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Jesse A. Goldberg

Auburn University

Jesse A. Goldberg is an incoming lecturer in the English Department at Auburn University.

Self-described as a “radical anti-racist white teacher”, he has repeatedly demonized police officers on his personal social media accounts, tweeting:

“F*ck every single cop. Every single one. The only ethical choice for any cop to make at this point is to refuse to do their job and quit. The police do not protect people. They protect capital. They are instruments of violence on behalf of capital.”

In a since-deleted Facebook post, Goldberg wrote “ACAB” which stands for “all cops are bastards.” The post reads:

“ACAB. Yes, all. Police do not protect people. They protect capital. Cops are instruments of violence on behalf of capital. Literally the only ethical decision for a cop in this moment is to refuse to do their job, to quit. The only good cop is a cop who quits.”

Goldberg had previously tweeted that he refuses to say “War Eagle,” Auburn University’s battle cry, due to the presence of the word “war” in the phrase. The header photo on his Twitter account also indicates that he believes in the abolition of prisons and wages.

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