Make no mistake, the left’s “woke” agenda has nothing to do with “equality” or even “equity,” but rather is just the latest Marxist assault on our society and culture designed to hasten their collapse and eventual replacement.
But thankfully, the agenda continues to receive pushback in the form of both moral and legal victories.
The latest example involves UCLA Prof. Gordon Klein, who teaches financial analysis, law, and public policy.
In June 2020, roughly a week after the May 25 death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers, a group of students describing themselves as “non-black” sent an email to Klein imploring him to give greater “leniency” to black students, according to Newsweek.
“The original email is proving difficult to find on the internet, perhaps because the university is protecting the identities of those who sent it,” The Western Journal clarified.
The Newsweek report said that, “according to Klein,” the email stated, “We are writing to express our tremendous concern about the impact that this final exam and project will have on the mental and physical health of our Black classmates.”
A number of excerpts from the email were published by The Daily Wire.
The students asked that Gordon offer a “‘no-harm’ final exam that could only benefit students’ grades, and for shortened exams and extended deadlines for final assignments and projects.”
It also said that due to recent “traumas, we have been placed in a position where we much choose between actively supporting our black classmates or focusing on finishing up our spring quarter.”
“We believe that remaining neutral in times of injustice brings power to the oppressor and therefore staying silent is not an option,” the email noted further.
The students went on to say that the request was not “a joint effort to get finals canceled for non-black students.” Rather, students wanted to “ask that you exercise compassion and leniency with black students in our major.”
So in essence, the students were asking the professor to give black students preferential treatment, which is a violation of federal equality statutes.
Klein wrote back in a manner that befitted the ridiculous request.
“Thanks for your suggestion in your email below that I give black students special treatment, given the tragedy in Minnesota. 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?” Klein asked.
“What do you suggest I do with respect to them? A full concession or just half? Also, do you have any idea if any students are from Minneapolis? I assume that they probably are especially devastated as well. I am thinking that a white student from there might be possibly even more devastated by this, especially because some might think that they’re racist even if they are not,” Klein’s response continued.
“My TA is from Minneapolis, so if you don’t know, I can probably ask her. Can you guide me on how you think I should achieve a ‘no-harm’ outcome since our sole course grade is from a final exam only?” he asked.
“One last thing strikes me: Remember that MLK famously said that people should not be evaluated based on the ‘color of their skin.’ Do you think that your request would run afoul of MLK’s admonition?”
Less than a week later, the cowards who run UCLA suspended Klein, pretending that his response was “woefully racist.”
UCLA professor suspended, under police protection after threats – https://t.co/pUzRIfMpfW #FoxNews #GordonKlein #Student A California college professor reportedly is being investigated for discrimination and under police protection after refusing a request…
— somuchinfo (@SoMuchInfoOk) June 9, 2020
A university spokesperson said that Klein was reinstated in late June 2020, but he never should have been suspended in the first place, so he filed a lawsuit against UCLA, arguing that race-based preference is a violation of federal law and California’s constitution.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge H. Jay Ford III ruled against UCLA on March 30, ruling that Klein provided sufficient evidence to “support judgment in his favor,” and now a jury trial is scheduled for April 2023.
If he doesn’t win his case, then California’s legal protections against discrimination will be meaningless.