This prof believes that she’s free to say all sorts of disgusting things but if you say it’s hateful, that’s racism.
Carnegie Mellon linguistics professor Uju Anya has made her disdain for the British monarchy quite clear — she posted all sorts of vile tweets before and after the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
The self-proclaimed “antiracist feminist” had posted on Twitter before the Queen had died, “I heard the chief monarch of a thriving raping genocidal empire is finally dying. May her pain be excruciating.”
ClashDaily covered that more thoroughly here:
Her first tweet was deleted by Twitter for violating its rules about hateful conduct. The tweet gained attention after it was quote tweeted several times including by billionaire Jeff Bezos who wrote, “This is someone supposedly working to make the world better? I don’t think so. Wow.”
Anya faced a lot of criticism for what she said, but she continues to double down.
The Daily Mail reports:
Anya, an applied-linguistics professor at the Pittsburgh university, is the daughter of a mother from Trinidad and a father from Nigeria. She told NBC News that she is ‘a child of colonization,’ and that her perspective was shaped by Britain’s role in the Nigerian Civil War.
‘My earliest memories were from living in a war-torn area, and rebuilding still hasn’t finished even today,’ she said.
She defended her remarks opposing the monarchy and added that the Queen was not exempt from the decisions made by the British government ‘she supervised.’
‘Queen Elizabeth was representative of the cult of white womanhood,’ Anya said.
‘There’s this notion that she was this little-old-lady grandma type with her little hats and her purses and little dogs and everything, as if she inhabited this place or this space in the imaginary, this public image, as someone who didn’t have a hand in the bloodshed of her Crown.’
Perhaps Anya is unaware that the Queen is a figurehead — a symbol — who has no real power over the government or the decisions that are made in the House of Commons by the duly elected representatives of the people.
But hey, let’s not let a little bit of reality get in the way of a good story, right?
According to Anya, it’s somehow the Queen’s fault that Nigeria couldn’t rebuild after a civil war that ended in 1970. Does the leadership or people there have no agency?
British colonialism certainly had its flaws, but it was also arguably the most beneficial to its colonies by spreading the ideas enshrined in the Magna Carta throughout the Commonwealth. Ideas like individual liberty, representative government, and ending barbaric cultural practices like the killing of widows in India.
The British also spread the value of education, and Nigerians in particular have benefited from that. It has been well known for more than a decade that Nigerians in the United States earn more degrees per capita than other groups.
That was clearly a good thing that came out of colonialism.
It seems that at least some of the criticism of The Crown and “colonialism” is just a way to try to deflect from failures of local leadership.
It’s just another way to post an “L” and try to pin it on “colonialism.”
Anya is committed to standing by her vile position and claims that Jeff Bezos tweeting her was an “incitement to violence.”
‘In my tweet, I did not wish her dead,’ Anya said. ‘I did not tell anyone to kill her. I said nothing except wishing her the pain in death that she caused for millions of people. There’s not going to be any apology from me. I stand by what I said.
”Speak no ill of the dead’ is a weapon that’s leveled against the oppressed to silence them, to lionize oppressors, and to sanitize their history. What respect am I supposed to have for her, for her family?
”Oh, well, her family is mourning her.’ My family is mourning as well.’
In her defense of her tweet, Anya also called out Jeff Bezos, who sub-tweeted Anya and said: ‘This is someone supposedly working to make the world better? I don’t think so. Wow.’
‘Jeff Bezos incited violence against me,’ Anya said. ‘He rarely tweets in his own voice, but he took the time to single me out when literally half the planet rejoiced over the news.’
Source: Daily Mail
Gee, who could imagine that she’d be so dramatic?
Even though she had posted nasty stuff online, the freedoms derived from the British colonialism that she despises has allowed her to keep her job.
I am not in a battle with Carnegie Mellon University. As the letters of support from the students, faculty, staff, and others in my university community clearly show, I am wanted and I belong here.
— Uju Anya (@UjuAnya) September 12, 2022
On Wednesday, Anya appeared on a podcast called “This Week in White Supremacy” and continued to be defiant, “I said what I f**king said.”
“I had an emotional reaction and an emotional outburst,” she told the podcast hosts. “I was triggered by this news. It went deep into pain and trauma for me due to my family experience with the rule of this monarch.”
Does Anya feel the same about the “emotional” reaction to the lionization of George Floyd after his death by the woman that he held a gun to? Or would she see that as racist?
Anya said that her tweet “not planned. It was very spontaneous,” and was meant to “educate” her followers.
Here is a brief clip from the podcast:
Thank you @UjuAnya for teaching us why Queen Elizabeth II wasn’t just some figurehead and how she benefited directly from British colonialism and genocide. For the full interview go to https://t.co/RVt2f9k7AH pic.twitter.com/KQNYgagna4
— 1Hood (@1hood) September 15, 2022
She’s now claiming that criticism of her and “other black and brown people” who aren’t mourning the death of the Queen is racist.
Anya says that it’s “telling” that videos of the Irish people “doing the Riverdance” to the song “Another One Bites The Dust” and Irish soccer fans were chanting, “Lizzy’s in a box” are being shared widely online while she is getting criticized.
“I see it for what it is: racism,” Anya told the Guardian.
“Not only that, I’m a black woman who’s very vocally left-leaning who speaks very openly on anti-racism, critical race theory and queer rights,” she continued. “Put it all together, and I’m definitely the juiciest target to rally internet hate.”
What Anya may not have been aware of is the TikTok video of Irish dance group Cairde performing to Another One Bites the Dust was filmed in January and only just resurfaced.
The video has since been flagged as presented out of context, the Daily Mail reported.
Fans at a Shamrock Rovers soccer game chanting “Lizzy’s in a box” were also slammed.
Source: Toronto Sun
Oh, so does that mean that the criticism of the Irish is racist, too?
Maybe it’s just that Uju Anya is uncouth and ghoulish dancing on the grave of a Queen that has seen the dismantling of the British empire and accepted it gracefully.
by Doug Giles
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