White Woman Leaves Racist Voicemail on UMD Professor’s Voicemail
African American studies professor Dr. Jason Nichols posted a video of a racist ranting voicemail that he received that compared black people to "jungle monkeys" and repeatedly referred to blacks using the N-word.
Nichols, an African American studies professor at the University of Maryland, recently appeared on Tucker Nelsons show on Fox news to discuss Columbus day. Nichols has often been featured on Fox to talk about subjects pertaining to race and culture. During the interview Nichols discussed the problematic nature of Columbus day.
"We have a person coming outside of the borders, and terrorizing and killing 250,000 citizens in two years. We'd probably call that person a terrorist now." Nichols said of Christopher Columbus.
Following his interview on Fox, Nichols received an approximately ten minute long message from a white woman who was a former probation officer. In the message, the anonymous woman tells Nichols, "It's about time white people tell you how we feel" and blames black people and affirmative action for her inability to get a job.
She also goes on about her disgust with the black race. Saying that all black people do is kill each other and do drugs in the ghetto.
"You people can not live in a civilized society, because you're….primates and you're uncivilized." she said. "You belong in Africa where all the jungle monkeys are… If I were a black, I would be so….humiliated and embarrassed."
The woman repeatedly refers to blacks as jungle monkeys, racial slurs and accuses blacks of playing the victim. The video can be seen in full here.
According to Nichols, he often receives hateful messages when he appears on Fox or writes for different media outlets about race or other controversial issues.
Nichols live streamed himself listening to this voicemail on facebook. Though he often receives hateful messages, he believes this one shows how prevalent racism still is.
"I wanted people to see the reality of racism in our country. They needed to see that it can come from both women and men, and that it can involve people in important positions of power and influence," Nichols said.
The video has been viewed over 2.2 million times and has been shared 35,000 times from his personal facebook page. Various sources on twitter have also shared the video.
"Initially, they are difficult to hear. After the initial discomfort, they motivate me to keep working and challenging white supremacy," Nichols said.
President Loh also commented on the incident. He tweeted, “If you have seen the despicable verbal attack on #UMD Professor Nichols, please join our community in showing support for him.”