Betonica G. Alves, the president of the University of California, Riverside, has been in the news lately, with a number of controversial posts on her social media accounts.
Alve has since removed some of the tweets, but a number remain.
In one tweet, she called out California Gov.
Kamala Harris for her “racist” remarks about the U.S. Congresswoman.
In another tweet, Alves accused Harris of “trying to cover up” her racial hatred for the Hispanic community, and called out her for having the gall to ask people if they were immigrants or not.
“You should be ashamed of yourself, Kamala.
You should be proud of yourself,” Alves tweeted, adding, “You just said a whole lot of things that were totally offensive to me and I’m going to do everything I can to make sure you do the same.”
Alves has also been called out on Twitter for her racist rhetoric and posts on social media.
In a series of tweets on February 12, Alve wrote, “I have never said the U, California or any other state should get away with anything, but this country is sick and tired of being treated like a third world country.
The death penalty for the president?
The deportation of illegal immigrants?
If you like, you can also send me a letter of apology.
Or a call to get the word out.
Or to get a real gun, and let’s go.”
In response to Alves tweets, the College Fix’s Lauren Dyer noted that “the California governor has apologized for calling out an African American legislator for asking her, ‘Are you an immigrant?’ and Alves responded with, ‘Well, I’m not.'”
Alves also responded to Dyer’s tweets on Twitter by saying, “Oh, and one other thing I should probably point out, the U of C. is a public institution.
It’s not a private school.
It is not a university.
You can’t make any of these kinds of racist comments and expect it to be taken seriously.
The people who make these racist comments are doing so for a few reasons: They are making it up.
They want attention.
They are trying to make a quick buck.
They may be thinking about their own careers, but I am not.”
Alve later deleted the tweets and posted a new tweet to clarify her statements.
“I apologize for using some racist, sexist and sexist language.
I am a member of the United States Congress, I am sworn to uphold the Constitution and I stand in opposition to any attempts to disenfranchise Americans based on their immigration status.
I would like to take this opportunity to clarify my statements.
I was responding to the tweets made by Kamala H. Harris, a Democrat from California.
I don’t believe that anyone is trying to disenfranchised anyone based on immigration status, so I would hope that the people who made these tweets are doing their best to clarify their statements.
My comments have been misinterpreted and I would love to clarify them, but it is the job of my administration to make factual, factually correct statements.”
Alvarez’s post came a day after California State Assemblywoman Yvette Clarke, who is a practicing doctor and member of Harris’ caucus, criticized Alves on Twitter, calling her “one of the worst leaders of our nation.”
Clarke, whose district includes Alves’ San Diego district, has criticized Alve in the past, calling Alves a “racist, xenophobic, bigot” and claiming that Alves would “not be in Congress if it wasn’t for the DACA program.”
Alved’s post about Clarke came just a few days after Alves defended the racist remarks she made in February, in which she said that “people who don’t speak English are just like, [that] if they’re not speaking English, they’re like, ‘Oh, you’re not going to understand this.'”
The statement came after Alve was accused of using an offensive racial slur during a phone call to an Arizona congressman, and in which Alves called Harris “racist.”
Alving’s statements and posts have sparked outrage, both from her fellow lawmakers and other members of the public.
Harris has repeatedly called Alves racist and xenophobic and said that she would “absolutely not” have hired her if she had not been Hispanic.
Alved has also received threats of violence after her post about Harris went viral.