On Wednesday Rutgers, The State University Of New Jersey, reversed its previous decision that a professor violated the school’s discrimination and harassment policy after he made a social media post that stated he "hates white people".
James Livingston, a history professor became a famous overnight for a social media post that caught millions by surprise. The caucasian professor was complaining about his experience while at a restaurant in Harlem NY. Livingston stated the restaurant had become “overrun with little Caucasian a-holes who know their parents will approve of anything they do.”
“I hereby resign from my race. F--- these people. Yeah, I know, it’s about access to my dinner. F--- you, too,” Livingston opined on his personal Facebook page.
A tenured professor since 1988, Livingston faced disciplinary action by the University.
An investigation by the Office of Employment Equity (OEE), which found in July that Livingston violated school policy. However, Livingston argued that his remarks were "satirical," and he was commenting on the gentrification of the Harlem neighborhood, where he lives, NorthJersey.com reported.
Under pressure from various organizations, University President Robert L. Barchi reversed the decision. Rutgers informed Livingston on Wednesday of the reversal, which concluded that the professor did not violate school policy.