According to one tenured professor at Drexel University, Stephen Paddock carried out the deadliest shooting in U.S. history because he has white privilege...
That professor, George Ciccariello-Maher, has been placed on leave for his comments, which were made on Twitter:
Drexel released the following statement regarding Ciccariello-Maher’s suspension:
“The safety of Drexel’s students, faculty, professional staff and police officers are of paramount concern to Drexel. Due to a growing number of threats directed at Professor George Ciccariello-Maher, and increased concerns about both his safety and the safety of Drexel’s community, after careful consideration the University has decided to place Professor Ciccariello-Maher on administrative leave. We believe this is a necessary step to ensure the safety of our campus.”
In an op-ed for The Washington Post, Ciccariello-Maher says putting him on leave sends the "wrong signal":
“By bowing to pressure from racist internet trolls, Drexel has sent the wrong signal: That you can control a university’s curriculum with anonymous threats of violence. Such cowardice notwithstanding, I am prepared to take all necessary legal action to protect my academic freedom, tenure rights and most importantly, the rights of my students to learn in a safe environment where threats don’t hold sway over intellectual debate. Alongside organizations like the Campus Antifascist Network, I will continue to challenge white supremacists in an effort to make Drexel and all universities safe space for an intellectual debate among equals."
Ciccariello-Maher, who is an Antifa supporter, first garnered attention earlier this year when he claimed to support white genocide.
He teaches politics and global studies at Drexel.
It's unnerving to think that Ciccariello-Maher was teaching impressionable college kids at Drexel. But then again, it should really come as no surprise. Extreme left-wing thought has become the norm on campuses around the nation. Today, liberal professors outnumber conservative professors 12 to 1.
In college, students should be taught how to think critically and independently. But unfortunately, at many universities, students are spoon-fed liberalism from the moment they step foot onto campus until they receive their diplomas.