Stanford University students are demanding the resignation of a professor linked to Antifa, according to a Tuesday report.
Students from the campus’s College Republican chapter and Stanford Review newspaper want David Palumbo-Liu, a comparative literature professor at the school, to either resign or distance himself from the Campus Antifascist Network group he founded, reported The College Fix.
Palumbo-Liu and Purdue University professor Bill Mullen created the group “to stem the rise of fascism, whether proudly displayed in hateful exclusionary slogans and posters, or disguised as ‘free speech.'”
“Antifa’s violence and thuggery is antithetical to the purpose of a university as an institution dedicated to the free exchange of ideas,” said Stanford’s College Republicans on Facebook. “We call on the administration to reprimand Palumbo-Liu and for him to resign immediately.”
Among the Campus Antifascist Network’s endorsers are George Ciccariello-Maher, the former Drexel University “white genocide” professor who blamed the Las Vegas massacre on white people not getting what they want. Trinity College professor Johnny E. Williams, who termed white people “inhuman a**holes” and said “let them f***ing die,” has also expressed support for the group.
“Assuming a leadership position in a movement whose activities have been classified as domestic terrorism by the DHS and FBI is utterly intolerable,” said Anna Mitchell, editor-in-chief for Stanford Review and John-Rice Cameron, a member of the College Republicans in a January article about Palumbo-Liu and the Campus Antifascist Network.
After condemning President Donald Trump and “alt-right” campus speakers, the professor disputed the conflation of his group with Antifa in an article for The Stanford Daily.
“To think there is an organized ‘antifa’ movement is ridiculous, as it is mostly comprised of anarchists,” said Palumbo-Liu. “We named ourselves the ‘Campus Antifascist Network’ to claim an alliance with the anti-fascists who fought Hitler, Mussolini, Franco and other fascist leaders.”
The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to Palumbo-Liu and Stanford for comment, but received none in time for press.
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