Tenured university professor under fire for now viral sexist post

Eric Rasmusen, a business professor at Indiana University, shared an article on Twitter arguing women may be destroying academia and quoted the article, “geniuses are overwhelmingly male.”
1:50 | 11/22/19

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Some stayed in hotels and hope to get to Manila today. The controversy over a college professor allowed to keep his job because Indiana university says he's protected by the first amendment. Reporter: This morning an Indiana university professor is accused of sharing racist, sexist and homophobic posts on social media. Earlier this month business professor Eric rasmusen shared an article on Twitter arguing women may be destroying academia and quoted the article writing in part, geniuses are overwhelmingly male. I leaked to an article saying that women were hurting academia but I wasn't saying I agreed with that article. Reporter: The tweet went viral and the university was innew England dated with demands that he be removed. For professors to have those views and say them so publicly is disheartening. Reporter: The school owe provost says rasmusen who's been teaching there since 1992 and has tenure has pushed bigoted views on social media for years including women do not belong in the workplace, that gay men should not be permitted in academia because they're promiscuous and black students are generally inferior academically to white students. She also says he will not be fired. We're a public institution and unlike private employers, we're bound by the first amendment of the constitution. Reporter: But rasmusen is now speaking out saying his views are being misrepresented and his critics are overreacting. If they're offended, that's their problem. Basically I'm listen to arguments about why they disagree with by just saying I'm offended doesn't impress me. Reporter: The university says students will be given options to avoid his class and processes will be put in place to ensure there's no bias in his grading. The professor says he's viewing the whole thing as a learning experience. For a lot of people. Thanks, Diane.

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