OMAHA, Neb. — A professor from Creighton University in Omaha tweeted that “Back the Blue,” a pro-police gathering nearby, ought to be called a “white-supremacist rally.” Now the Jesuit university finds itself apologizing for his actions.
The July 7 tweet from Zachary B. Smith, an associate professor of theology at Creighton University, was a retweet of an article from the Omaha World-Herald titled: “‘Back the Blue’ rally in Omaha to show support for law enforcement.”
Smith offered to “fix” the headline to read: “White supremacist rally in Omaha to showcase Midwestern racism,” according to a screenshot of the tweet from Campus Reform.
The Creighton University College Republicans and the Omaha police union were among the first to confront Smith, Fox News reported.