A Drexel University professor who asked for “White Genocide” for Christmas last year is finally resigning. George Ciccariello-Maher, now a former professor from Drexel, has a history of controversial tweets targeting conservatives and white people.
“All I want for Christmas is White Genocide,” he tweeted, followed up by, “To clarify: When the whites were massacred during the Haitian Revolution, that was a good thing indeed.”
Ciccariello-Maher even went as far as blaming the “white supremacist patriarchy” for the Las Vegas shooting, going on to say that shootings are caused by white people and men who “don’t get what they want.”
Incredibly, Drexel University’s decision to put the professor on leave for the safety of their students was met with protests.
On Thursday, Ciccariello-Maher announced on Facebook that he would be resigning from his position at Drexel University after Dec. 31, 2017. Although Ciccariello-Maher has been on leave since last October, he is now resigning due to what he describes as harassment and death threats from “right-wing, white supremacist media outlets and internet mobs.”
Ciccariello-Maher compared himself to Marxist psychiatrist Frantz Fanon who fought colonization and was an inspiration for both Che Guevara and Malcolm X. Ciccariello-Maher is so committed to this analogy that he went on to write about how he was fighting “the same racist social structures.”
The soon-to-be-retired professor went on to claim that we are “at war” and that academia is on the “crucial front” of that war. Then, Ciccariello-Maher accused the Right wing of “targeting” campuses.
“This is why the Right is targeting campuses with thinly veiled provocations disguised as free speech. My case and many others show just how cynical such appeals are, and how little the Right cares about academic freedom,” he wrote in part.