Fury erupted this month over incoming Boston University sociology and African-American studies professor Saida Grundy's tweets about white men, race and slavery.
Uh oh. What kinds of tweets?
Her personal Twitter account has since been made private, but the Boston Globe reported some of the tweets: "why is white america so reluctant to identify white college males as a problem population?" and "every MLK week i commit myself to not spending a dime in white-owned businesses. and every year i find it nearly impossible."
Two petitions are being circulated - one supporting her and one calling for her termination.
As of this seed link - 3087 signatures defending her and 2329 signatures calling for her termination.
Interestingly enough, the conservative who called her out on her tweets was glad she didn't get fired for them.
Pappas, who is from the Boston area, told CNN via email that he was glad Grundy hadn't been dismissed.
"I am happy with how Boston University's President reacted in his letter yesterday," he wrote. "Firing Doctor Grundy would have been the wrong choice, since everyone has a right to be mean spirited or even hateful. We published the story to expose the bias and factual problems with modern humanities classes, which are many, and common at colleges across the country."
So there's that.
What are your thoughts?