Boston University professor Saida Grundy is experiencing backlash over racist tweet about “white people.” The university walked back its response to the Black Studies professor’s tweets after a host of angst and threats of pulling donations by alumni materialized.
Saida Grundy is an assistant professor of sociology and African-American studies at Boston University. Grundy tweeted that she attempts to avoid shopping at “white owned businesses” and also posted that “white men are a population problem” on Twitter.
“White masculinity is THE problem for America’s colleges,” Boston University professor Saida Grundy tweeted. “Deal with your white s**t, white people. Slavery is a *YALL* thing,” Grundy also reportedly tweeted.
On Friday, Boston University representative Colin Riley, told Fox News that Said Grundy was “exercising her right to free speech and we respect her right to do so.”
Once Boston University reportedly faced a massive amount of angry emails and phone calls from alumni, the college once again addressed the issue of the anti-white people tweets by professor Grundy publicly.
“The University does not condone racism or bigotry in any form and we are deeply saddened when anyone makes such offensive statements,” Riley told the media on Saturday. “The opinions expressed by Dr. Grundy, in what were seemingly private electronic messages, constitutes her opinion and we must recognize her right to have that opinion whether or not we agree.”
University of Massachusetts Amherst student, Nick Pappas, noticed the Saida Grundy tweets and posted them to his So Cawlege website. Pappas questioned the ability of the Boston University professor to teach students of all races due to the perceived “racial hostility” in her Twitter posts.
“You have to teach college-aged white males eventually, no?… this seems like you are unqualified to grade their work as you clearly demonstrate some kind of special bias against them,” Nick Pappas wrote.
Saida Grundy has not yet responded to media questions about the anti-white people tweets and has since made her Twitter account private.
“I’m not surprised that Boston University is hiring a racist to teach African-American Studies,” David Horowitz, author of Reforming our Univerisities stated during an interview with Fox News. “Anti-white racism is rampant in Black Studies programs.”
The author expanded upon his thoughts about the Boston University professor’s tweets by pondering how the matter would be received if Saida Grundy was white and making derogatory comments about black people.
“If she were a white racist rather than an anti-white racist, she would never be hired. Professors are supposed to be experts in some scholarly field, and professionals in their classroom discourse. They don’t have a license to indoctrinate students in their prejudices — whether those prejudices are right or left.”
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