A tweet in this article contains repeated screamed profanities.
MADISON — “If you’re going out tonight in Madison or Kenosha, please don’t video tape folks doing anything illegal…”
That’s the advice of Dr. Sami Schalk, another radical professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, to the “peaceful” protesters who tore up the two cities in a second night of rioting.
“[W]ear black, wear shoes you can run in bring water, masks, phone battery, snacks. If you get gassed, rinse your eyes w/ water only, we don’t know what chemical they’re using,” Schalk tweeted Monday night.
“Write the name of a bail out friend at home on your leg in Sharpie. Let people know where you plan to be & how long you plan to stay out. Stick with the group. Don’t leave comrades behind. I’ll be doing support from home tonight & monitoring my people. Good luck.”
The associate professor at UW’s Department of Gender and Women’s studies offered her words of wisdom a night after Black Lives Matter protesters smashed up and burned down businesses and vehicles, looted stores, and injured police officers. The “civil unrest” followed the officer-involved shooting Sunday afternoon of Jacob Blake, a black man in Kenosha.
Kenosha businesses and public property have recorded what appears to be millions of dollars in damage from the riots. Hundreds turned out in downtown Madison again Tuesday, smashing windows at the Capitol and in the State Street downtown area and looting several businesses, according to police. The damage comes on top riots earlier this summer in Madison.
This clip is INSANE. The fact that some people are standing around the prone body of a man beaten while defending his business and saying that those looting the business and assaulting him have to be understood…INSANE. https://t.co/HwSqFolnka
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) August 25, 2020
He got into a fight with a group of people and later sped off, daring them to come for his business. Said people shouldn’t be destroying their own neighborhoods: pic.twitter.com/3O4FFmLnY8
— Shelby Talcott (@ShelbyTalcott) August 25, 2020
This place in Kenosha, WI re-opened on July 9 after having been closed since March due to COVID. Now closing permanently after catastrophic riots. Don't whine about large multinational corporations taking over all commerce if you turn a blind eye to this pic.twitter.com/8Ym7UpfhEl
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) August 25, 2020
Schalk and others sympathetic to the Black Lives Matter movement rallied the “social justice” warriors on social networks and served as their biggest cheerleaders. A UW bio notes Schalk’s research focuses on disability, race, and gender in contemporary American literature and culture, especially African American women’s texts.
“Dr. Schalk teaches courses on disability studies, black feminism, intersectionality, and literature such as ‘Gender & Social Justice Literature,’ ‘Gender, Disability & Sexuality,’ and “Adaptations of Black Women’s Literature,’” the bio states.
The professor draws a taxpayer-funded salary of more than $102,000 per year, according to a Wisconsin State Journal salary database.
A university official did not immediately return a request for comment.
This is reprinted from Empower Wisconsin, with permission.