A Fresno State professor called former first lady Barbara Bush an “amazing racist” who raised a “war criminal,” and expressed no concern that she could be fired or reprimanded for her outspokenness on social media.
Randa Jarrar, a professor in Fresno State’s Department of English, expressed her displeasure with the Bush family within an hour after the official announcement that Mrs. Bush died Tuesday at the age of 92.
“Barbara Bush was a generous and smart and amazing racist who, along with her husband, raised a war criminal,” Jarrar wrote on Twitter. “F--- outta here with your nice words.”
Jarrar’s tweet generated more than 2,000 replies back to her, with many upset at her and tagging Fresno State and University President Joseph Castro in their comments.
Jarrar, who in her Twitter messages describes herself as an Arab-American and a Muslim-American woman, goes on to maintain that she is a tenured professor and makes $100,000 a year.
“I will never be fired,” Jarrar tweeted.
In a separate tweet, she wrote: “If you'd like to know what it's like to be an Arab American Muslim American woman with some clout online expressing an opinion, look at the racists going crazy in my mentions right now.”
Jarrar even encouraged those of Twitter to reach out to Fresno State and to Castro, offering up their Twitter handles.
“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!”
Her contact info below..
Email [email protected]
Fresno State 559-278-4240
Joseph Castro President 559-278-2324
Human Resources 559-278-4023
**Tweets are below**
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@randajarrar Your intense lack of respect for a family and a nation in mourning is disgusting. You are sanctimonious, self righteous and just plain rude. You think you won't be fired, I hope you are. #FireRandaJarrar
@Fresno_State Fire @randajarrar. Never would I allow my child to be in Jarrar's class. Is she above the rest of us when a family and a country is in mourning, saying she can't be fired. Fire her now. She has made your institution look very bad.
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