Fire Professor Who Said Black Protestors Should be Hung

Target: Brian Mueller, President of Grand Canyon University

Goal: Fire the professor who made a racist and inappropriate comment that some Black Lives Matter activists should be hung.

A professor at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona, has been suspended after saying on a recorded panel that some members of Black Lives Matter should be hung. In a time of heightened racial tensions where black Americans are feeling unsafe, this comment is especially horrific and unacceptable. Demand that Grand Canyon University take the next step and fire this professor for his inappropriate comments.

Dr. Toby Jennings, a theology professor at the Christian for-profit GCU, was speaking on a panel at a theology conference a year ago when he was asked about the Black Lives Matter movement and responded that some members should be hung.

When audience members gasped at his answer, Jennings attempted to clarify, saying, “That kind of rhetoric is not helpful to any conversation, and that’s what I mean by they should be hung.”

Jennings himself is black, making some activists peg him as a man filled with self-hatred. Black GCU students and Black Lives Matter members should not be made to feel unsafe and unaccepted for fighting to eliminate police brutality and reform the criminal justice system. Dr. Jennings’ presence and opinions will make them feel just that. Demand that Dr. Toby Jennings is fired for his offensive, wrong comments.


Dear Mr. Mueller,

One of your professors making comments about hanging people is highly inappropriate, but it’s even more appalling that he would make those comments about members of Black Lives Matter. Police brutality has become a mainstream issue in American consciousness, and for one of your professors to disparage this movement and make racially offensive comments about it is unacceptable.

I demand that you punish Dr. Toby Jennings to the fullest for his comments by firing him from his position.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Gerry Lauzon

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One Comment

  1. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    stop threats about hanging them!

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