Then — he was fired.
The tweet, since deleted, from Kenneth L. Storey, formerly of the University of Tampa, read: “I dont believe in instant karma but this kinda feels like it for Texas. Hopefully this will help them realize the GOP doesnt care about them.”
In a follow-up, he said that “good people” in red states like Texas and Florida “need to do more to stop the evil their state pushes.” He continued: “I’m only blaming those who support the GOP there.”
Let this hurricane be a lesson to the evil people of Texas: Vote Democrat!
If you’re a university professor, left-of-center opinions usually won’t get you fired, but exceptions may occur.
Another professor, Kathy Dettwyler, was fired by the University of Delaware in June for writing in a now-deleted Facebook post that Otto Warmbier, who was taken into custody in North Korea, then fell into a coma and died, was “typical of the mindset of a lot of the young, white, rich, clueless males who come into my classes. Is it wrong of me to think that Otto Warmbier got exactly what he deserved?”
I’m going to say yes, thinking that certain people deserve to be killed for their immutable qualities is wrong.
A Google search reveals that Kathy Dettwyler, while maybe not rich, is white and clueless, and must have been young at one time.