A black theology professor was suspended for the rest of the year over comments he made about “Black Lives Matter” and how *some* of their members are too extreme.
Here’s what he said:
More from KTAR:
Last year, a Grand Canyon University professor made negative comments regarding the Black Lives Matter movement.
“They are saying things that are not helpful to any way, shape or form of human dignity or flourishing,” Toby Jennings said. “That is not helpful to any conversation. That kind of rhetoric is not helpful to any conversation.
“And that’s what I mean by they should be hung.”
On Tuesday, the school placed him on administrative leave following its investigation.
“The university wants to be clear that the professor’s rhetoric in no way reflects the heart of this university or its dedicated students, faculty and staff,” GCU said in a statement.
“There must be no distance between what we say and what we do. The university has an unprecedented commitment to our community that is expressed on a daily basis through a myriad of programs that reflect the university’s true spirit.”
The comments made by Jennings came after the Black Lives Matter group was brought up during a social justice forum between two African-american professors, one being Jennings, and two Caucasian professors.
Now if all he was saying is that some members are so extreme they don’t offer anything constructive, then that seems OK. If he actually is saying they should be executed over their beliefs, I could see that being a problem even for a university that isn’t too liberal.
As we say often, speech is free in America, but you’re not free from the consequences of that speech.