The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is facing backlash after it allowed a graduate student who is a member of a white supremacist group to return to class.
Michael B. Williams, a teaching assistant instructing microbiology lab courses, was outed as a member of the white supremacist group Identity Evropa. Williams’ curriculum vitae notes that he is a “Native Born Citizen of the United States of America” and highlights his “European ancestry.” The CV and more than 1,000 posts on the gaming chat app Discord became public last month, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Williams said that the university pulled him from the classroom for two weeks while it conducted an investigation into possible criminal acts or violations of its code of conduct. He was later cleared and allowed to resume teaching.
The grad student, who denied being a white supremacist, admitted to The…
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