Cambridge professor receives support after sharing racist hate mail
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Cambridge professor Priyamvada Gopal published racist hate mail that she had received at work.
The letter called Gopal a 'deeply unpleasant,' 'stupid ' and a 'disgrace' to the university. The sender also used the n-word in the letter.
There's something especially delicious about being called a Bigoted Niggar who should Go back To Bongo Bongo Land. pic.twitter.com/56BKG8g5k3— Priyamvada Gopal (@PriyamvadaGopal) 7 May 2018
After reporting the incident to Cambridge administrators, it was revealed that these letters were not an isolated incident and that there had been other similar mail sent to the college.
'The response was that, oh, yeah, they too had received even longer ‘vile communications’ about me but had decided was ‘best to ignore’,' her tweet read.
Gopal said that the university did not inform her about these messages and did not respond to them in any way.
According to Gopal, she often receives hate mail after she writes about race or empire in a public setting. She tweeted other letters that she had received.
The first letter told Gopal to relocate 'to India where you obtained your education - all the different Castes should keep you busy.' The second letter was also racially-charged and attacked Gopal's views on empire and race. It read, 'if we are so terrible, why stay? After all, you could return to your origins and assist your own folk, as any decent person would.'
Behold, an English racist's hate mail, from 8 Farage Way in Suffolk, remarkable for relatively few grammar/spelling mistakes. Also contains all the tropes in one handy document. pic.twitter.com/yzP7DzAjlT— Priyamvada Gopal (@PriyamvadaGopal) 7 May 2018
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