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Kevin Allred v. Montclair State University

From August 2017 to August 2017
Montclair State University (Public college or university)
Montclair, New Jersey, United States

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  • Kevin Allred
    Faculty/Staff
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    Kevin Allred is a gender studies professor most famous for teaching a class on the politics of Beyonce. He was placed on leave by Rutgers University for a tweet about the Second Amendment and gun violence, and fired by Montclair State University for an anti-Trump tweet.

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Additional Information

  • Incident Nature:
    Social media
    Other
  • Incident Responses:
    University administration not protective of speech
  • Incident Status:
    Other
  • No protest Occured
  • Did not involve Speech Codes

Summary

Kevin Allred is a gender studies professor most famous for creating a class on the politics of Beyonce. After an incident at Rutgers University, he was hired by Montclair State University to teach classes in Fall 2017. However, the University fired him after he tweeted “Trump is a fucking joke. This is all a sham. I wish someone would just shoot him outright.” Allred claimed he was being hyperbolic and no different from Trump himself. The school dropped him from teaching Fall 2017 courses, and then, bizarrely, claimed that he was never affiliated with the university and never slated to teach in Fall 2017, despite Allred’s email documentation proving otherwise and despite Allred’s faculty profile on the Montclair State webpage, which included a faculty email.