A Florida college is seeking to fire a professor whose controversial tweets — including one claiming “black privilege is real” – led to widespread calls for his termination as protests raged in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death.
An investigation by the University of Central Florida determined that associate psychology professor Charles Negy created a “hostile” classroom environment and tried to deter students from filing complaints, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
The probe also found that Negy didn’t report a student’s claim that she was sexually assaulted by one of this teaching assistants and gave false information during the investigation, which began last summer as students and alumni called for his removal from campus.
More than 500 messages about Negy were received by the college, including some that alleged he subjected students to “discriminatory harassment” in class. University officials notified him Wednesday they plan to terminate him on Jan. 25, although UCF says his controversial tweets had no role in