A professor at a Florida university who was fired for saying “black privilege is real” in a Twitter post is being reinstated with back pay after filing a successful complaint.
University of Central Florida (UCF) professor Charles Negy made the controversial comments on his personal Twitter account following the overdose death of violent felon and drug addict George Floyd in 2020, which made him the target of campus cancel culture.
“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?” Nagy said in one of the offending tweets.
“Black privilege is real: Besides affirm. action, special scholarships and other set asides, being shielded from legitimate criticism is a privilege. But as a group, they’re missing out on much needed feedback,” he added. Read more…