Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Can't be fired, eh? Perhaps some other punishment might be found.

Irrespective of her political orientation, anyone who behaves like this should be, at the very least, shunned by all decent people.

On Tuesday, a professor at Fresno State made highly outrageous comments celebrating the death of former First Lady of the United States Barbara Bush as she also took delight in the pain that George H.W. Bush is experiencing as a result of his wife's death.

According to her bio page at Fresno State, "Professor Randa Jarrar is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, essayist, and translator" and serves as the "executive director of RAWI, the Radius of Arab American Writers."

Jarrar's first tweet on Bush's death stated: "Barbara Bush was a generous and smart and amazing racist who, along with her husband, raised a war criminal. F**k outta here with your nice words."

Jarrar continued, writing: "PSA: either you are against these pieces of shit and their genocidal ways or you're part of the problem. that's actually how simple this is. I'm happy the witch is dead. can't wait for the rest of her family to fall to their demise the way 1.5 million iraqis have. byyyeeeeeeee."

Jarrar went on to express how happy she was over Bush's death because she knew that Bush's husband was sad over her passing.

Later, responding to the outrage that she caused, Jarrar bragged about how much money she made as a professor and claimed that she will never be fired.

There's more at the link.

Rejoicing in the death of another?  I think we might have an opinion or two to express about such conduct in a supposedly civilized society.  If you agree, the following e-mail addresses might be useful.  They are all in the public domain, taken from the University's Web site, so I'm not breaching any sort of confidentiality in reproducing them here.
Please be polite and professional - unlike the Professor.



Anonymous said...

Thank you Peter.

I saw part of her comments earlier and was angry, to say the least. Contact information of her employer may come in handy.

BFR said...

No amount of letter writing, calls, email postings etc, will produce any real change. It might drive them back under for a moment, at very most it will merely create lip-service because they and/or the communist institutions that employ them were caught.

You are not going to change their minds. They are not going to engage in reasoned argument. They are never going to rock back in their chair and say, "well darn, I was wrong about all of this".

They hate. They hate God, they hate His creation, they hate anyone and anything that reminds them of the reality that good and evil exists, and that they are not good.

Remember what happened here people. When humans could actually see, touch, and talk to God, they did. When they finally got their hands on Him they tortured and murdered Him. Tough for them and their ilk that it was His plan, and double tough for them that He did not stay dead. If they did that to Him, what do you think that they intend for you?

Sherm said...

I have a degree from another CalState University where the campus newspaper published a screed stating that milk was racist. The next day I got a call from them looking for donations. I was able to laugh and tell them why they'd get no money from me. That's really the only language understood by all. Sadly, not donating to Fresno State is an empty gesture since I'd never donate anyway.

Sam L. said...

I agree with BFR on the futility of contacting Fresno State. We who are not Californians (or don't have children enrolled at FS) have no financial benefit to stop sending, and Californians are no doubt being taxed to support FS.

Wayne said...

Undeniable Truth of Life #24.

Rich Vail said...

Thanks for posting the emails. This is what I just sent to her Dept Chair and Univ Prez:

Dear Sir,
I am writing in response to the outrageous behavior of a tenured professor of your institution. Her behavior is part and parcel of why many people like myself have left academia. It's a sad day when ANYONE rejoices over the death of someone. But to do so, and brag about how much she earns as a tenured professor of your institution is beyond the pale. 

Ms. Jarrar has become the public face of Fresno State University when she announced that she can't be fired for her behavior, whether you like it or not. She IS Fresno State...more's the pity. I suspect that this fall's freshman class will be smaller than last years. Take a very hard look at what happened to the University of Missouri after the fall out of a professor's ill behavior in public. 


Richard A. Vail, Ph.D.

urbane legend said...

BFR is correct: They hate.

As for the professor, what kind of writer can she be? She serves as executive director of the " Radius of Arab America Writers. " A radius isn't a group; it's a dimension. If she is half the diameter, the group is . . . what, two people?

iOpener said...

Unfortunately, as long as Palestinians produce so many unhinged people there is no hope for middle eastern peace.

Her behaviour was crazy and nasty and only increased my sympathy for Israel. How can those Jews deal with a collection of nutjobs like this creature?

One is left with the sense that too many Palestinians are like her.

C. S. P. Schofield said...

Can you imagine the apoplectic rage the Left would indulge in if Conservative students disrupted her classes, staged protests at her house, and generally acted towards her like the Antifa twits do toward Un-PC speakers?

leaperman said...

Any public funding from this "University" should immediately be pulled if they do not fire this person.

Alec Rawls said...

The constitutional guarantee to the states that they shall have “a republican form of government” means first and foremost that the people can always “throw the bums out.” That there are any members of the incumbent regime that can’t be thrown out is a gross violation of this fundamental guarantee, and highly politicized college professors are an especially gross example. No, you do not get to promulgate on the electorate’s dime ideologies that the electorate rejects.

Government run universities (and government run k-12) should not exist at all. It is not for the government to tell the people what is right but for the people to tell the government what moral understanding it is to follow. That is the deeper sense of the republican guarantee: the people are master and government the slave, and NEVER shall the government invert that relationship by trying to form the people according to its will.

PARENTS should determine their children’s education. The stripping of this moral reproductive mechanism via the public school monopoly (having to pay twice to educate your children according to your own ideas is a very high barrier to entry, the definition of monopoly power), is not just a monstrous evil but is also a clear violation of the improperly neglected republican guarantee.

Tenure is another particularly monstrous violation of this principle, where a once-electorally-favored viewpoint gets to remain in a position of government power after The People have thrown that ideology overboard. It is an anti-republican (small “r” republican) crime and MUST be ended.