Jenn Jackson, an assistant professor of political science at Syracuse University, sparked outrage after she appeared to suggest the 9/11 terrorist attacks were an assault on white supremacy.
In tweets that have since been protected, Jackson said she was “disturbed” by “white pundits” talking about the largest terror attack on American soil on its 20th anniversary
- “We have to be more honest about what 9/11 was and what it wasn’t. It was an attack on the heteropatriarchal capitalistic systems that America relies on to wrangle other countries into passivity,” she said. “It was an attack on the systems many white Americans fight to protect.”
- Despite popular outcry, Syracuse University issued a statement defending Jackson’s “right to free speech.”