Keil Huber, College Fix, November 20, 2018
A professor at Rutgers University has been cleared of wrongdoing by the school after he wrote an anti-white Facebook post earlier this year. The school determined that, in writing about his hatred of white people on his personal Facebook account, the professor did not violate any university policy.
The post by history professor James Livingston expressed frustration about white people in Harlem as well as a general hatred of white people.
“OK, officially, I now hate white people. I am a white people, for God’s sake, but can we just keep them — us — us out of my neighborhood?” wrote Livingston on May 31.
Rutgers’s Office of Employment Equity initially determined that Livingston had violated the university’s Policy Prohibiting Discrimination and Harassment. Livingston appealed the decision; the university rejected that appeal. Earlier this month, however, the Office of Employment Equity determined that Livingston “did not violate the University’s Policy Prohibiting Discrimination and Harassment” in writing the anti-white post.
Livingston said that the university fielded numerous complaints about him after he made the post, but that the complaints came from anonymous, off-campus sources.
Livingston claimed that the anonymous calls were actually from white supremacists who called the university office to complain about him. When asked, he admitted he could provide no evidence for that assertion. In its initial finding that the professor had violated university policy, the school did not make that claim; in its recent reversal of that decision, the school similarly did not make that assertion.