Black People : NEWS: Indian prof, 2 others, killed by colleague on US campus

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  1. skuderjaymes

    skuderjaymes Contextualizer Synthesizer MEMBER

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    A university professor of Indian origin was among three victims at a US
    college shooting that departed only slightly from the script.

    The perpetrator was not a student but a faculty member, and a woman teacher at that.

    Amy Bishop, a Harvard-trained neuroscientist, allegedly opened fire at faculty
    meeting at the University of Alabama’s biological sciences department after
    reportedly being upset over being denied tenure. Among those killed were
    Gopi K Podila, chairman of the department, and two faculty members — Maria
    Ragland Davis and Adriel Johnson. Three were injured.

    Podila is the second university don of Indian origin to die in campus shooting
    that have become increasingly common in recent years. VirginiaTech’s
    professor G V Loganathan died in a campus massacre in 2007 and several
    Indian students have died in an assortment of shooting and homicide
    incidents.

    Podila was an alumnus of the Acharya Nagarjuna University (ANU) in Andhra
    Pradesh from where he received a BSc in biological sciences before coming to
    the US for an MSc in plant pathology from Louisiana State University in 1983
    and a doctorate in molecular biology from Indiana State University in 1987.

    The youngest of four children, Podila leaves behind wife Vani, a chartered
    accountant, and two daughters — Bindu, 16, and Anila, 13.

    The carnage occurred in a third-floor conference room of the Shelby Center,
    a 200,000-square-foot science building on a campus, which has a significant
    number of Indian faculty and students. According to media reports, Bishop
    had been denied tenure, a senior academics contract based on strong
    published research and teaching record, on Friday. She apparently returned
    to the faculty meeting in the afternoon and opened fire.

    Amy Bishop, 42, who gunned down the Indian origin professor Gopi Podila and
    two others on University of Alabama campus, was taken into custody outside
    the institute without further incident and later escorted in handcuffs from a
    police precinct to the county jail. Local reports quoted her as muttering, “It
    didn’t happen. There’s no way.... they are still alive,’’ as she was taken away.

    After his early education in Kakinada and Visakhapatnam, Podila graduated in
    botany from Hindu College in Guntur between 1974-77 and went on to do his
    post-graduation from ANU in Guntur between 1977-79.

    A gold medallist, he was taught by his father P S Prakash Rao, who was head
    of the biological sciences at ANU.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...olleague-on-US-campus/articleshow/5570940.cms
     
  2. DARKSIDE MAGICK

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    IT IS BETTER TO LIVE WITH DANGER AND CHAOS THAN WITH SECURITY(TENURE).
     
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    SMH...never ending violence

     
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    DARKSIDE MAGICK Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    SHOOT, I WOULD HAVE BEEN PISSED TOO IF I'M HARVARD EDUCATED AND CANT GET A JOB AT A THIRD-TIER COLLEGE!!!!!
     
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    gosh that's sad.
    I heard she killed her brother awhile ago and was suspected of sending a bomb to a colleague.
    She should have been in prison way back when...now she's going to rehab...smh
     
  6. warriorprincess

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    btw, the two others were black faculty members.

    Did someone already mention this?
     
  7. skuderjaymes

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    no.. I didn't know that.. that changes the whole thing.. I got this story from
    one of my news feeds from India.. I wanted to show how they saw it..

    But A white southerner shoots and kills three brown skinned academics out of
    feelings of inadequacy.. of not being able to measure up.. and not a single news outlet covers it that way.. not even black ones..

    what stands out to me after going back and re-reading the stories from
    different news outlets and reading through the user comments and whatnot..
    what stands out is how she is very subtly being cast as the victim.. their
    is a sympathetic bend to the way she is portrayed.. she is a 'victim' of her
    own psychology.. of a childhood accident.. etc etc.. their is almost no
    respect given to the dead.. and to ignore the association of a white
    southern murder of African and Indian people is a journalistic crime..
    In the same state and same university system where just 47 years ago the
    president of the united states had to send the national guard to admit a single
    black woman.. where the governor of the state stood in the doorway to
    block her entrance.. where the KKK terrorized our people.. the state that
    was, I believe, 2nd or 3rd in recorded lynchings.. There is no way this is not a
    race-based hate-based act of murder. ​
     
  8. awo dino

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    Yes, it's true. She went after people of color specifically. Seems she was blaming affirmative action for her inability to get tenure? Everbody's talking about that - except the media.
     
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    white women have been killing black folks for years
    long before susan smith said the black man took her kids when she drowned them....long before rosewood....
     
  10. warriorprincess

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    In order for white supremacy to exist, they have to convince everyone that it doesnt really exist.......Given this logic, it makes sense to me that no news media brought this out in the coverage........

    But you know what???? Even if they had brought it out, there would be a lot of pep, (black and white) who would still sympathasize with her. LOL. Thats sad laughter btw.
     
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