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Shame on Drexel!

university decided to put a tenured professor on administrative leave because a bunch of snowflakes got their tender fee-fees hurt by a retelling of a retelling of his tweet

What a pathetic school, and what a lousy administration and faculty if they let this happen. 

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18 thoughts on “Shame on Drexel!

  1. Dreidel on said:

    Ah, it’s a good thing I had my reading glasses handy — your headline looked like “Shame on Dreidel!”, and I thought I was being banished again.

    The professor’s article was idiotic — no one hates white people more than a guilt-ridden, self-loathing white liberal — but relatively tame. At least he didn’t use the radical feminists’ favorite expression “toxic masculinity.”

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  2. This particular professor is the poster boy for morally bad arguments based on skin color.

    http://jpohl.blogspot.com/2016/12/george-ciccariello-maher.html

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    • That’s entirely beyond the point.

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      • Evelina Anville on said:

        I agree. And, as you said in the OP, it wasn’t even a fair representation of his argument. It was a tweet of a tweet of a tweet: fractured beyond recognition.

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        • He’s a tenured professor. His right to express his ideas, whatever they are, should be protected by the University. I’m stunned that they folded so quickly and didn’t even try to fight for him. I’m also sad that nobody seems to care much. I found out by complete accident from a very obscure site.

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  3. Stringer Bell on said:

    Sorry, just had to post this:

    “The GOOD ones that we USE every day to wash cars, to change oil in our cars, to cook in the kitchen…Well, they’re going to let THEM out!”

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  4. Evelina Anville on said:

    The Drexel situation is absolutely disgraceful. THIS is what students should be protesting. Not Halloween costume ridiculousness.

    And white men need to stop pearl clutching. This administration has cabinet comprised of almost exclusively white men; congress has a white male; the senate has a white male majority; this country’s wealthiest CEO’s have a white male majority, and white men largely escape excessive police brutality. White men are doing A-OK in this country. Meanwhile white men are organizing Nazi/KKK rallies across the country and stock piling massive amounts of weapons. So yes: some Americans see white masculinity as toxic. That shouldn’t be a huge shocker to anyone.

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  5. Shakti on said:

    This is the university’s claim:

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  6. I completely agree the content of the twits is immaterial, this is an unacceptable broach of free speech.

    And it’s also terrible to think that anyone is infantile enough to take things found on twitter seriously….

    https://cliffarroyo.wordpress.com/2017/10/12/pulling-peoples-chains-making-them-dance/

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    • Oh, man, come on, I was just sitting down to write the exact same post. Every day on the news it’s “Trump said on Twitter he’ll do XYZ! The horror! The Apocalypse!” Trump ends up never actually doing XYZ but nobody remembers that the next time around. Yes, he’s totally yanking their chain. It’s sad to watch.

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      • ” he’s totally yanking their chain”

        I think it’s bigger than Trump, it’s the medium of twitter/facebook/other-social-media-dreck that’s pulling people’s chains non-stop.

        I enjoy surfing twitter for the latest scandales at time but I don’t take it seriously, it’s like an interactive video game, but so many, many people seem to take the contents so deadly seriously…..

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  7. Is it important?

    The United States announces its withdrawal from UN’s cultural and educational agency, complaining about how it is run and about what Washington described as bias against Israel.

    “In recent years, UNESCO has transformed itself into a delusional organization that lost its professional path in favor of the political interests of certain countries,” said Carmel Shama-Hacohen, Israel’s representative at the organization.

    “my personal recommendation to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to stick with the United States and immediately withdraw from UNESCO,” he added.

    Francois Heisbourg, chairman of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, said the decision was probably motivated by Trump’s desire to send a message of support to Israel and underlined his “America First” policies.

    “UNESCO is an easier target than others: it’s relatively small, it doesn’t concern vital interests, and UNESCO has gone much further than other UN organizations in recognizing the Palestinian authorities,” he told AFP.

    https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5027650,00.html

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  8. JProf on said:

    Yes, I totally agree with you, Clarissa.

    But I will also point out that this professor is an absolute clown who uses twitter to perform being radical. He’s 100% in favor of punching Richard Spencer and neo-Nazis. Many people on the left think this is counterproductive politically. When he was asked whether or not he would punch Richard Spencer if he had the opportunity, he wouldn’t answer and just called the question silly.

    He has some great publications with Duke UP, but some of his earlier articles just make me want to shake my head and laugh (“Brechtian Hip-Hop: Didactics and Self-Production in Post-Gangsta Political Mixtapes” and an article on Kanye West).

    But I fully support his freedom of expression and right to say silly, provocative things on Twitter without repercussions from his university. (By the way, the silly tweets I’m referring to do not include the ones for which he was put on administrative leave; I actually find these tweets about Las Vegas to be rather plausible arguments.)

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  9. Stringer Bell on said:

    https://theintercept.com/2017/10/13/kansas-israel-boycott-bds-mennonite-church/

    “ESTHER KOONTZ IS a long-time math teacher and curriculum coach at Horace Mann Dual Language Magnet School in Wichita, Kansas.

    She’s also a member of the Mennonite Church USA, which in July voted to divest itself from American companies that profit off of Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories.

    One month prior to that vote, Kansas’s legislature passed into law House Bill 2409, which seeks to discourage boycotts of the state of Israel by prohibiting state contracts with individuals who refuse to say they will not engage in such boycott activity.”

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