The Washington Post published an opinion piece by the Drexel University professor who called for white genocide in which he blames college conservatives for “squashing academic freedom.”
George Ciccariello-Maher, who is a tenured professor at Drexel, first gained national media attention when he tweeted, “All I Want for Christmas is White Genocide.” He followed up his Christmas wish with the assertion that the massacre of white people during the Haitian revolution was “a good thing indeed.” (RELATED: University Professor: I Want ‘White Genocide’ For Christmas)
The Daily Caller, who the professor calls a “minor conservative outlet” in his Washington Post piece, revealed that Ciccariello-Maher had a history on anti-white tweets and scholarship. (RELATED: Drexel Prof Wrote Long Paper Praising White Genocide)
On June 8, 2015, for example, Ciccariello-Maher said, “Abolish the White Race,” and a little over a week later claimed that Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof “simply put into practice what many white Americans already think.” (RELATED: Drexel Professor Has A History Of Hating White People And Wishing For Their Genocide)
Unable to stay out from under the microscope, the Drexel professor tweeted this past spring that he wanted to “vomit” when someone gave up their airline seat to a veteran. Last week after the Las Vegas shooting he declared that mass shootings are committed by white men because of the “white supremacist patriarchy”–which he claims is a “relatively uncontroversial” tweet.
Now, the Washington Post has treated Cicciarello-Maher with space for an opinion piece so that he can blame the controversy surrounding him–and the university’s investigation into his tweets–on conservatives.
According to Cicciarello-Maher, conservative reporting on his statements is “lying” and puts him and his students “in danger.”
“But more and more, professors like me are being targeted by a coordinated right-wing campaign to undermine our academic freedom — one that relies on misrepresentation and sometimes outright lying, and often puts us and our students in danger,” he writes in WaPo.
“I am by no means the first, and will not be the last target of this kind of smear campaign by conservatives aimed at academics,” he says. “In every case, it is the same right-wing media outlets leading the charge, and campuses are increasingly the target.”