A Michigan Technological University professor has been relieved of his duties after being caught calling a bunch of conservative college students “childish, stupid, homophobic, dumb, racist twits” for celebrating the anniversary of the autumn of the Berlin Wall, in accordance with an e mail obtained by the coed group.
Young America’s Foundation’s (YAF) pupil activist group, Young Americans for Freedom, was celebrating the thirty-fourth anniversary of the Berlin Wall coming down on November 9 with their very own “wall” displayed on the Michigan Tech campus.
Left-wing vandals angered over the teams’ celebration of freedom spray painted and tore down the show, calling it “hate speech.”
One “socialist sympathizer” even advised YAF members to “kill themselves,” the group reported.
Leftist protester vandalizes and tears down Berlin Wall show put up by Michigan Tech YAF chapter pic.twitter.com/RwMHMLVrgl
— YAF (@yaf) November 11, 2023
Michigan Tech professor Dr. Carl Blair was later caught on an audio recording berating the freedom-loving college students.
“For those of you who weren’t aware of it [YAF’s project], good. For those of you who were aware of it, it was childish, stupid, homophobic, dumb, racist twits. That’s the polite version,” Blair advised college students within the recording, launched by YAF on Tuesday.
Michigan Tech professor caught ranting in regards to the YAF chapter’s Berlin Wall show:
“It was childish, stupid, homophobic, dumb, racist…They can go off and pretend, ‘Oh we’re victims!…We have a constitutional right to be insulting, violent and threatening’…They’re idiots.” https://t.co/1NS1NzdU3u pic.twitter.com/cqTaFU5Tz2
— YAF (@yaf) November 14, 2023
YAF’s journalistic publication, the New Guard, reached Dr. Blair by cellphone for touch upon Tuesday.
“I stand by my words, and I have nothing else to say to you,” he mentioned earlier than hanging up.
On Thursday, nevertheless, an e mail obtained by the outlet steered that the professor had been changed following the incident.
“As an institution with a strong research focus, Michigan Tech vigorously supports freedom of speech and academic freedom,” the college’s provost wrote to college students.
“We follow the Chicago Principles in this manner. With this, we expect an environment of respect and acceptance of diverse perspectives, perhaps most importantly within our classrooms. We regret this has not been your experience in this class this week,” it continued.
The message went on to say that Friday’s class could be canceled and that upon return to high school from Thanksgiving break, a special teacher could be there for the “remainder of the semester.”
It is unclear whether or not Blair has been suspended, terminated, or reassigned to a special class.
“We’re very glad that the university is standing up for free speech and won’t back down even when professors go against it,” Andrew Keys, chairman of Michigan Tech YAF, mentioned.