Students stormed out of a Cultural Anthropology at Texas State University this week after Dr. Jon McGee told them that we ALL are of African descent.
Students say the professor announced that the discussion would be on race that day and began talking about the Black Lives Matter movement which led to him declaring that we all descended from East Africa. They said the class was silent until someone sarcastically said, “Sure”, and then White students began walking out leaving. A few students stayed behind to argue with the remaining students who apparently were not offended by the remark.
Students say it was the talk of Black Lives Matter that made the other students leave, but that Dr. McGee was not trying to offend anyone. He never took either side.
We found this profile for Dr. McGee on the school’s site:
“I have worked with the Lacandon Maya since 1980, studying Maya religion, language, and culture. My research work has focused on the Maya, anthropology of religion, culture, theory, and field research methods. I also lead a yearly field school in Chiapas Mexico, and a study abroad program in Canterbury, England. Currently, I am working with Dr. Joel Palka at the University of Illinois-Chicago on an archaeological and ethnohistorical survey of the Lacandon area.”
Nor does he directly look like he is of African descent, so his information seems pretty credible to us. He just is stating what he has discovered from years of research. Sorry, not sorry that they are mad.