University criticizes professors' racially-charged tweets

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BOSTON (AP) — The president of Boston University is speaking out against racially-charged tweets by an incoming African American professor.

Professor Saida Grundy, in a Twitter account that's now private, called "white college males" a "problem population" and declared "white masculinity is THE problem for America's colleges," among other controversial statements.

Boston University President Robert Brown, in an open letter to the campus Tuesday, said Grundy's now-viral remarks were "hurtful" and "typecast" certain groups of individuals. He stopped sort of acknowledging the comments were directed almost exclusively at white males.

Brown's letter says Grundy will start on July 1. Grundy, who completed her doctorate at the University of Michigan, did not immediately comment.

The university — Massachusetts' largest single university in terms of enrollment — has previously said it was "offended" by Grundy's statements.

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