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Ivy League professor calls God a "white racist"

Posted: July 18, 2013 |   Comments

( In the wake of the controversial Zimmerman trial, many people across the country have voiced their differing opinions on the matter. Anthea Butler, of University of Pennsylvania's Department of Religious Studies, seems to blame God for the unfortunate death of Trayvon Martin and Zimmerman's subsequent acquittal.

"God ain't good all of the time. In fact, sometimes, God is not for us," Butler wrote in the post. "As a black woman in an [sic] nation that has taken too many pains to remind me that I am not a white man, and am not capable of taking care of my reproductive rights, or my voting rights, I know that this American god ain't my god.

"As a matter of fact, I think he's a white racist god with a problem. More importantly, he is carrying a gun and stalking young black men," she added.

Josiah Ryan, editor-in-chief of Campus Reform, which first reported Butler's comments, said the professor's reaction to the verdict was bizarre.

"No amount of heartbreak over the Zimmerman acquittal justifies these hateful posts," Ryan said. "Professor Butler's remarks were clearly designed to hurt when Americans needed healing and to divide when we needed unity."

"In tumultuous times students must be able turn to their professors for calm and wisdom. In stoking the flames of hatred, Professor Butler has betrayed her students' trust. UPenn administrators ought not to allow her back in the classroom."

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