UPenn Prof on Zimmerman Verdict: God Is a ‘White Racist’ Who Carries Gun and Stalks ‘Young Black Men’

Timothy Dionisopoulos, Campus Reform, July 15, 2013

University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) Professor Anthea Butler on Monday expressed anger over the not-guilty verdict of the George Zimmerman trial, arguing in a blog post that God must be a “white racist.”

“God ain’t good all of the time,” she said. “In fact, sometimes, God is not for us. As a black woman in an nation that has taken too many pains to remind me that I am not a white man, and am not capable of taking care of my reproductive rights, or my voting rights, I know that this American god ain’t my god.”

“As a matter of fact, I think he’s a white racist god with a problem,” she continued. “More importantly, he is carrying a gun and stalking young black men.”

Butler made the claim in a blog-post on ReligionDispatches.org where she is a contributing editor. She works as an associate professor in the UPenn department of Religious Studies.

Butler also claimed Trayvon Martin’s killing was the result of racism which is linked to Christianity.

“As a historian of American and African-American religion, I know that the Trayvon Martin moment is just one moment in a history of racism in America that, in large part, has its underpinnings in Christianity and its history,” she wrote.

Butler added that Christians are among America’s biggest racists.

“When the good Christians of America are some of its [America’s] biggest racists, one has to consider our moral responsibility to call out those who clearly are not for human flourishing, no matter what ethnicity a person is,” she wrote. “Where are you on that scale? I know where I am.”


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  • Prof. Butler

    Hell is that way, Africa is that way.

    Oops, same difference.

    • Erasmus

      If Barack Obama has an overweight, loud-mouthed, low IQ aunt or cousin, she probably looks a lot like Anthea Butler.

      If this thing were a white man, instead of a black woman, no one would take the claptrap she belches forth seriously.

  • Gislia Jackson

    A “professor.” I was in a Ph.D. program, English Lit, in MS, and finally just gave it up after a semester with an AA “professor” of this ilk. Most professors, regardless of “ethnicity,” or whatever, acted professionally during seminars. Even english lit majors did not speak perfect english all the time during seminars, but it was disconcerting when the professor said, again and again, “let me axe you dis question.” The lowest grade that you would expect to receive as a grad student would be a “C,” denoting failure. An average grade is not good enough in grad school. This “prof” gave two of the white students the grade of “F.” This is unheard of. The grades were unsuccessfully appealed; the students had to retake the course with a different prof.

    • NeanderthalDNA

      Universities are high level liblefty indoctrination centers outside the hard sciences. Self perpetuating parasites, the worse of the “emperor’s new clothes” admirers regarding our reality.

      • Sick of it

        You’ll find PC garbage even within scientific programs.

        • NeanderthalDNA

          Yes, unfortunate. Ominous, actually.

  • THIS is what teaches at the University of Pennsylvania?
    If you go to this school, then you are a sick joke.
    Don King in drag?

    • Did a bunch of MekongDelta69’s methed-up Hispanic KKK-er crackers hold that poor woman down and do THAT to her hair? I’ll bet they also gave her some tattoos, and it appears they force-fed her 100 pounds of Big Macs while they were at it.

      We live in a truly sick world!

    • Erasmus

      And they’re worried about Paula Dean?

      After one look at this “woman,” Barack Obama, Reverends Jack$on and $harpton and AG Eric Holder, it’s clear that the black community has bigger problems than any “racist” from outside. The rot is deep within the heart of the black community’s own leadership.

      Their leaders aren’t leaders. They’re garden-variety pimps using their “down-trodden” supporters for personal self-aggrandizement.

  • MekongDelta69

    As a black woman in an nation that has taken too many pains to remind me that I am not a white man, and am not capable of taking care of my reproductive rights, or my voting rights, I know that this American god ain’t my god.

    This is so irrational, I won’t even bother wasting time dissecting it, word for word.

    I have now seen millions of posts on scores of thousands of sites, and I’m more than happy to report that 98-99% of the posts could have been posted right here on AmRen.

    Ain’t DIE-versity and multiculturalism grand?!

    • Sick of it

      People get ticked when they’re fired, not hired, or passed over for promotion due to affirmative action. It’s long past getting old.

    • Alexandra1973

      She’s welcome to head back to Africa.

  • din_do_nuffins

    If God is a racist, does that mean we won’t have to see any blacks in Heaven?

    • Sick of it

      Somehow all of this reminds me of The Boondocks and that episode with Ronald Reagan in heaven.

  • John Smith

    She’s out of her bleeping mind, plain and simple.

    • David Ashton

      This nonsense is not unique to this “professor”.

      • Sick of it

        Continuing with the religious studies theme, it’s really ironic to have a black Islamic History professor who promotes Islam as a fantastic religion (being a muslim) while completely ignoring how muslims have traditionally treated black people. Nonsense is the foundation of progressive thought.

  • dave

    why does this thing still have a job. can you immagine if a white professor said the same thing about blacks he or she would be crucified and it would be all over the news. not one peep by the cowards in the media. this is getting out of control. time for the whites to take the couintry back.

  • Spartacus

    “As a black woman in an nation”


    That’s “a nation”. This ghetto walrus can’t even speak English, and she’s a university teacher, that on top of how illogical and utterly moronic the rest of her article is… Take a good look at Zimbabwe my American friends, that’s where you’re heading if you don’t do something soon.

    • Erasmus

      Speaking proper English is racist. (/sarcasm off)

  • The__Bobster

    Imagine signing up for a class, only to find THAT standing in the front of it. I had one of those in HS, a male- and YT-hating militant Mau Mau, who took 15 points off every one of my test scores.

    • MBlanc46

      You’d probably be able to infer from the ridiculous course name what you were in for.

  • The__Bobster

    God ain’t good all of the time,” she said. “In fact, sometimes, God is not for us.

    And I thought they said that Jebus be black.

  • The__Bobster

    “As a matter of fact, I think he’s a white racist god with a problem,” she continued. “More importantly, he is carrying a gun and stalking young black men.”

    Find me a church that believes this and I’ll join today.

    • As far as I’ve been told, God is infallible, ergo He never has a problem. Also, I never imagined God needed a gun. He uses happy, fun stuff like plagues of locusts, plagues of plague, and sometimes turns uppity folks like this Butler floon into pillars-o-salt. In Butler’s case, I imagine a White Racist God would – in His Wisdom – turn Butler into a pillar of a rather different sort Anglo-Saxon monosyllable that coincidentally also begins with the letter “S”.

      I’ll be there with Bobster, front pew, every sermon.

    • Erasmus

      “More importantly, he is carrying a gun and stalking young black men.”
      Then God also has a really twisted sense of humor, because his instrument of their destruction isn’t whites, latinos or the KKK, it’s other young black men.

  • NeanderthalDNA

    “God must be a “white racist.”

    If God were White and loved his people why did He curse us with folk like you, professor?

    • Sick of it

      Anthropology will provide you your answer, coupled with Old Testament prohibitions.

    • “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”
      –Benjamin Franklin

      • NeanderthalDNA

        The existence of the Bantu calls that into question. Giveth and taketh away?

  • Tacitus1

    At one time dumb jocks could major it basket weaving to remain academically eligible . Now African studies should be the brunt of such jokes. Do they even study history in college anymore ? Perhaps now they issue a box of Kleenex and everyone has a big cry over slavery and sexism. .

  • gilalion

    Bullcrap. Under Christendom (the time between the Roman Empire and the Renaissance), slavery was abolished. It came back in the Renaissance, when Europe moved away from real Christian principles. Christianity is the best way to ensure human beings’ God-given rights and protect their dignity.

  • Stentorian_Commentator

    Wow, and I thought all those Christian Identity types were full of it. I guess I was wrong.
    Hey, Anthea, the woman from the move “The Omega Man” called, and she wants back her hairdo from the end of the movie.

    • Alexandra1973

      My issue with the CI bunch is that they claim blacks can’t be saved. They can. I know of a few black Christians, one of whom writes anti-NWO stuff and posts it on Scribd.

      I’m not saying we should all mix, mind you….

  • Butler added that Christians are among America’s biggest racists.

    I would agree. Let’s us examine Rev’run Wright’s Trinity United Church, you know the one Obama attended. Then let’s examine the Nation of Islam, the church that, at minimum, inspired the Zodiac killings in SF, if not outright sanctioning them. Oh wait, Nation of Islam is not Christian, they just hate white people.

    • Sick of it

      NoI actually believes that white people were created in a lab by a black scientist (named Yakub I think) thousands of years ago. Not sure if it’s still on their website, but that really opened my eyes about some things.

  • bigone4u

    What balderdash! Higher ed is cutting its own throat by hiring these ignoramuses. Did she forget that MLK had the backing of the Christian establishment?

    • Alexandra1973

      Funny thing is, MLK denied just about all the tenets of the Christian faith.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    From the site Rate My Professor:

    Pathetic. This teacher is pathetically bad at her supposed job. Do not give this untalented instructor any more classes. Bad.

    its an embarassment to the RS department that this loudmouth idiot with crazy Don King hair is the head chair.

    Worst Professor ive ever known or heard of. her opinions are poorly substantiated and academically unsound to say the least mostly due to her afrocentric presuppositional bias which makes her narrow-minded.Avoid her at all cost!

    She is an awful teacher who thinks that she knows everything when half of the time she is making mistakes in the names of the things she is trying to teach! I’m a student and even I can see her mistakes! She takes herself way too seriously, and her TAs are awful! Her and her TAs are very harsh graders, beware

    If God were a White Racist, there would be no black people. It’s really that simple.

    I’m also betting she can’t read cursive.


    • MBlanc46

      Well done, Bon! These comments should be posted where ever she raises her nappy head.

  • odious liberal

    Another AA negro leeching off the state, living in a white gated community.

    • Nick Gherz

      . . . and Rachel Jeantel’s academic mentor.

  • Neuday

    I can understand her point. God wants us to be thankful and the blacks are not thankful. God wants us to eschew violence, to love one another, and blacks are disproportionately violent, and treat non-blacks very poorly (how often do you hear of a black charity group helping poor white or mexicans?). God wants us to give what we have to others, not take from others. God wants us to treat women not as solely sexual beings but to see them as our sisters, mothers, and daughters. Blacks men treat women very poorly, generally. We could do describe myriad failures of black culture and it’s lack of godliness all day long.

    To this woman, I’m sure God seems like a foreign concept. But it’s not too late, my black sister. Repent! To turn away from God, to see yourself as being foreign to God is the greatest sin. Repent and come to Him!

  • IKantunderstand

    Dear God, please make Anthea Butler a man. Um, a White man. How about a White woman? Lord, we know she is very unhappy being what she is: An atheistic, affirmative action hire, ugly, fat, Black female religious studies professor at a prestigious college, with all the perks. Wait. What’s that? If she was changed into a White man, or a White woman, she wouldn’t even have this job? Amen.

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    “God ain’t good all of the time,” she said. “In fact, sometimes, God is not for us. As a black woman in an nation that has taken too many pains to remind me that I am not a white man, and am not capable of taking care of my reproductive rights, or my voting rights, I know that this American god ain’t my god.”

    Well then move to Africa, you grey-haired, moppy-headed hypocrite. Then you can worship any god you like and you won’t have to deal with any of us creepy-ass crackkas.

  • Eddie Lutz

    Too bad her brain isn’t as big as that rat’s nest on her head. History lesson: If it wasn’t for Christian abolitionists blacks would still be slaves. In a way they still are though, to the welfare state. Conservative blacks today are treated the same way that emancipation-seeking blacks were once treated. That’s what she ought to be teaching.

    • Why do you dislike rats and their nests so much?

    • Erasmus

      Someone needs to ask her if she uses traps or poisoned bait.

  • sbuffalonative

    I thought his Son was black.

  • It’s only half the problem. The quote from the book sadly presupposes that the aforementioned people possess the “best of intentions”.

  • NeanderthalDNA

    Most are indeed encapsulated in their groupthink spheres. They control the media as well, spinning the big lies that they shove down kids’ throats. It is an attempt to control the entire media in order to indoctrinate others and keep their comfy little fake-o world from collapsing.

    They are ruthless and hypocritical in the extreme. Liblefty democratic totalitarianism is their goal, an abomination of mob rule mediocrity predicated upon the continual mental decline of the consumers/voters who increasingly depend upon the largesse of their “oppressors” and will be satisfied with a rosy illusion of freedom which is ultimately the worst form of slavery imaginable.

  • No; the really weird ones are just finally being encouraged to crawl, scuttle and otherwise slither out of the woodwork by the MSM.

  • John

    Personally, I would blame Jews rather than Christians. After all, they’re the ones that started the NAACP, headed it up for years, pushed for all the civil (snivel) rights laws and are pimping for the hate crimes laws that are weaseling their way into our judicial system. Let’s give the credit where it’s due; thanks Jews. Always working hard to destroy our Constitution, western civilization and all vestiges of liberty. Not just here but in Europe too.

    • Alexandra1973

      I blame the Jesuits. You have some Jews that are sellouts and willing lapdogs, sadly.

  • MBlanc46

    She’s “calling them out”. Dang, she is a [email protected] If it weren’t for affirmative action, she’d be cleaning motel rooms somewhere, or living in Section 8 collecting welfare.

  • Alexandra1973

    I had to laugh at that. Jesus, during His life on earth, was a Jew.

  • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

    All this proves, once again, is that Christianity can be molded to fit any agenda. That is because it had to do that in order to become Christianity and it grew because it did that (along with some other big reasons). But it has gone so far in the West now that there are very few if none (even the Pope) who would not be “purified” after a review by the Medieval Dominican Inquisitors or pass Oliver Cromwell’s test for true Christians (and not be put to the sword). What it really is – is a huge psychological ball and chain on the would be white realist. (You’ve got to be a realist before you can be a white realist).

  • Irishgirl

    Just playing devil’s advocate here, but if I were to be honest in public about my views, I would lose my university job in a heartbeat, which means I wouldn’t be able to teach these students at all, and they would be left to “learn” only from the hardcore reality-deniers. What I CAN do is make subtle suggestions to my students and teach them to think for themselves, to not just accept dogma as truth.