(Fresno, CA) -- A Fresno State English professor is under fire for tweeting that the late Barbara Bush is an "amazing racist." Tuesday's post on Twitter comes following the death of the former First Lady.
Professor Randa Jarrar tweeted out, "Barbara Bush was a generous and smart and amazing racist who, along with her husband, raised a war criminal. (expletive) outta here with your nice words."
The original tweet garnered thousands of replies.
Fresno State President Joseph Castro sent out a statement that says the school shares a concern with Jarrar's tweet and that her statements were made as a private citizen.
I feel both. I believe in free speech as much as anyone, but Randa Jarrar has gone out of her way to tie her personal brand to the Fresno State brand. Like kneeling in the NFL is an NFL issue (not a private free speech issue), this is a @Fresno_State brand & integrity issue. pic.twitter.com/WljyoHomT4— IT Guy (@ITGuy1959) April 18, 2018