FSU teachers resigns over social media slurs

The Tallahassee Democrat reports that Florida State University College of Business senior lecturer Deborah O’Connor has resigned after she attacked a Facebook post using a gay slur and profane language.

Colin Lively, a New York City-based consultant to the beauty industry, wrote positively about Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to have the U.S. Justice Department investigate the police shooting death of a black 12-year-old boy carrying a toy gun.

O’Connor called Lively a gay slur and used profane language: “Take your Northern (gay slur) elitism and shove it up your (expletive).”

The newspaper pointed out that the FSU does not have a policy regarding faculty and staff’s use of social media. However, O’Conner agreed that she went too far with her reactions and submitted her resignation.

Read more. If you have time, watch the video with reporter Doug Blackburn for his views on the issue.