Charles Negy Wiki – Charles Negy Biography
Charles Negy is an associate professor of psychology at the University of Central Florida, who touched off a firestorm with a series of Tweets last week about so-called “black privilege” — Tweets that were widely condemned as racist.
Negy published the controversial comments amid nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody and the backlash extended to calls for his firing. One commentator said that Negy’s “racism has been an open secret” on the UCF campus for years.
Negy has claimed that he is being silenced, contrary to the idea of free speech. Meanwhile, UCF senior Eva Oliveri has started a petition calling for Negy’s firing, the Tampa Bay Times reported.
Negy has taught at UCF since 1998, according to his biography on the college’s website. His areas of research include the impact of race and ethnicity on how people perceive domestic violence, social identity theory vs. multicultural theory in college students and “comparing the marital relationships of Mexican couples with relationships of Mexican American couples.”
He is the author of “White Shaming: Bullying Based On Prejudice, Virtue-Signaling, And Ignorance,” which, according to its description, argues that “white shaming” is a form of bullying and attacks so-called “virtue signaling” among whites. The title is currently unavailable on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Charles Negy Twitter
Many were outraged on June 3, when Negy compared African Americans to Asian Americans, using the two groups to question the existence of “systematic racism.”
Sincere question: If Afr. Americans as a group, had the same behavioral profile as Asian Americans (on average, performing the best academically, having the highest income, committing the lowest crime, etc.), would we still be proclaiming “systematic racism” exists?
— Charles Negy (@CharlesNegy) June 3, 2020
He followed that up with a Tweet promoting an article that claimed “Blacks are our sacred cows,” acknowledging that the article may “infuriate folks,” but insisting that “black privilege” means African Americans are “missing out on much needed feedback.”
Negy went on to claim that “no one cares” when black teens “needlessly stab to death a white college student,” while when a white person kills an African American, “the world comes to an end.”
Hilarious. Okay Whiteys. Get on your knees and start atoning for being white. While you’re at it, start sharing your paycheck with random POC and donate your house to a POC. LMAO….https://t.co/5cVX17wLbX
— Charles Negy (@CharlesNegy) June 2, 2020
He also on June 2 retweeted a video in which a white woman is approached by someone claiming to be with “the company” Black Lives Matter and asked to get on her knees to atone for her white privilege.
“Hilarious,” Negy wrote. “Okay Whiteys. Get on your knees and start atoning for being white. While you’re at it, start sharing your paycheck with random [person of color] and donate your house to a POC.”
Outrage quickly followed online. One man wrote that his daughter, a high school senior, would not attend UCF as long as Negy worked there. A woman claiming to be a former student of Negy also wrote that he was judgmental, offensive and “extremely condescending” in the classroom.
A Change.org petition followed, with more than 24,000 signing it as of Monday morning.