The woman says she was lynched even though the “lynch mob” was a majority black group that followed due process.
Obviously, Lisa Durden is claiming to have been metaphorically lynched because she is still alive—as proven by her public appearance expressing outrage (there was at least one). Or perhaps, “outrageous public appearance” would be more accurate.
But the metaphor of lynching has several problems. To name a couple:
- The only racist part of the incident was Lisa Durden publicly defending racial segregation and ardently disparaging white people on Tucker Carlson’s program.
- The Essex County College Administration, the group that metaphorically lynched Durden, is led by people of the same race as Lisa Durden; the entire college is “predominately black.”
The Washington Post reports, “Professor fired after defending blacks-only event to Fox News. ‘I was publicly lynched,’ she says.”
On June 8, with about a week left of her summer session of teaching, Durden’s employers at Essex County College suspended her. About two weeks later, Durden was fired from the community college.
The college’s president announced the decision in a lengthy statement Friday, days after Durden met with school officials in a community forum.
Anthony E. Munroe, Essex County College president, said the administration was “immediately inundated with feedback from students, faculty and prospective students and their families expressing frustration, concern and even fear that the views expressed by a College employee (with influence over students) would negatively impact their experience on the campus.”
“In consideration of the College’s mission, and the impact that this matter has had on the College’s fulfillment of its mission, we cannot maintain an employment relationship with the adjunct,” Munroe said in the statement.
But Durden said the firing was unjust and baseless. She claimed “there was no due process, there were no facts.”
It’s hard to know where to start with Durden’s delusional complaining. Matt Christiansen does an excellent job:
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