“found guilty of violating Rutgers’s Policy Prohibiting Discrimination and Harassment”
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has come to his aid.
The College Fix reports:
Professor who complained about white people on Facebook loses appeal with Rutgers
A controversial Rutgers University professor who wrote Facebook posts complaining about gentrification in his neighborhood was found guilty of violating university policies late last month.
His appeal has now been denied, prompting the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education to write a letter to Rutgers demanding that it reverse its guilty finding.
In a press release Tuesday, FIRE said James Livingston was found guilty of violating Rutgers’s Policy Prohibiting Discrimination and Harassment, with possible penalties “up to and including discharge.” Livingston appealed, claiming that his posts were protected by academic freedom.
FIRE reminded Rutgers President Robert Barchi that he previously defended academic freedom two years ago, following the raucous riot against anti-feminist provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos.
The group also pointed out that the American Association of University Professors expressed “increasing concerns about efforts to intimidate and harass faculty.”
Livingston’s first post that drew attention read: “OK, officially, I now hate white people. I am a white people [sic], for God’s sake, but can we keep them–us–out of my neighborhood?”
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