The professor is canceled. Now What?

June 21, 2023 1 min read

By Jack Stripling
The Washington Post

Excerpt: On a Thursday morning in February, Charles Negy stood before a group of about 40 students, presiding over his theories-of-personality class at the University of Central Florida. Scattered across a large auditorium, students jotted notes as Negy, a 62-year-old associate professor of psychology, spoke about Sigmund Freud. Projection, Negy explained, is when “we see in others what we don’t want to see in ourselves.” It’s like calling someone else a racist, Negy continued, when, in truth, “everybody is a little bit racist.”

This lecture would have seemed unlikely two years ago. UCF fired Negy in early 2021, months after the professor provoked a firestorm by complaining on Twitter about “Black privilege” just days after George Floyd’s murder.

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