‘Slavery,’ Pregnancy Drove California Professor to Accost Teen Pro-Lifer, Say Defenders

Scott Steepleton, Fox News, August 15, 2014

Supporters of Mireille Miller-Young cite the “cultural legacy of slavery” and even the effects of pregnancy to explain why the feminist studies professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara would accost a teenager spreading a pro-life message on campus.

The pregnant 38-year-old who pleaded no contest to misdemeanor counts of theft, vandalism and battery after stealing and destroying an anti-abortion poster and injuring a 16-year-old activist, says she’s sorry for some of her actions and hopes to “makes amends through community service.”

Mireille Miller-Young

Mireille Miller-Young

An associate professor whose course work, which includes pornography and sex work, has gained her the nickname the “porn professor,” Ms. Miller-Young was set to appear for sentencing today (August 14) before Judge Brian Hill in Santa Barbara County Superior Court.

But the hearing got moved to another courtroom before being rescheduled, perhaps Friday.

The News-Press obtained Ms. Miller-Young’s apology letter, which was part of a package of letters of support prepared by defense attorney Catherine Swysen, aimed at getting the lightest possible sentence for her client.


She told UCSB Police that she was pregnant at the time and was “triggered” by the graphic images of abortion on the poster.

After initially pleading not guilty, she changed her mind and in July entered pleas of no contest.

Support letters submitted by defense attorney Catherine Swysen and obtained by the News-Press laud the respect and admiration Ms. Miller-Young has among her peers as well as her generosity when it comes to students.

Some of the letters were written on UCSB letterhead, presumably on university equipment and university time. Among them is one from history professor Paul Spikard, who states that his colleague is the object of “an energetic smear campaign that seems to have little to do with her person or her actions, and a great deal to do with fomenting racial hatred and rallying right-wing political sentiment.”

“It would be tragic if Dr. Miller-Young were sentenced to jail time or mandatory anger management classes based on the press’ portrayal of her as an Angry Black Woman.”


Another letter of support, also on UCSB letterhead, comes from Eileen Boris, a professor in the Department of Feminist Studies.

Prof. Boris seeks clemency for her colleague, stating, “she was at the stage of a pregnancy when one is not fully one’s self fully, so the image of a severed fetus appeared threatening.”

“If she appears smiling on camera,” Prof. Boris continues, “she is ‘wearing the mask,’ that is, she is hiding her actual state through a strategy of self-presentation that is a cultural legacy of slavery.”


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  • Strange, isn’t it? The farther we get from slavery, the more severe its affects and legacy become. Which is like saying the sky gets lighter every minute that passes after sunset.

    • APaige

      Well, Yes. Having great-great Grandfather who was not taught to read is why DeLaTrayvoius fails Algebra II.

      • MekongDelta69

        You forgot the obligatory and mandatory black apostrophe.

        It should be DLaTrayvious.
        There – now he be ‘authentically black‘ and ‘down wit’ da peeps.’

        And I believe you meant Ebonics .001, not Algebra II.

        • Luca

          You must have a PhD in ebonics and African-American studies. Paid for, no doubt, by the GI bill.

          And to think I wasted my GI bill on Business Management. DOH!

    • Oil Can Harry

      The biggest stunner is that she’s with child.

      What loser excuse for a man would impregnate THAT? She looks like Marty “Hello Dere” Allen in drag.

      • anony

        Proves there’s someone for everyone. That should be uplifting, right??

    • De Doc

      The legacy of slavery – the gift that keeps on giving!

  • MekongDelta69

    “The Legacy of Stupidity”

    I heard this lunacy on the radio and double-checked to make sure I hadn’t OD’d on Advil or something.

    I nominate this article to be AmRen‘s insane article of the week.
    (Not AmRen for posting it – the content of the article.)

    • Pro_Whitey

      She was pregnant? All I have to say is some guy has a lot of explaining to do. Or maybe some turkey baster, I don’t know which.

  • Lewis33

    “It would be tragic if Dr. Miller-Young were sentenced to jail time or mandatory anger management classes based on the press’ portrayal of her as an Angry Black Woman.”
    So the magic moving pictures make depictions? I think she did that just fine by herself. Maybe we should play the attack on mute and see if we can find the Happy Black Woman?

    • Luca

      Black Woman? She looks 75% White. Yet another magical mulatto who thinks they are oppressed.

      • George Clark

        The term isn’t “magical mulatto.” It’s “tragic mulatto,” though you may be punning on that term. It’s been around since the mulatto was introduced in American Literature. The mulatto can never reconcile the black and white blood intermixed in his veins. He nearly always chooses black, and identifies himself as black, even if he has white features. Obama is the latest “tragic mulatto” that we have to deal with.

      • LHathaway

        She is oppressed. Her white 75% is oppressed, but she’s become too sick with self-hate to even see it?

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    Only under black “reasoning” (or should I call it “voodoo-logic?”) would something that didn’t even exist when this teacher was born and that ended over 150 years ago could be the cause of so much anguish, existential guilt, and violence.

  • willbest

    Isn’t the normal course of action to put an animal down after it attacks a child?

  • Some Guy

    Thrin Short, 16, of Ventura County, Calif., told FoxNews.com she was pushed at least three times! Thrin’s great-great-great grandparents must have owned a plantation. Here’s her picture, surprise she’s White.

    • propagandaoftruth

      “It would be tragic if Dr. Miller-Young were sentenced to jail time or mandatory anger management classes based on the press’ portrayal of her as an Angry Black Woman.”
      Would it be “tragic” if she were jailed for assault and battery? Because that’s what happened.

      When an angry black woman assaults and batters someone…she has broken the law and should be treated just like a white man who called a black woman a bloated, nappy headed ho-cow.

      And then she should go to jail for a bit.

  • IstvanIN

    An associate professor whose course work, which includes pornography and sex work, We pay someone to teach porn and prostitution? Another reason the country is bankrupt both financially and morally.

    • George Clark

      I attended a graduate seminar once, as a Ph.D. candidate in English Literature. A young lady, from Germany, expressed innocence about some of the literature that we were reading at the time–queer lit was the theme for the week. She expressed that she did not understand how women could “pleasure” each other without…male…organs, shall we say. The rest of the evening was dedicated to telling this young lady about how lesbians pleasure each other. Everyone, except myself, participated in graphic detail, and a grand time was had by all.

      • IstvanIN

        People have figured out how to “pleasure” each other, regardless of sex or sexual orientation, for a long time, without the need for “credit”. I don’t feel college is the place to “study” such things.

        • Nancy

          If my college-aged daughter signed up for such a class on MY dime, that would be the end of her parent-funded tuition. She could go get a job to pay for such bull****.

        • George Clark

          Lena Dunham says that you should figure out such things by experimenting with a younger sibling. She said so much in her memoirs. And, she is suing an online newspaper for accusing her of being a molester.

  • Luca

    Yes, Ms. Miller-Young, it’s a shame that slavery ever existed in this country. However, I can think of a very nice way to reverse that terrible legacy. Do you prefer a window or an aisle seat?

    • De Doc

      But do African universities have academic programs dealing with pornographic studies?

      • ShermanTMcCoy

        That and Internet fraud.

    • Theron

      I’ll chip in for a first class seat for her….hell, I’ll pay the whole damn thing!

  • Usually Much Calmer

    I do understand why y’all hate ‘liberals’.

  • Spikeygrrl

    How could you even tell she’s pregnant?! It’s physically impossible to put on THAT much weight in a mere 9 months unless you were ALREADY a beached whale.

    • propagandaoftruth

      Looks like a surprise bathroom birther to me too.

      • bilderbuster

        Then with a single flush it’s straight to the Bathroom to Prison Pipeline.

      • bilderbuster

        Another brown baby on it’s way to the school to prison pipeline.

        • propagandaoftruth

          That one took. Yup, from chocolate city, down the Hershey highway and plop straight into the fudge farm…

  • Universities have their own privileges in my experience and judges defer to them. Especially black and brown professor privileges.

    The Negro’s desire to do community service but to escape anger management classes is odd. The former Dean of the College of Business at the University of Texas at San Antonio, Bruce Bublitz, a white man, was never charged for his threats on a Chinese faculty member, but had to spend an hour in anger management class. This was in spite of when he was at Kansas University, he and his son threatened to kill a woman prof over the bad grade she had given his son. That jerk had a problem. He’s at Wayne State now, I believe. Detroit!

    A professor at UT San Antonio, Manuel Berriozabel, assaulted an administrator, Jude Valdez, and escaped jail, although I don’t know what community service he had to do. Mexicans beating up Mexicans. I love it.

    Most of these professor and administrator assaults are covered up by the universities. You’d be surprised at how common they are.

  • dd121

    When we offend lefties they want out head on a pole. When they offend us, well, it’s all excused because of the “legacy of slavery”. Does that excuse have a shelf life?

    • MekongDelta69

      NO – or One Decillion years – whichever comes last.

  • journey

    “which includes pornography and sex work, has gained her the nickname the “porn professor”

    This is what tax dollars are being forced to pay for = complete garbage. It used to take a lot to become “professor” especially at the UC system.

  • Pax Romana

    Oh the crutch that is history keeps them limping along. The permanent mental and physical handicap caused by a people’s great, great, great, great grandparent’s free manual labor, generations ago, is just too much to overcome. To expect expect otherwise is just downright unreasonable and cruel!

    This belief that the cumulative sufferings of certain race of people, keeps them from accomplishing equal feats of science, literature and technology, in step with White Western Civilization, ignores the historical suffering within White Western Civilization itself.

    If this baseless liberal propaganda were true, then the White race, after thousands of years of rank suffering, multiple periods of plagues that wiped out almost half it’s population; periods of famine, poverty, mass white enslavement, intraracial (tribal) discrimination and genocide, periods of incredible brutality, torture, repeated decimation from a near constant history of warfare, and all the massive devastation, chaos, horrors, and destruction that resulted from it, both physically and financially; then Whites by now would have been so mentally devastated that they would have been incapable of even the basic social function of self reliance, let alone creating the greatest and most modern civilization the world has ever known.

    In just the last century, within a period of only 31 years, the White population suffered a Great Depression, resulting in poverty, hunger and homelessness for many of their people. And not one, but TWO ‘World Wars’, that destroyed their homes, their cities, their schools, their libraries, their crops, their wealth, their families, and almost one hundred million of their men, woman, and children; nearly wiping out 2 generations of their men. And yet, within the period of just a few years, they had rebuilt their homes, their great cities, their factories, their great libraries, their schools, re-grew their crops, resumed their ability to advance the sciences, high technology, literature; and just 15 years after they suffered the worst carnage the world had ever known (WW2), catapulted themselves into space, and then just a few years later, walked on the Moon!

    By the standard of the liberal’s Black suffering = failure theories, we Whites, as a people with a long history of suffering of our own, should be incapable of holding a spoon in our hands to feed ourselves.

    And we suffered through it all without constantly whining about it. Blacks should try it sometime. But then again, they would have no excuse to cover up their lack of ability to maintain a 1st world civilization.

    • journey

      Can’t expect much from blacks since they at the bottom of the genetic totem pole. So the superior whites have to pretend they are of equal = pure delusions. So the question is asked, when are these delusions going to end? Hopefully, sooner than later.

      • Jacobite2

        Today in the USA, Euro-Americans should be so lucky as to be ‘equal’ to Other-Americans. We are far from equal — legally second-class citizens, in fact

    • bilderbuster

      There can only be one reply to your many points.
      You Be Rasess!!!

    • Nancy

      Funny…you should insert a third picture in between the Rome and the Africa: Today pictures. Basically, it would look exactly like the Africa: Today pic, but the subtitle would read, “Africa: 2000 years ago”, seeing as they haven’t progressed one iota in the past 2000 years.

  • 4321realist

    ‘Slavery,’ Pregnancy Drove California Professor to Accost Teen Pro-Lifer, Say Defenders

    This dreg reveals the quality of faculty members nowadays who have been appointed because they read a book or two on some nonsense subject like black studies, or some other course based in other kinds of hate like feminism, all of which almost anybody could do no matter how mentally challenged they were.

    • Jacobite2

      All of the “Blank-Studies” programs serve 2 purposes — they pay large numbers of Leftists to do almost nothing, waiting for government jobs or political appointments; and they allow dim-wits to acquire a totally bogus college diploma, so they can be hired in preference to Euro-Americans with actual degrees.

  • Lagerstrom

    “If she appears smiling on camera,” Prof. Boris continues, “she is
    ‘wearing the mask,’ that is, she is hiding her actual state through a
    strategy of self-presentation that is a cultural legacy of slavery.”

    Words fail me.

  • Caucasoid88

    No, Miller-Young-Jackson is right. I support her. Abortion is the only thing keeping whites in the majority.

  • Luca

    Who on earth was drunk enough to impregnate that? Once you get THAT drunk, Mr. Mojo ain’t risin”.

    I’m kidding, I know that the male of that species is well known for mating with anything of any size, regardless of the ugly factor and of either sex.

  • ViktorNN

    I’ve come to the conclusion that post-modern theory is ultimately about lowering the bar for legitimate argumentation so that, with a little training by certain enablers, high functioning retarded people (i.e. non-whites) can play lawyer, academics, government agents, etc.

  • LHathaway

    “She told UCSB Police that she was pregnant at the time and was “triggered” by the graphic images of abortion on the poster”

    That’s completely insane. She’s implying that the psychological aspect of her pregnancy, her care for the unborn, caused her to lash out at a woman trying to protect the unborn.

  • none of your business

    Notice the complexion guys? A whole lotta White man black woman mixing going on.

    • Ella

      I’ve also begun to see more Asian women with Black men at family reunions in public parks. I thought Asian women would be the last group to marry Black men, but it shows how societal norms have relaxed so much after 40 years. I attended a Scandinavian fest last year and could not believe how many White men married Asian women, now with bi-racial children. My jaw just dropped.

  • none of your business

    When I came to the mask part I practically fell off the couch I laughing. The defense does not make it clear if she is pro abortion and thus attacked the anti abortion protestor or is anti abortion and the sight of the aborted fetus “triggered” the attack.

    • LHathaway

      I took it to mean she is pro-abortion (and this is some kind of political, terror, hate, or ideology attack!) but as part of her defense she hints that her care for the unborn aroused these inflamed feelings.

      The feminist who supports her, and makes a separate statement about it, suggests something different, that the trauma of pregnancy cause her to lash out, almost as a kind of self-hate, perhaps. I’ve heard some women suggest (and they weren’t being political in any way) that a pregnancy can feel at times like there is a foreign entity growing inside them.

      How about this, nearly every one at the university is a leftist and their utterances are only useful as a guide on what not to do?

      • Who Me?

        Oh, there is a real classic symptom of pregnancy, called “pregnancy brain” suffered by many if not most pregnant women. In most women it causes them to do some silly thing like put their purse in the refrigerator or forget where they left their cell phone. In THIS behemoth (and WHO slept with that thing?) pregnancy brain makes her attack a 16 year old girl holding a sign. Don’t most blacks call all 16 year olds “children”? So she attacked a child holding a sign that should have made her glad, since it was anti-abortion. Strange logic to be sure, but she’s black….

        • Jacobite2

          “Being black” is all you need to know.

  • propagandaoftruth

    Contributin’ to the body of knowledge.

    Quite a body, eh? Goddess of fertility-like.

  • MissaJim

    Yikes, someone bred that sheboon?

  • Augustus3709

    We must start compiling materials now for future textbooks about the Legacy of anti-Whitism.

  • benvad

    I can’t believe anyone would want to impregnate that thing.

  • RHG

    Of course, “slavery” is used to justify all manner of black thuggish behaviour.

  • ShermanTMcCoy

    Nice, Robert, and please forgive my presumption in suggesting a changes to your lovely limerick, but it seems to me to flow better if you’d said:

    “And hauled off to court, she then stammered.” for the second line.

    Also, I think you need a two syllable word to describe this “professor” in the first line. I’m thinking “hippo?”

    • Nancy

      And change the last line to: “Oh, Lawd how I hates dat ol’ slammer.”

      That way, the 1st, 2nd, and 5th lines all have 3 “beats”.

      • ShermanTMcCoy

        Quite correct. I missed that!

  • none of your business

    Men will anything.

  • KyraNelson

    Excuse me, but the “I’m loony because I’m pregnant” excuse is the same as “I’m loony because I’m on the rag” excuse. Wasn’t “feminism” supposed to cleanse us all from these horrible perceptions about wimmin? Can somebody please hold this b*tch accountable for her actions?

    • Jacobite2

      Feminism was intended to make males second-class citizens to females. This pathetic situation shows that it’s worked like a charm. In the first place, if she touched the demonstrator and that resulted in injury, why isn’t she charged with assault-and-battery? Rhetorical question these days. African-American women are held accountable to almost no laws. This professorette is a perfect example of life in an affirmative-action world — you have to hire them; you have to promote them; you cannot discipline them; and you cannot fire them.

  • LHathaway

    hehe, they want to live better than you. You can’t blame them.

  • Ella

    I am absolutely sure that she will not lose her job or even be disciplined for her emotional outburst on SB campus being a cultural victim of past slavery and of course, obesity.

  • Jack Green

    Typical mindset of monkeys. Go back to the jungle, please.


    What about assault and battery on a CHILD? She was 16 years old, assaulted by an overtly entitled “Professor” who is an adult! If this girl’s mother or father would’ve done the same thing to her, and the girl called the police, as she did with this racist hate filled “Professional Poor Me Victim,,, I mean, ugh, Professor”. They would’ve been charged with CHILD ABUSE! But hey, what are you blind, can’t you see this “Professor” is black? Which obviously means that she, just like Al Sharpton and his 4million dollar back taxes, are above these White people laws. I’m calling it right now. She will NOT suffer any actual consequences for this, because again, she’s black and above Whitey’s law.