How did they let him keep his job?
University of Mississippi professor James Thomas is claiming that pro-Trump teenagers are like the Hitler Youth.
Professor James Thomas argued that “MAGA teens are a modern day Hitlerjugend.” Thomas, who faced criticism over the tweet, doubled down earlier this month, arguing that he “meant it.”
MAGA teens are modern day Hitlerjugend. Got a uniform and everything.
— JT 🌹 (@Insurgent_Prof) January 23, 2019
“When I said MAGA teens are modern day Hitlerjugend, I meant it. What we’re watching at this rally is the aesthetics of fascism,” Professor Thomas tweeted on July 17.
Professor Thomas, who teaches sociology at the University of Mississippi, almost lost tenure over his controversial tweeting habit.
“Ultimately it was the recommendation of the professor’s institution, the University of Mississippi, that carried the greatest weight in the majority of the Board’s decision to grant tenure to the professor,” a university official wrote.
According to his faculty profile, Professor Thomas’s focuses his research on matters of race, ethnicity, and broader social problems.