According to police reports, 59-year-old Columbia architecture professor Lionel McIntyre punched a female Columbia employee in the face Friday night. Now he's in trouble.
Apparently McIntyre, who is black, and Camille Davis, a white theater production manager, got into a heated debate about "white privilege" at Toast, a Columbia-area bar. McIntyre, who often engages bar patrons in uncomfortable debates, first shoved Davis. When someone tried to break it up, McIntyre punched Davis.
"The punch was so loud, the kitchen workers in the back heard it over all the noise," bar back Richie Velez, 28, told 'The Post.' "I was on my way over when he punched Camille and she fell on top of me."
McIntyre, who worked in civil rights organizing in the South in the sixties, called it a "very unfortunate event." Agreed.