IU professor fires back at calls that he is sexist, homophobic, racist

Eric Rasmusen (Ann Schertz)

UPDATE (November 22, 2019):

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (ADAMS) – The IU professor in the middle of an uproar over what he posted online says school leaders have the wrong idea about what he thinks.

On Thursday, Economics professor Eric Rasmusen said IU administrators are wrong to accuse him of being racist, sexist, and homophobic.

That’s the line on campus after he shared an article on social media written by someone else titled ‘Are Women Destroying Academia? Probably.’ IU leaders say they can’t fire Rasmusen because he posted the article on his personal social media account.

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ORIGINAL STORY(November 20, 2019):

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (ADAMS) – IU is telling students they won’t be forced to take a professor’s class after many of them said they didn’t like an article that the professor shared online.

On Wednesday, the school issued a response to the anger over Professor Eric Rasmusen’s current and former tweets.

Rasmusen shared an article earlier this month with the headline ‘Are Women Destroying Academia? Probably.’ He says those weren’t his words, just the headline.

But hundreds of IU students and a number of IU administrators say Rasmusen’s words were racist, sexist, and homophobic.

Many students also called to light previous tweets, such as a March 2018 post that many found offensive.

The school says students will be allowed to skip his class at IU’s Kelley School of Business.

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