University VP's Tweets Claim Police And The American Flag Are Racist

Dr. Jamie Riley resigned from his position at the University of Alabama after his tweets resurfaced.

Tuscaloosa, AL – The University of Alabama’s (UA) vice president and dean of students has resigned from his position, after social media posts he made about police and the American flag being racist resurfaced.

The Twitter account Dr. Jamie Riley used to make the posts was deactivated after Breitbart News published photos of the offensive tweets on Sep. 4.

“For us right now, basically all I can tell you is that the University and Dr. Riley have mutually agreed to part ways,” UA Student Government Association Press Secretary Jackson Fuentes told The Crimson White the following afternoon. “So yeah, that’s true, and we do wish him the best.”

UA Division of Strategic Communications Assistant Director Chris Bryant also confirmed that Riley was no longer employed at the university.

“Dr. Jamie Riley has resigned his position at The University of Alabama by mutual agreement,” Bryant told The Crimson White in an email. “Neither party will have any further comments.”

Riley, who was hired by UA less than a year ago, posted the comments in 2016 and 2017.

“The [American flag emoji] flag represents a systemic history of racism for my people,” Riley wrote in one tweet. “Police are a part of that system. Is it that hard to see the correlation?”

In another tweet, Riley declared that “white people” are not allowed to have an opinion about racism.

“I’m baffled about how the 1st thing white people say is, ‘That’s not racist!’ when they can’t even experience racism? You have 0 opinion!”

Riley also questioned the potential hidden agenda behind films about slavery.

“Are movies about slavery truly about educating the unaware, or to remind Black people of our place in society?” he asked.

Prior to being hired at UA, Riley was the chief operating officer and executive director of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., The Crimson White reported.

He served in various diversity and inclusion roles and student affairs positions at a slew of schools, including the University of California - Berkley, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Georgia, Western Kentucky University, Morehouse College, and Longwood University, Breitbart reported.

Riley also taught at several of the same schools, as well as at the University of Maryland - College Park.

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flybynight
flybynight

He has every right to make stupid comments. He's a protected class.

chazman
chazman

In 1982 I took the Pa State Police Exam and scored a High result. We were ranked back then and I was 168th out of 3475 applicants. They were hiring 300 Troopers then. I figured I'd get at least an interview! NO Chance They hired the top 150 scores and the TOP 150 Minorities. So I lost a job with the PA State Police because I was white! Hmmmm! I thought White people couldn't experience Racism??? That's exactly what it is to ignore my score for a lower score of a different race or sex!

Justretired
Justretired

@chazman Had the same happen to me back in 1997, 1998 and 1999.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

I mean, the man didn't tell one lie. Someone got sensitive and wanted to get rid of the person who offended their sensibilities.

Conservative snowflakes, afraid of the truth.

Hawkdude12
Hawkdude12

Another eternal victim.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

He's got a PhD but is dumb as a rock.

He basically said that White people's opinions are worthless. So, who is the racist?

LitheSteel
LitheSteel

Lol, bye! Just like I said earlier, they view EVERYTHING through Race.

Shastabeau
Shastabeau

Bye-bye Mr. Riley! Just your thoughts and your opinions! All your education and you sound like you're wallowing in self pity! Did you ask Oprah if she made her films to make sure you stayed in your place.....f###er!

OldVet
OldVet

This idiot is totally RACISTS and should not be in any position of education

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

First the rebel flag and now the American flag. One thing is clear. The more we bend over, the more aggressively they shove it in.

Medic*44
Medic*44

“Are movies about slavery truly about educating the unaware, or to remind Black people of our place in society? To that way of thinking Alex Haley must have been a racist against his own race!

61mouse
61mouse

Hmmmm wonder who he calls of being rob

Vodkabreakfast
Vodkabreakfast

Trotsky the Communist was said to have devised the term “Racist” so as to ensure that those who spoke against the blanket control of the system could be accused of sowing disunity and hence were counter revolutionary. My buddy in the lunch room at work told me this. I don’t know if it’s true. He grew up in Communist Czechoslovakia. He really hates Commies and can’t stand being tol what to say or think. I just share my Oreos with him and nod along.

Digger15108
Digger15108

Race baiting. Everything is racist this, racist that. The ones always hollering out it’s racist, are the most racist clowns in the Country. Gotta keep playing that race card to keep the fire burning. Fuck Alabama

HFD120
HFD120

Apparently can't keep a job..could it be from his blatant racism. He helps foster racism no matter the race.

Storm45
Storm45

I find his arguments infuriating and intellectually indefensible but that is partially the fault of elevating him to a position that he is intellectually and academically unqualified for. But, freedom means that even the stupidest and most offensive (since when have we acquired the right to not be offended for crying out loud) ideas and comments, are permitted. He should not have been fired He should have been called out and his ideas attacked. If we permit this affirmative action idiot to be fired for expressing his stupid ideas, we cannot complain when the whiners exact the same sort of punishment for those of us that express un-PC views. Come on guys, we are better than this.

Wish505
Wish505

The a##hole will be a fired protect class when this is over.

BillLEO
BillLEO

The "race card" is so over used. The major problem is most people who are called racists are afraid to challenge the accuser. This is called "WHITE FRIGHT". I am very outspoken when I hear Caucasions being called a racist when they simply disagree with liberal thinking. It's time to unite and challenge race baiters! There are a lot of black racists! Get over "WHITE FRIGHT" and challenge them. I would like to start such an organization to travel around the country and challenge these racists.

NickyJ
NickyJ

Pack your things and get out of our so called racist county. People like this make me sick. All of this racist crap sounds like the 60’s all over again

Raymelson
Raymelson

Hey you don't like my flag to then leave America you want be missed

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

My Dad trained police officers, on the force and college training..........he was FORCED to pass some who couldn't pass the tests..... Truth !

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

Either under the 13 star flag or the current flag, black Americans have it better here than their ancestors "home" country. Compare the two. Just about every country on earth had slaves, win a war and take the people as slaves/hostages. You don't see the Jews, Irish, Chinese, etc. killing each other on the streets. The Jews were killed by the millions for being Jewish. It's the African country who originally sold their people to slave traders way back then. That was then, this is now. EVERYONE has to step up and do the right thing, get a job, support your families and become decent law abiding citizens. You want a do-over? Lets try that. Go back to a poor country and make a living. My ancestors came here on a boat, worked their back sides off, built their homes, tilled fields and grew crops THEMSELVES with out slaves...THEY WORKED. Get over this racist crapola. It's old and like crying Wolf....it goes on deaf ears... I'm sick of hearing about being oppressed..so many programs and $$$ thrown at programs where the leaders of those programs are swimming in the $$$ they got.

Mikeyg21
Mikeyg21

My opinion of people like this-Get the F out of this country if you feel this way!! Don't let the door hit you on the way out. They always want to point to the white guy as racist-sorry, no-I have seen far more people of "color" be racist than whites. It gets tiring these idiotic liberals. You vote Democrat-why? Democrats founded the KKK, set up lynching, voted against every single civil rights law that came out, including the right for Blacks to vote-and yet, you STILL vote Democrat. Brainwashed much?

TWalters
TWalters

He has a right to his opinion and the university has the right to “part ways” with him over that opinion. Glad he was held accountable for his stupid comments and opinions because this arrogant jerk would have never left on his own. His butt got fired!

tfort
tfort

What happened to his right to free speech?

flybynight
flybynight

tfart alert tfart alert.

Dawnie54
Dawnie54

Does this university depend on federal monies if so you can say bye bye to your funds and bye bye students who use grants money to pay for their tuition it will be pulled ... no ? I think so

LynnSB
LynnSB

How does an IGNORANT MF'er like this become VP of a College ??? O' that's right Affirmative Action that's how -- DUMB Everything down so Ignorant Azzes like him can get a Position that are NOT Qualified for -- because there so F*cking Ignorant !!!

Domestic goddess
Domestic goddess

Im white, but I've definitely experienced racism. I was one of the top two candidates applying for a university VP job. I was more educated, and English was my first language (undergrad degree was in Business & English). I was even a graduate of the institution, and that should've been a plus, since it was in the alumni department

But they hired the illegal who could not read, speak, or write the English language well enough to maintain that job more than 6 months.

Meanwhile I took the only job available at that time, teaching PreK for half salary. I loved the kids, but I was definitely overlooked at the first job application site, simply due to my ethnicity.

thugjager
thugjager

Returning to teaching Professional Offendanista 101 at Berkley

JimEU222
JimEU222

Back to Africa for a better nation here.

Zpwjs
Zpwjs

I look at the flag in a way he needs to realize. There's a generation of Americans that see that flag as a representation of there efforts to defeat Hitler. Without that his ancestors would have been gassed. He wouldn't be here to annoy the living hell out of people. He should be saluting every flag he sees.

TXMaverick
TXMaverick

There are numerous white men who died in the Civil War to help end slavery. Why is it that the people who talk about the US Flag being racist...seem to forget that hundreds of thousands of white men died, to help END slavery? If you have to exclude that fact for your position on this subject...then that makes YOU a racist.