College Professor calls Barbara Bush ‘Amazing Racist’, Happy ‘Witch’ is Dead
A Fresno State University professor made news Wednesday with tweets that trashed former First Lady Barbara Bush just hours after the 92-year-old's death.
“Barbara Bush was a generous and smart and amazing racist who, along with her husband, raised a war criminal. F$%k outta here with your nice words,” tweeted Randa Jarrar, who later switcher her twitter account to locked, or private, on Wednesday likely due to a flood of equally harsh tweets that came back her way.
Jarrar also tweeted, via numerous media accounts, that “PSA: either you are against these pieces of s— and their genocidal ways or you’re part of the problem. That’s actually how simple this is. I’m happy the witch is dead. Can’t wait for the rest of her family to fall to their demise the way 1.5 million Iraqis have,” according to the New York Post.
“What I love about being an American professor is my right to free speech, and what I love about Fresno State is that I always feel protected and at home here,” Jarrar wrote. “GO BULLDOGS!”
FresnoBee.com reports that Jarrar is an English professor who is on leave this semester.
Fresno State's provost Lynnette Zelezny held a news conference Wednesday afternoon to discuss the 'disrespectful' comments by Jarrar saying, via FresnoBee.com:
"We understand the concern from the community and we are taking this very seriously," Zelezny said.
In one of her tweets, Jarrar said she is a tenured professor and makes $100,000 a year. “I will never be fired,” Jarrar tweeted.
Asked at the news conference about that tweet, Zelezny said: "To answer the technical question: Can she not be fired? The answer is no."
Prior to the news conference, the school's official twitter page posted this statement from the college's president, offering 'condolences' to the Bush family, and noting Jarrar's comments were made on her personal social media account, not as a representative of the school: