“The author of this column has jeopardized the atmosphere of inclusivity”
The backlash from this student’s column must have been awful for them to let him go.
The College Fix reports:
Campus paper fires ‘white death’ columnist amid calls for publication to be defunded
The University Star, the student newspaper at Texas State University, has fired the author of a controversial opinion piece that proclaimed “white death will mean liberation for all” amid calls from a growing chorus of students that the paper should be defunded.
“The author of this column has jeopardized the atmosphere of inclusivity at this university and will no longer be published in The University Star,” stated an editors’ note atop an apology note to readers from the Editorial Board which stated “we screwed up.”
The board pledged to install a more rigorous column vetting process, noting “we fully acknowledge the repercussions of our actions in allowing for such an incendiary and divisive column to make it into print. We were unequivocally wrong in printing it. It was neither constructive nor appropriate.”
The editor of the publication did not respond to a request from The College Fix seeking comment Saturday. The author of the column, Rudy Martinez, also did not respond to a request for comment.
The apology came two days after the Nov. 28 op-ed “Your DNA is an abomination” made national headlines due to its aggressive language celebrating “white death.” This caused anger and angst among many Texas State students who perceived the article to be blatantly racist.
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