Liberal studies professor Michael Rectenwald, the man behind the controversial @DeplorableNYUProf account, has been promoted by prestigious New York University and given a raise days after the university had put him on a paid leave for criticizing politically correct culture on campus.
Michael Rectenwald was promoted from clinical professor to full-time professor on Monday, a source said to the NY Post.
In the initial interview with Heat Street on October 26, Rectenwald was outspoken against the current on-campus culture of social justice warriors and safe spaces. He likened academia to a mad house and claimed that “safe spaces” is an existential error.
“This movement is not going to overthrow homophobia, transphobia, racism, or sexism. In fact, it works the other way and it will constantly cause people to be resentful and probably even foster the very attitude it opposes,” he told Heat Street.
Rectenwald contended that by shutting everyone else up, social emancipation is impossible — something academia should stand for.
The professor’s Twitter account “DeplorableNYUProfessor,” which launched last month, was a personal protest against social justice warriors and trigger warnings.