The White Yale professor has been labeled a racist for interrupting a black councilor during a meeting
White Yale professor is labeled racist, compared to police officer Derek Chauvin and was told she had to quit her job as a counselor because she interrupted a black man and told him how to address her during a virtual meeting
- On April 5, Hamden Councilor Valerie Horsley interrupted Councilman Justin Farmer
- The farmer asked a question about how the city paid for an ice rink
- She interrupted and said “point of order!” about Zoom
- He replied: ‘That’s all right, Counselor Horseley’
- She shot back, ‘Dr. Horseley, thank you, ‘then said the F word and shook her head’
- She apologized on Facebook after being criticized for her behavior
- He has accepted her apology and says it is in everyone’s interest to move on
- Now there’s a Change.org petition comparing her to Minneapolis agent Derek Chauvin
- The petition’s organizers said she “knelt on the farmer’s neck,” just as Chauvin knelt on George Floyd.
A White Yale professor has been labeled racist, compared to Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, and was told to step down from her role as counsel for the way she interrupted a black colleague and told him how to address her during a virtual meeting.
Dr. Valerie Horsley is a counselor in the town of Hamden, Connecticut. She participated in a virtual meeting with Councilor Justin Farmer and other local officials on April 5.
They discussed an ice rink in town, and Farmer asked the town’s director of finance a question about financing it.
Horsley intervened: “Point of order, point of order, has there ever been a case where public comments are handled by a commissioner or someone in the administration? This is a public comment, am I mistaken?
“Point of order,” she said.
The farmer replied, “Well done, Counselor Horsley.” She shot back, ‘Dr. Horsley, thank you, ”then said the F-word, shaking her head.
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Dr. Valerie Horsley is a counselor in the city of Hamden, Connecticut, and a professor at Yale. She participated in a virtual meeting with Councilor Justin Farmer and other local officials on April 5.
Afterwards, people who watched the video called her racist and compared how she spoke to him to how Chauvin knelt on George Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes as he begged for his life.
Activists filed a petition saying, “Last night, the city of Hamden watched as White Councilman Horsley laid her knee on Black Councilman Farmer’s neck for 41 seconds.”
Horseley apologized on Facebook and Farmer accepted her apology, saying he “wanted to move on.”
He said he felt he was a victim of abuse, but that he had his whole life “whether it was because of my political stances, the color of my skin, my age or my disability.”
Horsley apologizes for her comments on Facebook after being knocked back
Farmer said he accepted her apologies and wanted to move forward in the interest of everyone
Now there is a petition comparing her to the cop who knelt on George Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes demanding her resignation
“In the interest of continuing to do the people’s business, I accept Counsel Horsley’s apology,” he said.
But activists continue to demand her resignation.
We ask for a public apology from the City and Council, the immediate removal of Yale faculty and council member Horsley, and for the City of Hamden to demonstrate their recognition of justice and inclusivity as leaders by publicly turning racism into a public health crisis. explain, ”says the Change.org petition.
They also wrote an open letter to Yale.
Yale has not commented on the argument and the city council has not indicated whether or not to fire her.
However, Farmer says he was urged to sign a letter with her in which they both took responsibility for the incident to “ cool things down. ”
He said it offended him.