College Professor Tweets That He Wants “White Genocide” For Christmas

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George Ciccariello-Maher, an Associate Professor of Politics and Global Studies at Drexel University in Philly, caused a firestorm on Twitter after tweeting “All I Want for Christmas is White Genocide,” writes The Washington Times.

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The university is currently taking the situation “very seriously.” Ciccariello-Maher’s page was locked, and is now private. The professor’s defense tweet to the original sentiment, which he deleted soon after, was that “white isn’t a race.” Ciccariello-Maher specializes in race and race issues for his classes at the school, and he has written three books, including one which will be released in 2017.

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“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,” a spokesperson from the college said in a statement. Drexel has also arranged a meeting with the professor to discuss the matter in further detail.

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Earlier on his timeline, the professor has written several statements about whites, including “When the whites were massacred during the Haitian Revolution, that was a good thing indeed” and “Yacub made a lot of white folks.” The Daily Caller writes that “According to Nation of Islam theology, Yacub is a black scientist who created the white race to be a “race of devils.”