U. of Central Florida Trying to Fire Tenured Professor After He Quote Tweeted Steve Sailer
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Earlier, by Steve Sailer, August 17, 2020: Tenured Psychology Professor Gets Struggle Sessioned for Retweeting Sailer Tweet

From the New York Post:

Florida college to fire professor accused of ‘racist’ tweets
By Joshua Rhett Miller January 14, 2021 | 1:08pm

A Florida college is seeking to fire a professor whose controversial tweets — including one claiming “black privilege is real” – led to widespread calls for his termination as protests raged in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death.

What got Negy in trouble back in June was retweeting one of my more eloquent tweets. From Quillette:

He also tweeted:

“If Afr. Americans as a group, had the same behavioral profile as Asian Americans (on average, performing the best academically, having the highest income, committing the lowest crime, etc.), would we still be proclaiming ‘systematic racism’ exists?”

Because he has tenure, he can’t legally be fired for retweeting the Forbidden One. So they are trying to stick him with other charges.

An investigation by the University of Central Florida determined that associate psychology professor Charles Negy created a “hostile” classroom environment and tried to deter students from filing complaints, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

… Calls for Negy’s ouster came after two controversial tweets a day earlier, including one claiming “black privilege is real” and another comparing African Americans and Asian Americans.

“Sincere question: If Afr. Americans as a group, had the same behavioral profile as Asian Americans (on average, performing the best academically, having the highest income, committing the lowest crime, etc.), would we still be proclaiming ‘systemic racism’ exists?”

But the outcome of UCF’s investigation was “predetermined,” an attorney for Negy told The Post.

“This pretextual, defamatory investigative report is the latest chapter in UCF’s effort to ruin Dr. Negy — a man with a distinguished 22-year teaching career — because he has become politically inconvenient,” attorney Samantha Harris said in a statement. “UCF, along with those who solicited and investigated false complaints against him, have violated his rights and defamed him, and will be held accountable in court.”

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