I want to say that I can’t believe this story but I can believe it all too well given what we’re seeing out of colleges these days. Guess what happened when a prof at UCLA refused to cancel final exams for minorities who were supposedly grieving over the death of George Floyd? Check it out:
Some students at the University of California Los Angeles are demanding the firing of professors who refuse to cancel final exams over the death of George Floyd.
Professor Gordon Klein of UCLA’s Anderson School of Management was doxxed by students after he declined to allow minority students to skip the final exams over grief caused by the death of Floyd, a black man who died while in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25, according to the Washington Free Beacon.
This is just pathetic. Good for him for standing his ground:
“Thanks for your suggestion in your email below that I give black students special treatment, given the tragedy in Minnesota,” Klein reportedly said in an email to a student who requested a final exam reprieve. “Do you know the names of the classmates that are black? How can I identify them since we’ve been having online classes only? Are there any students that may be of mixed parentage, such as half black-half Asian? What do you suggest I do with respect to them? A full concession or just half?”
So of course, the snowflake students got offended and want the world to cater to their whims:
Preet Bains, a UCLA senior, started a Change.org petition asking the university to fire Klein for that response.
“We ask for your support in having Professor Klein’s professorship terminated for his extremely insensitive, dismissive, and woefully racist response to his students’ request for empathy and compassion during a time of civil unrest,” the petition says.
As of Thursday afternoon, 18,000 people had signed the petition.
This guy sounds very reasonable:
“Some students have asked that the final exam be delayed or changed or waived altogether,” Klein said in another email to a student. “Life deals all of us challenges and I have no doubt that many of you are facing some now. In a perfectly fair world, I would be able to take these individual factors into account and perhaps modify the terms in our course syllabus, but my understanding of university rules is that, with rare exceptions, I should not.”
This should explain all the woke madness we see all around us during a time when most people agree that George Floyd was wrongly killed by police. Instead of drawing us together to call for justice, these morons want a free pass. Just pathetic.