From blaming the Las Vegas massacre on white people to calling the married and father Dr. Jordan Peterson an “incel,” left-wing professors made some incendiary tweets during the 2017 to 2018 school year.
But who receives the honor of making the most wacky, unsubstantiated, and just simply unhinged tweet? Without further ado, here are the rankings.
5. Fresno State Prof Calls Barbara Bush An ‘Amazing Racist’
California State University, Fresno professor Randa Jarrar bashed former First Lady Barbara Bush in the hours immediately following Bush’s death.
“Barbara Bush was a generous and smart and amazing racist who, along with her husband, raised a war criminal. F*** outta here with your nice words,” she tweeted from her since-protected account. “I’m happy the witch is dead. Can’t wait for the rest of her family to fall to their demise the way 1.5 million Iraqis have.”
The professor also tweeted out a phone number which she claimed to be hers, but was actually a crisis hotline, resulting in the clogging of that service.
Throughout the ordeal, Jarrar, an English professor, did not note the former First Lady’s massive contributions to increasing the literacy of American children.
4. Prof Says He Would ‘Be OK’ If Betsy DeVos Were Sexually Assaulted
Austin Community College professor Robert Ranco resigned from a position he held at a law firm after tweeting this remark.
“I’m not wishing for it … but I’d be ok if #BetsyDeVos was sexually assaulted,” the professor said in a since-deleted tweet.
“The recent social media comments made by a part-time employee on his personal page do not represent ACC’s vision, mission, and values,” an Austin Community College spokesperson said. “The college does not condone these comments and their sentiment.”
3. Professor Calls Dr. Jordan Peterson, Who Has A Wife And Children, An ‘Incel’
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania professor Wendy Lynne Lee made and then deleted this most curious remark.
“Jordan Peterson: incel misogynist. Committed white nationalist,” the philosophy professor said, referencing a since-deleted bibliography she had kept on “white nationalists,” in which she had allegedly tracked the University of Toronto professor’s “decent [sic] into rank bigotry.”
Lee deleted her tweet after The Daily Caller News Foundation got in touch for comment, but not before TheDCNF took a screenshot of it.
“It’s clear that [Lee] has decided that it’s entirely acceptable to be careless with her words in relationship to me and my putative beliefs,” Peterson told TheDCNF. “Academics, whose trade-in-stock is words, should know better. She clearly believes (1) that her ill-advised statements are warranted, which they are not, and (2) that such actions, however ill-advised, are acceptable, ethically and factually.”
Mic.com later revealed that Peterson’s attorney, Howard Levitt, had threatened legal action against Lee if she did not delete her tweet and apologize to Peterson.
“AS PER THREAT TO SUE FOR LIBEL, I HEREBY APOLOGIZE TO JORDAN PETERSON FOR REFERRING TO HIM AS AN INVOLUNTARY CELIBATE (INCEL), A MISOGYNIST, A COMMITTED WHITE NATIONALIST, AND SOMEONE WHO HAS DESCENDED INTO RANK BIGOTRY,” the professor subsequently tweeted.
2. Ivy League TA Calls On White Men Last, Black Women First
University of Pennsylvania teaching assistant Stephanie McKellop employed a sort of affirmative action when it came to letting her students speak in class.
“I will always call on my black women students first. Other POC [people of color] get second tier priority. WW [White women] come next. And, if I have to, white men,” she said in a since-deleted October tweet. “In normal life, who has the easiest time speaking, most opportunities? Flip it.”
“The classroom is the place YOU get to control social setting,” the TA stated. “Prioritize and encourage voices who are talked over most often.” (RELATED: Ivy League Teaching Assistant Says She Calls On Black Women First, White Men Last)
1. Former Drexel University Professor Blames Las Vegas Massacre On ‘White Supremacist Patriarchy’
Former Drexel professor George Ciccariello-Maher, who subsequently left the school to become a scholar at New York University, made this remark on Twitter the day after shooter Stephen Paddock murdered 58 individuals at a country music concert.
“It’s the white supremacist patriarchy, stupid,” the professor tweeted, explaining the massacre. “But liberals will drown out all discourse with a deafening chorus screeching ‘gun control.’”
“White people and men are told that they are entitled to everything. This is what happens when they don’t get what they want,” Ciccariello-Maher wrote. “The narrative of white victimization has been gradually built over the past 40 years.”
Drexel placed Ciccariello-Maher, who had previously said “all I want for Christmas is white genocide,” on leave after his Vegas comments, citing safety concerns.
The university let the professor resume teaching a couple of weeks later, at which time Ciccariello-Maher commented to TheDCNF “LOL, Fuck The Daily Caller.”
Bonus Round: Rutgers Prof Freaks Out On ‘Little Caucasian A**holes’
Rutgers University history professor James Livingston’s message occurred on Facebook, not Twitter, but with equally as batty outcomes.
“OK, officially, I now hate white people,” Livingston said. “I am a white people [sic], for God’s sake, but can we keep them — us — us out of my neighborhood? I just went to Harlem Shake on 124 and Lenox for a Classic burger to go, that would [be] my dinner, and the place is overrun with little Caucasian a**holes who know their parents will approve of anything they do.” (RELATED: Rutgers Prof: ‘Officially, I Now Hate White People’)
“Slide around the floor, you little s**thead, sing loudly, you moron,” he continued, referring to the kids. “Do what you want, nobody here is gonna restrict your right to be white.”
The professor stated that Facebook had contacted him, claiming his post violated the site’s hate speech policy. Either he or the social media giant deleted the post.