Remaining mostly unscathed from Twitter’s censorship, progressives have rampaged the platform with tweets inciting violence and expressing anti-white racism during 2017.
Despite their prestige, professors often occupied the front lines of social media left-wing lunacy, with tweets inciting violence against President Donald Trump and Republicans, blaming white people for the Las Vegas massacre, and noting how completely okay they would be if Education Secretary Betsy DeVos were sexually assaulted. Without further ado, here are the top five most insane professor tweets from 2017.
5. Prof Suggests Hurricane Harvey Is “Instant Karma” For Texas Republicans
“I don’t believe in instant Karma but this kinda feels like it for Texas,” tweeted University of Tampa professor Kenneth L. Storey during Hurricane Harvey. “Hopefully this will help them realize the GOP doesnt [sic] care about them.”
The University of Tampa fired the sociology professor after the remark, saying “we condemn the comments and the sentiment behind them, and understand the pain this irresponsible act has caused.”
4. Prof Says He’d “Be OK” If DeVos Were Sexually Assaulted
“I’m not wishing for it…but I’d be ok if #BetsyDeVos was sexually assaulted,” said Robert Ranco, an Austin Community College professor.
The paralegal studies adjunct professor resigned from his position at a law firm a few days later, with his employer stating “I wasn’t going to make a rash decision about a member of this family just to appease people on social media…that said, I considered the health of everyone in our organization, promised my partners and my employees that we would act according to the values of our firm, and sat down to speak with Mr. Ranco.”
Austin Community College distanced itself from Ranco’s remark and the professor himself later called it “harsh” and deleted both the tweet and his account.
3. Prof Wishes Someone “Would Just Shoot [Trump] Outright”
“Trump is a f***ing joke,” tweeted Kevin Allred, a professor famous for teaching a course on Beyoncé. “I wish someone would just shoot him outright.”
Montclair State University had previously hired the professor, but Allred reported that the school fired him after the tweet and before he had even begun teaching.
“It’s funny cuz [sic] in my interview [Montclair State was] super excited about me being young, hip, and calling out power,” Allred said. “Guess not in practice, huh?”
2. Prof Says Vegas Massacre “Is What Happens When” White People “Don’t Get What They Want”
“White people and men are told that they are entitled to everything,” said Drexel University professor George Ciccariello-Maher. The Vegas massacre “is what happens when they don’t get what they want.”
Drexel University placed the tenured politics professor on leave following the remark, citing threats received by Ciccariello-Maher and concern about the university community’s safety. The school has since allowed Ciccariello-Maher to resume teaching classes, but only in an online capacity.
Ciccariello-Maher, a self-professed communist, received waves of support following his ban from campus, with students, fellow professors, and academic organizations demanding that Drexel fully reinstate him.
“Get back to me when I’m #1,” Ciccariello-Maher said when The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to him for comment on his receipt of this distinction.
1. Prof Says “Trump Must Hang,” And The “Execution Of Two Republicans” Would Be Justice For Each Deported Immigrant
“To save American democracy, Trump must hang,” tweeted California State University, Fresno professor Lars Maischak. “The sooner and the higher, the better. #TheResistance #DeathToFascism.”
“#TheResistance #ethniccleansing Justice = The execution of two Republicans for each deported immigrant,” he said.
Fresno State originally merely distanced itself from Maischak’s remarks, but eventually placed the professor on leave.
“I can assure you that I do not condone or advocate for murder or violence, and that I do not intend to commit any act, or acts, of murder or violence,” said Maischak after publication of the tweets, arguing that his statement “Trump must hang” constituted a “logical necessity” instead of incitement to violence.
Fresno State has since stated that Maischak will return to teaching in spring 2018.
BONUS ROUND: TA Proclaims She Calls On Black Female Students First, White Male Ones Last
“I will always call on my black women students first. Other POC [people of color] get second tier priority. WW [White women] come next. And, if I have to, white men,” said University of Pennsylvania teaching assistant Stephanie McKellop.
The TA referred to “progressive stacking,” a method employed by some professors in which students are called on the basis of their perceived oppression.
More than a month after her tweet, McKellop announced that she would not be teaching in spring 2018 due to “admin choices,” explaining that she “didn’t get canned” and simply had to study for exams.
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