US varsity reacts as Nigerian-born professor condemns Queen Elizabeth II – Nexus News

The Carnegie Mellon University, USA, has displayed reservations over the tweets by a lecturer in its institution, Uju Anya, over her comments regarding Queen Elizabeth II of England.

Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday. She died at the age of 96 and was the longest-serving British monarch at the time of her death.

Earlier on Thursday, Anya, an associate professor of second language acquisition at Carnegie Mellon University, in a series of tweets, condemned the late monarch.

The Nigerian-born academic blamed the Queen Elizabeth II of doing nothing to avert the “genocide” that caused the displacement of her family.

Uju’s tweet

The professor, however, did not give details of the exact context of her remark regarding what she referred to as “sponsored the genocide that massacred and displaced half my family”.

One of Anya’s tweets berating the late British monarch has been deleted by Twitter, but one in which she accuses Britain for “genocide” is up and has obtained tens of thousands of mixed reactions.

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The university, while responding to the development, said although it believes in “free expression”, it does not accept the views expressed by the professor.

“We do not condone the offensive and objectionable messages posted by Uju Anya today on her personal social media account,” the post reads.

“Free expression is core to the mission of higher education, however, the views she shared absolutely do not represent the values of the institution nor the standards of discourse we seek to foster.”

Meanwhile, among those who have reacted to the academic’s tweets is Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.

“This is someone supposedly working to make the world better? I don’t think so. Wow,” he wrote.

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