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Dr. Steven Thrasher

Northwestern University

Dr. Steven Thrasher is an Assistant Professor of Journalism and the Daniel H. Renberg Chair of Social Justice in Reporting at Northwestern University. His university biography details his role as having an “emphasis on issues relevant to the LGBTQ community.”

Professor Thrasher is on record defending the riots and looting that occurred in response to George Floyd’s death. In an interview with NPR, he described the rampant destruction burning of police stations by rioters as a “proportionate response.”

Thrasher was previously the subject of controversy after his commencement speech at New York University, in which he called President Trump a Fascist and praised the BDS movement against Israel. It was later discovered that he had made numerous anti-Semitic remarks on his Twitter account.

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