr. Ellis responds, "You wouldn't call the police?" She says, "No, I don't trust them. My life is more in danger in the police's presence." So, Mr. Ellis says, "Professor, who would you call?" The professor says, "I wouldn't call anybody."
My gosh, what an incredibly dumb person. She teaches college. The good news, she just decided to take a leave of absence. Maybe when she's alone, she will work out in private her very dumb issues.