Fire George Ciccariello-maher from Drexel University
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George Ciccariello-Maher needs to be fired from Drexel University for his blatant racism and hate speech. He is a Teacher at a university and needs to be held accountable for the inappropriate things he says.
"Some guy Gave up His first class seat for a uniformed soldier. People are thanking him. I'm trying not to vomit or yell about Mosul.:
"All I want for Christmas is White Genocide."
These are just two tweets by this teacher. One is to wish Genocide on Whites and the other is to put Hate on are Military Men and Women.
The worst part is Drexel University doesn't want to hold him accountable for what he says. "The recent social media comments by George Ciccariello-Maher, Associate Professor of Political and Global Studies at Drexel, were made outside the classroom, are his own opinion, and do not represent the university's views. Drexel is committed to and vigorously supports our ROTC students, student veterans, and alumni who have served in the military."
Drexel University may support one's right express his own opinion, but it is clear that his private opinion is bigoted and hateful towards people that serve in the military. Can Drexel be sure that his bigoted private opinion is not reflected towards students in his classes or other staff members? Does not his expression of bigotry reflect poorly upon the University as a whole, and tarnish its reputation? The fact that racist and bigotry is allowed to go unpunished shows that the University may in fact tacitly support his opinions, as actions are stronger than words. Drexels words that it "supports our ROTC students, student veterans, and alumni who have served in the military" cleverly dodges the point that Drexel does not necessarily support our military as a whole, and that that this teachers public disdain for a particular person is just fine with them.
Well if you are committed to supporting your ROTC students and student vets or white students and teachers then you should fire this disgrace of a teacher. This racist bigot should not be in the position to poison the minds of young adults.
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