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Petition Calling For Firing Of Fresno Prof Who Bashed Late Barbara Bush BLOWS UP Online

A petition calling for the firing of a Fresno State professor who slandered former First Lady Barbara Bush as a racist in the hours after the announcement of her passing has blown up online, racking up over 38,000 signatures.

In the hours after Mrs. Bush death, English professor Randa Jarrar tweeted that Mrs. Bush was an “amazing racist,” adding gleefully that she was happy “the witch is dead.” She followed up the distasteful and inaccurate tweet by bragging about how much money she makes as a professor and how she can’t be fired because of tenure.

“I work as a tenured professor. I make 100K a year doing that. I will never be fired. I will always have people wanting to hear what I have to say,” she boasted on Twitter.

“Remove Randa Jarrar from Fresno State University for Racist comments,” reads the heading of the petition, which was created by Patrick Hofsetter.

“Immediate termination of professor Randa Jarrar for racism and inflammatory comments regarding a former First Lady of the United States, Barbara Bush,” says the petition, adding a link to a Fox News post concerning Jarrar’s tweets about Mrs. Bush.

Fresno State administration distanced themselves from Jarrar and condemned her comments but stopped short of firing her.

Many free speech advocates have argued that while Jarrar’s comments might be reprehensible, she shouldn’t be fired, including Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro.

“Jarrar has a right to speak, and setting the precedent that professors should be fired for saying gross, atrocious or impolitic things seems like a serious problem,” Shapiro argued. “The governing legal standard for punishing a professor on campus is from the Supreme Court case Pickering v. Board of Education (1968); in that case, the Supreme Court declared that they had to weigh the state’s ‘interest in promoting the efficiency of its employees’ public services’ against whether the employee was speaking as a citizen rather than an employee, and whether the employee was speaking on a ‘matter of public concern.’ Both the Ninth Circuit and Fourth Circuit have supported broad rights for professors to speak on controversial issues.”

“If we’re going to call for freedom of expression on public university campuses, Jarrar’s speech is protected,” he added. “[D]umping her over a nasty tweet about Barbara Bush is beyond the scope of the First Amendment.”

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24 Comments

  1. Suni Godbold

    April 25, 2018 at 5:06 am

    If it is a public university and not financed by the government, she does have the right, gall darn it to hell. What a piece of disgusting football material blown up with air.

  2. STEVE FLOWERS

    April 25, 2018 at 5:22 am

    DEAN @ FRESNO STATE, How does a college professor, one with higher learning say derogatory and callous remarks about a deceased person. THIS PROFESSOR MUST BE SENT PACKING AND I HOPE THIS COLLEGE SEES FIT TO REMOVE HER FROM THE SCHOOL! SICKENING AS SHE IS WILL ONLY CAUSE MUCH GRIEF FOR THE SCHOOL. THIS HATRED IN AMERICA MUST COME TO A SCREECHING HALT!

  3. Steven D Visek

    April 25, 2018 at 5:23 am

    She has the right of free speech. Her employer has the right not to employ someone who’s public behavior paints he employer in a bad light. She doesn’t have a right to her job. Employment is a mutual agreement, and exchange of money and benefits in exchange for time, labor, and talents. She can end the relationship at any time she chooses. The school can do the same.

  4. dennodogg

    April 25, 2018 at 6:04 am

    ” Jarrar the Hutt”….what a vile specimen.

  5. Lizzie Borden

    April 25, 2018 at 7:21 am

    If it is ok for an English professor to slander a deceased person then I can say the referenced professor is also racist. I mean seriously, how tacky, tasteless comments that is Fresno English professor tweeted.
    She is a horrible person. She really should lose her job. She is a reflection of her employer which happens to be a college.

  6. Linda Karlson

    April 25, 2018 at 7:46 am

    Interesting the double standards employed by Universities these days…it’s freedom of speech for this low-life cretin to spew whatever poison she wishes, but have a conservative speaker, student, professor, speak opposit the liberal agenda, all hell breaks loose!…Take note, people!

  7. Ron Hunter

    April 25, 2018 at 7:59 am

    A few hundred letters from prospective students who will NOT be going to their university will have a lot more effect than thousands of tweets. Also, I am sure there are OTHER English teachers there, so students not signing up for her classes would also have an effect. Then there are the past students whose donations enable the university to attract better teachers, and students, can have a lot of influence on the decision to keep her, or let her go. She has brought negative attention upon the university, and THAT is certainly a cause for termination.

  8. plusafdotcom

    April 25, 2018 at 8:26 am

    Better than sending letters or demanding that she be fired for exercising her rights of free speech, simply inform students of her views (and salary and tenure) and see if anyone signs up for her classes in the future.

    No classes => no job.

    The Free Market can take care of her very well, thank you!

    • Mike Steeler

      April 25, 2018 at 10:43 pm

      the problem is most students dont get to “pick” their English prof. One is assigned based on the class they MUST take. She is right, she has tenure and will never be fired.

  9. dr john

    April 25, 2018 at 11:24 am

    wonder why these anti American idiots in our colleges are so ugly that the tide wouldn’t take them out—

  10. Chuck

    April 25, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    America’s thank you gift from Iraq. Had we stayed the hell out, she would be working her fat ass off trying to stay alive, and…she would not be fat from the enjoying the good life in the Great Satan USA.

  11. Marcus Bash

    April 25, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    O.K. Well lefties, YOU made the rules. People lose their livelihood, business, job, professional career etc for less than this because YOU (the left) thought it was a good idea. BOHICA! The lesson returns. Be very careful what you sew, for that is what you must reap. And I got a little hint for you folks, you are NOT going to like it!

    Turnabout is fair play. This was not a mistake, it was not a public policy issue and it WAS a job related statement, due to all the bragging about the job. You can NOT have it both ways.

  12. James Kelly

    April 25, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    Fire her for bad manners.

  13. v

    April 25, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    We need to keep up with the socialists. She needs to be FIRED!

  14. Bev hendricks

    April 25, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    Donors, who have an ounce of decency, need to pull their money out and stop giving to these lunatic, liberal, disgusting universities. There are plenty of schools folks……all needing and wanting your dollars. I would never want my hard earned money funding a school that hires anyone who fosters this much hatred and vile intentions toward ANY AMerican. Ship her fat azz back over to Iraq so the next time she opens her ugly, disgusting pie hole she’s stoned to death

  15. Thomas Goss

    April 25, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    I also have freedom of speech, and in my opinion she should be buried up to her neck in pig shit and bacon grease poured down her throat until she’s dead.

  16. Carl J Bujan Jr

    April 25, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    Just look at this fat ugly Nazi bitch, she should be fired and never be allowed to teach again.

  17. Nick Byrne

    April 25, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    In addition to being fired, I think this piece of human crud needs to be tried in a court of law for hate crimes. That seems to be the M O for liberals, so why shouldn’t it be suitable for conservatives.

  18. Mike Steeler

    April 25, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    Where is the student body? The kids protest everything from the kind of peanut butter used in the cafeteria to gun control. There must be someone there with an opinion. Why aren’t they picketing “for” or “against” this deranged prof?

  19. John Wayne

    April 25, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    This is the brand of Communism that has infected many schools across America! From College campuses all the way down to Elementary Schools, this has been the mantra of the Communist (Socialist Democrat) Party since the 1940’s, to go after our children when they are still young and impressionable. In the past 20 years it has gotten even worse, as professors and teachers have become more bolder in their anti-American rants, hate speechss, to the point of even controlling the “free speech” of opposition students and speakers! This is how you control the masses, by keeping them at each others throats using primarily race and religion, divide and conquer tactics. No government can stand against a people united! Semper Fi

  20. Anica

    April 25, 2018 at 11:30 pm

    This nasty looking bad mouthing ,disgusted hatred human skank ,should be deported back to her land into the hands of ISIS to take care of her
    ( there is a lot of work to there )HUH !!!
    She has the audacity to come and insult ,those who sacrificed their life for her freedom , she should have trade places with Kurdish , that never saw the freedom ,but die and gassed by her idol SADAM .I bet she never has sympathy for those people who dyed under Sadam brutal regim.

  21. Jerry

    April 25, 2018 at 11:59 pm

    Rhymes with Witch, but stars with a B. Perfect description.

  22. Carole F Veer

    April 26, 2018 at 12:40 am

    This person is a disgrace. She should be fired and deported. I don’t understand how anyone can be so cruel and ignorant, especially since she is an instructor. Our young people are faced with enough issues, and don’t need this type of vitriol facing them.

  23. DARRELL FROELICH

    April 26, 2018 at 4:21 am

    Can her ass, And this is whats teaching our adult children, know wonder we are in a skrewed up world /take a lot of guts too belittle a person who is died. and this is what our solder are dying for!if she does not like it here move to afganistan .

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