I’m not as upset as some about the vindication of a loser who probably doesn’t deserve it.
Last June, James Livingston, a history professor at Rutgers University, has been at the epicentre of a racism scandal, as on his social media accounts he wrote that he hates white people. The university punished Professor Livingston for violating the institution’s discrimination and harassment policy.
After an investigation into the Rutgers University professor’s social media posts was concluded, the university decided to revoke its earlier imposed sanctions, despite the Rutgers Office of Employment Equity (OEE) had previously confirmed that there were “numerous complaints about the purported racist content of the posts” made by Livingston.
Calling his posts “satirical” criticism, Livingston commented on the Rutgers administration’s decision, expressing his satisfaction by saying “I’m relieved that my right to free speech and my academic freedom have been validated by this retraction.”
During the investigation process, Livingston was represented by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), a civil liberties advocacy group. After reversing Rutgers’ initial decision, Marieke Tuthill Beck-Coon, an official representative of FIRE, issued a statement.
I am so sorry to hear the “man” suffered bad thought at a cafe. One struggles to think of a worse offense against the dignity of mankind. Seriously, free speech and academic freedom are more important now than ever – even for those of limp wrist and weak mind.
He’s even sort of right about while people, for reasons he could not fathom. White people, especially white men, are mostly responsible for the present plight due to their constant bowing down and allowances in the culture wars. This victory provides some cover for those who would still actually fight the good fight.
And … shame, shame on those comfortable cafe talkers. The horror…