Excerpt: Many readers will be familiar with the case of Ilya Shapiro, a libertarian "kook" (that's a term of art!) formerly of the Cato Institute, who was supposed to assume a non-tenure-track position at Georgetown's law school, until he tweeted that the best liberal judge on the federal courts was Judge Srinivasan on the DC Circuit, and since Biden had promised to appoint only a Black woman to SCOTUS, therefore that meant the next Justice on the super-legislature would be a "lesser Black woman."
Is Ilya Shapiro a racist? I don't know, but his Tweet doesn't reflect racism but ideological zealotry, of a particularly clueless kind. I can see the case for firing clueless faculty, but it would also violate academic freedom, in most (not all) cases, to do so.