Nicholas Powers, an associate professor of literature at the taxpayer-funded State University of New York (SUNY) College at Old Westbury , apparently despises white people.
In a piece titled “Seeing poor white people makes me happy,” which has since been deleted, Power writes, “White people begging us for food feels like justice . . . It feels like a Black Nationalist wet dream.”
He recounts an incident where he saw a “white homeless boy” panhandling in a black neighborhood.He wrote “should I kick him in the face? Hard?” He adds “today I own my anger. I want to snatch his food and say, ‘Go beg in a white neighborhood!’ And eat it. And rub my belly. And laugh.Here is a descendant of murderers who killed our ancestors now begging us to save their life.”
SUNY put out a statement saying “the points of view expressed were those of Dr. Powers alone and are protected under his right to free speech.He remains a member of our faculty. Dr. Powers has been advised that he does not speak, nor should he suggest at any time, that he is speaking for the college.”
According to Campus Reform, a spokeperson for the university added that the article was "distasteful" and "hurtful."