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A recent flight incident now making the media rounds has left us scratching our heads. A professor at Drexel University witnessed a first class passenger on his Delta flight giving his seat to a uniformed soldier. This act of kindness drew praise from many fellow passengers and the captain even went so far as to write the passenger a note.
The professor, however, was not amused by the action. He tweeted he was “trying not to vomit.”
Not surprisingly, the tweet drew a lot of response, almost universally highly critical of the professor and his statement. This professor is no stranger to controversy having once tweeted “All I want for Christmas is White Genocide”. Many of the people responding considered the tweet hate speech and called for his dismissal from Drexel.
What do you think? Is giving a first class seat to a military member an act of hate speech? Or a political statement itself?