Adams, a tenured professor, has long been outspoken about his conservative political views and even louder about what he has perceived as bias against him because of said views, including suing UNCW in 2007 over alleged discrimination. Mike Adams, Professor of Criminology, University of North Carolina. Mike Adams, who taught sociology and criminology at the college, faced backlash over a tweet where he described Gov. ", A statement from the university earlier this month called Adams' tweets "vile" and said "the university's constitutional obligations and support of free expression do not lessen our disgust when those viewpoints offend or otherwise upset those who read these comments. "I almost felt like a free man who was not living in the slave state of North Carolina. This story has been shared 687,888 times.
The 55-year-old sparked outrage in late May with his anti-COVID shutdown tweets, which were branded "vile and inexcusable" by the university, although it stopped short of firing him. Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Roy Cooper for his decision to shut down much of the state due to the coronavirus pandemic was widely condemned as racist, and in the ensuing uproar, the issue got national attention. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. Adams was found dead and alone in his home during a welfare check at about 2 p.m., Jerry Brewer, a public information officer with the sheriff's department, told CNN.
Roy Cooper, Adams tweeted, “This evening I ate pizza and drank beer with six guys at a six seat table top. Former University of North Carolina Wilmington professor Mike Adams was found dead in his home Thursday afternoon, according to law enforcement. "(UNCW) cannot claim to champion diversity and inclusivity with a professor who threatens, belittles, bullies, and acts in an unprofessional manner," the petition reads. ", And another May tweet from Adams read: "Don't shut down the universities. Adams was awarded $50,000 in backpay and a $9,000 raise in a settlement with the university after he sued claiming that school had denied him a promotion because he expressed his views, violating his First Amendment rights, according to Wilmington's StarNews. “We can now share the update that after a discussion with Chancellor (Jose V.) Sartarelli, Dr. Adams has decided to retire from UNCW, effective Aug. 1, 2020.
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More than 70,000 signatures are calling for the firing of a University of North Carolina-Wilmington professor over a series of racist tweets. ", As part of his retirement, Adams received $504,702 from the university for lost salary and lost retirement benefits, Spectrum News 1.
He got into hot water most recently for his tweets about the governor’s quarantine restrictions on residents amid the coronavirus. Shut down the non essential majors. Roy Cooper is North Carolina's Democratic governor.
Massa Cooper, let my people go.”, The tweet criticizing N.C. Gov. ", As more people began to publicly criticize Adams, he responded: "When you write the university asking them to fire me don’t forget to leave a mailing address so I can send you a box of panty liners. the embattled University of North Carolina Wilmington sociology and criminal justice professor under fire for a recent racist tweet and other inflammatory writings. Contact John Staton at 910-343-2343 or John.Staton@StarNewsOnline.com. Massa Cooper, let my people go!". The university said in a statement on Facebook to the school community Monday, “Over the past several weeks, many of you have inquired about the status of a UNCW faculty member, Dr. Mike Adams, in light of the public attention generated by comments he made on his personal social media channels. A UNCW Professor who agreed to resign last month over a series of controversial tweets has been found dead. It boasts nearly 8,000 members. ... UNC Wilmington professor to retire after controversial tweets By ... many of you have inquired about the status of a UNCW faculty member, Dr. Mike Adams… Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. He also faced backlash after publishing an article titled "A 'Queer Muslim' Jihad?" Like Women’s Studies.”, The next day, referring to Gov. (“I put my brother through school at UNCW. Like Women's Studies. I almost felt like a free man who was not living in the slave state of North Carolina. Massa Cooper, let my people go.” He was referring to Gov. “We will have no further comment on this matter at this time, but we plan to share an update later this week regarding how we hope to move forward as a university community.”.
Roy Cooper as “Massa Cooper.” Adams was set to retire on August 1st and would have received a $504,702 settlement for lost salary and lost retirement benefits that came with his … “His being employed at this university cheapens any and all attempts to stand in solidarity with any minority that has been oppressed in this country. Most, however, appeared to see Adams’ early retirement as a victory. Later that same year, and after an appeal, UNCW settled the lawsuit with Adams, awarding him $50,000 in back pay and a $9,000 raise, while agreeing to pay $615,000 in attorney’s fees. he tweeted on May 29. University of North Carolina Wilmington calls professor's tweets 'vile and inexcusable' following growing backlash online.