- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Boston University has reportedly been alerted of a new online exchange in which controversial professor Saida Grundy allegedly taunted a white rape victim and angrily told her to “go cry somewhere.”

Ms. Grundy, a newly hired black sociology professor who recently apologized for tweeting that white males are a “problem population,” is now accused of mercilessly mocking Meghan Chamberlin in a Facebook thread on Feb. 25, Fox News reported.

The woman who wrote, “my name is *Sai*, but you can call me Dr. Grundy,” posted the comments after Ms. Chamberlin took issue with an article on racism and sexism by The Grio that the Facebook thread had linked to, Fox News reported.

“I LITERALLY cry and lose sleep over this,” Ms. Chamberlin wrote, adding she had been raped as a child, Fox reported. “What this article did was tell me that I’m not aloud [sic] to ask for help… Because I am a WHITE woman… So when I read this article… you do understand what that does to me, right? It kills me…”

“‘I literally cry’…. While we literally die,” replied the woman identified as Sai Grundy, using the same profile photo the Boston University professor used on tweets she acknowledged last week, Fox News reported.

“[T]ry this article. A white woman explaining this issue to other white women… who manages NOT to cry while doing it!” Ms. Grundy wrote.


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Ms. Chamberlin responded: “No really. I got it. You can take your claws out, thanks.”

To which Ms. Grundy exploded:

“THIS IS THE [expletive] I AM TALKING ABOUT. WHY DO YOU GET TO PLAY THE VICTIM EVERY TIME PEOPLE OF COLOR AND OUR ALLIES WANT TO POINT OUT RACISM. my CLAWS?? Do you see how you just took an issue that WASNT about you, MADE it about you, and NOW want to play the victim when I take the time to explain to you some [expletive] that is literally $82,000 below my pay grade? And then you promote your #whitegirltears like that’s some badge you get to wear… YOU BENEFIT FROM RACISM. WE’RE EXPLAINING THAT TO YOU and you’re vilifying my act of intellectual altruism by saying i stuck my “claws” into you?”

Ms. Chamberlin responded: “I am choosing to ‘exit’ this conversation. You don’t know me. I don’t know you. It’s really as simple as that.”

Ms. Grundy responded: “YOU DONT HAVE TO KNOW ME. what you SHOULD know is that you don’t know more about this issue than marginalized women. And instead of entering this conversation with an iota of humility about that, you have made it a celebration of your false sense of victimization. now go cry somewhere. since that’s what you do.”

The exchange was taken down from Frank William Miller Junior’s Facebook page late Wednesday after Fox News asked him what he thought of the comments.

Ms. Grundy did not return an email or a phone call from Fox News about her alleged posts and by Thursday morning, her Facebook page was disabled.

Ms. Chamberlin told Fox News that she was shaken by the exchange.

“What that day did was send me back years,” she said. “I felt like I was being “shhhh’d” again… I didn’t know Dr. Grundy was a professor or a doctor until she stated so… when I read that, the kick in the gut felt deeper.”

A woman involved in the Facebook thread told Fox News that she forwarded screenshots of the exchange to Boston University officials. The university has not taken any disciplinary action toward Ms. Grundy after it condemned racist statements she made on Twitter.

“We are disappointed and concerned by statements that reduce individuals to stereotypes on the basis of a broad category such as sex, race, or ethnicity,” President Robert Brown wrote in an email blast last Tuesday to the Boston University community.

Ms. Grundy then released a statement saying she regretted that her “personal passion” allowed her to speak about important issues “indelicately.”

“I deprived them of the nuance and complexity that such subjects always deserve,” she said.

The university has yet to respond to the new alleged exchange on Facebook.

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