A highly-educated CUNY economics professor claims he was wrongly fired as a result of he was impolite.
When Affiliate Professor Caf Dowlah, a Fulbright Scholar with three superior levels, was denied a promotion to a full-time instructing slot final 12 months, he blamed a colleague, bizarrely telling her, “what you probably did to me was not solely acquitting the killers of Eric Garner but in addition justifying his loss of life for promoting contraband cigarettes.”
When he was reprimanded for his “impolite, inappropriate and disrespectful” missive, Dowlah claimed he was justified as a result of the coworker “handled [him] like a canine” and was racist.
He adopted that up with an e mail to the committee which had rejected his promotion bid, telling them, “your juvenile indiscretion introduced me to my knees, you made me really feel like a chunk of grime … you ruined my life perpetually … I rattling you all to hell — could your our bodies and souls burn in everlasting fires.”
He signed off, “Not a proud colleague of yours.”
Dowlah was then terminated for “conduct unbecoming,” and an arbitrator later upheld the choice. The professor is now suing to overturn the arbitrator’s ruling, claiming it was “irrational.”