That’ll teach her.
But Professor McIntyre wanted to make sure that he got his pedagogical message across to the whole class. He didn’t just lay down one smack, but brought a whole can of whup ass.
The other patron involved in the dispute said McIntyre then took a swing at him after he yelled, “You don’t hit a woman!”
“He knocked the glasses right off my face,” said the man, who would only give his first name as “Shannon.” “The punch came out of nowhere. Mac was talking to us about white privilege and what I was doing about it — apparently I wasn’t doing enough.”
Nothing motivates a white guy to give shit about white privilege than a good old fashioned ass kicking. However, Professor McIntyre applied the wrong kind of whup ass. See, this clearly called for the “pimp slap,” not the full on ass kicking.
The pimp slap is administered with the open hand, and demonstrates authority over the slapee… and it rarely results in an arrest. In fact, the pimp slap can often be interpreted as an expression of love, because a pimp’s love is very different from that of a square. (source) The pimp slap accurately communicates that love, while also demonstrating authority. This is the stronger pedagogical approach.
I gotta be honest, as much as I mock him, his technique beats the shit out of making students read Derrick Bell, Mari Matsuda, or Richard Delgado’s warmed over bullshit tripe. I’d glady take a punch in the face over reading that crap ever again.
The Columbia Spectator reports
Daniel Morgan, a local resident on 123rd Street who said he has known both the offender and the victim for around five years from frequenting Toast—said that he was in the bar earlier that evening but left before either arrived.
Morgan said he ran into Davis on the street on Saturday, when he saw her injuries from the fight. “Her right eye was closed from getting a beating,” he said, adding, “I told her, ‘We got to go to the 26th Precinct and report this immediately.’” According to Morgan, nobody in the bar on Friday night had made any calls to the police, and Davis did not initially report the assault because she was frightened.
“I told her, ‘You are not offending anyone. You were attacked,’” he said. Though he has seen McIntyre get vocal at the bar, Morgan said he had never seen McIntyre get violent.
He added, “What really pisses me off is that no one did anything about it.” Morgan said that he was not sure about what caused the fight, though he noted that, over the past two years, McIntyre has generally been involved in increasingly heated conversations in the bar.
Davis waited three days to inform the police, because, according to Morgan, “She was being pressured not to make waves.” (source)
There is no elaboration in the story as to who pressured her, or who told her not to make waves. I would very much like to know this information.