A leftist professor at Wayne State University in Michigan has been suspended with pay after publishing a Facebook post calling for the murder of conservative campus speakers.
“I think it is far more admirable to kill a racist, homophobic, or transphobic speaker than it is to shout them down,” Dr. Steven Shaviro wrote yesterday in his since-deleted post.
The professor, who describes himself in his Twitter bio as “sex negative” and a “Kitsch Marxist,” has taught “Introduction to Film” courses at Wayne State since 2021.
In a Monday morning email to students, the university’s president stated that the post “far exceeds the bounds of reasonable of protected speech” and is “at best, morally reprehensible and, at worst, criminal.” He went on to share that the situation has been referred to law enforcement and that the professor has been placed on paid suspension.
The New Guard attempted to reach Shaviro for comment but did not immediately hear back. This article will be updated accordingly.