The University of Alabama's Dean of Students Has Resigned After Raising Racism Concerns On His Tweets

The University of Alabama's Dean of Students Has Resigned After Raising Racism Concerns On His Tweets

Riley's resignation came a day after Breitbart, a far-right website, published an article about the former dean's Tweets about police racism and the American flag. 

The University of Alabama's assistant vice president and dean of students, Jamie R. Riley, resigned from his position on Thursday after holding the position for only seven months. Riley's resignation came a day after Breitbart, a far-right website, published an article about the former dean's Tweets about police racism and the American flag. 



 

Riley was picked as the dean of students for the University of Alabama after a lengthy nationwide search. As per reports, a spokesperson for the university told news sites that Riley resigned by mutual agreement with the university. The former dean also made his Twitter account private after the Tweets were lifted.  



 

Breitbart lifted Tweets which were published between 2016 and 2017. One of the Tweets reads: "The [American] flag represents a systemic history of racism for my people. Police are a part of that system. Is it that hard to see the correlation?" This Tweet was largely what fueled Beirtbart's rhetoric. 



 

Other Tweets read: "I'm baffled about how the 1st thing white people say is, 'That's not racist!' when they can't even experience racism."



 

The University of Alabama has had a history of making the wrong moves when it came to any race-related controversies. In 2013, the students at the University of Alabama held protests for the informally but intentionally segregated sororities, which eventually lead the university's administration to look into the matter, leading to the formal integrating of the sororities. 

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