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Friday, June 30, 2017

"She Will Not Be Rehired" University Cuts Ties With Professor Who Said Warmbier "Deserved To Die"

The University of Delaware has cut ties with an adjunct professor who posted on social media that US student Otto Warmbier “deserved to die” after being imprisoned in North Korea and slipping into a coma from which he never awakened. Warmbier died last week at a hospital in Cincinnati. His family has blamed the viciousness of the North Korean regime for his death.

UD released a statement Sunday which said the former professor, Kathy Dettwyler, "will not be rehired to teach at the University in the future." Dettwyler was not a member of the faculty when she made her inflammatory comments, according to Delaware Online.

In her inflammatory post, Dettwyler wondered if it was “wrong” to think Warmbier “got exactly what he deserved.”

Warmbier, she continued, was “typical of a mindset of a lot of the young, white, rich, clueless males who come into my classes.”

"These are the same kids who cry about their grades because they didn't think they'd really have to read and study the material to get a good grade... His parents ultimately are to blame for his growing up thinking he could get away with whatever he wanted. Maybe in the US, where young, white, rich, clueless white males routinely get away with raping women. Not so much in North Korea. And of course, it's Ottos' parents who will pay the price for the rest of their lives,” she wrote in the post, which has since been taken down.

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rude, disgusting, uncivil, unfeeling, distasteful, and objectionable as these comments may be (and they are), I have one thought:
I'm afraid we live in a time where one must "toe the line" no matter what your personal beliefs may be.
This was her belief - this is what she felt, as heartless as it may be.
We are teaching the youth that you really cannot have a personal opinion that rubs against the norm, or you will face penalties.
The professor is an idiot (in my mind), but give her the right to BE an idiot, just so you can analyze and decide for one's self.
Isn't that what higher learning is for?

Anonymous said...

I thought he stole something? What rape charge is she talking about?

Anonymous said...

She made a comparison, didnt say he specifically raped anyone.

Anonymous said...

She wasn't completely wrong, the guy was foolish. Maybe she just isn't as sympathetic as others, but the Warmbier's obviously didn't have good common sense to allow their son to vacation in North Korea.,

Anonymous said...

She's probably comparing him to Brock Allen Turner. That rich white guy who raped an unconscious woman and wasn't charged.

Anonymous said...

She's part of the Communist problem.

Anonymous said...

648-That rich white guy was arrested, charged, and found guilty. But his sentencing was considered(and I agree) was far too light/lenient for the crime committed.

Anonymous said...

Brock Turner got charged and it was so short, no wonder people think he wasn't charged.,

Anonymous said...

No, he didn't deserve to die for it, but it was pretty stupid to steal something in North Korea and expect to just get a slap on the wrist and be sent home.

Anonymous said...

Brock was charged, but got off easy. Money and lawyers.