Assigned Reading: Prof Busted in Columbia ‘Gal’ Punch
(FROM: The New York Post)
A prominent Columbia architecture professor punched a female university employee in the face at a Harlem bar during a heated argument about race relations, cops said yesterday.
Police busted Lionel McIntyre, 59, for assault yesterday after his bruised victim, Camille Davis, filed charges.
McIntyre and Davis, who works as a production manager in the school’s theater department, are both regulars at Toast, a popular university bar on Broadway and 125th Street, sources said.
The professor, who is black, had been engaged in a fiery discussion about “white privilege” with Davis, who is white, and another male regular, who is also white, Friday night at 10:30 when fists started flying, patrons said.
McIntyre, who is known as “Mac” at the bar, shoved Davis, and when the other patron and a bar employee tried to break it up, the prof slugged Davis in the face, witnesses said.
“The punch was so loud, the kitchen workers in the back heard it over all the noise,” bar back Richie Velez, 28, told The Post. “I was on my way over when he punched Camille and she fell on top of me.”
While I don’t want to jump to conclusions here, clearly the white woman was acting stupidly–as white people in the northeast seem to do, according to the White House–and simply had it coming. Clearly, by even questioning a black Ivy League university professor, she was obviously a racist.
Oh, boy — President Obama is gonna need another case of beer.
All kidding aside, this is absolutely insane. First of all, it’s never acceptable to hit a woman. Granted, if she has a bomb strapped to her abdomen and climbs aboard a bus shouting “Allahu Akbar,” perhaps two to the chest and one to the head would be appropriate. However, in a bar called “Toast,” or any other bar, restaurant, home, building or non-Jihad-related situation, it is never, ever acceptable to hit a woman. Never. Secondly, because he is black and she is white and the melee ensued during a discussion of race relations, shouldn’t this be considered a “hate crime,” or do hate crimes only count when the aggressor is white, straight and Christian?