Drexel Professor Draws Ire After Posting ‘White Genocide’ Tweet on Christmas

Fox News, December 23, 2016

A professor from Drexel University in Philadelphia is likely in hot water after professing on twitter that all he wanted for Christmas was “white genocide.”

The school was forced to issue a statement on Christmas day after George Ciccariello-Maher, an associate professor of politics and global studies, tweeted on his account, “all I want for Christmas is white genocide,” according to blog Inside Higher Ed.

The tweet quickly went viral after many conservative websites and individuals spoke out against it. Drexel was forced to issue condemnation as well.

“Drexel became aware today of Associate Professor George Ciccariello-Maher’s inflammatory tweet, which was posted on his personal Twitter account on Dec. 24, 2016,” reads the statement from Drexel University officials. “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 university is taking this situation very seriously. We contacted Ciccariello-Maher today to arrange a meeting to discuss this matter in detail.”

Ciccariello-Maher followed up with another tweet on Christmas Day before being contacted by Drexel officials according to Philly.com.

“To clarify: when the whites were massacre during the Haitian revolution, that was a good thing indeed,” he tweeted.

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It was not immediately clear what actions would be taken against the professor by the university.

Since the tweet went viral Ciccariello-Maher has made his Twitter feed private, so the tweets are no longer visible.

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“On Christmas Eve, I sent a satirical tweet about an imaginary concept, ‘white genocide,'” he said. “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.”

Ciccariello-Maher also said Drexler’s statement about the situation was “chilling.”

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[Editor’s note: For more information about the Haitian slaughter of whites in the 19th century, see the American Renaissance feature, “The Revolution in Haiti.”]

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