At the end of last week, the president of Essex County College announced the suspension of adjunct professor Lisa Durden, two weeks after her appearance on “Tucker Carlson Tonight“ (video below). During the show, the college professor was asked about a memorial event put on by a Black Lives Matter group that was exclusive for the healing of black people. In response to Carlson (and his perpetually furrowed brow), Durden explained, “Boo hoo hoo. You white people are angry because you couldn’t use your white privilege card”. Essentially dismissing the implied comparisons between the unjust killings of people black and black-specific safe spaces for healing.<br /><br />Two days after the interview aired, Durden was suspended from work. And after addressing the matter during a public meeting with school officials she was soon fired.
Essex County College President Anthony Munroe says that while the school “supports and affirms the right of free speech and independent views and expressions of those views,” “[Durden’s] her employment with us and potential impact on students required our immediate review into what seemed to have become a very contentious and divisive issue.”