Christian, conservative, black professor fights back after becoming next student target

Professor Carol M. Swain, Ph.D. Photo source: Facebook.

There may be no end to the hemorrhaging wound of deeply rooted political correctness that has infested college campuses nationwide.

Students at the prestigious Vanderbilt University have set their sights on a seemingly easy target, Professor Carol Swain.

Swain is a minority of minorities on a modern day college campus, she’s an unapologetic conservative, a faithful Christian, and she’s African American – easy pickins for socially-stunted, group-think mobs.

 “Pick the Target, Freeze It, Personalize It and Polarize It”–Saul Alinsky. Folks, I am the target. I must be living right!

Posted by Professor Carol M. Swain, Ph.D. on Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Surely, no one so unfitting can be tolerated in today’s regressive, collective mindset, and a student-led petition to the University has been launched to temporarily suspend Swain until demands are met.

The petition begins:

Over the past few years, Professor Carol Swain has become synonymous with bigotry, intolerance, and unprofessionalism. While Swain first and foremost has a right to her personal beliefs and the right to freedom of speech within and outside of the classroom, it recently came to the attention of the Vanderbilt community that Carol Swain has let her hate-filled prejudices negatively impact her work, our student body, and Vanderbilt’s reputation. Since the initial release of this petition, we have gathered significant feedback from the community, and have decided to limit our grievances to the following three issues.


Students accuse Swain of name-calling, unfairly grading students because of their ‘gay and/or non-Christian minority status’ (but offer no such proof), and demand she separate her social media ‘public status’ persona with her Vanderbilt employment.

At this time the petition is three signatures short of its 1,500 goal.

Swain has been vocal in fighting back, and has used social media to defend herself against the attack that appears she knew was coming.

On, November 9, Swain wrote on Facebook, “Only and idiot would think a 61-year-old black woman who has spent much of her life in academia would benefit from sensitivity training.”

Ironically, that post is the one that was cited in the petition accusing Swain of name-calling.

The students also reference two articles Swain had published in the past. Although students give brief lip-service to the First Amendment, they included the articles anyway.

Taken from the petition:

For those who are unfamiliar with Carol Swain, the articles linked below are a brief sample of her work. (As a reminder though, the focus of this petition is on the allegations made against Prof. Swain.  It is not an attack on her beliefs or freedom of speech/press)

Carol Swain’s Op-Ed in The Tennessean: Charlie Hebdo Attacks Prove Critics Were Right About Islam
“Islam is a dangerous set of beliefs totally incompatible with Western beliefs concerning freedom of speech, freedom of assembly and freedom of association.”

Be The People TV: C.S. Lewis on Biblical Marriage and Swain Reflections on Gay Marriage
“If we must live side-by-side with gay couples in a culture with a strong crusading homosexual agenda, our only hope is to strengthen ourselves spiritually and intellectually for the battle that awaits us”

Professor Swain continues to fight:

Here’s a link to a National Review article about the student petition. The student responsible for the petition has…

Posted by Professor Carol M. Swain, Ph.D. on Wednesday, November 11, 2015


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