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Elspeth
10-31-2016, 11:43 AM
This is the literal truth of what happened. From my favorite university-minded blog.


NYU Prof Placed on Leave for Opposing Political Correctness
http://legalinsurrection.com/2016/10/nyu-prof-placed-on-leave-for-opposing-political-correctness/

This is a warning to all other professors and the message is loud and clear. Defy progressive policies at your own peril.

The New York Post reported:

Professor who tweeted against PC culture out at NYU

An NYU professor crusading against political correctness and student coddling was booted from the classroom last week after his colleagues complained about his “incivility,” The Post has learned.

Liberal studies prof Michael Rectenwald, 57, said he was forced Wednesday to go on paid leave for the rest of the semester.

“They are actually pushing me out the door for having a different perspective,” the academic told The Post.

Rectenwald launched an undercover Twitter account called Deplorable NYU Prof on Sept. 12 to argue against campus trends like “safe spaces,” “trigger warnings” and other aspects of academia’s growing PC culture.

He chose to be anonymous, he explained in one of his first tweets, because he was afraid “the PC Gestapo would ruin me” if he put his name *behind his conservative ideas on the famously liberal campus.

“I remember once on my Facebook I posted a story about a kid who changed his pronoun to ‘His Majesty’ because I thought it was funny,” he told The Post. “Then I got viciously attacked by 400 people. This whole milieu is nauseating. I grew tired of it, so I made the account.”

noonwitch
10-31-2016, 01:35 PM
Do you know what institutions have always had "safe spaces"? Mental hospitals and residential treatment programs for disturbed foster children. They just call them "quiet rooms". Or "behavior management rooms". No one will say mean things to you when you are in one of those types of safe spaces, plus, you generally get a shot of Ativan to make it even safer.

Elspeth
10-31-2016, 03:19 PM
Do you know what institutions have always had "safe spaces"? Mental hospitals and residential treatment programs for disturbed foster children. They just call them "quiet rooms". Or "behavior management rooms". No one will say mean things to you when you are in one of those types of safe spaces, plus, you generally get a shot of Ativan to make it even safer.

That says a lot about modern universities as, well, institutions. :biggrin-new: