Reports: Black teacher who went on racist tirade against Hispanic deputy is an English college professor


LOS ANGELES, CA- Law Enforcement Today recently reported on the story of a black woman who was pulled over by a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy for allegedly using a cellphone while driving.

During her encounter with the deputy, the woman, who has since been identified by some media outlets as Kalunda-Rae Iwamizu, also known as Kalunda Jenkins, unleashed a racist tirade aimed directly at the deputy. 

Iwamizu is reportedly a college professor in the English department at Los Angeles Southwest College and according to rate my professor, a website where students can rate their experiences with their college professors, Iwamizu is rated at the lowest, a 1.0 for quality and some of the comments are very detailed. 

Since the incident with the deputy, rate my professor as turned off Iwamizu’s review page and Los Angeles Southwest College has removed her contact information from the college’s faculty directory.

The notification from rate my professor, states:

“Professor Iwamizu’s profile is currently locked. Please check back shortly to leave your review or visit our help center for more info.”

Before the website locked Iwamizu’s review page, screenshots of what students have said about her class were taken. Below are some of the comments.

One student, who posted their comment back on February 15, 2017, wrote:

“She is HORRIBLE! Even as a person she is not nice, at all. Very rude and laughs at your when you ask questions, very hard to understand her lectures. Take her and you will regret it 100%. Didn’t want to get a C in her class so I dropped it and retook it in the winter and got an A+ with another professor. Hands down worst professor I ever had.”

On March 20, 2017, another student wrote:

“Horrible teacher. Nastiest attitude I’ve ever had from a teacher. I never write reviews but I had to write one about her so that tells you how bad she is. NEVER TAKE THIS CLASS WITH HER!!”

On August 7, 2017, a student wrote:

“Takes a long time to return papers. Requires the 2nd essay to be submitted before she returns the 1st one, so you don’t know if what you submitted was correct. Changes requirements on assignments after drafts have already been turned in. Won’t answer questions in class and sometimes she comes late. Boastful and rude.”

Another student commented:

“When I first took this class, I thought it would be great. She seemed really understanding and caring, however, I was wrong. She rambles forever. Rarely stays on topic. She thinks that she is making a bigger impact than she really was. She is very insecure with herself, very unprofessional, Would NOT recommend at all to anyone.”

All students mentioned above gave Iwamizu a quality rating of 1.0. On January 15, 2018, one student gave her a 5.0, but still gave a negative comment:

“I took Ms. Iwamizu during a summer semester. She’s mostly what all the negative comments say about her, being boastful, prideful, argumentative, and will laugh at your questions (if they’re ignorant). I feel if you’re simply not intellectually sound, this professor isn’t for you. I passed with an A.”

During her racist tirade against the deputy, Iwamizu stated willingly that she was a teacher. When the deputy asked for her driver’s license, she snapped back by saying:

“It’s my apartment and I am perfectly legal and I am a teacher.”

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Watch: College professor caught on camera attacking student for calling police ‘heroes’

April 30th, 2021

CYPRESS, CA – A professor at Cypress College had recently berated one of her students during a Zoom classroom session for the student merely asserting that he believes police officers are “heroes”.

A clip of the video has since gained traction online, attracting unfavorable attention to both the college and the professor who’d went on the tirade against the student.  

It was during a communications class held over Zoom that Cypress College student Braden Ellis delivered a presentation regarding “cancel culture” and how the entire movement is “so destructive and tearing our country apart.”

According to Ellis, during his presentation he had brought up how proponents of cancel culture tried to go after the children’s television show “Paw Patrol” after anti-police sentiments were at an all-time high back in June of 2020.

For those unfamiliar with the television show “Paw Patrol,” it’s simply a computer-animated show consisting of dogs that function as first responders – to include a police officer.

Ellis says that following his presentation, his communications professor afforded a 10-minute question and answer session for fellow students to respond to their peers’ presentations.

However, what played out was not a peer-to-peer Q&A, rather this professor decided to use that time to not simply challenge some of Ellis’ views – but outright scold him for daring to perceive officers as heroes.

The professor states the following:

“So, you brought up the police in your speech a few times. So, what is your main concern? Since, I mean, honestly … the issue is systemic. Because the whole reason we have police departments in the first place, where does it stem from?

What’s our history? Going back to what [another classmate] was talking about, what does it stem from? It stems from people in the south wanting to capture runaway slaves.”

For some strange reason, this college professor cited the myth that policing/law enforcement originates from runaway slave patrols from the south. 

This categorically false, as the practice of law enforcement (to include arresting offenders) has documentation going as far back as ancient Egypt’s “Judge Commandant of the Police” from the fourth dynasty period (2613 to 2494 BC). 

While “slave patrols” did exist in America, they were not the impetus of policing. 

This classmate that the professor referred to briefly chimed in on that note, saying:

“Maybe they shouldn’t be heroes. Maybe they don’t belong on a kid’s show.”

Ellis responded with:

“I disagree with what [my classmate] said … I think cops are heroes and they have to have a difficult job. But we have to…”

The professor immediately cuts Ellis off, interrupting with:

“All of them?”

Responding to the teacher’s rhetorical inquiry, Ellis says:

“I’d say a good majority of them. You have bad people in every business and every…”

This communications professor once again interrupts Ellis, proclaiming that there have been countless police officers that have “committed atrocious crimes,” for which they have never been held accountable for:

“A lot of police officers have committed atrocious crimes and have gotten away with it and have never been convicted of any of it. And I say [it] as a person that has family members who are police officers.”

Surprisingly, Ellis was able to maintain his composure and concede that there likely have been some instances where a police officer may have broken the law and was not held accountable, but reaffirmed that he still believes the majority of police officers are good people:

“Yes, I understand. This is what I believe … This is not popular to say, but I do support our police. And we have bad people, and the people that do bad things should be brought to justice, I agree with that.”

This professor then proclaims that police “haven’t” ever been brought to justice for any infraction upon the law, which is perhaps one of the most categorically false assertions one can make on this topic – and is also concerning that it’s coming from a college professor.

Anyone with access to a computer or a smartphone/tablet has access to Google, and a mere searching  of the words “police officer arrested” or “police officer convicted” will display results that show there have been many cases where police officers that broke the law were brought to justice.

The back and forth between the student and the incensed professor continued from there, with Ellis eventually asking his professor what she’d do if she ever needed to call the police in her time of need:

“They do protect us. Who do we call when we’re in trouble and someone has a knife or a gun?”

The professor stated that she “wouldn’t call the police,” which Ellis reasonably asked why she wouldn’t consider calling the police if she were in jeopardy, to which she responded with:

“I don’t trust them. My life’s in more danger in their [presence].”

The professor stood firm in the strange assertion that she would never “call anybody,” if she were in immediate danger.

Recently when Ellis spoke to The Daily Wire about this interaction he had with his communications professor, he stated the following about how he perceived the exchange:

“I was shocked to hear her comments about police, but I stood firm in my beliefs. We need to fight back against this liberal ideology spreading in our colleges and save America.”


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