Professor Flooded With Threats After Drexel University Sides With White Supremacists In Twitter Scandal

‘“White genocide” is an idea invented by white supremacists and used to denounce everything from interracial relationships to multicultural policies,’ embattled Drexel University professor George Ciccariello-Maher noted in a statement.
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    In this Saturday, April 23, 2016 photo, members of the Ku Klux Klan participate in a "white pride" rally in Rome, Ga. Klan leaders say they feel that U.S. politics are going their way, as a nationalist, us-against-them mentality deepens across the nation.

    In this April, 2016 photo, white supremacists participate in a “white pride” rally in Rome, Ga. Attacks by white supremacists and far-right media outlets over satirical tweets about “white genocide” have led Drexel University to condemn professor George Ciccariello-Maher, who teaches history and politics at the university.

    PHILADELPHIA — George Ciccariello-Maher, a professor at Drexel University, is facing death threats after a series of satirical tweets about “white genocide,” a concept invented by white supremacists.

    The university is also facing criticism for its refusal to wholeheartedly support the free speech rights of its employee in the midst of an onslaught of complaints driven, in part, by far-right news outlets like Breitbart.

    “All I Want for Christmas is White Genocide,” Ciccariello-Maher tweeted on Saturday, according to a report published Monday by The Philadelphia Inquirer. A second tweet created on Sunday read: “To clarify: when the whites were massacred during the Haitian revolution, that was a good thing indeed.”


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    George Ciccariello-Maher, assistant professor in Drexel’s Department of History & Politics.

    George Ciccariello-Maher, assistant professor in Drexel’s Department of History & Politics.

    Ciccariello-Maher teaches in Drexel’s Department of History and Politics. According to his university bio, he often appears in the media to comment on “social movements, particularly in Latin America” and also frequently writes about “race, racism, prisons and policing in the U.S. and internationally.”

    A backlash to his tweets quickly began on social media and spread to the conservative media, leading Ciccariello-Maher to make his Twitter account private, allowing only users he specifies to follow and read his tweets.

    Although American universities have traditionally defended the free speech rights of tenured professors, Drexel condemned Ciccariello-Maher’s tweets in a statement published on Sunday.

    “While the University recognizes the right of its faculty to freely express their thoughts and opinions in public debate, Professor Ciccariello-Maher’s comments are utterly reprehensible, deeply disturbing, and do not in any way reflect the values of the University,” the statement read.

    Ciccariello-Maher defended his tweets in an email sent to the Inquirer on Monday:

    “On Christmas Eve, I sent a satirical tweet about an imaginary concept, ‘white genocide.’ For those who haven’t bothered to do their research, ‘white genocide’ is an idea invented by white supremacists and used to denounce everything from interracial relationships to multicultural policies … It is a figment of the racist imagination, it should be mocked, and I’m glad to have mocked it.”

    While genocide is a real and serious war crime in which a specific racial or ethnic group is systematically murdered or oppressed, “white genocide” is a conspiracy theory invented by racist white nationalists and applied to almost any policy or behavior which improves diversity and interracial understanding.

    “I woke up Christmas day to hundreds of emails, including many death threats directed at me and my family,” Ciccariello-Maher told Alternet on Monday.

    Sarah Lazare, a staff writer at Alternet, found more threats on Breitbart, a prominent far-right nationalist news site:

    “The comments section of one article about the tweet, published on the white nationalist outlet Breitbart, includes death threats against Ciccariello-Maher, with one post reading, ‘Shouldn’t somebody kill him? Before he breeds?’ The comments section also includes hateful remarks disparaging LGBTQ people and African Americans.”

    Breitbart’s racist and xenophobic reporting has been subject to increased scrutiny since President-elect Donald Trump named former Breitbart publisher Steve Bannon as his chief strategist in November.

    Many Twitter users also sided with Ciccariello-Maher and a Change.org petition in his defense had more than 8,000 signtures as of Tuesday afternoon.

    Michael Hiltzik, a Pulitzer-prize winning columnist at the Los Angeles Times, suggested that Drexel’s failure to support its professor means the school “flunks the free speech test.”

    “One can’t ‘recognize’ the right of free speech yet assert that this particular exercise of free speech does not ‘in any way reflect the values of the University,’” Hiltzik wrote on Tuesday.

    “Such cases are worrisome harbingers of the future of academic freedom in America.”

    The Ciccariello-Maher incident occurs amid heightened tension over freedom of speech in academic circles, as left-leaning and progressive teachers are increasingly under pressure. Last month, Turning Point USA, an NGO with links to the Republican Party, launched a “Professor Watchlist” website which encourages students to turn in their teachers if they spread liberal and humanitarian political ideas. Ciccariello-Maher is one of the roughly 200 professors included on the list.

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      • Brendan Tnias

        I beg to differ. When people use the term genocide of White people they usually are using a definition derived from the UN. In the case of the USA, first it is important to understand the anti-White comment of George C-Maher to represent the view of White people that is common among jews. Jews do not consider themselves to be White unless the camouflage of White suits an agenda and usually it is an anti-White agenda. What is new perhaps is that by the internet the traditional hostile and animosity inculcated in jews from birth if not before is seeping out into a sphere, the internet, where others, who normally in the past would never encounter this truth about jewish innate hostility to Whites, are encountering this intelligence and echoing it through social media. There was a similar comment in the same month by the script writer for a TV type series about Black people in [I think] an ivy college setting, “DEAR WGITE PEOPLE” is the title as I recall and NETFLIX commissioned a series of episodes to run soon. In Dec. 2016 in relation to Trump perhaps, or the election generally, the script writer who is naturally a jew and not a Black person although the author of whatever the original work of that name probably is a consultant, wrote a similar and clearly anti-White people comment on social media which attracted a lot of attention and opened the prospect aand expectation that the script writer is highly likely to be writing scripts that are propaganda for anti White messages. MY guess is that this expectation will be found to be absolutely correct. But the lesson is not to make jews more cautious but rather to pay attention andd search for the groundwell from which such hostility flows and White people will benefit tremendously from that education. Most White pople are unaware even that jews do not consider themselves to be White but rather eternal victims of White cruel abuse of jews always innocent jews and always helpless jews and just because the jews are helpless and vulnerable and easy to abuse. Jewish culture is pregnant with all manner of self deceptions which bolster the priming of the jewish mind from birth but not with accurate info but with horrifying detailed narratives of putative jewish eternal victimhood and suffering; key features are th Spanish Inquisition which involved burning at the stake after torture sessions of jews just because they are different and have a different religion; also featured are narratives of Russian pogroms whichusually include assertions that the TSARs encouraged these “riots’ against innocent jews and once again because jews are like whipping boys and when the Russian peasants [ditto Polish peasants] got angry at their absentee landlords they would take it out on the hapless innocent forever victims jews; and the jewel in the crownof jewish victimhood and suffering is the “holocaust” narrative which holds that the Germans of WW Ii had a plan to exterminate the jews of Europe and did murder 6 million in expertly German engineered homicidal gas chambers. This is based on rumors from WW II initially circulated by British intelligence per the research of David Irving plus jews were encouraged to freely describe any and all torments inflicted by Germans on

        jews who were held in concentration camps, primarily forced labor camps for the war effort, and of the inhabitant of such camps jews were a minority but all together enemies of the German state jews, communists, gypsies, criminals & homosexuals. Jewish children from their earliest ages are exposed to such horrifying narratives and iit may be noted that yes even little children were included as victims. [I think this is a form of child abuse] This inculcation of victimhood at the hands of specifically the host people, and yes in America it is White people generally who are implicated as the same as the Germans and potentially at any moment may erupt into murderous riots, or pogroms, against the always innocent vulnerable peaceful jews. This programming of the jewish mind is, I believe relentless and ongoing and continually reinforced and serves to make assimilation of jews into American or host culture unlikely and serves to give a consistent experience to jews that they are living behind enemy lines and always dealing with a latent enemy in the host people. Usually this stance is not revealed to the White folk even when on very cordial or intimate terms. Jews are encouraged as part of their being molded to not disclose any information about jews, jewish religion etc. to the goyim,i.e. host people. In the Jewish Talmudic religion non-jews are unequivically non-humans; so the host peoples are always non-humans. In secular jewish culture this is not accentuated but the term ‘goyim’ meaning herd animal, is typically used when jews are just among themselves. The effect of dehumanizing the host people, and non-jews as a whole, and to deeply embed in the minds of jews the conviction that theiir forebears have been crueelly abused relentleessly over time and that further, it could all break out again at any time and jews are not safe and must be ever vigilent in monitoring the activities of the host people and suppressing any emergent organizing of host people as a self interested ethnic group, like the jews do. Jews control among many other things the mass media and in entertainment for many years jews have posited for goyim the notion that in dire situations a single goy emerges and virtually alone overcomes the terrible enemies of his people. This is likely an intentional mind programming to divert goyim form unifying and acting as an ethnic self-interest group which has been very successful in dividing White people anda llowing almost total control by jews of America. Any attemp to unite White people for their own interrests is vigorously suppressed by the US government and jewish massmedia always describe such activity

        as criminal white supremacist groups. Yet a rational look at the jews in this country or at any point in history shows them to be fiercely hyper-ethnocentric and absolutely jewish-supremacist!! However, the massmedia blocks any insights and criticisms of jewry and it is only the magic of the Internet that has opened the door for non-jews to learn more about the nature of jewry and their history religion and agendas. A major jewish agenda in America today is to eradicate little by little the protection of free speech. And as of the last week amazon.com has been targeted with the alien demand that amazon stop selling a long list of books designated by jews as books and information that they do not want the goyim to access. Many of the current list for censoring of amazon relate to the holocaust narrative which is a falsified history but at this point most of WW II history is falsified. However, the holocaust aka holohoax which was created in it’s current form in 1980 with the TV miniseries HOLOCAUST and concurrently President Carter signing a Bill authorizing lots of money and prime Wash. D.C. real estate for the creation of a Holocaust museum. jewry has made questioning the putative facts of the holocaust narrative illegal

        in Israel first then in Germany, France and other countries and then in Switzerland; and international jewry/Israel ghave extracted all manner of extorted favors and endless flows of cash based on the holocaust narrative being true and being the worst act of humankind ever, or some such superlative. Td doubt it invites vicious and implacable punishment by jewish power for anyone with a voice that can be heard beyond a whisper; professors and public figure anyone with a metaphorical bullhorn will be targeted for destruction if he or she attempts to tell any of the massively suppressed truths about jewry, history religion and especially currently WW II and the holocaust story that produces f so much gold and acquiescence from goydom to jewish demands. This professor should be able to discover the forensic factual evidence about the putative holocaust but it will never happen.

        There is simply no upside to truth in today’s environment under the thumb of the organized jewish entity topped with international judaic plutocrat families. Kevin MacDonald, evolutionary psychologist documented the struggle by organized jewry to gain control of the US immigration Law & Policy from 1881 to 1965. In 1965 Congress passed a jewish constructed new Immigration law that severely limited the percent of annual immigrants that could come from European White Christian people based countries. They said nuthin would change. Then after a couple of years they started increasing exponentially the numbers of specifically non-White immigrants and in the last 30 years this has been about one million annually pus in the same period there have been about 30 million ILLEGAL immigrants as well. The info about Illegal immigrants has been suppressed but author Ann Coulter by persistent searching and possessing expert research skills garnered she said from her years as an attorney, was able to garner accurate illegal immigrant numbers and thirty million in the last thirty years is a conservative estimate she asserts in her book: “ADIOS AMERICA”. MacDonald’s article mentioned above is available from his website and other locations on the internet. I will include a link below. Also it is important to mention that in just the past week amazon.com has agreed to the Israeli rabbis [backed by the Israel government that receives vast amounts of money annually from the US government] request that amazon.com censor a great many books contained in a list provided to amazon. AMAZON.COM has shamefully agreed to allow jews and foreign nations decide what books should not be allowed to the US people!!! I for one will never buy anything again from amazon.com. This aggression against the American people is and outrage and overreach of the jewish power organ and rogue state of Israel which now is clearly demonstrating that it will treat us American the same way as they treat the Palestinians; i.e. with implacable abuse and unfeigned dominion. Perhaps this is happening now because the jewish scheme to make White people a minority in America may be close to success which would account for the absolutely hysterical unending abuse and nasty criticism leveled against Trump because he even in a small way threatens to impede this scheme! here is the MacDonald article: [I left off the www and I put a space before net to make it not a live link but it is the web location for the free PDF] kevinmacdonald. net/immigration.pdf

      • Kagey1

        If the Professor’s immediate reaction would have been something like this was meant to be a satirical tweet, sorry it was misunderstood and I do not want anyone killed, the University should have defended him. But when the follow up is “To clarify: when the whites were massacred during the Haitian revolution, that was a good thing indeed” that shows hatred of whites and was properly condemned.

      • SA360

        if a professor tweeted “all i want is black genocide” do you think he still has a job? do you think drexel university would have even entertained the thought of defending his racist statement as “protected speech?” would this pathetic overgrown hippie writer kit ocoonnell be defending “all i want is black genocide” and write an article titled “Drexel university sides with black racists” trying ridiculously defend another blatant liberal double standard? of course not…. that teacher would have been fired and blackballed for making a racist tweet immediately.

        Liberals continue to expose their blatant arrogance and hypocrisy.

      • kartashok

        Kill a commie for mommie.

      • Reason

        Oh, no! This poor, innocent man! Won’t SOMEBODY think of the communists???

      • Sanityisrare

        Maher: A prime example between the difference in education and intelligence…

      • Brian McKeever

        Dude just needs to admit he screwed up, apologize and lay low for awhile. All he’s done is give the racists plenty of ammunition to show that “the left” is no better than they are.

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      • Mark Russo

        Yeah how did this genocide work out for haiti??? Lol ’nuff said

      • John

        So what does the picture in Georgia have to do with the idiot professor at Drexel?

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      • Constantin2

        Actually, in his twisted extremist demagoguery, Mr. Cicarello-Maher, believes that those threatening to kill him internalize the “blinding brilliance of the universal” by displacing his personal frail humanity with his “political content”. To see why I am saying this read this paper authored by Mr. Cicarello-Maher: http://www.jffp.org/ojs/index.php/jffp/article/viewFile/641/654
        . He argues there that the systematic extermination of Haiti’s remaining
        white population is but a repudiation of slavery and colonialism and is justified where the humanity of the victim or some inherent birth characteristic such as the color of the skin is “brilliantly” displaced by the “political content” of the victim – in which case genocide is a good thing. The irony of all this is that it hard to be at the receiving end of your own extremist philosophy. My bet is Mr. Cicarello-Maher would prefer now that his humanity would not be ignored by those brilliantly blinded by his extremist political views. That’s a classic story of where you hit and where it cracks. To be clear, I am not supporting a crime being committed against this ideological imbecile. Instead I am calling for public shaming and unmasking his rotten intellectual refuse.

      • silus

        Not agreeing with the tweet doesn’t mean you’re siding with white supremacy. McCarthyism isn’t the way to deal with this issue.

      • TecumsehUnfaced

        I supported Professor Ciccariello-Maher at Philly.com, so the crazies started coming after me.