Students rally as Uni suspends Spurr

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A rally titled ‘Sack Barry Spurr, Professor of Bigotry’ ended with an announcement that Professor of Poetry and Poetics Barry Spurr has been suspended from teaching and banned from campus.

Over the last two years Spurr used his university email account to send messages littered with racist and sexist slurs, New Matilda revealed yesterday.

“Professor Spurr is suspended, effective immediately, from teaching and engaging in any other University business and is precluded from attending any University campus, while the matter is investigated and dealt with in accordance with the terms of the University’s Enterprise Agreement,” Vice-Chancellor Spence wrote in an email to students.

“Racist, sexist or offensive language is not tolerated at the University of Sydney. The expectations for our staff and affiliates in respect of their professional and personal conduct are clearly set out in the University’s Code of Conduct.”

The rally, which began at 1pm outside Fisher Library and ended an hour later inside the John Woolley Building, was organised by the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) Education Department in response to bigoted comments made by Spurr.

Speeches were made by SRC Education Officer Ridah Hassan, NSW Greens candidate for Newtown Jenny Leong, SRC President-elect Kyol Blakeney, Sydney University Postgraduates Representative Association (SUPRA) International Students’ Officer Maral Hosseinpour, National Union of Students National Environment Officer Damian Ridgewell, and Undergraduate Fellow of Senate Patrick Massarani.

Among all speakers was an unsurprisingly definitive consensus that, in Hassan’s words, “[Spurr’s] views have no place in this university… in this country!” The majority of speakers further criticised academics and officials who received Spurr’s emails but ostensibly did nothing about the offensive content therein.

With chants such as “Barry Spurr rhyme this, you’re a white supremacist,” the rally progressed to the John Woolley Building, where Spurr’s office is located. After being denied entry, several protesters entered the building through an open window before staff admitted the group at large.

At the door to Spurr’s vacant office, confirmation of his suspension and campus ban was received. Following additional speeches by Hassan and SUPRA President Timothy Scriven, the rally ended.

Dispersing protesters were largely satisfied with the outcome. A sense of accomplishment was best described by USU Board Director Ed McMahon: “Abbott and Spence want students to be shackled with debt so things like this slip under the radar. Today we showed students still do, and should, run this place.”

USyd staff and students were shocked by revelations of Spurr’s private correspondence.

“Barry’s reputation is for conservatism, not the kind of shocking prejudice and racism there is in these emails”, Dr. Nicholas Riemer, a senior lecturer in the English Department, told Honi.

“It’s important that natural justice be observed in this case just as in any other, but the first priority has to act unequivocally against racism and sexism in the university.”

“I had a great deal of respect for [Spurr],” said Bryant Apolonio, a fifth-year law student, who majored in English. “I’m appalled and angry and what he’s done.”

When asked whether he thought Spurr’s recently discovered views informed the content of his teaching, Apolonio said: “Unsurprisingly every poet he taught was a white dude.”

“I guess you could dismiss that by saying that almost every Modernist poet was a white dude,” he said. “But then he co-ordinated Reading Poetry, every poet was still white and a dude.”

Chris Warren, a first-year arts student, called Spurr a “dinosaur” who lacked “the ability to relate to his fellow human beings.”

Warren had applied to Spurr for special consideration last semester, following his mother’s passing a week before StuVac.

Spurr denied the application, suggesting an exam might be a “welcome distraction” in an email to Warren.

The SRC’s Ethnic Affairs officers similarly condemned Spurr.

“I obviously condemn his racist and sexist language, but I’m not shocked because it’s merely a manifestation of a broader racist, sexist framework that is not uncommon,” said Autonomous Collective against Racism (ACAR) Officer Oscar Monaghan.

Monaghan said Spurr’s appointment as a consultant to the national curriculum review was not the panel’s only problem.

“The curriculum review itself is headed by Kevin Donnelly and Ken Wiltshire; Donnelly is critic of multiculturalism for all the wrong reasons, which probably suggests something about the political ideology underpinning the review.”

Anti-Racism Collective (ARC) Officer Gabriella Pei Tiatia connected Spurr’s remarks to the recent spate of racist incidents on campus.

“Female Muslim students have been spat on campus and people have refused to sit next to them in lecture. Students from ethnic minorities are already suffering because of the political climate, and we don’t need someone like Barry Spurr to be adding fuel to the fire.”

Honi Soit
Honi Soit is the weekly student newspaper of the University of Sydney. It has a proud reputation of being the most vibrant and prestigious student publication in Australia.
  • Robbie

    “Barry Spurr rhyme this / You’re a white supremacist.”

    The slash indicates the line break.

    • DeltaNaught

      “The slash indicates the line break.”

      Most of your leftist co-ideologues are too stupid to figure that out for themselves are they Robbie?

  • Ganymede

    “I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.”

    What happened to freedom of speech? It was a private email correspondence. He has openly said that it doesn’t reflect his personal views and was meant to me a linguistic game. Suspended, banned and reputation destroyed – aren’t you pleased?

    • Isaac

      …And that answers the question as to whether anyone would be stupid enough to take seriously the excuse that this was a “linguistic game”

      • Social responsibility is dead.

        A game with victims of a bitter white man, angry at losing power and privilege in the modern world.

        • scott

          But….White men CREATED the modern world, which you so recklessly and obnoxiously take for granted! Why should we be anything other than bitter at “losing power” in the world to evil social forces who wish to destroy us, to spoiled brats like yourself, or to foreigners who could NEVER have made the modern world?! Of course Whites should feel priveleged in OUR OWN NATIONS!
          “Social responsibility”? You clearly haven’t got the foggiest Idea about what that means!

          • bargal20

            Those evil “rubbish tip” aborigines…always scheming to take YOUR NATION from you, Scott. Why does the universe torment you so?

    • Guest

      “What happened to freedom of speech?”

      Leftism.

      • Josh

        The left are disgusting. They speak about their love of diversity, but they hate diversity of ideas. Their idea of diversity is a sea of black hair. Unbelievable.

        • Social responsibility is dead.

          Nothing diverse about bigotry – ignorance is all it is.

          • scott

            The Left (and this also extends to all multicultists) actually GORGE themselves/yourselves continually on ignorance!
            Ignorance is the compulsory element needed for any Leftist agenda to fly.
            “Diversity” is always code for “less White people”.

          • Josh

            what’s wrong with racism? Please define it, and then show me why it’s immoral.

          • bargal20

            Get back to us when you can give us a clear definition of “race”, Josh. Right now we’d need a 300-metre-square whiteboard to map yours.

          • Josh

            Nicholas Wade defined it well:

            “Exploration of the genome has shown that all humans, whatever their race, share the same set of genes. Each gene exists in a variety of alternative forms known as alleles, so one might suppose that races have distinguishing alleles, but even this is not the case. A few alleles have highly skewed distributions but these do not suffice to explain the difference between races. The difference between races seems to rest on the subtle matter of relative allele frequencies. The overwhelming verdict of the genome is to declare the basic unity of humankind.”

            Steve Hsu gives a mathematical definition:

            http://infoproc.blogspot.com.au/2007/01/metric-on-space-of-genomes-and.html

          • bargal20

            Sorry, Josh, but how is this relevant to Australia?

        • scott

          Indeed!

        • bargal20

          You can get onto checking hair colour after you’ve finished with the skull measuring, Josh.

        • jane

          Bigotry, racism, misogyny and hate speech, beloved by the right.
          No diversity there, just a distinct lack of tolerance for different views, ideas and opinions which are not those of old rich white dudes living in the 19th century.

          • Josh

            “England was teeming with Mrs. Grundy’s at the time and cultural non-conformists like Burton and his Cannibals had had enough of her. “Mrs. Grundy is already beginning to roar,” Burton once said while working on his translation of the Arabian Nights. “Already I hear the fire of her. And I know her to be an arrant whore, and tell her so, and don’t give a goddamn for her.” Mrs. Grundy eventually manifested herself in the Society for the Suppression of Vice and various British obscenity laws such as the Obscene Publications Act of 1857—all established to weed out counter-culturists and prosecute them for their indecency. ”
            http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/cannibal-club-racism-and-rabble-rousing-victorian-england-180952088/#zhFcZOfO7lXtVajz.99

            That sounds a lot like you and your university. You’re a dork.

            Debate me on the facts. Don’t get into a girly tempter tantrum.

    • William Edwards

      Freedom of speech is the right to criticise those with power in order to prevent and combat oppression, not the privilege to vilify and otherwise exacerbate the suffering of those who are victimised by those with power and society at large.

      Having freedom of speech doesn’t permit one to express anything whatsoever regardless of the consequences and with no accountability. If that’s what it meant, we’d have to abandon a slew of laws relating to libel, slander, copyright, privacy, vilification, abuse, and more.

      Freedom of speech doesn’t allow one to verbally abuse others anymore than bodily autonomy allows one to physically abuse others.

      • Josh

        They were private emails. PRIVATE EMAILS. The only illegal act committed here is the hacking of his email account.

        • Social responsibility is dead.

          No evidence they were hacked, any number of recipients could have passed them on.
          If he had wanted them to be kept private, he should have sent them from his private email, not his professorial one.
          He must take responsibility for the consequences of his own behaviour, and attitudes – which he plainly knows are wrong, as he tried to dismiss them as a ‘game’.
          Pretty weak.

          • Josh

            His uni email address? That’s a different story.

    • John Cousart

      Freedom of speech protects you from the government, not everyone else. At least know your terminology.

  • Foo

    Given I have not seen or read the full text of the emails, or had the chance to read Prof Spurr, I am not going to make judgement baed on a selectively edited online article.

    I trust he is judged on the evidence, rather than the hysterical trial by (social) media that seems to have occurred to date.

  • Guest

    You’ve just had the best English Professor suspended for something he said in a private email. Insane. And he was my Reading Poetry lecturer as well.

    • james

      he was your best english professor? really? and you think because his racist rants were sent thru his private (university) emails, then that’s okay? you might want to forget ‘reading poetry’ and enrol in a course about ethics and human decency.

      • Guest

        I’m more interested in learning and truth than I am about the lefts retarded idea of ethics.

        Although I should add that in my anger I gave the left too much slack in the first comment; Spence is a cautious man and would not have bowed to leftist pressure.

        • james

          Guest, you are obviously in some sort of trouble. go back to your mother and tell her that you love her and she’ll forgive you. then start again: this time, by thinking carefully about your life and everyone else’s. manage your anger and direct yourself into good, not evil. people are here to help you. one day, i’m sure, all will be well and you will breathe freely, content with your lot.

          • Josh

            James, you’re a shitlib. That’s a word that means “shit liberal”, meaning that your worldview is retarded. Have you ever gotten anything right? What predictions about current events have you made? How accurate have they been?

            In regards to the content of Spurr’s emails, one prediction you must have made was that Aboriginal test scores would increase. But this is not so. Aboriginal test scores are stagnant. The reason for this is clear to me, but for someone totally ignorant of the genetic gap in intelligence between aboriginals and whites, this fact must astound you.

            How on earth is it possible that Aboriginal test scores have not significantly increased in the face of millions in resources devoted to that goal, and in the face of a decline in racism against aboriginals?

            You must walk around all day with permanently stunned face.

            DERP!
            http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/000/270/561/749.jpg

          • james

            Josh, you are another person (are you black? and are you ashamed of being black?) who needs to start again. go back to your mother, she will forgive you. manage your anger. overcome your self-delusion and your self-hatred. it goes without saying that you know nothing about ‘Aboriginal test scores’ and ‘genetic gaps’. how could someone as ignorant and deluded as you know anything about these things? your rantings on this page have made you a laughing stock. the delusions of right wing maniacs do not astound me at all. but the level of self-hatred i so often see in right-wing maniacs always makes me sad. don’t hate yourself, josh. if you hate yourself, nothing good will come of it. come to terms with your ethnicity. if you come to terms with it, other people will appreciate you for what you are. don’t hide behind race, josh. and don’t try to use it as a weapon: you end up beating yourself over the head with it. josh, i understand your pain. you need help; i hope you find it soon.

          • james

            oh, and one more thing, josh: you ask me, ‘have you ever gotten anything right?’ the answer, josh, is: i get EVERYTHING right. including my diagnosis of you, i’m sorry to say. if only you weren’t so transparent: we all like a challenge, josh, and you will have to learn how to provide one. getting over your racial self-hatred is a good place to start. as for barry spurr (such is your self-hatred that you’ve completely forgotten about him), his career, i’m afraid, is now over. he is too old to learn anything new, josh. but you CAN. you can change, josh. i have faith in you. no one else does, but i DO. you barely exist, josh: but i believe in you.

          • Josh

            “it goes without saying that you know nothing about ‘Aboriginal test scores'”

            Everything i know about it is from a 2014 government report that can be found here:

            http://www.dpmc.gov.au/publications/docs/closing_the_gap_2014.pdf

            “Between 2008 and 2013, the proportion of
            Indigenous students at or above the NMS
            in reading and numeracy has shown a
            statistically significant improvement in only
            two out of eight instances – Years 3 and 5
            Reading.”

            So there were only two instances in which a “statistically significant” improvement was found. But in reality it’s really only one instance because…

            “The improvement in Year 5 Reading
            from 2008 – 2013 reflects a very large
            improvement in 2013 which should be
            treated with some caution”

            So only one instance out of 8…

          • james

            josh, i have already said that you need help here. you say above that ‘Aboriginal test scores are stagnant': now you say they’re NOT. one day you will overcome your confusion: look forward to that day, josh, and embrace it! as for your idea that relatively poor school results indicate ‘a genetic gap in intelligence between aboriginal and whites': you’ve made an error common to racists and white supremacists, confusing intelligence with opportunity. i have already told you that i am right in EVERYTHING, josh. and you, sadly, are not. but one day, your own intelligence will improve. have faith, josh! it will! you just need to be given the opportunity.

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  • Josh

    Spurr is yet another victim of the left power structure, which has had its tentacles wrapped around Australia’s institutions for decades. Spurr might literally be the only non-left academic in all of academia, but not even that can be tolerated.

    In regards to the content of his emails, i found them to be generally correct, both morally and empirically. His language was certainly inflammatory, of the kind that one would share only with friends in private correspondence — and it turns out that that’s exactly what they were, private emails…

    His emails, stripped of their hyperbole, speak to a deep truth: Australia is being overrun with people who hate “Australia” and its founding people.

    • Social responsibility is dead.

      As a white, fifth generation Australian, the only thing I hate about Australia is the assumption that white men and their sense of entitlement is a “value”. It’s not. It is just a manifestation of narrow mindedness, and being obsessed with a mythical past.
      There was nothing glorious about the 1950s for women, or Aboriginals in Australia at that time. They were at best invisible, at worst decried second class citizens, with veyiy lmited opportunities to earn a living, or engage in public life.
      Aboriginal families were literally torn apart.
      What does Professor Spurr have to be ashamed about, I wonder, that he needs to denigrate others?

      • scott

        There’s a term which you must familiarise yourself with.
        That term is, traitor!
        Right now, everything you say is an insult to your five generations of ancestors.
        That alone is bad enough; and reason enough for you to be ashamed of yourself. However, your treachery extends out to align itself with the growing assault on us from a hostile elite; and which is granted license by the ever treacherous Left…whom you CLEARLY associate yourself with!
        There is EVERYTHING glorious about us having created a civilised sovereign nation here, where there was nothing even remotely approaching such!
        What has any issue regarding the Aboriginals got to do with large numbers of Asians, Indians, Africans and Muslims coming here now?!
        Why aren’t they take to task for their many crimes?!
        No, of course they never will be; and it is frightfully ironic that Leftist dolts (like youself) keepn on parrotting a word like “ignorance”!
        Any issue with the Aboriginals (families “torn apart”?) is to be solved in-house.
        Our past IS mythic; and it’s a tremendous myth..and it is very REAL!
        It’s our future which is at stake, now!
        We have nothing to feel ashamed of.
        Spoiled little traitors, who seem eager keen to put their hand to the knife which plunges into their own people’s back? DO!

      • Josh

        “As a white, fifth generation Australian, the only thing I hate about Australia is the assumption that white men and their sense of entitlement is a “value”. It’s not. It is just a manifestation of narrow mindedness, and being obsessed with a mythical past.”

        What sense of entitlement? Please define this so called sense of entitlement ,and then, once defined, i want you to differentiate this entitlement to the slew of welfare entitlements that you support (and which i support).

        ” It’s not. It is just a manifestation of narrow mindedness, and being obsessed with a mythical past.”

        Again, i want you to differentiate between Whites fondly remembering their history and aboriginals fondly remembering their history. Last time i checked, the Australian Museum has an entire wing dedicated to just this. Should that be shut down?

        “There was nothing glorious about the 1950s for women, or Aboriginals in Australia at that time.”

        And apparently that’s true of today, which is a testament to how much your policies have failed .

        “They were at best invisible, at worst decried second class citizens, with veyiy lmited opportunities to earn a living, or engage in public life.”

        And now they have these rights, but still they’re unimpressive.

        “Aboriginal families were literally torn apart.”

        I’m unfamiliar with this history, so i wont comment, except to say that taking children from their abusive parents is justifiable.

        • Social responsibility is dead.

          Josh, you are white, so am I. And thankfully we have nothing else in common. If you were a typical white man, and if it were possible to resign as a member of a race that has prospered at the expense of others, at the point of a gun – then I would willingly do so.
          Denigrating people on the basis of race is nothing to be proud of. It is a shameful way to try to “justify” acts af cruelty, barbarity and injustice.
          You have the mentality of a colonialist.
          Most Australians have moved on, thankfully.

          • Josh

            yet you denigrate white people for being white every time you spout your toxic political views.

    • scott

      Here! Here!

      • celia

        actually its: ‘hear, hear’

        • bargal20

          Don’t you correct Scott on his english, Celia. He’s a white christian warrior protecting Western civilisation from the foreign hordes! Don’t make him use Barry Spurr’s language on you.

          • Josh

            so you’re perfectly OK with European countries becoming less “white”?

          • bargal20

            Yep, I’m perfectly OK with European countries becoming less “white”. By the way, my father came from Sicily. He wasn’t considered “white” in Australia until after World War 2. Who knows; maybe you still don’t consider me “white” enough.

          • Josh

            “Yep, I’m perfectly OK with European countries becoming less “white”.

            Does that mean you support Japan becoming less Japanese, China becoming less Chinese, etc?

            ” By the way, my father came from Sicily. He wasn’t considered “white” in Australia until after World War 2. Who knows; maybe you still don’t consider me “white”.”

            Your father is less white than an average North-West European, but he could probably pass for white.

          • bargal20

            Wow, that’s mighty white of you, Josh. I find your views on race fascinating, and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

          • Josh

            “Does that mean you support Japan becoming less Japanese, China becoming less Chinese, etc?”

            This argument always manages to shake ‘em off.

          • bargal20

            I fully support Japan becoming less Japanese. I fully support China becoming less Chinese. However, Josh, I live in Australia and am an Australian. I don’t live in Japan. I don’t live in China. I don’t live in Europe. For some odd reason the policies of Australia seem more relevant to me.

          • Josh

            Alright, that’s great.

            Your worldview boils down to this:

            Everyone is of the same race, same culture, same everything. So much for “diversity’ is a strength.

          • bargal20

            Josh, what do you even mean by “race”? You do know it’s not a scientific concept, right?

          • Josh

            Race is real. A random Englishman is always more similar to another random Englishman than he is to a random Khoisan.

          • bargal20

            So English comedian Lenny Henry is “racially” more similar to British National Party chairman Adam Walker than he is to Barbadian singer Rihanna. I like your version of “race”, Josh. Maybe you should inform Adam Walker of your views.

          • Josh

            I’m just quoting the foremost population geneticst…

            http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC139378/

            “Two Caucasians are more similar to each other genetically than a Caucasian and an Asian.”

          • bargal20

            But Josh, I just gave you the names of two Englishmen -Lenny Henry and Adam Walker. If they are racially similar, I don’t get why you’re concerned about Lenny Henry’s skin colour.

          • Josh

            Obviously i am using the word Englishman to refer to the English race.

            Just as when you refer to a chinaman you are referring to someone, most likely, of Han Chinese background.

          • bargal20

            “Chinaman”? Did you just type “chinaman”? You’re Alan Jones, aren’t you? Be honest now.

            I don’t know what you mean by “race”, Josh. You keep shifting the goalposts.

          • Josh

            Should i assume from your lack of a proper response that you now believe race is real?

          • bargal20

            No, Josh, my response means I honestly don’t know what you mean by “english race”

          • Josh

            alright, since you’re incapable of grasping the idea of an Englishman, let’s use another example, this time a direct quote from the study i linked above:

            “Two Caucasians are more similar to each other genetically than a Caucasian and an Asian.”

            http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC139378/

          • bargal20

            But Josh, one moment you say “caucasian race”; the next you say “english race”.
            Are you next going to tell me there exists an “Australian race”? Are Aborigines members of the “Australian race”, Josh? Am I part of the “Australian race”, Josh? Or does my partial Sicilian heritage preclude me from membership?

          • Josh

            “But Josh, one moment you say “caucasian race”; the next you say “english race”.

            Obviously there are sub-races within races.

            “Are you next going to tell me there exists an “Australian race”?

            Australia is a state, not a race. But it might be the case that Englishmen who live in Australia are more similar to one another than they are to Englishmen in England.

            No such study has been done.

          • bargal20

            Wow, this “race” thing you find so important is so complicated, Josh.

            It even seems to confuse you.

          • Josh

            Everything i have said regarding race is consistent.

            Please point out to me where the confusion is.

          • bargal20

            You do know England is a state, right, Josh? You do know Lenny Henry is an Englishman, right Josh?

          • Josh

            England is both a state and a race. Perhaps i should use the word Anglo? Do you understand now?

          • bargal20

            No, I don’t understand, Josh. What does “Anglo” mean? Are you saying Saxons can’t be Englishmen? What about Normans? Can they be Englishmen, Josh? Celts, Josh; can they be Englishmen, or do they fail your brown bag test? And what of the Romans? Can Romans be Englishmen, Josh? After all, they preceded the Normans by a good millennium.

            Your racial classification system just gets more and more complicated as this comment thread goes on, Josh.

          • Josh

            It’s true that the modern Englishman draws ancestry from all the groups you listed above.

            http://www.ox.ac.uk/media/news_stories/2012/120703.html
            As this study showed, different regions of Britain have more Celtic ancestry than others and so on. But that does not preclude the existence of an English race. Indeed, the researcher of the study goes on to say:

            “However, he cautions that these genetic differences that the project has found across the British Isles are small. We are far more genetically alike than we are different, he says.”

            This is totally consistent with my view of race.
            On one level, there is the human race, but on a finer level, there are sub-races of the human race, and on an even finer level there are sub-sub-races, and so on and on. I suppose that the finest level of sub-race is the nuclear family.

          • bargal20

            Josh, maybe you all this interesting and relevant to Australia, but I don’t.

          • Josh

            Right, you don’t think race matters, so of course you don’t care about this. And presumably you don’t give a damn about the research into Jewish genetics.
            http://www.timesofisrael.com/ashkenazi-jews-descend-from-350-people-study-finds/

            Apparently Ashkenzim are all 30th cousins…

            But you’re an outlier. Most people care deeply about race.

          • Guest

            Here’s a joke: A full blooded Aborigine in an Australian university.

            Funny, isn’t it?

            If you don’t get the joke, it’s because the Aborigines have an average IQ of 63. Race is very real you halfwit, only huge amounts of brainwashing could make you think otherwise.

          • bargal20

            To para-quote US president Barack Obama, “please proceed, Guest”. Your words say more about you than mine ever could.

          • Josh

            Speaking about Obama, that guy disagrees with you on one important point:

            He would vehemently oppose kenya becoming less kenyan. He admitted this in his autobiography.

          • bargal20

            Doesn’t bother me that I disagree with Obama. I disagree with him on many issues.

          • Josh

            so you think that it’s perfectly OK for kenya to become less kenyan? Say , what would you make of white immigrants immigrating en masse there?

          • bargal20

            I’m all for it, Josh. In fact, I fully support any plans you have to migrate to Kenya.

          • Josh

            alright, i can’t call you a hypocrite then. I think that race is a fundamental component of human nature, and as such people would oppose your idea of the world.

            People want to live among their own kind, and they want their own kind to live on in perpetuity.

          • bargal20

            But what do you mean by “kind”, Josh? It’s a new label you’ve just now pulled out of your storage hole. Your “racial” classification system is like some sort of “anglo” babushka doll- doll within doll within doll…

    • bargal20

      Yep, Australia has gone to ruin since leftist white traitors allowed “rubbish tip” aborigines into the country!

      • Josh

        You’re not funny. Either be funny or make a real argument.

  • Social responsibility is dead.

    I.wonder if anyone commenting below is female, or from a racial minority?
    How would someone with Spurrs attitudes objectively assess a student’s performance? He denigrates anyone different from himself.
    He was also reported in the New Matilda of referring to a female who was seriously sexually assaulted as a ‘slut’.
    If he was a poetry lover, surely he could have found ways to express his views that didn’t involve racial and sexual stereotyping.
    And there is no such thing as a ‘private email’ if it is sent to many people, who are free to forward it.
    There is no evidence that his account was hacked. It was not his private email, he sent ithem as a staff member, not from home etc.
    A recipient has passed the emails on, which they have every right to do – until Brandis bans them too.

    • scott

      But!
      Right now Whites (read: Australians) are rapidly being made a minority in Australia!
      This is glibly passed off (and actually celebrated by some!) as being “demographic change”, a “growing population”, “multiculturalism”, “diversity”, or else some other diversionary euphemism for what is really happening.
      Australians hear all kinds of insults directed our way as this grim process is amped up.
      We rightly resent all of this.
      It is our inherent birthright to speak up against it!

      • bargal20

        Too right. A quick scan of the Federal and state government benches shows they are dominated by non-white women! White men are the most underrepresented and persecuted minority in Australia!

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  • bargal20

    Aw, did the “faggot” huwt your feewings?