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Academic Perspective on BLM

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Posted: Jun 13, 2020, 9:02 AM
 

So many seem to be huge fans of President Clements. I will say I am not. His administration has pushed progressive social issues on campus in a way that has, at times, been dishonest.

This link is to a letter, purportedly from a UCB faculty member, that does a pretty good job of laying out the lock-step mentality that is now required on so many campuses. It's a bit long, but well worth considering.

https://medium.com/@soumynona_/anonymous-letter-from-uc-berkeley-professor-in-response-to-black-lives-matter-protests-24a66a6f1ca7


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I support Clements totally

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Posted: Jun 13, 2020, 9:07 AM
 

He has made Clemson a much better place!
No one is perfect, and Clemson has some issues that needed correcting...

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^ Nails it. If we had a magic wand and could totally eliminate

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Posted: Jun 13, 2020, 9:11 AM
 

racism right now - POOF! GONE! - the issues that plague the black community would roll on unabated without a drastic change in behavior and thought on their behalf.

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Only thing Clements is about is money. He’s a fundraiser

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Posted: Jun 13, 2020, 9:16 AM
 

Do you think the actions of yesterday would have taken place without Deshaun & Nuk being outspoken? Or if Deshaun & Nuk were making $40k per year instead of multi-millionaire NFL’ers? We know yesterday would not have happened. If you believe otherwise, why had it not happened already. Jim’s been here awhile so he’s had the time to already have made that happen. Everything always revolves around $$$$ and Jim always has his hand out.

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I have to conclude it's a fake

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Posted: Jun 13, 2020, 9:27 AM
 

based on the "professor" repeating the same nonsense about ActBlue that's been circulating on some right-wing sites and social media. ActBlue doesn't donate to campaigns any more than GoFundMe donates to the causes raising money on their site. They just provide a platform for candidates and organizations to raise money, process the payments, and distribute the money to whom it was intended.

https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2020/jun/12/ryan-fournier/conservative-pundits-share-false-claim-about-black/

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That and the anonymous author, who seems to use


Posted: Jun 13, 2020, 11:06 AM
 

the UCB name as an extra-qualifier. As in, this is even truer, since I am a Berkeley professor! It fits nicely in with the victimized conservative narrative that is popular today, too, especially with our President.

I could be wrong, but it smells fishy

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Posted: Jun 13, 2020, 9:33 AM
 

Extremely well-written and without much invective. It does make some very valid points.

I definitely agree with the author in that there needs to be more room for counter-arguments, and that over-zealousness towards a narrow view of political orthodoxy can be every bit as toxic and dangerous as over-conservatism.

I do, however, disagree strongly with the notion that "Floyd was a bad guy and predictably met a bad end." Floyd was no angel and I don't think most perceive him as such. The problem was he got casually snuffed out by cops - who are supposed to be enforcing the law! right there on the street...and if this author doesn't understand why that got everybody up in arms, I don't know what to say to him.

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Posted: Jun 13, 2020, 9:48 AM
 

CalBerkley vs Clemson!

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Posted: Jun 13, 2020, 11:07 AM
 

Absolutely!!! It doesn't matter who or what George Floyd was or wasn't bc his life was still taken by a bad cop that had full intentions of causing GF pain and suffering before he was ever convicted anything, even before before he had been properly booked for committing a crime. A bad cop made himself judge, jury, and executor. He took away George Floyd's right to a fair and impartial trial by a jury of his peers. George Floyd's constitutional rights were taken away from the very moment his hands were handcuffed behind his back, taking away his right to fight for his life with his hands being handcuffed behind his back. The cop/cops in the arrest of George Floyd did IMO commit the act of 1st degree manslaughter!!!!

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Posted: Jun 13, 2020, 4:38 PM
 

It was a despicable act, but what does it have to do with race, other than it was a black man and a white cop?

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Posted: Jun 13, 2020, 6:08 PM
 


It was a despicable act, but what does it have to do with race, other than it was a black man and a white cop?




Duhh..

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Posted: Jun 13, 2020, 6:08 PM
 

I'll ask the most obvious question: if it's anonymous how do we know it's by a Professor and not a well-diciplined crack addict?

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