Skip to main Content Alaska News Alaska Life Politics Outdoor/Adventure Opinions Sports Nation/World Local Anchorage | Anchorage 44°F Anchorage: 44°F Subscribe Obituaries Customer Service E-edition Feedback Sponsored Content Real Estate National Opinions Author: Mitch Albom | Opinion Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email Share on Tumblr Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn Share on Google Plus Print article Don’t speak badly of the dead. De mortuis nihil nisi bonum. That phrase goes back more than 1,500 years and has been practiced at least that long. But not so much today. So it should surprise no one that, upon the death of former first lady Barbara Bush last week, someone used Twitter to call her an “amazing racist who, along with her husband, raised a war criminal. F_- outta here with your nice words.” What did surprise people was that the tweeter was a Fresno State English professor named Randa Jarrar, who continued her Twitter jousting with Internet critics, including the following comments: “Either you are against these pieces of s___ – and their genocidal ways or you’re part of the problem.” “I’m happy the witch is dead. can’t wait for the rest of her family to fall… Read full this story
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