After appearing at “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” formed professor at Essex County College was suspended.
Lisa Durden was asked to cancel her classes and report to the Essex County College’s human resources department just two days after her appearance on June 6, which she was indefinitely suspended.
“They did this to humiliate me,” Durden said to The Star-Ledger. “Essex County College publicly lynched me in front of my students.”
Durden defended the black-only Memorial Day party organized by Black Lives Matter, avoiding a direct question from Carlson about if it’s all right to exclude people based on race.
“I thought the whole point of Black Lives Matter, or one of the points, would be to speak out against singling people out on the basis of their race and punishing them for that because you can’t control what your race is, and yet they seem to be doing that, explain that to me,” Tucker stated.
“What I say to that is boo hoo hoo you white people are angry because you couldn’t use your white privilege card to get invited to the Black Lives Matters, all black, Memorial Day celebration,” Durden said.
“White folks crack me up all of a sudden, when we want one day for black folks to focus on ourselves but you’ve been having white days for ever, you don’t say the words anymore because you know its politically incorrect,” Durden raised her voice
After her appearance, she got letter from the vice president for academic affairs at Essex County College, saying her that she was suspended “until further notice.”
In the letter the appearance wasn’t mentioned, but she said that it came up during her conversation with the HR department. Karen Bridgett, the assistant director of HR, said to Durden that someone “complained” about her connection with the college during the television show appearance.
“There’s got to be some other agenda,” Leslie Farber, Durden’s attorney said to The Star-Ledger. “It seems to me they’re going to make up some reason. We’ve got to figure out what that is and why. Is she too outspoken?”
“The college promotes a community of unity that is inclusive of all,” a statement that Essex County College gave to The Star-Ledger stated. “The general counsel has handled this matter in a way that complies with New Jersey state law. I am not at liberty to provide further detail.”
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