Lisa Durden, now a former professor at Essex County College in New Jersey, was fired from her post after an appearance on a Fox News program. Durden defended an exclusively all-Black Black Lives Matter party and had a war of words with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson over the issue.
In a statement released Friday night, newly appointed Essex County College President Anthony Munroe said the school received complaints about adjunct communications professor Lisa Durden after her June 6 appearance on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
“The college was immediately inundated with feedback from students, faculty and prospective students and their families expressing frustration, concern and even fear that the views expressed by a college employee (with influence over students) would negatively impact their experience on the campus,” Munroe said in the statement.
“I fully believe that institutions of higher learning must provide a safe space for students… The character of this institution mandates that we embrace diversity, inclusion, and unity. Racism cannot be fought with more racism.”
Durden isn’t going away quietly in the night and took to Twitter to voice her feelings.
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