The Rutgers history professor who took to Facebook to rant about how he hated white people is now being used to recruit white nationalists.
James Livingston (who is white, by the way) wrote in early June “OK, officially, I now hate white people,” because one of his favorite eateries was “overrun with little Caucasian assholes who know their parents will approve of anything they do.”
Rutgers’ Office of Employment Equity initially had determined Livingston violated the university’s Policy Prohibiting Discrimination and Harassment, and Rutgers quickly denied the prof’s appeal. But the OEE reversed course last month, concluding Livingston did not violate school policy.
NJ.com reports the white nationalist group Identity Evropa recently posted on Twitter “Can [Livingston] be trusted to treat white students fairly in his own classroom? Rutgers must be held accountable for failing to protect its students.”
James Livingston has been reinstated to teach at Rutgers in the aftermath of his social media outburst this year.
Can he be trusted to treat white students fairly in his own classroom? Rutgers must be held accountable for failing to protect its students.
(New Brunswick, NJ) pic.twitter.com/2AOhhrLZ35
— IDENTITY EVROPA (@IdentityEvropa) December 10, 2018
Livingston, who later said his comments were satire, could not be immediately reached for comment. Rutgers recently cleared Livingston of wrongdoing, but President Robert Barchi called the tenured history professor’s remarks reckless, insensitive and “not at all funny.”
The green and white fliers, the size of a sheet of paper, borrow Livingston’s profile photo from his Facebook page next to the quote “I now hate white people… I hereby resign from my race. F*** these people.” They end with his name and “endorsed by Rutgers”. …
The fliers are the latest development in the messy fallout from Livingston’s rant, which made national headlines and infuriated many conservatives, all while raising questions about whether a white public employee can say hateful things about white people and get away with it.
Barchi cited Livingston’s First Amendment rights when he had ordered a reevaluation of his case.
In an interview with The College Fix last month, Livingston said complaints made about him to the university “were actually from white supremacists,” but admitted he could provide no proof of this assertion.
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