Professor Heather Cox Richardson of Boston College, whose writings demonize Southerners and justify anti-Southern political violence, has written numerous hate articles for a far-Left website demonstrating an intolerant attitude and support for extremist positions well outside the mainstream.
How anti-Southern is Professor Richardson? She repeatedly retweeted praises for criminal anti-Southern actions recently taken by a Black Left-wing activist for which she was arrested. Not only is Professor Richardson’s praise for criminal activity troubling, her online political activism reveals her to be an anti-Southern extremist. According to the results of a recent CNN poll, Richardson is more anti-Southern than a significant majority (57%) of Americans and the vast majority of Southerners (75%).
This raises the question: is it appropriate for Professor Heather Cox Richardson to teach at Boston College? What sort of signal does her inclusion on the staff send to those of a Southern background or with Southern family ties? How can a radical Left-wing activist with extremist anti-Southern views provide a fair, inclusive and welcoming classroom environment for all students, including Southerners?