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Friday, January 15, 2016

Mizzou Professor Resigns For Not Cancelling Test

The protests at the University of Missouri have created a media firestorm and sparked multiple similar protests at campuses across the country. Students who claimed there was a spirit of racial tension on campus demanded that President Tim Wolfe resign and apologize for his so-called “white privilege.” They also demanded that all students be forced to take classes on racial awareness, that the school hire more psychologists for students to talk to. In an attempt to appease the protestors, President Wolfe resigned, but that was not enough for the protesters.

Dr. Dale Brigham, considered by many to be one of the most beloved professors at the University of Missouri, handed in a letter of resignation after social media activists called for him to leave the school. Protestors were upset with him because he had refused to cancel a test as a result of the protests, saying, “If you give into bullies, they win. The only way bullies are defeated is by standing up to them.” A number of students claimed that forcing students to take a regularly-scheduled test was racially-motivated, so he rescheduled the test and offered his resignation, saying that “I am just trying to do what I think is best for our students and the university as an institution. If my leaders think that my leaving would help, I am all for it.” Thankfully, the university refused to accept his resignation.

Dr. Brigham is just one more casualty of these witch-hunts against anyone who disagrees with the liberal agenda. These students don’t want a diversity of opinion. They want everyone on campus to either agree with their thinking or be forced out. These students need to learn that taking regularly-scheduled tests is a part of college life, not a tool of racism.

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