Professor blasted for calling Barbara Bush an 'amazing racist' who raised a 'war criminal'
An English professor was condemned for calling former First Lady Barbara Bush an âamazing racistâ who raised a âwar criminalâ less than an hour after her death was announced.
According to the Fresno Bee, Randa Jarrar tweeted: âBarbara Bush was a generous and smart and amazing racist who, along with her husband, raised a war criminal.Donald Trump tweets about Stormy Daniels for the first time
âFuck outta here with your nice words.â
The bad-taste tweet soon prompted scores of angry replies â" but Jarrar, who says she is Arab American Muslim, was unrepentant, boasting that she is a tenured professor at Fresno State University who makes $100,000 a year.
She conti nued: âI will never be fired.
âIf youâd like to know what itâs like to be an Arab American Muslim American woman with some clout online expressing an opinion, look at the racists going crazy in my mentions right now.Advertisement Advertisement
She continued: âWhat I love about being an American professor is my right to free speech, and what I love about Fresno State is that I always feel protected and at home here
Her âwar criminalâ remark appeared to be a reference to Barbaraâs son George W. Bush, who followed his father George H.W. into the White House and started the Iraq War in 2002.
Shortly afterwards Jarrar set her Twitter account to private, and shortly after Fresno State President Joseph Castro, who she included in one of the inflammatory tweets, distanced the university from her remarks.
He said: âOn behalf of Fresno State, I extend my deepest condolences to the Bush family on the loss of our former First Lady, Barbara Bush.
âWe share the deep concerns expressed by others over the personal comments made today by professor Randa Jarrar, a professor in the English Department at Fresno State.
âHer statements were made as a private citizen, not as a representative at Fresno State.â
Castro also added: âProfessor Jarrarâs expressed personal views and commentary are obviously contrary to the core values of our University, which include respect and empathy for individuals with divergent points of view, and a sincere commitment to mutual understanding and progress.â
Mrs Bushâs death was announced Tuesday night, two days after it was revealed she had refused further treatment for her failing health.
The 92 year-old was First Lady from 1989 to 1993 and was hailed across political lines for her common sense approach to life and willingness to hold opinions that ran contrary to official GOP policy.AdvertisementSource: Google News | Netizen 24 United States