Cambridge rewards academic who says ‘White lives don’t matter’

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Priyamvada Gopal pontificating on Marxism. Screenshot from YouTube

Academic firebrand Priyamvada Gopal from Cambridge University in the UK was promoted to a full professorship even after she said that “white lives don’t matter”.

On Thursday, Gopal, who is a Professor in the Faculty of English and a Fellow of Churchill College, announced on Twitter that she was “delighted” to announce that “last night Cambridge promoted me to a full Professorship”. Her research interests are listed as colonial and postcolonial literature and theory, gender and feminism, Marxism and critical race studies.

Recently a Change.org petition received more than 19 000 signatures demanding that she be fired.

Despite criticism, she repeated her claim: “I’ll say it again. White Lives Don’t Matter. As white lives.” Then she sent out a follow-up tweet: “Abolish whiteness.”

Cambridge rushed to defended Gopal’s “right” as an academic to express her “lawful opinions” which others “might find controversial”…

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