Incendiary Speech

By Richard Nelson

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October 16, 2018

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A Georgetown University professor was recently placed on research leave after she wished “miserable deaths” on defenders of Brett Kavanaugh. Christine Fair Tweeted that Kavanaugh’s defenders “deserve miserable deaths while feminists laugh as they take their last gasps… and we castrate their corpses and feed them to swine.” Such talk from university professors is unbecoming and dangerous. Universities are supposed to be places of higher learning where ideals of respect and free exchange of ideas are valued. When professors use such language, they lose the moral authority to be in a classroom and teach our children. Georgetown officials put Prof. Fair on academic leave. But it may have been a better lesson for students if she'd been fired. That way they'd see there are more serious consequences to such incendiary and dangerous language.

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