What happens to a professor who makes national headlines for bashing Republicans? In the case of two Michigan scholars, they keep teaching – and get pay raises.
Professor Susan Douglas of the University of Michigan, who famously wrote an op-ed titled “I hate Republicans,” and Professor William Penn at Michigan State, who said Republicans “raped this country,” continue to teach students and have enjoyed pay raises in recent years.
Penn, an award-winning English teacher, had made derogatory comments about Republicans during the first day of class in the fall of 2013. A student recording captured Penn saying: “If you go to the Republican convention in Florida, you see all of the old Republicans with the dead skin cells washing off them.” He continued his tirade: “They are cheap. They don’t want to pay taxes because they have already raped this country and gotten everything out of it they possibly could.”