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Memphis professor behind racist tweets resurfaces at crosstown school

Racism is “sometimes provocative, controversial, and debatable” and apparently acceptable at Rhodes College. One might get the impression gender and race studies professors are conditioned to be paranoid and dishonest. And hateful. I know which college my children will NEVER attend.

original article: Memphis professor behind racist tweets resurfaces at crosstown school
July 6, 2015 by Alexandra Hennessey

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Sociology Professor Zandria Robinson has a new employer who doesn’t mind her “provocative” tweets.

A Memphis professor who left her job under a cloud after a series of racist tweets and Facebook posts has resurfaced at a school across town, where some of her new faculty peers are not happy to have her as a colleague.

Zandria Robinson, who taught sociology at University of Memphis until resigning on June 11, had previously posted on Facebook and Twitter that she did not want her daughter attending school with “snotty privileged whites,” apparently ramped up her social media rhetoric after leaving the job. In a series of tweets that began June 26, nine days after white racist Dylann Roof gunned down nine African Americans in a Charleston, S.C., church, Robinson wrote that “whiteness is most certainly and inevitably terror” and said she expected to see “thinkpieces about how more mental health services could prevent white people from acting how they are conditioned to act.”

Officials at Rhodes College announced Robinson’s hiring last week, and praised her for her “provocative” comments, some of which were first reported by the website SoCawlege.

“As a leading scholar and author in the areas of race, class, gender, culture, and the South, Dr. Zandria Robinson’s comments are sometimes provocative, controversial, and debatable,” the school said in a statement.

However, not all professors are in full support of the controversial hiring. Rhodes College Economics Professor John Murray told National Review that the school is trying to counter bad publicity from a year ago, when people posting from on or just off campus wrote racist comments on the anonymous social media app Yik Yak. But he said hiring someone who made racists statements from a different perspective made little sense.

“It does seem kind of crazy that we’re inviting a person to come teach on our faculty who seems to dislike a chunk of our students,” Murray said.

University of Memphis spokeswoman Gabrielle Maxey told FoxNews.com Robinson was not fired, despite earlier reports.

“She resigned on June 11,” Maxey said.

Robinson has a climactic history of racially-provocative posts on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

Robinson could not be reached for comment.

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