University Finally Takes Action Against Professor Who Blamed The Vegas Shooting On Trumpism

Drexel Associate Professor George Ciccariello-Maher was put on administrative leave after he blamed the Las Vegas shooting on "Trumpism."

Drexel Associate Professor George Ciccariello-Maher was put on administrative leave after he blamed the Las Vegas shooting on “Trumpism.”

Drexel Professor Blames His Removal From Classroom On Internet Trolls

The Drexel associate professor who blamed the Las Vegas massacre on “white victimization” and  “Trumpism” was placed on administrative leave because school officials feared for the safety of the campus due to reaction to his tweets.

George Ciccariello-Maher is a tenured professor and said he will fight the decision made by the university.

The university released a statement that said his conduct had threatened the safety of everyone on the campus, according to Fox News.

“The safety of Drexel’s students, faculty, professional staff and police officers are of paramount concern to Drexel,” university spokesperson Niki Gianakaris said in a statement.

“Due to a growing number of threats directed at Professor George Ciccariello-Maher, and increased concerns about both his safety and the safety of Drexel’s community, after careful consideration the University has decided to place Professor Ciccariello-Maher on administrative leave. We believe this is a necessary step to ensure the safety of our campus.”

Ciccariello-Maher wrote a response in an op-ed in the Washington Post. He said he is no longer teaching due to a “smear campaign by conservatives aimed at academics” that included “illegal threats of violence.”

The tenured professor wrote about the “cowardice” of Drexel. He said the university sent the wrong message by “bowing to pressure from racist internet trolls.”

“As a researcher and professor of politics, these tweets were neither provocative in tone nor controversial in content,” he wrote. His tweets are “more pressing now that President Trump has brought this aggrieved whiteness into daily headlines.”

Ciccariello-Maher has made outrageous statements before on Twitter that made national news. In 2016, the associate professor tweeted “all I want for Christmas is white genocide.”

To ensure that nobody confused his tweet with sarcasm about white supremacy, he clarified tweeting, “To clarify: when the whites were massacred during the Haitian Revolution, that was a good thing indeed.”

In March, he said that seeing somebody give up their first-class plane seat for a soldier made him want to vomit.

He has now threatened to take legal action against Drexel.

  • Jonas Blane ll

    This is what happens when a white person speaks the truth.

    • Ihatehighestcommondemoninator

      Oh shutup and go eat that watermelon porch monkey.

      • Jonas Blane ll

        Thanks for proving my point.

    • Phil Wojtalewicz

      Truth? Provide facts please.

  • Kathleen A Zipser

    Thank God he can’t spread his hate on campus for the next little while. I’d like to see him banned from Facebook and twitter for posting such threatening comments that encourage violence.

  • Maggie

    About a year too late Drexel. Revoke his tenure and fire him. Reason for revocation: terrorist threat to campus. Should hold up in court, especially now.

  • Astroserf

    Was the shooting of the Repubs at baseball practice Berni-ism?

  • Peggy Schmitt

    He has no business being in the classroom. I certainly would not want his influence on a child of mine. We need to eliminate these teachers and professors, with no common sense, from the classrooms. We are watching these colleges. Those that do not do this will suffer serious financial problems due to lack of enrollment.

  • Tabludama

    Karma. There is no menu. You get what you are served

  • Dragonheart

    Any institution funded by the taxpayers should not be allowed to express political or religious views, especially extremist views.
    The problem I see is he should have been fired and fired long ago. Say what you will about white people, but throw out the “N” word and he would have been gone overnight.