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Wed Aug 30, 2017, 08:06 AM

UT fires teacher whose tweet blamed Harvey on Texas GOP vote

TAMPA A tweet suggesting that the devastation of Hurricane Harvey was "instant karma" for the red state of Texas has cost a University of Tampa professor his job making him just the latest academic fired for off-duty speech.

The University first distanced itself from sociology professor Kenneth L. Storey on Monday. But a tide of online outrage continued. A #FireKenStorey hashtag spread far beyond the university. Angry Facebook comments piled up.

"Don't think this is a school we will be looking at for my daughter anymore," one commenter said. An alumnus wrote, "Good thing I already paid you, because I'll never send the school another dime again."

On Tuesday morning, the university fired him.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/college/ut-condemns-teacher-whose-tweet-blames-harvey-on-texas-gop-vote/2335504

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BeyondGeography Aug 2017 #3
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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Wed Aug 30, 2017, 08:12 AM

1. Blaming natural disasters on people

is only allowed if you are blaming members of the non-hetero section of our country (sarcasm). Having said that, it's still a stupid comment.
















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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Wed Aug 30, 2017, 08:13 AM

2. The thing is, Houston went blue.

And even GOP voters don't deserve this kind of devastation. I think it's best to leave the natural disaster shaming to the right wing nut jobs.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Wed Aug 30, 2017, 08:15 AM

3. Judging from the quality of that post, no great loss

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Wed Aug 30, 2017, 09:48 AM

4. Being from and living in Texas I miss read that headline

UT in Texas is the University of Texas Austin unless you are an Aggie then it's TU.

Professor Storey should be censured but not terminated.

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