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Black professor forced to apologize after criticizing ‘White masculinity’

Photo credit: Twitter @SaidaGrundy

Professor Saida Grundy of Boston University issued bold remarks regarding White males. During a series of tweets, Grundy shared her views on race in America.

In early May, Grundy tweeted, “Why is White America so reluctant to identify White college males as a problem population?”

Shortly after the tweet, a conservative college blogger posted an article criticizing Grundy and it soon went viral. Boston University President Robert Brown shared his disappointment with Grundy, but he defended her right of free speech.

Grundy has faced backlash on Twitter and has been called “racist” and a “bigot.” She has since apologized for her comments and will not be fired. Brown said that Grundy will return to work at the school in July.

Boston University’s full-time staff is comprised of 2.8 percent Black and the student body is 4.7 percent Black.

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