No Action Taken against Drexel Professor who Tweeted about ‘White Genocide’ Wish

, Spencer Irvine, 1 Comment

From Campus Reform:

Drexel initially denounced the tweet, calling it “utterly reprehensible” and “deeply disturbing,” yet on Thursday released a statement calling Ciccariello-Maher’s language “protected speech” that should not be “taken at face value.”

“Very often electronic forms of communication (Twitter, in particular) are limited in their ability to communicate satire, irony and context, especially when referencing a horror like genocide,” the statement reads. “While Professor Ciccariello-Maher has defended his comments as satire, the wide range of reactions to his tweets suggests that his intentions were not adequately conveyed.”