In response to widespread backlash on social media, Boston University officials are now condemning an incoming professor for racially-charged comments she made on Twitter.
Saida Grundy, an incoming assistant professor of sociology and African-American studies, came under fire this weekend for a slew of Tweets she made blasting “white masculinity.”
In recent weeks Ms. Grundy has tweeted that “white masculinity is THE problem for America’s colleges,” white men are a “problem population,” and that she avoids shopping in white-owned businesses.
In response to media inquiries about Ms. Grundy’s racially-charged sentiments in relation to her new job with the school, BU officials at first defended the professor, saying she was exercising her right to free speech.
Then, following a barrage of angry emails from students and threats from alumni vowing to yank their donations, the school issued a new statement.
“The University does not condone racism or bigotry in any form and we are deeply saddened when anyone makes such offensive comments,” BU spokesman Colin Riley told Fox News.
The Tweets were first noticed and compiled by University of Massachusetts Amherst student Nick Pappass who posted them on his website “SoCawlege.com.”
Mr. Pappas suggested that Ms. Grundy might not be qualified to teach a diverse class, given her obvious bias against college-aged white males.
In a letter written to University President Robert Brown, on BU graduate from the class of 2008 said it was “truly a sad day to be a BU alum,” Fox reported.
“In light of the university’s willingness to invite vile rhetoric onto a campus that I spent four wonderful years at, I commit to never donate to Boston University,” he wrote in his letter.