Georgetown Law School administrator begins work after suspension for tweets – NBC4 Washington
A controversial Georgetown Law School administrator is back on the job after being suspended before he even started tweeting numerous students branded as racist and misogynistic.
Ilya Shapiro was supposed to start directing the Georgetown Center for the Constitution in February, but he has come under fire for tweeting complaints about President Joe Biden pledging to appoint a black woman to the Supreme Court.
Shapiro suggested her own choice of candidate and said that person “doesn’t fit the hierarchy of intersectionality, so we’ll have fewer black women.”
In response, 21 Georgetown Law student groups signed a petition calling for Shapiro’s firing.
He was placed on paid leave for four months while the school investigated.
Georgetown announced Thursday evening that they had discovered that since he was not an employee at the time of the tweets, he could not be sanctioned for them.
The Georgetown Black Law Students Association sent an open letter to the school, saying, “We are writing to express our outrage, offense and discouragement at [this] decision … [It] reinforces that there are no repercussions for degrading black women.
Shapiro published an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal on Thursday night titled “My cancel culture nightmare is over,” writing, “It was an experience I wouldn’t wish on anyone except perhaps the Mafia instigators. Twitter that started this storm.”
He also said in a statement, “All students and participants in my programs can expect to be granted the freedom to think and speak freely and to be treated equally.”
Georgetown Law says Shapiro will have to take training on bias and discrimination and meet with student leaders who “are concerned about his ability to treat students fairly.”