University Professor Forced to Resign Over Pro-Trump Facebook Comment
Even apologizing and stepping down did not appease the "safe space" bullies. "Whether or not it was a joke, his comment was insensitive and crass," senior Som Liengtiraphan, president of the UR chapter of Women in Computing, told the Campus Times. "As a professor, your duty is to promote a welcoming learning environment and tolerance of difference between all your students. His comment only caused polarization and disparity." How his comment caused "disparity" is anyone's guess.
Senior Lance Floto, computer science major and vice president of the Students' Association, proved thoroughly unimpressed. "As far as his apology, I don't find it genuine," Floto told the Campus Times. "It appears to be a reaction to the backlash he has received from his recent post."
So not only will the all-powerful student bullies pressure you to step down for merely making a joke, they will also judge your intentions. How is this not a political correctness inquisition?
Sadly, this campus culture of intolerance is all too common, and it is often racially tinged. At the University of California-Berkeley, students formed a human wall to keep white people from crossing a bridge. For RA training, the State University of Binghamton (also in New York state) hosted an event called "Stop White People." A group of "people of color" students at the Claremont Colleges specifically tried to prevent getting any white roommates. A high school teacher recently told students that "to be white is to be racist, period."
Indeed, liberal ideology has pushed campus politics to absurd dimensions: some students have rejected science in favor of "witchcraft" (the student's own words), others called conservative students white supremacists merely because they disagreed with "safe spaces." In fact, some liberals are advocating for racial diversity — in the outdoors.
Other professors have also faced sanction for their heinous acts of free speech. One University of Virginia professor was suspended — also for a Facebook comment.
With political correctness this bad on college campuses, is it any wonder that Donald Trump's attacks against it took hold? Would the alt-right exist without the nasty racial undertones in how American students are taught to blame white Americans for slavery, an institution older than history and only first eradicated by European Christians?
And now, another professor has lost his position — because of one joking Facebook comment. Seriously, if these students can't take a look in the mirror and laugh from time to time, something is very wrong with them.