Academia is filled with leftist idiots like this and frankly it’s good when they out themselves so we know exactly who they are:
FOX NEWS – An email sent to students by a University of Maryland official that cites the Trayvon Martin shooting as evidence “it is legal to hunt down and kill American children in Florida” is being blasted as the latest evidence of a left-wing bias on campus.
The email, from William Dorland, director of the school’s Honors College, starts by welcoming students back to campus, but then quickly veers into politics.
“This year, we learned that it is legal to hunt down and kill American children in Florida,” it reads, in a reference to the trial of George Zimmerman, who was cleared of all charges in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The email went out to all students in the Honors College.
The political language continued:
“This year, the most activist Supreme Court in the history of the United States and radical factions of gun owners, gun manufacturers, and marijuana users are challenging the very fabric of the nation…”
Dorland then invites students to attend a lecture by former NAACP chairman Julian Bond.
In the Maryland case, Jim Purtilo, a University of Maryland computer science professor, said the comments struck him as inappropriate.
“It’s over the top. But very much business as usual on this campus,” he said.
Dorland, reached by phone, told FoxNews.com that his goal was merely to stir student interest in the Julian Bond speaking event.
“I didn’t regard it as a political statement, I regarded it as trying to stir some student interest in an activity going on on campus,” Dorland told FoxNews.com.
He said that he did receive complaints.
“There were three students and a faculty member who asked me not to use such violent or inappropriate language in the future, and I apologized to them because I didn’t want to offend anybody. But I did want to stir things up,” he said.
But Purtilo said that he complained to Dorland by email and that Dorland never apologized to him. Instead, said Purtilo, Dorland responded by defending the accuracy of his line about the Trayvon Martin shooting.