University Professor Suspended, Referred to Police After Reportedly Calling for the Murder of ‘Right-Wing’ Speakers
A professor at Michigan’s Wayne State University has been suspended after allegedly posting a disturbing remark on social media.
Steven Shaviro, described as an English professor, philosopher and writer, recently posted a statement to Facebook that appeared to endorse the murder of those who hold political viewpoints he opposes, WJBK-TV in Detroit reported Monday.
“So here is what I think about free speech on campus,” Shaviro reportedly said in the post. “Although I do not advocate violating federal and state criminal codes, I think it is far more admirable to kill a racist, homophobic, or transphobic speaker than it is to shout them down.”
According to the Detroit Free Press, the since-deleted post said “right-wing” groups invite speakers to campuses to provoke a reaction from left-wing groups.
“The protesters get blamed instead of the bigoted speaker; the university adm …