Twitter bans Trump over risk of violence, but these leftist profs get a pass
Twitter permanently banned President Donald Trump due to “risk of further incitement of violence.”
For years, Campus Reform has covered professors who have openly encouraged or justified violence, many of whom were not banned or suspended from the platform.
In one of the latest crackdowns from Big Tech, President Donald Trump has been permanently banned from Twitter, and Parler has been cut off by Amazon Web Services, Apple and Google. Tech companies have justified the censorship as the necessary course of action for Trump, his supporters, and conservatives due to the “risk of further incitement of violence.”
But, for years, Campus Reform has reported on leftist professor who have explicitly sent ill wishes to conservatives and Trump supporters and who have justified violence as a means of silencing those with whom they disagree.
In October, University of Virginia Instructor David Walsh tweeted that Americans need to do more than protest if the election “worst-case scenario” happens.
“They need to actively try to topple the government,” the tweet read. The instructor who teaches the course "Hateinnany: Fascism, Antifascism, and the Global Far Right” had also previously tweeted that Democrats will have to utilize “postwar German practice of superficial de-Nazification” upon a Joe Biden win.
Frequent college guest lecturer Michelle Taylor, known as "Feminista Jones," took to Twitter to explain why she felt supporting Black Lives Matter included “revolutionary” work that must be forwarded by violence.
“Violence is the only way, of course. No votes. No marching. No spots on cable news. No high fashion magazine cover stories. No hashtags. No panels,” said Taylor.
She has presented at various American universities over the years including Princeton, Cornell, Columbia, University of California-Berkeley, Boston University, Vassar College, and the University of Pennsylvania.
Professor of Africana Studies at Wellesley College Kellie Carter Jackson defended violence when riots and looting desecrated America’s cities throughout 2020. In an interview with Slate, she compared modern-day riots to the American Revolution.
“Violence becomes the main way that people can communicate their political, social, or economic grievances,” said Jackson.
A teaching assistant at the University of Georgia told a local radio show that he does not rule out violence to overturn "oppressors." The comment was in response to a statement from the university that said, “Racism has no place on our campus, and we condemn the advocacy or suggestion of violence in any form.” Teaching Assistant Irami Osei-Frimpong said, “It is just a fact of history that racial justice often comes at the cost of White life."
Marshall University biology professor Jennifer Mosher was caught on camera during a virtual classroom session suggesting that she hoped Trump supporters would get coronavirus.
“I’ve become the type of person where I hope they all get it and die," said Mosher.
The university later announced that Mosher was put on administrative leave.
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