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NYU Prof Placed on Leave for Opposing Political Correctness

NYU Prof Placed on Leave for Opposing Political Correctness

Dissent will not be tolerated.

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.”

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Scary times indeed.
I hope FIRE or another legal institution will assist in fighting this travesty.

The NYPost also says:
“The same day that letter was published, Rectenwald was summoned to a meeting with his department dean and an HR representative, he says.

“They claimed they were worried about me and a couple people had expressed concern about my mental health,” Rectenwald told The Post.

The leave has “absolutely zero to do with his Twitter account or his opinions on issues of the day,” said NYU spokesman Matt Nagel, refusing to elaborate on the reason.”

The entire American education establishment – from pre-K through university – has been taken over by the socialists/liberals/SJWs. Time to burn it down and start over.

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