Cambridge University backs academic who tweeted ‘White Lives Don’t Matter’ – and promotes her to professor – after she received barrage of abuse and death threats

Cambridge University backs academic who tweeted ‘White Lives Don’t Matter’ – and promotes her to professor – after she received barrage of abuse and death threats. By Bhvishya Patel.

Dr Priyamvada Gopal, 51, who teaches in the Faculty of English at Churchill College, … [tweeted] “‘I’ll say it again. White Lives Don’t Matter. As white lives.'” …

A petition titled ‘Fire Cambridge Professor for Racism’ was also launched on the petition site change.org on Wednesday demanding that Dr Gopal be fired by the university for the comment. …

The controversial message, which has since been deleted by Twitter, was met with a barrage of outrage, with many people responding both publicly and privately with death threats and racist abuse. …

Dr Gopal later shared some of the hate speech she had received, including from a man sending her a picture of a noose and writing: ‘We are coming for you you n***er loving piece of s*it’.

As well as sharing some of the worst abuse she has received, Dr Gopal — who is also a journalist and activist — announced that on Wednesday night, the university promoted her to a full Professorship.

Ever more hypocrisy:

The university’s defence of Dr Gopal has been labelled by some as inconsistent and politically biased.

Critics have pointed to the recent removal of Noah Carl from his research position at St Edmund’s college over links with far right extremist groups.

And others have referred to the university rescinding a visiting fellowship invitation to controversial professor Jordan Peterson in March last year.

Opponents of the university’s stance have suggested that the same defence of free speech and tolerance of controversial views was not extended in these instances.

What a heart-warming narrative of a nice non-white woman overcoming bigotry and prejudice, and finally being awarded with a professorship at Cambridge University.

Shame about her hateful statement of anti-white racism.

Seriously though, you tend to get more of what you reward. So presumably the elite wants more anti-white racism. Where do you suppose that will lead?