Quantcast
Connect with us

‘This is what winning looks like’: Neo-Nazis set sights on destroying Drexel professor who mocked them

Published

on

Avowed white nationalist leader Richard Spencer—who rose to prominence in November after leading the Nazi salute in celebration of Donald Trump’s electoral win—is vying for an appearance at Drexel University after a political science professor at the school sent a satirical tweet mocking the term “white genocide,” Vocativ reports.

Spencer’s tweet is likely in reference to Drexel University professor George Ciccariello-Maher who sent a tweet Sunday that read, “All I Want for Christmas is White Genocide.” The professor has since clarified his statement, telling the Drexel University student newspaper Monday that the concept of white genocide is a “figment of the racist imagination,” and “an imaginary concept” worthy of mockery.

ADVERTISEMENT

“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 said in a statement. “It is a figment of the racist imagination, it should be mocked, and I’m glad to have mocked it.”

Ciccariello-Maher also called the university’s response to his tweet “worrying,” noting, while the university upheld his right to freedom of expression, the school’s “statement refers to my (satirical) tweets as ‘utterly reprehensible.’”

“What is most unfortunate is that this statement amounts to caving to the truly reprehensible movements and organizations that I was critiquing,” Ciccariello-Maher added.

For white supremacists like Spencer and Daily Stormer publisher Andre Anglin, the university’s response to Ciccariello-Maher’s tweet proves the nationalist movement is “winning.”

ADVERTISEMENT

“We are a bloc now with power,” Anglin wrote on his site Tuesday. “Institutions respond to us. A year ago, this same university wouldn’t have blinked before responding to complaints with a generic ‘we support the free expression of our teachers’ blurb. And not a statement on their own site. It would just be a statement to media.”

“This is what winning looks like, people,” he continued. “You’d better get used to it.”

It’s no secret that the white supremacist movement feels emboldened by the recent election of Trump. Earlier this month, Spencer delivered a speech at Texas A&M as part of a push to recruit “academic racists.” Speaking to a room of around 400 people, mostly protestors. Spencer declared, “at the end of the day, America belongs to white men.”

ADVERTISEMENT

And last week, Anglin—who recently formed somewhat of an alliance with Spencer—announced an armed protest of neo-Nazis in Spencer’s hometown of Whitefish, Montana. “This will be an absolutely massive victory for our cause,” Anglin wrote. “We have never done this before.”

In his statement criticizing Drexel’s tepid protection of his right to free speech, Ciccariello-Maher, who received a deluge of death threats following his tweet, warned that institutions like universities “need to choose” which side they’re on.

“White supremacy is on the rise, and we must fight it by any means,” Ciccariello-Maher wrote in his statement. “In that fight, universities will need to choose whether they are on the side of free expression and academic debate, or on the side of the racist mob.”

ADVERTISEMENT


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Netanyahu refuses to concede after he falls short — blames media instead

Published

on

Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, refused to concede after being down in the election night polls. Like the last election, Netanyahu is claiming his own personal victory and blaming the media for all of his woes.

Senior Diplomatic correspondent Barak Ravid, at Channel 13 News in Tel-Aviv, was live-tweeting the election results late Tuesday night.

https://twitter.com/barakravid/status/1174116674225758209?s=21

"Netanyahu says Israel needs a Zionist government that is committed for Israel as a Jewish state. No government can be based on support from Arab parties," Ravid said.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Mitch McConnell crony running for Kentucky AG is ineligible for office: lawsuit

Published

on

On Tuesday, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported that a new lawsuit seeks to remove Daniel Cameron from the ballot as the Kentucky GOP's nominee for state attorney general.

According to the lawsuit, filed by retired union worker and "concerned citizen" Joseph Leon Jackson Sr. in Jefferson Circuit Court, Cameron does not meet the office requirement of having practiced law for eight years — because although he was admitted by the Kentucky Bar Association in 2011, he spent two of the following years clerking for U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Trump lashes out at Lindsey Graham after he accuses the president of showing ‘weakness’

Published

on

President Donald Trump and Sen. Lindsey Graham, once bitter enemies, have become close allies since the 2016 election as the South Carolina Republican realized it was in his personal interest to cozy up to the White House. But on Tuesday, fractures emerged between the two in public over a key issue for Graham: Iran.

Graham is on the severely hawkish wing of the Republican Party, and he clearly wants a war with Iran. He began a series of tweets Tuesday by praising Vice President Mike Pence’s briefing that day about the recent attack on Saudi oil infrastructure, saying he believes that “such a sophisticated attack could not have occurred without Iran’s blessing and direct involvement.” He called it an “an act of war” and lauded the Trump administration’s “efforts to create a regional coalition, thoroughly brief the Congress on the actions taken, and come up with a plan of action to restore deterrence against an evil regime in Iran.”

Continue Reading
 
 
Help Raw Story Uncover Injustice. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free.
close-image