Ole Miss Professor James Thomas Calls For Harassing Republicans At Restaurants

A University of Mississippi professor James Thomas is under fire after encouraging harassment of senators in restaurants in a Tweet and even adding “put your whole d*** fingers in their salads.”

Maybe it is time for people to start giving college professors a taste of what they dish out? How can anyone who makes such a vile and dangerous call to action against any person remain in a position which gives him or her a platform to continue spewing such hatred? This professor should be fired.

Washington Times:

The University of Mississippi has condemned a tweet by a faculty member that called on activists to abandon civility and harass Republican senators in public.

“Don’t just interrupt a Senator’s meal, y’all,” James Thomas, an assistant professor of sociology, tweeted from his @Insurgent_Prof account on Oct. 6, the day Justice Brett Kavanaugh was sworn into the Supreme Court.

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“Put your whole damn fingers in their salads,” he wrote. “Take their apps and distribute them to the other diners. Bring boxes and take their food home with you on the way out. They don’t deserve your civility.”

Without specifically naming Mr. Thomas, Ole Miss Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter issued a statement Sunday condemning a “recent social media post by a UM faculty member,” Campus Reform reported.

“A recent social media post by a UM faculty member did not reflect the values articulated by the university, such as respect for the dignity of each individual and civility and fairness,” Mr. Vitter wrote. “While I passionately support free speech, I condemn statements that encourage acts of aggression. I urge all members of the Ole Miss community to demonstrate civility and respect for others and to honor the ideal of diversity of thought that is a foundational element of the academy.” More

I’ll admit I have a bit of germ phobia when it comes to my food… So if you stick your finger in my salad and I am going to break them and let you wear my salad home as a parting gift. Just saying!

Ole Miss responds:

“A recent social media post by a UM faculty member did not reflect the values articulated by the university, such as respect for the dignity of each individual and civility and fairness,” Ole Miss Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter wrote in a Facebook post Sunday without naming Thomas. “While I passionately support free speech, I condemn statements that encourage acts of aggression. I urge all members of the Ole Miss community to demonstrate civility and respect for others and to honor the ideal of diversity of thought that is a foundational element of the academy.”

 

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