By: Steve Dellar | 01-03-2018 | News
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"White Victimization" Professor Hired by NYU

The Drexel professor responsible for blaming the Las Vegas mass shooting on "the narrative of white victimization" who resigned from his post last week, has been offered a similar position at New York University.

Mr George Ciccariello-Maher had chosen to leave his post as an associate professor of politics and global studies, explaining his decision: "After nearly a year of harassment by right-wing, white supremacist media outlets and internet mobs, after death threats and threats of violence directed against me and my family, my situation has become unsustainable. Staying at Drexel in the eye of this storm has become detrimental to my own writing, speaking, and organizing."

"We are at war, and academia is a crucial front in that war."

"Right is targeting campuses with thinly veiled provocations disguised as free speech," he continued. "My case and many others show just how cynical such appeals are, and how little the Right cares about academic freedom."

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Mr Ciccariello-Maher rose to national fame because of a series of tweets on October 2nd blaming ‘whiteness’ for the Nevada shooting that left 58 dead and 546 injured.

At the time, the professor wrote: "In the past year, the forces of resurgent white supremacy have tasted blood and are howling for more."

"White people and men are told that they are entitled to everything," he wrote at the time. "This is what happens when they don't get what they want."

The University of Drexel launched an investigation into Ciccariello-Maher's tweets at the time and sent him on a short administrative leave.

Mr Ciccariello-Maher's tweets had first gained national media attention in the winter of 2016 when he wrote: "All I want for Christmas is white genocide."

Earlier this year he was disgusted when a passenger on a plane gave up his seat for a soldier, writing: "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."

The New York university did not respond to questions about their relationship with Mr Ciccariello-Maher or what he would be teaching.


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Anonymous No. 15185 2018-01-03 : 15:12

Hired in a 'New York minute'

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