Professor Suspended Following Outrageous Appearance on FOX News
“They did this to humiliate me”
We covered Lisa Durden’s appearance on the Tucker Carlson show earlier this month. It was way over the top and if she lost her job as a result, she has no one to blame but herself.
Going on Fox News cost me my job, professor claims
On June 8, Lisa Durden, a producer, filmmaker and media commentator, arrived at Essex County College in Newark to teach her speech class.
It was the closing days of the summer session and Durden was already set for the fall semester. She was listed as a returning adjunct professor to teach mass communication and popular culture and two effective speech courses.
Two days before, she had appeared as a political commentator on the Fox News show “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” invited to give her opinion as to why Black Lives Matter organizers held a Memorial Day event in Brooklyn for black people only.
When she arrived on campus June 8, Durden was abruptly suspended. She was told she had to cancel classes and report to the Human Resources Department.
Durden, without an explanation, informed her students, who were still waiting for her to arrive, that class was canceled.
That confused her students: Durden had always told them that she would never be absent unless “she had died.”
She didn’t have a reason. She didn’t know why, until she went to Human Resources
“They did this to humiliate me,” Durden said. “Essex County College publicly lynched me in front of my students.”
Durden was given a letter, signed by Jeffrey Lee, vice president for academic affairs, informing her that she was suspended “until further notice.” She had to turn over her grade book to Christopher Rivera, chairperson of the Humanities Division.
The letter does not mention the Tucker Carlson show, but Durden said administration officials made a point of bringing it up that day. In a meeting with Lee and Karen Bridgett, assistant director of Human Resources, Durden said Bridgett told her someone “complained” that she associated herself to the college during the television show appearance.
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imagine the outrage if anyone else other than the ‘professor’ herself suggested she got “lynched”… msm would cover it for weeks, just like they continue the full press on the republican members who were shot, oh wait…
No Lisa, your appearance on Tucker did not cost you your job.
Your mouth cost you your job.
Liberals: Still 99.44% unable to accept responsibility. Or reality.
I hereby condemn myself as Racist!!!! for referencing a white soap ad when commenting on a black person.
“Public lynching”……SO bored with the “fallback card”. When all else fails…play Uncle Tom or Public Lynching….and DO NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY for your own actions.
Maybe she will be happy if she can get a HBCU to hire her.
She was one of the most obnoxious speakers I have ever seen. Racist and super condescending. No one should let her near impressionable students ever! She is a disgrace. If any so-called white organization said no blacks allowed what do you think would happen? Do all the white folks that attend those BLM rallies think that Blacks actually want them there? If they do then they are sadly mistaken.
Note to self: If I am a rabid racist who actively supports BLM, who thinks it’s perfectly fine to exclude whites from meetings I support (while demanding a pound of racist flesh for every time an event is held and blacks are excluded and I cannot see how these situations are not different), if I have a cushy job that pays very well, and my employer is oblivious to my racist attitudes, then do not go on TV and make it all known to the world.
I’m not sure I’m following the reason why she was suspended. Did they suspend her for the vile things she said on the Carlson show, or did they suspend her for going on a show on Fox and stating openly her association with Essex County College.