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‘White genocide’ professor resigns from Drexel University

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Drexel University’s George Ciccariello-Maher, best known for infamously tweeting out last year that all he wanted for Christmas was a “white genocide,” has resigned from his position citing a personal situation that “has become unsustainable.”

Philly.com reports the politics and global studies prof claims he’s endured “a year of harassment by right-wing, white supremacist media outlets and internet mobs,” as well as “death threats and threats of violence” against himself and his family.”

“Staying at Drexel in the eye of this storm has become detrimental to my own writing, speaking, and organizing,” he said.

Most recently, Ciccariello-Maher made the news by suggesting that mass shootings in Las Vegas and Texas were due to the “power structure of whiteness.” Drexel had placed him on leave for similar remarks regarding the former incident.

From the story:

In the lengthy post, Ciccariello-Maher went on to comment on free speech on college campuses, remarking that “we are at war, and academia is a crucial front in that war.”

Ciccariello-Maher also included messages to faculty and his students, who he said have “earned [his] admiration and the admiration of many by standing up for [their] rights.”

“In the face of aggression from the racist Right and impending global catastrophe, we must defend our universities, our students, and ourselves by defending the most vulnerable among us and by making our campuses unsafe spaces for white supremacists,” he wrote in the Thursday afternoon message. …

Drexel confirmed that Ciccariello-Maher had resigned, citing his decision “to pursue other opportunities.”

“Drexel University has accepted his resignation and recognizes the significant scholarly contributions that Professor Ciccariello-Maher has made to the field of political thought and his service to the Drexel University community as an outstanding classroom teacher,” the university said in a statement. “Drexel University wishes Professor Ciccariello-Maher well in his future pursuits.”

Back inn October the prof had threatened to take “all necessary legal action” to defend his “academic freedom, tenure rights, and […] the rights of my students to learn in a safe environment where threats don’t hold sway over intellectual debate.”

Read the full article.

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  • Leonard smith

    Good . I just hate it when folks threaten to kill me .

  • Hughlon Thornbury

    If an individual in Lebanon named Abdulaziz al-Shehhi was interviewed on Al Jazeera, saying he wanted “white genocide”, what would happen if he then tried to board a plane to the US? If he made it to a US airport, would he make it through TSA screening? Should he be allowed into the US?

    If Ciccariello-Maher is not being monitored, he should be. He has expressed terrorist ideology and, now that he will have time on his hands, he has ample opportunity to make his “Christmas wish” come true. This lunatic didn’t say male white genocide, or adult white genocide, he just wants white genocide. No exclusions. As the left likes to say, this is about the children. To them, the children, this idiot is a clear threat. We could be seeing the next Stephen Paddock in the making.

    Ciccariello-Mahe is leaving, citing a personal situation that “has become unsustainable.” It looks like his husband finally called a halt to the showboating.

    • Frank

      This gender confused man hates himself and I don’t blame him. It IS a mental disease.

  • Sam Reding

    Genocide of any kind is unquestionable. Period. I just cannot put into words how insane it is that this man was allowed to keep his job at Drexler University after he made this tweet. None of this makes any sense at all.

    • dad1927

      They could not disagree with him. They are just as crazy there

      • dad1927

        watch for the rehire

  • QuantumZ

    Such is the condition of teaching today at the university level, far too many affirmative action, weakly prepared faculty. They are the product of a public school system which long ago sacrificed rigor with political indoctrination and faddish teaching methods. Reaping what we as a society have sown these same half-talent individuals have matriculated from high school to college and from college to graduate school and now have come to rest in the faculty of our colleges and universities. Much as we witnessed the decline of our high school teaching programs decades ago we seen the pattern repeating at our colleges and universities. Politically correction, this current crop are academically incorrect. Is it any wonder the declining state of research, teaching and what passes for a high marks and a college “education” means increasingly less?

  • TxMedRgr

    I guess he sort of got that “white genocide” he wanted. It’s a Christmas miracle.

    • KeenIncite

      I always thought he should have volunteered to be the first – to keep from being hypocritical…

    • dad1927

      His paycheck got genocide, and since he is crappy with money, he is fudge pounding the pavement for another lunatic asylum.

  • Rclifton

    A good start!

  • Christopher Corvino

    as a poc I have to say I am absolutely sick and tired of phony white savior twats like this rich bitch professor who feels he has some god given right to speak on behalf of me and other minorities.

  • Fozzy Bear

    Nothing proves that your a brilliant, open minded thinker more than preaching genocide.

  • CoteMan

    Hopefully he andf his family will learn what genuine lack of opportunity and the poverty resulting from means. POS should understand he effectively promoted genocide and as Jews today are known to say “never again” means preach it and be prepared to die for it.

  • John Ricci

    As a university researcher and teacher for many years (I’m an old guy), most of my generation of professors teaches both sides of any argument, in order to foster thought and discussion. The students are supposed to be well-informed enough to then make their own decisions. That was the way I was taught, and on the rare occasion that I had a professor who was intent on indoctrination, that professor was generally ridiculed and dismissed by the students as a fool with his own agenda. But then, as students, we were taught to think for ourselves, and we could tell the difference between the real educators and the ideologues.

    Two things seem to have gone wrong:
    — The current crop of professors seems to contain a decent percentage of ideologues on one end of the spectrum or the other. Not all are that way, but we don’t hear about the good ones. This does the educational process a great disservice, as it no longer works. Its not teaching anymore. Its indoctrination, and the students are at the mercy of whatever ideology they are being forced to endure.
    — Many of the current crop of students have not been taught to think for themselves. They have been taught to take tests. Many of the ones I see can take a multiple choice test but can’t put their thoughts together into a coherent paragraph. They haven’t been taught to think or write.

    The end result is many students who can’t think for themselves and therefore are open to indoctrination by whatever professor is doing the indoctrinating. We are seeing the results on campuses around the world.

    I wonder if Ciccariello-Maher ever read “1984”? This should be required reading by all students AND their professors. Unfortunately, we seem to be going down the very rabbit hole that Orwell predicted.

    “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” George Orwell.

    • Wiffle

      “most of my generation of professors teaches both sides of any argument, in order to foster thought and discussion. The students are supposed to be well-informed enough to then make their own decisions. ”

      Found the error in your thinking. 🙂 In English common law, the age of majority is 21. There’s a reason for that developmentally, particularly in males. The vast majority of those under 21 are mostly fit for following orders.

      College is a place where students learn what others have thought before them. To finish getting their education they have to get out and do — and fail. And be warned that people have failed in all the same ways they are planning on it for their own lives.

      Once upon a time, college students had chaperones. They still they need them. This line of thinking has allowed professors and college administrators to neatly and cleanly abdicate their role and responsibilities as in loco parentis for decades.

      “That was the way I was taught, and on the rare occasion that I had a professor who was intent on indoctrination,”

      “You can think for yourselves at age 20, with no experience of even paying the bills” is a form indoctrination. That there are only two sides and hinting around that they’ll have equal merit is a form of indoctrination. Don’t fool yourself. You have a viewpoint and have been pushing it on students for years.

      “But then, as students, we were taught to think for ourselves, and we could tell the difference between the real educators and the ideologues.”

      Ha, ha. No you couldn’t. Well, you could tell the crazies from the not. But seeing the difference between a real educator and an ideologue is difficult as a young person. Young people hate being told to memorize basic information. And are glad years later to have it. From a certain point of view, that type of true educator is an ideologue.

      “ts indoctrination, and the students are at the mercy of whatever ideology they are being forced to endure.”

      It’s been indoctrination since it became en vogue that an 18 year old could think for themselves. We’re just now at the logical end extremes of the viewpoint of you and your colleagues. What shocks me is how surprised y’all are at what the kids do with the ideas that have saturated our culture.

      • Faiillia .

        Yes indeed…garbage in (tho very expensive-tuition- garbage) garbage out…higher education is a huge joke when they allow such pandering to the brat/libtard class of crazy. The motto for all schools seems to be “THOU SHALT NOT OFFEND” bunch of foolishness

        • John Ricci

          That has become the highest priority of most institutions of so-called higher learning. However, it is possible to teach people to think for themselves without offending students. That’s not what is happening unfortunately. They are being indoctrinated to be sheep so they don’t have to think. They are being taught groupthink.

      • John Ricci

        You are right. I do have a viewpoint that I have been teaching for years. I’ve been indoctrinating my students to think for themselves. If you think that students cannot be taught to think for themselves before the age of 21, then you are obviously a product of the current education process. It can be done, it’s just not easy — which is why its not done very much anymore. Do you think there is a switch that gets turned on at 21 that allows one to think? No, the process has to be taught, and that isn’t happening much anymore.

        And it doesn’t actually start in college. If you are lucky it starts in high school so you have something to work with in college. But that doesn’t happen at all anymore.

        And I absolutely could tell the difference between the real educators from the ideologues. Maybe not as a freshman, but I could still tell you which of my professors from college were one or the other.

        “We’re just now at the logical end extremes of the viewpoint you’ve been pushing for years.” Not the one I’ve been pushing for years. The one I’ve been pushing for years involves learning to think for yourself.

    • Frank

      “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not hear”. You can say what you like but there are consequences. Especially if you want to kill somebody.

  • Mallet Head

    Notice he quit, not fired. Notice also the quote “.. accepted his resignation and recognizes the significant scholarly contributions that Professor Ciccariello-Maher has made to the field of political thought and his service to the Drexel University community as an outstanding classroom teacher,” Boiler plate platitudes maybe but considering by every objective standard, except liberal, the guy is crazier than diarrhea as cologne they should have stopped at “accepted his resignation.” Drexel found nothing wrong with what the guy said, the take away then is nothing has changed at Drexel except they’re temporarily short one asshole.

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  • BHF ✔Covfefe

    Good riddance. Wonder what other institution he is going to infest. Also don’t forget his comment about wanting to “throw up” because the airline gave preferential treatment to uniformed military members.

    • Victoire2020

      Glad he’s gone but, unfortunately, our colleges & universities are infested with many more professors just like him & they are breeding grounds for more like-minded lunacy.

    • dad1927

      Good fit @ Berkeley I think. He would be a moderate there

  • thinkingthinker

    the guy is full of crap. trying to curry favor with the left by suggesting self destruction … its almost ridiculous, like he is trying to one up people who say that white people are all bad by suggesting that all white people should die (even though he is one of them). (“oh yeah, well white people should just all die, so there!”) so laughable and infantile. people like him have really made me lose faith in humanity.

    • Kate

      Most likely he is a wanna be type of white person who would rather be a different color, we know a few of those don’t we, Rachael Dolezal & Elizabeth Warren are two that I can think of, both used this for their own gain.

  • tiredofit

    Why would he be worried about death threats. Wouldn’t they be granting his Christmas wish or is this teacher of our youth so ignorant that he doesn’t realize that wishing for white genocide is wishing for his own and possibly his families end (death)?

  • Victoire2020

    This guy calls for wiping out white people but worries about a safe learning environment for his students!!! As Mark Dice says, “Liberalsim is a mental disease.”

  • Fred

    I’m happy for him. Job lock is a terrible thing. Now be able to follow his dreams.

  • Yobama

    I don’t buy his story at all. I say he’s quitting before they fire him for having caused so many problems for the school. If the decision were his alone, what would he do next? Go drive for Uber? He’s a college professor. He’ll go teach at a different college. And when he does, his name will get out, so if people were really doing the horrible things he’s claiming they’re doing, changing schools wouldn’t make any difference. The alleged death threats and hate mail will just be forwarded to his new address. Nope, I’m calling BS on this one. I say the school pulled him aside and said, “Thanks a lot, a$$hole. You’ve cost us enrollees and donations, and you’ve damaged our brand. Either you quit or we fire you. What’s it going to be?”

    • Wiffle

      I would agree with this one. Generally speaking organizations like this are okay with them “saving face” and quitting.

      • Chickenman

        Firing him involves a ton of paperwork and possible legal fees. Threatening him with destroying his professional reputation to quit is much easier. Happens in lots of organizations.

    • dad1927

      You called it!

  • Khorne Beserker

    Oh boo hoo. The racist calling for genocide had to deal with the repercussions of being a racist asshole.

    He should have never had to resign though. He should have been fired on the spot for calling for a genocide.

    • dad1927

      throw him to ISIS

  • Dakawn Vick

    Wow! If I tweeted “All I want for Xmas is for all niggaz to die!” I would sure be surprised if the SPLC, ACLU, NAACP, CBC, CORE, MoveOn.org, CAIR, tried to punish me! Oh, wait! It was about exterminating WHITE people! Never mind.

  • Dakawn Vick

    If he’s so intent on White genocide I can think of the best place to start.

  • gundriver64D

    One saul alynsky professor goes down. Many many left to go…

  • L K

    Liberalism on display as the Mental Disease it has always been!

  • Deathdefiant

    The entire school should be dismantled and made an example for it’s tolerance and even exoneration of this racist fool and his flagrant hatred.

  • Eric

    He is a pro-choice advocate thrilled that the unborn are killed by the million – genocide against the young – so how is “genocide against whites” any kind of a stretch and how is it worse than the rest of the left-wing holocaust pushers?

  • disqus_dRGrKClqBz

    Good riddance to bad trash!

  • dad1927

    OK.. Him, he can go first. Liberalism requires suicidal logic. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7fdc52facf888141008bcd08fcc0037fabb9e3eb31a00d9cbe8ab580b3003135.png This guy let muslims rape at his school, as Head Dean

  • Max Brand

    As the snowflakes melt.
    Cry me a freaking river.

  • HappyJack1

    Why is he upset? He’s white and he wanted white genocide. And the university wishes him well. I guess Drexel is complicit in wanting the death of tens of millions of people. I guess we should start with those whites in leadership on this communist campus.

  • Frank

    Why is he afraid? If he wants ‘white genocide’, let him kill himself first!

  • Havin Nunavit

    Why has he two last names? Oh, forget it.

  • quaichang

    Anyone who gives this hateful and dangerous bigot a job becomes an accomplice. As bad as him in every way.
    Real Americans should keep an eye on this fellow, and deluge anyone who helps him with protest.

  • DrChimRichaldsOBGYN

    The moment he mentioned he had a child, I instantly felt horrible for that kid. They are going to grow up a self-hating POS just like their father….what a horrible thing to expose a child to.

  • TLYG

    Good riddance.

  • Rebecca Consumer

    He is Jewish. Universities are run by, and all forms of the media, including Hollywood, is owned by the Jewish American elite. That is why you never hear anything negative about them in the media. They know exactly what they are doing. He uses his wife’s last name to hide his ethnicity and real intentions. Valerie Plame spoke up recently about this..was attacked by….media.

  • Timothy Davis

    Sounds to me that he was just becoming the first victim of his “White Genocide for Christmas wish”.