An Indian American Brooklyn College professor has been receiving major backlash after he wrote on Facebook that all illegal immigrants should be deported, questioning the desirability of Hispanic immigrants in particular.
According to a New York Post report, Dr. Rohit Parikh, a computer science professor, wrote the post in response to a New York Times article from July, however, it came to the attention of students last week.
The post, which has now been deleted, read: “Hispanics are GOOD people, gentle and nice and not at all criminal, but are they really the population which America needs for the rest of this century when more and more education is required? And yes, I do believe that everyone who is illegally here should be deported but that the US should support them in their home country. Immigration, yes. Chaotic and illegal immigration, NO, NO, NO and NO!”
What Parikh, who is a Harvard-educated academic, was trying to say was that that looking at rate at which Latinos drop out of school, America needs an increasingly educated population in order to compete with the rest of the world.
He also compared Latinos to the high-achieving Indian immigrants, noting that illegals deserved to get chucked out of the country, according to student posts.
In fact, many students reacted to Parikh’s post saying that they will stage a protest for it as Brooklyn College has many undocumented students and the post poses a direct threat to their safety, the New York Post reported.
Several student groups have also issued a list of demands for administrators, which includes a full investigation of Parikh’s comments, a public condemnation and mandatory sensitivity training for staff, as well as more funding for Latino studies.
Protests against another Brooklyn College professor took place earlier on in the month when Mitchell Langbert wrote on his personal blog about then-U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s sexual harassment allegations, suggesting that his alleged high school sexual misconduct was to be expected, according to a New York Post report.