North Carolina Professor Calls For Violence: ‘Blow Up Republicans’

North Carolina Professor Calls For Violence: ‘Blow Up Republicans’

A professor at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington posted on his Facebook page the phrase, “Blow Up Republicans.”

The post has since been deleted. Dan Johnson, who is a professor in the school of health and applied human sciences, published it on May 17. Campus Reform first reported on the call for violence.

A spokeswoman for the university told Campus Reform, “The university was made aware of the post and has appropriately addressed it.” However, it is unclear what precise repercussions the professor faces for insinuating Republicans should be murdered. The school also confirmed Johnson will be teaching in the fall.

“Putting away any personal political preference aside, I think this matter should be addressed and dealt in the same manner that it would be if the word ‘Republican’ was replaced with any other word,” Haylie Davis, a student of Johnson’s said. “He not only represents a major university in the state of North Carolina, but he also represents a program of the university that prides itself in inclusivity. That statement is not something that represents an inclusive and accepting environment. In his position, political preference should not be expressed in such an aggressive manner that lacks the ’empathy’ that is expected and valued in today’s society and on college campuses.”

Johnson did not immediately respond to The Federalist’s request for comment.

Gabe Kaminsky is a senior contributor to The Federalist. His writing has appeared in RealClearPolitics, The American Conservative, the American Mind, the New York Post, and other outlets. Follow him on Twitter @Gabe__Kaminsky and email tips to [email protected]
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