Dozens of Cornell University professors published a petition Wednesday demanding the reinstatement of the professor who blamed the Las Vegas massacre on whiteness.
Seventy Cornell professors signed the petition demanding that Drexel University fully reinstate tenured politics professor George Ciccariello-Maher. The petition is one of many that the professor has received since his Oct. 9 suspension from teaching on campus.
“It was incumbent on Drexel University to defend [Ciccariello-Maher’s] academic freedom,” said the professors in their petition. “Drexel University’s Provost unilaterally suspended Professor Ciccariello-Maher without providing a hearing or even consulting with a duly constituted faculty body.”
“Professor Ciccariello-Maher is only the latest in a growing list of academics, particularly scholars of color, facing sanctions from employers who see fit to capitulate to the right-wing’s campaign to suppress academic freedom,” continued the professors.
They demanded that Drexel fully reinstate the professor, who is allowed to teach courses, but only online.
“White people and men are told that they are entitled to everything. This is what happens when they don’t get what they want,” said Ciccariello-Maher after the Las Vegas massacre. (RELATED: Drexel Puts Tenured ‘White Genocide’ Prof On Leave After He Blamed Vegas Massacre On White People)
The professor received another petition of support on Tuesday, that time from the California Scholars for Academic Freedom, which stated that “‘security’ [from threats, allegedly the reason Drexel put the professor on leave] cannot be a cover for administrative retreat from the facts.”
Both petitions cited the American Association of University Professors, which petitioned Drexel to revoke the professor’s suspension in October. (RELATED: Communist Professor Placed On Administrative Leave Receives Massive Wave Of Support)
Ciccariello-Maher has not stopped blaming mass murders on white entitlement during his time away from Drexel.
“What is it that makes white men so prone to this kind of behavior?” he rhetorically asked to Democracy Now! Monday after the Texas massacre. “Whiteness is a structure of privilege and it’s a structure of power, and a structure that, when it feels threatened, you know, lashes out.”
“Nah,” said Ciccariello-Maher when reached for comment by The Daily Caller News Foundation. Drexel did not comment in time for press.
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