Even in academia, it is possible to push blacks-as-victims B.S. too far over the top:
An assistant professor who has been embroiled in controversy with Emporia State University for months over allegations of racial discrimination has filed a federal lawsuit accusing the school of hurting his reputation and damaging his career.
In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, Melvin Hale, an assistant professor in the university’s School of Library and Information Management, accused Emporia State of defamation and invasion of privacy. He is seeking a jury trial in Topeka.
Too bad he can’t get a change of venue to the South Bronx. He could sue for $billions and win. As it is, he is demanding at least $150,000.
Hale and his wife, Angelica, who are black, have alleged someone wrote a racial slur on a piece of paper in the office of Angelica Hale’s graduate assistant in April. … In September, the university said an investigation of the incident and its aftermath found no evidence of a hate crime or racial discrimination.
Looks like we have yet another hate hoax on our hands.
Melvin Hale alleges in his lawsuit that the university’s findings damaged his reputation by portraying him as a liar and a fraud.
Even if being a liar and a fraud isn’t enough to get him fired, being an obnoxious jackass might be.
Hale, who has been allowed to teach only online classes from home this semester, said he has been told he would be fired if he did not take several steps, including changing some behaviors in the workplace and retracting public statements naming a university employee as the person who most likely wrote the racial slur. He has said he would not meet the conditions.
He won’t be the first race-baiting Hale to get canned:
The lawsuit comes about a month after Angelica Hale, whose position as assistant to the dean of the library information department was not renewed, filed a complaint with the Kansas Human Rights Commission contending she was called derogatory names because of her race and terminated in retaliation for complaining.
Downtrend provides sensible analysis:
The Hales were campus agitators that constantly complained about racism that didn’t exist. They likely staged a hate crime because they couldn’t prove their claims of racism any other way. When the university investigated and found that the hate crime was bullsh** and that the Hales were probably behind it, Melvin Hale filed a lawsuit in an attempt to save face. They should be arrested for theft because they just stole a page out of Al Sharpton’s playbook.
These two “racial justice warriors” just made things a lot harder on legitimate prospective black employees. Whether Emporia State will admit it or not, they will think twice before hiring other black professors. If it comes down to two applicants, one black and one white, with equal qualifications, they’re going with the white one. After all of the stink and grief caused by the Hales, they’d be crazy not to.
Congratulations, Melvin and Angelica. Even if ham-fistedly overplaying the race card destroys your careers, at least you made the Hate Hoax List.
On a tip from two_amber_lamps.