An education watchdog group on Sunday called for the firing of an embattled Michigan State University (MSU) professor who was caught in a secret recording earlier this month ranting against Republicans.
â€śMichigan State must fire prof who went on hateful rant,â€ť said Campus Reformâ€™s Caleb Bonham in a newly released video.
â€śIf Professor William Penn went on a similar rant bashing the LGBT community you would have fired him immediately,â€ť Bonham added in the video.
MSU Creative Writing Professor William Penn said earlier this month Republicans are â€śa bunch of dead white peopleâ€ť who had â€śrapedâ€ť the country and want to prevent black people from voting.
As a result, the school â€śreassignedâ€ť his teaching duties, but reportedly continues to pay him his $146,510 annual salary.
I agree, firing would be a bit harsh especially if this is the first time he has come under fire for his opinion. I would say punish him in some way, give him a warning and if he does it again then fire him.