The Chronicle of Higher Education
May 12th, 2015
An incoming assistant professor at Boston University who drew sharp
criticism for racially charged posts on Twitter about white people said
on Tuesday that she regretted that her passion for issues of race had
caused her to speak about those issues “indelicately,” The Boston Globe reported.
The professor, Saida Grundy, had used Twitter to criticize white
people as agents of oppression, among other things, and described white
male students as a “problem population.” Her online remarks prompted a
torrent of criticism on several conservative websites this week, and
amid the backlash, Ms. Grundy’s supporters used the Twitter hashtags #ISupportSaida and #IStandWithSaida to defend her. She has removed her tweets from public view.