Originally Posted by lawyerdad
Not sure about that one.
One difference between her and Pelosi in my book is that I'm pretty sure Pelosi is a true believer. Sanchez is an opportunist and egomaniac who apparently lacks any real ideological passion (people can decide for themselves if that's a good thing or a bad thing). She was a Republican (using her non-Latino married name, I believe) until she saw a better opportunity to get elected as a Latina Democrat.)
Sounds like the perfect politician.
So in the last week we have two cases of professors getting in trouble for the public posts. The first is Saida Grundy, a newly minted Ph.D. is Women's and Black Studies. She made some clearly racist tweets, many of which are quoted here: http://www.slate.com/articles/life/inside_higher_ed/2015/05/boston_university_sociology_professor_tweets_about_white_men_should_professors.html
She has not even started her new and first asst. professor job yet apparently Boston University will take no action against her. She was explicitly racist, mind you, nothing to "misunderstand" or "interpret."
Now we have one Jerry Hough a Poly Sci professor at Duke. He's an 80 year old male and he posted on the NYT comments section concerning the B-more riots and the difference in integration between Asians and blacks. He has also expressed he might have said something in a poor fashion but that he is against racial discrimination nor did he mean to convey anything racist. This is important as Saida Grundy has not said the same things about her comments. Oh yeah, our 80 year old tenured professor has been placed on leave while his remarks are investigated. http://www.rawstory.com/2015/05/duke-professor-blacks-riot-because-theyre-lazier-than-asians-and-have-strange-un-american-names/