Saida Grundy is an incoming assistant professor of sociology and African-American studies at Boston University, and is currently under fire for tweets that conservatives have deemed ‘racist’.
Grundy recently tweeted that “white masculinity is THE problem for america’s colleges,” white men are a “problem population,” and on MLK Jr. Day, she doesn’t shop at white-owned businesses.
Grundy, whose Twitter account is now private, has come under a barrage of tweets from those calling for her dismissal from the university.
Colin Riley, a spokesman for Boston University told Fox News Friday that the tweets came from Grundy’s personal Twitter account and that she was “exercising her right to free speech and we respect her right to do so.”
But as soon as alumni threatened to pull their funding, the school had a change of heart:
“The University does not condone racism or bigotry in any form and we are deeply saddened when anyone makes such offensive statements,” Riley told Fox News Saturday.
But Riley continued with, ““ … the opinions expressed by Dr. Grundy, in what were seemingly private electronic messages, constitutes her opinion and we must recognize her right to have that opinion whether or not we agree.”
Grundy is receiving tons of support from Twitter users online and the hashtag #ISupportSaida shows just how many people are in agreement with her.
— john galloway (@jgrissom63) May 8, 2015
Check out Saida’s tweets below:
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