The saga of Fresno State professor Randa Jarrar's hateful comments about former first lady Barbara Bush simply isn't over yet.
What's the history here?
The liberal professor laughed about and mocked Bush's death on April 17 on Twitter.
Jarrar fired off several tweets — which are no longer visible to the public — that targeted Bush and her family.
One tweet read, "Barbara Bush was a generous and smart and amazing racist who, along with her husband, raised a war criminal. F*** outta here with your nice words."
She later wrote, “PSA: either you are against these pieces of s**t and their genocidal ways or you’re part of the problem. That’s actually how simple this is. I’m happy the witch is dead. Can’t wait for the rest of her family to fall to their demise the way 1.5 million Iraqis have.”
Jarrar went on to boast about all of the criticism she received, saying that she was continuing to "dance happily on the grave of someone I despise."
Jarrar later added that there's no way the university would fire her over her comments, because she works "as a tenured professor."
"I make 100K a year doing that. I will never be fired. I will always have people wanting to hear what I have to say," she added.
Jarrar ended up being 100 percent correct — because the university decided against terminating her employment, despite heavy calls to do so, claiming that Jarrar's comments represented permissible expression of free speech.
What are the forums all about?
On Monday, The Fresno Bee reported that the university would be holding campus and community forums to address Jarrar's social media behaviors concerning Bush.
A statement from Fresno State President Joseph Castro, obtained by the outlet, reads:
The past couple of weeks have proven to be challenging for many colleagues on campus as the University experienced the aftermath of a professor sending out offensive and poorly timed messages after former First Lady Barbara Bush's passing.
I have decided to forgo a previously scheduled Administration Roundtable meeting this Wednesday, May 2 and instead invite all of you to a Campus Forum that day at 10 a.m. in North Gym 118. Dr. Thomas Holyoke, chair of the Fresno State Academic Senate, and Blake Zante, president of ASI, will join members of my leadership team and me for the forum.
I look forward to seeing you there and hearing from you directly.
The Wednesday forum is open only to faculty, staff and students.
A community forum is also scheduled at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Save Mart Center, the outlet reported.