- The Washington Times - Saturday, May 9, 2015

A newly hired Boston University professor has come under fire for several anti-white comments she made on Twitter, but the school says she is simply practicing free speech.

Incoming assistant professor of sociology and African-American studies, Saida Grundy tweeted a slew of tweets over several months blasting white males which have drawn criticism on social media, Fox News reported Saturday.

“White masculinity isn’t a problem for America’s colleges, white masculinity is THE problem for America’s colleges,” Ms. Grundy tweeted in March.

In another tweet from January, she wrote, “Every MLK week I commit myself to not spending a dime in white-owned businesses. And every year I find it nearly impossible.”

In another tweet she called white males a “problem population,” Fox reported.

The tweets were first discovered by University of Massachusetts Amherst student Nick Pappas, who compiled them on his website “SoCawlege.com.”

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Mr. Pappas questioned Ms. Grundy’s ability to teach in a diverse classroom setting when she displays such obvious racial hostility on social media.

“You have to teach college aged white males eventually, no?…this seems like you are unqualified to grade their work as you clearly demonstrate some kind of special bias against them” he wrote, Fox reported.

Mr. Pappas told the network that he hopes to “show the rest of America how nasty people on the far left can get at colleges.”

David Horowitz, author of “Reforming our Universities” told Fox that he was “not surprised that Boston University is hiring a racist to teach African American Studies.”

“Anti-white racism is rampant in Black Studies programs which are generally indoctrination programs in left wing politics,” Mr. Horowitz said, Fox reported.

Boston University spokesman Colin Riley told Fox that the school stands by it’s decision to hire Ms. Grundy and said she is “exercising her right to free speech.”

Mr. Horowitz argued that the university’s response shows a double-standard on race.

“If she were a white racist rather than an anti-white racist, she would never be hired. Professors are supposed to be experts in some scholarly field, and professionals in their classroom discourse. They don’t have a license to indoctrinate students in their prejudices — whether those prejudices are right or left,” he said.

• Kellan Howell can be reached at khowell@washingtontimes.com.

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