Petition to fire Fresno State professor attracts 10,000 signatures

A request to fire the Fresno State teacher who called the late Barbara Rose bush “ an amazing racist” has fascinated over 10, 000 signatures since Tuesday morning.

The appeal phone calls upon California State University, Clovis to terminate the employment associated with English professor Randa Jarrar designed for comments she made about Rose bush shortly after her death.

“ Immediate end of contract of Professor Randa Jarrar just for racism and inflammatory comments concerning a former First Lady of the United States, Barbara Bush, ” the petition reads .

Jarrar has come under fire after phoning Bush “ an amazing racist” plus said she was happy that will “ the witch is lifeless, ” just hours after the lady died.

The professor, who’ s presently subject to an internal university investigation and leave for the semester, also featured that she can’ t become fired because she’ s the tenured professor.

“ I work as the tenured professor. I make 100K a year doing that. I will by no means be fired. I will always have individuals wanting to hear what I have to say, ” she wrote on Twitter.

Jarrar furthermore drew the ire of people meant for posting a phone number for a crisis servicenummer at Arizona State University, mistakenly claiming that’ s her amount. The hotline, normally receives just a couple of calls per week, was flooded along with calls.

The controversy over the professor’ s i9000 remarks prompted some donors towards the university to consider pulling out financial assistance if Jarrar isn’ t taken out of the position.

Ed Dunkel Jr., who produced sizable financial contributions to Clovis State, said he will await the end result of the controversy before deciding regardless of whether to close his checkbook.

“ Excellent lot of friends that I’ve been speaking with, and these are people who donate right now and talking about holding back, and a few are even questioning whether to deliver their kids to Fresno State, inch Dunkel  informed the Fresno Bee .


But while Fresno Condition leadership has condemned Jarrar on her comments about Bush, she obtained backing from advocacy groups, stating her speech was protected beneath the First Amendment.

“ Jarrar’ s twitter posts are unquestionably protected speech beneath the First Amendment and Fresno Condition has no power to censor, punish, or even terminate Jarrar for them, ” Adam Steinbaugh, senior program officer designed for FIRE (Foundation for Individual Legal rights in Education), said in a declaration to Fox News.

The embattled teacher was also congratulated at a literary celebration she was forced to withdraw through amid the controversy.

Lukas Mikelionis is a reporter for FoxNews. com. Follow him on Twitter  @LukasMikelionis .