“The university issued a statement saying Smith’s view didn’t represent the school.”
The professor was called out by the College Republicans, and the school responded pretty quickly.
FOX News reports:
University apologizes for professor who said pro-police rally should be called ‘white supremacist rally’
A Nebraska Jesuit university apologized Friday on behalf of a professor who tweeted that a pro-police rally in Omaha ought to be retitled a “white supremacist rally.”
The July 7 tweet from Zachary B. Smith, an associate professor of theology at Creighton University, was a retweet of an article from the Omaha World-Herald titled: “‘Back the Blue’ rally in Omaha to show support for law enforcement.”
Smith offered to “fix” the headline to read: “White supremacist rally in Omaha to showcase Midwestern racism,” according to a screenshot of the tweet from Campus Reform.
The tweet drew immediate backlash, including from the Creighton University College Republicans and the Omaha police union.
“The Creighton University College Republicans condemn this disgusting comments about law enforcement posted by Associate Professor Dr. Zachary Smith,” the group tweeted.
The university issued a statement saying Smith’s view didn’t represent the school. Further, the statement said, Smith “regrets his statement and sincerely apologizes for the offense it has caused.”
The Creighton University College Republicans condemn the disgusting comments about law enforcement posted by Associate Professor Dr. Zachary Smith.
Read our full statement below:@dcrponline @NEGOP @OmahaYR @asanderford @PaulHammelOWH @TuckerCarlson pic.twitter.com/ZHWoGZVSXe
— Creighton College Republicans (@CU_CollegeRepub) July 10, 2020
Views expressed by a Creighton University faculty member on his personal social media account concerning the Back the Blue event are not those of the University. Additionally, the faculty member regrets his statement and sincerely apologizes for the offense it has caused.
— Creighton University (@Creighton) July 10, 2020
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