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We are calling on the University of Central Florida to dismiss psychology professor Charles Negy due to abhorrent racist comments he has made and continues to make on his personal Twitter account. In addition to racism, Negy has engaged in perverse transphobia and sexism on his account, which is just as reprehensible. While he has a right to free speech, he does not have a right to dehumanize students of color and other minority groups, which is a regular occurance in his classroom. By allowing him to continue in his position, UCF would simply be empowering another cog in the machine of systemic racism. UCF is a diverse, welcoming campus of 60,000 students from all across the country and the world. Our diversity is our strength, and we should have faculty who understand and promote that - not the opposite. College is a place to learn and be exposed to new ideas, but for so many Black students, racism is not just an idea, but something they have experienced for their entire life, and the same goes for the LGBT community with trans and homophobia. They deserve better, and so does the entire campus community. I once again want to reiterate my love for this university. We are a community which always has each other's back. As a student coming from a place of privilege, this is me having the backs of my fellow Knights. Please dismiss Professor Negy for the good of the entire campus community.