Doctor Brittney Cooper, co- founder of the Crunk Feminist Collective blog, and an Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers University in New Jersey, has made some startling and, quite frankly, racist comments in a Salon opinion piece.
Her topic was the treatment of Sandra Bland, an African American woman who was arrested at a traffic stop in Waller County, Texas for failing to signal when changing lanes. It has been reported that she was found to have committed suicide in her cell by means of asphyxiation when she hung herself. It is this part of the story that has had the race-baiters of the country coming out of the woodwork again as they smell the possibility that a black person was mistreated at the hands of a white person.
They were there to scream injustice when Trayvon Martin was shot by George Zimmerman, ignoring the facts in the case that included Trayvon Martin’s girlfriend, Rachel Jeantel’s statements when she appeared on CNN’s Piers Morgan. She was explaining how Trayvon Martin wasn’t trying to kill George Zimmerman, he was just, as his girlfriend put it, whooping George Zimmerman’s ass. She said,
“…Oh, he would just bash, or was kill. When somebody bash somebody like blood people trust me in the area I live, that’s not bashing. That’s just called ‘whoop-ass.’ You just got your ass whoop[ed]. That’s what it is.”