WEB Notes: It is highly offensive, racist, and dangerous to say other races do not matter. If my life does not matter, that makes me think you want me dead. Do not threaten a people, you may not like the backlash.
A Cambridge University professor has boasted that she was promoted after tweeting “White Lives Don’t Matter” — a development following just days after a man who flew a banner saying they do matter over a football match in the wake a suspected terrorist attack was fired.
On June 22nd, Professor Priyamvada Gopal had tweeted “I’ll say it again. White Lives Don’t Matter. As white lives.”
The tweet prompted a considerable public backlash, with a petition for the University of Cambridge to fire her for the “racist and hateful” statement “in the best interest of all students and the community at large” having topped 15,000 signatures as of the time of publication.