Fox News host Andrea Tantaros said on Monday’s “Outnumbered” that the “last acceptable form of discrimination” was against white men, whom, she said, are being feminized to eliminate their masculinity.
Tantaros’ comments came during a debate on what her co-host Harris Faulkner described as “anti-white” tweets posted by an incoming assistant professor of sociology and African American studies at Boston University.
One of the tweets from the professor, Saida Grundy, said: “White masculinity isn’t a problem for America’s colleges, white masculinity is the problem for America’s colleges.”
Faulkner said the university was standing by Grundy, saying she was exercising her right to free speech. Faulkner then posed a question to Tantaros.
“If this were in the reverse and she were an incoming white professor saying this about black men, she would be eviscerated. No?” asked Faulkner, who is black.
“So this is the debate,” Tantaros said. “This is, I think, an applicable debate to ‘Is this free speech or is this hate speech?’”
“The last acceptable form of discrimination in this country now is two groups — one, Christians and, two, white men,” Tantaros said. “And that’s why she can get away with this. Why? Where are the organization in defense of white men? Where are the marches? Where are the editorials penned?”
But Tantaros, who is white, wasn’t done. She continued her rant about the poor treatment of white men in America.
“She was sort of hinting around too that the problem on campuses is white male masculinity,” Tantaros said. “Isn’t that sort of the dog whistle around the rape culture where men are blamed?”
“It is the last acceptable form of discrimination in this country is against white men and that’s why they’re feminizing them even more to get rid of that masculinity,” Tantaros continued.
Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA), the lone man on the panel and Monday’s “One Lucky Guy,” said that Tantaros’ rant was surprisingly “tame,” before noting that he was glad he attended Boston College and not Boston University.
“Boston University is a diverse university,” said Brown, who is white. “It has a wide range of ethnic groups and to have a new professor coming in alienating a class of people I find outrageous. And if the shoe was on the other foot, Andrea, as you said, there would be such professor and that professor would be thrown out on his or her rear end in a second.”
Co-host Jedediah Bila, who is white, then chimed in with her take and joined Tantaros in her lament about the treatment of white men in America.
“This is very common when you walk into a college classroom to hear talk like this. And you’re absolutely right about white men, they feel very unprotected,” Bila said. “These people teach feminist courses. I mean when you sign up for women’s studies courses, this is what you hear oftentimes. It’s just a reality.”
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