An associate professor at Drexel University blamed the Las Vegas shooting on “white victimization” and “Trumpism” in a series of tweets on Twitter.
“White people and men are told that they are entitled to everything. This is what happens when they don’t get what they want,” George Ciccariello-Maher posted on his Twitter account. “The narrative of white victimization has been gradually built over the past 40 years.”
“Yesterday was a morbid symptom of what happens when those who believe they deserve to own the world also think it is being stolen from them,” Ciccariello-Maher tweeted. “It is the spinal column of Trumpism, and most extreme form is the white genocide myth.”
Ciccariello-Maher started his rant by tweeting “A White Man” at 8:08 a.m. Monday. He followed that with another tweet a couple hours later with, “It’s the white supremacist patriarchy, stupid.”
Stephen Paddock fired upon a crowd of concert-goers from the 32nd floor of his hotel window for nine to 11 minutes on Sunday and killed 59 people and injured more than 500. Paddock killed himself while police were closing in. Police have not found a motive yet for while Paddock went on his killing spree.
Drexel University told Fox News the professor’s tweets were not representative of the university’s views.
“The recent social media comments by George Ciccariello-Maher, associate professor of Politics and Global Studies at Drexel University, are his own opinion and do not represent the University’s views,” the university said in a statement.
“Drexel is deeply saddened by the tragic shooting in Las Vegas. The thoughts and prayers of the Drexel community are with the families of those affected by this senseless act of violence.”
Ciccariello-Maher has made outrageous statements before on Twitter that made national news. In 2016, the associate professor tweeted “all I want for Christmas is white genocide.”
To ensure that nobody confused his tweet with sarcasm about white supremacy, he clarified tweeting, “To clarify: when the whites were massacred during the Haitian Revolution, that was a good thing indeed.”
In March, he said that seeing somebody give up their first-class plane seat for a soldier made him want to vomit.
It seems as if Ciccariello-Maher is testing if there's any limits to what he can say without being fired, and he's found that there are none.