Manco does not only attempt to teach math to his students, but he also tries to teach them life lessons. One such lesson apparently got Manco suspended for the rest of the school year.
A professor at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia was placed on paid leave after expressing his views about racial reparations on his personal Twitter account.
Gregory Manco came under fire for criticizing the notion of racial reparations. After a Twitter user using the moniker “karl marx” pointed out his comments on February 19, the school’s official Twitter account said it they would look into the remarks immediately.
Wow, Manco must have uttered something akin to a war crime, right?
“Suppose your great-great-grandfather murdered someone. The victim’s great-great-grandson knocks on your door, shows you the newspaper clipping from 1905, and demands compensation from you. Your response?” Manco’s tweet criticizing reparations stated. “Now get this racist reparation bulls**t out of your head for good.”
Not for nothing, but that’s probably the wisest words they’ll ever hear.
Most of the “complaints” were from anonymous Twitter trolls looking to ruin Manco’s career. Of course, SJU was ready and willing to destroy a man’s livelihood over something so insignificant. It was likely the first time these adult babies actually heard the truth in years.
The email said that the school had “received several complaints regarding online postings that were allegedly made by you and are of a biased or discriminatory nature.” (H/T – Mis. Hum.)
Since I am an alumnus of Saint Joseph’s, I think I can speak with authority here. SJU was a great school when I was lucky enough to go there. It was a truly Christian university, founded by Jesuits, and at the time, it was fairly conservative. In the past twenty years or so, the students became more and more woke, to the point they strong-armed the administration into making a lesbian couple winners of a Valentine’s Day contest.
Suffice to say, Hawk Hill doesn’t receive one red cent from me.