The professor who was caught on camera blasting Republicans as old, white individuals who want to prevent black people from voting is now under investigation, a school official told TheBlaze.
"MSU is thankful we’ve been made aware of the situation," Michigan State University (MSU) spokesman Kent Cassella said in a statement on Tuesday night.
"We will be looking into it," he added.
MSU Professor of Creative Writing William Penn opened up his first day of class with an anti-Republican rant, accusing the political party of a number of things. His comments were caught on camera and released by college news site Campus Reform.
Watch the secretly recorded video of the MSU professor slamming Republicans, courtesy of Campus Reform:
“If you go to the Republican convention in Florida, you see all of the old Republicans with the dead skin cells washing off them,” said Penn. “They are cheap. They don’t want to pay taxes because they have already raped this country and gotten everything out of it they possibly could.”
Penn then appeared to accuse the Republican party of backing voter identification laws as a plan for “getting black people not to vote.”
“This country still is full of closet racists,” he said. “What do you think is going on in South Carolina and North Carolina. Voter suppression. Its about getting black people not to vote. Why? Because black people tend to vote Democratic.”
“Why would would Republicans want to do it?” Penn asked. “Because Republicans are not a majority in this country anymore. They are a bunch of dead white people. Or dying white people.”
Casella told TheBlaze professors are expected to maintain a classroom where all opinions are respected.
"At MSU it is important the classroom environment is conducive to a free exchange of ideas and is respectful of the opinions of others," he said.
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