Fresno State Professor Sparks Outrage Over Tweet Calling Former First Lady Barbara Bush “Racist”

By Faye Higbee

Randa Jarrar, a Fresno State Professor remained unapologetic over a tweet in which she stated that now deceased former First Lady Barbara Bush was an “amazing racist” and had raised a “war criminal.” No matter what anyone thinks about a President, this lack of respect for someone who died is despicable. And then to be so arrogant about it…

“I work as a tenured professor. I make 100K a year doing that. I will never be fired. I will always have people wanting to hear what I have to say.” Randa Jarrar

The former First Lady passed away on Tuesday at the age of 92.  Barbara Bush was accessible, kind, and worked hard to help promote the cause of literacy in the United States.

Jarrar’s hatred makes her sound like a member of the Westboro Baptist church. Living in that much hate has got to be draining.

By the way, she has set her Twitter feed to private, as all cowards do after they’ve stepped in the social media cow pie.

The attempt to distance themselves from her rhetoric fell extremely flat, as she purports herself as a faculty member, not a private citizen. And yes, there are ways a tenured professor can be fired. If they do not censure her, if they let this go, then people should not send their students to this school. #BoycottFresnoState.


Barbara and George HW Bush -The couple was married for over 70 years. R.I.P., Barbara Bush  —Official White House photo