View Full Version : Fresno State professor demands white editors 'hand over positions of power'

07-30-2018, 06:53 PM
An award-winning novelist and English professor at California State University, Fresno, has reportedly called on fellow writers to demand that white editors immediately resign from positions of power.

Randa Jarrar, who kept her job in April despite sparking a national backlash for cheering the death of former first lady Barbara Bush, wrote a tweet Tuesday in response to The Nation publishing an allegedly racist poem, Campus Reformreported.

“At some point, all of us in the literary community must DEMAND that white editors resign,” Ms. Jarrar wrote in tweets published by Campus Reform, obtained from her private Twitter account. “It’s time to STEP DOWN and hand over the positions of power. We don’t have to wait for them to [expletive] up. The fact that they hold these positions is [expletive] up enough.”

Ms. Jarrar’s was reportedly responding to the controversy surrounding a poem, “How-To” by Anders Carlson-Wee, published in The Nation that was later deemed culturally insensitive and “ableist.”

The magazine’s poetry editors, Carmen Gimenez Smith and Stephanie Burt, have since apologized, saying they made a “serious mistake” in publishing the poem, but Ms. Jarrar is calling on them to resign.

The “Him, Me, Muhammad Ali” author is still facing blowback from her April tweet smearing the late Barbara Bush as an “amazing racist” who “raised a war criminal.”


Angry Old White Man
07-30-2018, 07:56 PM
Heh, another brain dead moron pretending to be educated

07-31-2018, 11:15 AM
If you click on the article, there's a photo of Randa Jarrer. She looks white to me. Brunette, maybe Mediterranean descent. But white. So maybe she wants to be the first to give up her position of power as a professor?

07-31-2018, 01:59 PM
Randa Jarrar was born in 1978 in Chicago to a Greek-Egyptian mother and a Palestinian father. She grew up in Kuwait and Egypt