This post first appeared at Fellowship of the Minds
This is a follow-up on DCG’s post of December 27, 2016, “Drexel professor draws ire after posting ‘White Genocide’ tweet on Christmas“.
George Ciccariello-Maher, 38, is an Associate Professor of Politics and Global Studies at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA.
Ciccariello-Maher is also a Marxist, cop-hater, and anti-white racist, known for his tweet on Christmas Eve 2016 calling for a white genocide:
According to Wikipedia, the next day, Drexel University issued a public statement distancing itself from Ciccariello-Maher’s tweet:
“Drexel became aware today of Associate Professor George Ciccariello-Maher’s inflammatory tweet, which was posted on his personal Twitter account on Dec. 24, 2016. While the University recognizes the right of its faculty to freely express their thoughts and opinions in public debate, Professor Ciccariello-Maher’s comments are utterly reprehensible, deeply disturbing, and do not in any way reflect the values of the University.
The University is taking this situation very seriously. We contacted Ciccariello-Maher today to arrange a meeting to discuss this matter in detail.”
Ciccariello responded by denying he was calling for white genocide because white genocide is “an imaginary concept” that was “invented by white supremacists”. He then upbraided his university for taking the side of and “caving to” the white supremacist movement, which he maintains “is on the rise” and must be fought “by any means”.
Since his 2016 Christmas Eve tweet, Ciccariello has continued his inflammatory tweets that are replete with “shit” and “fuck” obscenities, like this recent tweet, which received 67 likes:
On November 18, 2017, Ciccariello-Maher tweeted “I’m a communist”, which received 1,392 likes:
Inside Higher Education reports that on February 2, 2017, Drexel University provost M. Brian Blake sent Ciccariello-Mayer a “cautionary letter” about his social media activity after his “white genocide” tweet, and expressed concerns about two other tweets going back to 2015, including a tweet saying “Off the Pigs,” which Blake said “many interpreted as your advocating for the murder of police officers.”
On April 3, 2017, Provost Blake informed Ciccariello-Maher that his Twitter “behavior has left me with no choice but to ensure that an appropriate review is conducted in order to deal with this serious distraction to the important academic mission of the university” and that the university, in consultation with Faculty Senate, will convene “a special committee of inquiry to investigate your conduct and provide findings and recommendations to me concerning your extremely damaging conduct.”