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SUBSCRIBE TODAY ADMINISTRATION Dean of Students at U. of Alabama Resigns After Breitbart Resurfaces Old Tweets By Wesley Jenkins SEPTEMBER 06, 2019 U. of Alabama Jamie Riley Jamie R. Riley, assistant vice president and dean of students at the University of Alabama, resigned on Thursday, the day after Breitbart, a right-wing news outlet, published an article quoting some of his old tweets. In the three tweets noted by the Breitbart article, Riley, who is black, wrote that the American flag "represents a systemic history of racism for my people" and that white people cannot experience racism. The most recent of the tweets was posted in October 2017. He began working at Alabama last February.

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The Alabama dean is far from the first college official to resign following the publication of old tweets in recent months. The Twitter account of Students for Trump reposted several tweets from Mike Mullen, at the time a vice chancellor at North Carolina State University. In one he called Republicans the party of "neo-Nazis." Mullen resigned his administrative post within the day.

Faculty members, too, have been affected. Jeffrey A. Sachs, a professor of political science at Acadia University, in Nova Scotia, has studied faculty terminations and says professors are dismissed more often for liberal comments than for conservative ones.

#1 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-09-09 11:36 PM | Reply

Huh, so cancel culture isn't only for Liberals.

Good to know.

Jeffrey A. Sachs, a professor of political science at Acadia University, in Nova Scotia, has studied faculty terminations and says professors are dismissed more often for liberal comments than for conservative ones.

Must be because they are dumber than the conservatives who know better than to make stupid comments that get them fired.

#2 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-09-09 11:41 PM | Reply

I fricking LOATHE "cancel culture".

#3 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-09-09 11:45 PM | Reply

#3

Agreed, it is a terrible phenomena.

That being said, it has been mostly prevalent on the Left but the Right is discovering its efficacy in obliterating opponents, so its demise is unfortunate a loooong way away.

#4 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-09-09 11:55 PM | Reply

#2 Nope, it is because libs are burdened by ethics and accountability for their actions rather than goose stepping loyalty to their masters.

#5 | Posted by bored at 2019-09-09 11:57 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

That being said, it has been mostly prevalent on the Left but the Right is discovering its efficacy in obliterating opponents, so its demise is unfortunate a loooong way away.

#4 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

It was interesting to watch Kirsten Powers write a book about the illiberalism of this a few years ago - she hammered the obvious absurdity of it home and was mostly ignored by the left.

Within a few months of that, Jonathan Chait wrote a lengthy essay about the same subject. The big contrast was Powers came across genuine and Chait came across self-serving - he was VERY much guilty of exactly what he was deriding and was only trying to get out in front of it because it was a tactic he often employed and just assumed that the left was entitled to a permanent 'get out of jail free' card. The left opened that can of worms and struggles to contain it. Gov Northam is a rare exception, of course. Black face and Klan costumes are perfectly acceptable so long as the perp has left-wing politics.

#6 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-09-10 12:08 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It was interesting to watch Kirsten Powers

I go back and forth with her on twitter. I do think she has a lot of depth, be interesting to meet her in person.

The left opened that can of worms and struggles to contain it.

I really don't have a problem with going back and uncovering peoples attitudes of a couple of years ago, especially as misguided and vile as this. Where I draw the grey line is going back say beyond 10yrs (which is still a very long time)

If one thing is missing in this world is shame, and if this builds/molds people to at least be within some norm, then so be it.

So long as the government isn't enforcing it, I have no issue with it.

#7 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-09-10 12:39 PM | Reply

Alinsky Rule 4. Make them play by their own book of rules.

#8 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-10 12:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Liberals haunted by social media tactics they use against the right

thehill.com

#9 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-10 12:49 PM | Reply

Liberals haunted by social media tactics they use against the right
thehill.com

#9 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

I read that this morning.

As much as I hate cancel culture the only way for it to stop is to, as you said in #8, make the left play by its own rules.

#10 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-09-10 12:53 PM | Reply

make the left play by its own rules.

That's not fair!

-The Left

#11 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-09-10 01:20 PM | Reply

Alinsky

*chugs 10 year old talking point bourbon*

#12 | Posted by JOE at 2019-09-10 01:26 PM | Reply

--*chugs 10 year old talking point bourbon*

I love this talking point by people who still bring up Reagan.

It's as if Machiavelli, Sun tzu, Saul Alinksy, etc. did not publish timeless discourses on political strategy and tactics that are used today. Apparently Marx is "old stuff" too, despite the fact that his ideology infuses the SJW Left.

I certainly wouldn't want to bring up Plato's "philospher kings" in a discussion with those who advocate an "enlightened" coterie of "experts" to run society. That guy is a dead white male!

#13 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-10 01:41 PM | Reply

#13 I don't bring up Reagan.

Next

#14 | Posted by JOE at 2019-09-10 01:49 PM | Reply

Next...

...you can address the substance of my post and tell the class that classics of political theory are no longer relevant. Because...whatever.

#15 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-10 01:56 PM | Reply

"you can address the substance of my post"

Did you post something with substance? By accident?

#16 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-09-10 02:02 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

The American flag "represents a systemic history of racism for my people"

How is this even controversial?
???

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-09-10 02:07 PM | Reply

you can address the substance of my post

Sure. Just go back and address the substance of the hundreds of posts i've written that all you did was troll. Once you're caught up, i'll address the substance of your post. Please keep me in the loop on your progress!

#18 | Posted by JOE at 2019-09-10 02:12 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Another case of whitefolks hearing what they want to hear.

#19 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-09-11 11:43 PM | Reply

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