CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY BACKS ACADEMIC WHO TWEETED 'WHITE LIVES DON'T MATTER' - AND PROMOTES HER TO PROFESSOR | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY BACKS ACADEMIC WHO TWEETED 'WHITE LIVES DON'T MATTER' - AND PROMOTES HER TO PROFESSOR

The University of Cambridge has spoken out in support of one of its lecturers who was hit by a wave of abusive messages and death threats for tweeting 'White Lives Don't Matter'.

Dr Priyamvada Gopal, 51, who teaches in the Faculty of English at Churchill College, took to the social media platform on Tuesday evening to write: 'I'll say it again. White Lives Don't Matter. As white lives.'

However the controversial message, which has since been deleted by Twitter, was met with a barrage of outrage, with many people responding both publicly and privately with death threats and racist abuse.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To Dr. Gopal, I want to make my response crystal-clear.

I belong to one race; it is called "human", thank you very much, and in this context, you are my sister, as all humans are ultimately my brothers and sisters.

As a Christian, my job is to love you, not judge you; judgement is way above my "pay grade" as a believer.

As long as I can think, create, contribute, and love, at 71 years of age, I am still viable, not because I come from European ancestry, and in the sun, I stroke rather than tan, but because of these other qualities, which I work constantly to improve upon.

As a creatrix and active composer, I thoroughly refuse to define myself by what you may think of me, but how I define myself, as should all other beings on this planet.

And because I can still think, create, contribute, and love, my life matters as a human being.

You're welcome, Dr. Gopal!! :-)

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