A Trinity University professor who tweeted out a picture of himself flipping off Trump Tower is set to lecture on “navigating hate and xenophobia in modern America” in August.
Assistant professor of religion Simran Jeet Singh will be giving this lecture during a webinar hosted by the Trinity University Alumni Association on August 3rd. The webinar is titled “Navigating Hate and Xenophobia in Modern America”, and Singh was selected due to his “role as a leader in the national conversation on Islamophobia, racial profiling, and hate violence.”
Singh posted the photo of himself in front of Trump’s New York City residence on November 8th, 2016. The tweet read, “Current mood of all minorities, women, and immigrants.”
The next day, he went after supporters of the president-elect, tweeting that they all “tacitly condone racism.”
In January, Singh blasted President Trump for his stance on terrorism, telling him to “kiss all of our asses.”
Campus Reform spoke to Jonah Wendt, Vice Chair of the Texas Federation of College Republicans and editor in chief of a conservative student newspaper on campus, asking for his thoughts on this. Wendt says he doesn’t question the professor’s ability to lecture, but finds the webinar highly ironic.
“The irony of a professor, who [on Election Day] posted a picture flipping double middle fingers outside of Trump Tower, should not be lost on viewers of his lecture on ‘Navigating Hate and Xenophobia in Modern America,’” he stated.
A spokesperson for Trinity gave Campus Reform the following statement:
“Professor Singh is an award winning professor. He’s been given a number of awards for the work that he is doing to end racism and Islamophobia in the world. He has been the focus of a lot of hate and a lot of racist remarks and comments and we’ve not had any complaints from our students about professor Singh and the other things that he’s been doing on our campus.”
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(H/T: Campus Reform)