Saida Grundy, a sociology professor headed to Boston University, caused quite the stir with a few recent tweets aimed at “white college males” whom she believes make up a “problem population.”
Grundy, whose Twitter account is now private, also tweeted, “white masculinity is THE problem for America’s colleges.”
After some deemed her tweets racist, Grundy supporters started an online petition and the hashtag #IStandWithSaida.
On Tuesday, Grundy apologized for the tweets, which were publicly criticized by the university president.
“I regret that my personal passion about issues surrounding these events led me to speak about them indelicately,” she said in a statement viewed by the Associated Press. “I deprived them of the nuance and complexity that such subjects always deserve.”