NYU Hires Professor Who Tweeted About Wanting ‘White Genocide’ For Christmas


The former Drexel University professor who made headlines after he tweeted last year that he wished for white genocide for Christmas has now accepted a position with New York University.

On December 28, George Ciccariello-Maher shared a Facebook post claiming he was resigning from Drexel at the end of the year. He claimed his decision to resign was due to “nearly a year of harassment by right-wing, white supremacist media outlets and internet mobs,” who supported “death threats and threats of violence directed against me and my family.”

Drexel’s own statement claimed that Ciccariello-Maher was pursuing “other opportunities.”

Ciccariello-Maher’s name first made news after he tweeted In 2016 claiming, “All I Want For Christmas is White Genocide.” While Ciccariello-Maher has maintained that his tweet was meant to be satire, Drexel issued a statement condemning his tweet.

The “white genocide” tweet is not Ciccariello-Maher’s only controversial tweet, however. In March 2017, he tweeted that seeing a guy giving a first class seat on a plane to a soldier made him want to vomit or “yell about Mosul”:

After the shooting in Las Vegas in October, Ciccariello-Maher criticized the “white supremacist patriarchy” as a cause:

Despite Ciccariello-Maher’s claim that academic freedom is under attack by right-wing outlets, he shared the news on his Facebook page that he was moving to NYU as a visiting scholar at the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.

NYU appears to have not yet issued a statement on Ciccariello-Maher.

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