Professor under investigation, police protection after tweeting about ‘black privilege’

Professor under investigation, police protection after tweeting about ‘black privilege’
Jonathan Turley (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – So he is receiving death threats from people who are defenders of ‘equality’? Just making sure we understand.]

We have been writing about efforts to fire professors who have criticized the “Defund the Police” campaign or Black Lives Matter. Now, Charles Negy, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Central Florida, is under school investigation and has received police protection after he tweeted about what he views as “black privilege.” While countless professors have written about “white privilege,” Negy is looking at discipline or termination while police have been called to his house to protect his life. Negy is not the first professor to be put under police protection after voicing criticism of the protests or BLM. Once again, I am less interested in the merits of the underlying debate as the implications for free speech and academic freedom. As one of the large free speech blogs, we have long discussed efforts to pressure or fire academics for their exercise of free speech. …

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