william penn http://michiganradio.org en Michigan State University yanks professor from classroom after his anti-Republican rant goes viral http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-state-university-yanks-professor-classroom-after-his-anti-republican-rant-goes-viral <p>A Michigan State University professor has been pulled from the classroom, after a conservative group posted a video online that showed William Penn delivering an anti-Republican rant during a class.</p><p>Here's that video:</p><p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUi0rUEc_wI">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUi0rUEc_wI</a></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Penn teaches creative writing at </span>MSU<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, or at least he did until this week.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A student posted the video. Penn is seen during a classroom lecture repeatedly making derogatory remarks against Republicans.</span></p><p>In the video, Penn can be heard calling Republicans “racist” and saying they “raped this country.”&nbsp; The video has drawn the ire of conservatives.</p><p>Michigan State University released a statement saying Penn met with university officials and “acknowledged that some of his comments were inappropriate, disrespectful and offensive and may have negatively affected the learning environment.”</p><p>The statement goes on to say Penn’s teaching duties have been “reassigned.”&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 18:32:22 +0000 Steve Carmody 14288 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan State University yanks professor from classroom after his anti-Republican rant goes viral