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UCLA Prof Living Under Police Protection for Refusing to Exempt Black Students From Exams

UCLA Prof Living Under Police Protection for Refusing to Exempt Black Students From Exams

“At least 20,000 people signed a petition calling for Klein’s removal after a student who wasn’t in the class posted the email exchange on social media.”

Professor Gordon Klein teaches accounting at UCLA’s Anderson School of Business. He recently refused to exempt black students from final exams over the death of George Floyd.

Students allegedly threatened to kill him. He is now under investigation and living under police protection.

Caleb Parke reports at FOX News:

UCLA professor suspended, under police protection after threats

A California college professor reportedly is being investigated for discrimination and under police protection after refusing a request to exempt black students from final exams in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

The University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) suspended Gordon Klein, an accounting professor in the Anderson School of Business where he’s been teaching for 39 years, for three weeks beginning on June 25 after he declined a student’s request to delay a final exam in light of Floyd’s death, the Free Beacon reports.

Anderson School of Management Dean Antonio Bernardo sent an email to students on Monday calling Klein’s behavior “troubling” and reportedly extended the time students have to complete exams given the “difficult circumstances.”

The Malibu Police Department reportedly has an increased police presence outside Klein’s home after multiple threats.

At least 20,000 people signed a petition calling for Klein’s removal after a student who wasn’t in the class posted the email exchange on social media.

Tucker Carlson touched on this in his opening monologue last night. This is cued to start at the 5:57 mark, just press play:

Greg Piper of The College Fix notes a stunning development in this case. Klein was reportedly following the instructions of the school’s diversity chair, who allegedly advised faculty not to make accommodations like exam delays:

One of the professors taking over Klein’s class, Judson Caskey, chairs the Anderson School’s Diversity Committee, according to the Free Beacon. (The College Fix could not find any mention of a diversity committee on the school’s website, and Caskey does not mention one on his faculty page.)

Caskey (right) told instructors in the school not to change plans for final exams in response to student demands, according to an email obtained by the Free Beacon. He sent the email several days after the beginning of protests and riots in response to George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police:

“If students ask for accommodations such as assignment delays or exam cancellations, I strongly encourage you to follow the normal procedures (accommodations from the [Center for Accessible Education] office, death/illness in the family, religious observance, etc.),” Caskey wrote in a June 1 email.

This validates Klein’s purported email to his class, also posted on Twitter Wednesday, where he said his understanding of “university rules” meant that he should not take “individual factors into account” and change the syllabus in response to student demands.

Academic freedom groups are siding with Klein.

The professor did not engage in “harassment or unlawful discrimination” when he disagreed with the student who asked for racial preferences, meaning the taxpayer-funded university can’t constitutionally override his “significant rights to manage the content and direction of his course,” the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education told the news outlet.

Many American colleges and universities now live under rules that resemble Mao’s Red Guard.

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and living under police protection.

Sounds pretty useless. The police will stand around and take selfies in the improbable event that he’s actually attacked.

    This being the People’s Democratic Republic of California, and the virulent anti-police sentiment being what it is everywhere, some police might chicken out and offer up the professor’s life in order to save their own.

Students allegedly threatened to kill him. He is now under investigation and living under police protection.

I’m so old, I remember when the person(s) doing the threatening would be “under investigation.”

Accounting is mostly, though not entirely, number-based, requiring attention to a lot of detail. Like STEM stuff, there are precise answers to different types of accounting problems. When interpreting FASB Accounting Standards there may be some judgment calls on how the detailed stuff is to be presented in financial statements. But that’s neither here nor there because this particular class was a general accounting class.

What surprises me the most is that there were any blacks in an accounting class to begin with since it is so number-based.

Jared Diamond (“Guns, Germ,and Steel” and “Collapse”) was scheduled to give a lecture in the late 60’s at UCLA. The anti-war activists asked him to reschedule his lecture so that they could street protest the Vietnam War He did. I wonder if he had said “no” what would have happened. Education or protest… choice…choices.

We had a professor in chemistry at the university falling apart from divorce and took it out on the students. We assembled a committee to talk to the department head and staff as to what to do. It was dire. One person demanded an automatic “A”. I spoke up that we needed to work within the department and earn our grade. If today, I guess I would be shouted down for racism.

So I would assume that unless other college professors want to be suspended and harassed, they gave all their black students A’s. This is Affirmative Action on steroids. Not only do you get into college with substandard grades, you are guaranteed graduation as well. But it’s racist not to fully trust the abilities of a black medical doctor, lawyer, dentist, or airline pilot.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Angel. | June 10, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    I was working for a company located in an industrial area, and had a middle aged black woman working under me. She was a good employee, diligent and reliable.

    She ask for time off for a doctor appointment, half a day. That was unusual and I asked why so much time.

    The bottom line was that she was going to the other side of town because she did not want a affirmative action doctor.

The university will buckle. The professor will get fired and may even lose his life. All in the name of “tolerance” and “diversity”.

Welcome to the Khmer Rouge – American style.

2smartforlibs | June 10, 2020 at 2:36 pm

If they didn’t have children running the state and university this would ben necessary.

… and people wonder why the Chinese are eating our lunch

I have a BS in Accounting and CPA.

The accounting classes build on each other. If you do not know the prior course material, you may be lost forever.

The worst thing for an accounting grad is to be on the job and not know what you should know.

The student wanted a special easy test.

Per the collegefix:

The student’s specific request does not appear to have been made public, not even in the petition calling for Klein’s firing. The newspaper reported Thursday that the student asked for “a no-harm and shortened final exam” and extended deadlines for final assignments and projects – but only for black students.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to ParkRidgeIL. | June 10, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    Well, if the are affirmative students we are all supposed wash their feet, just ask them.

    Joe-dallas in reply to ParkRidgeIL. | June 10, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    I am also a CPA with a tax practice. One of the concepts that is difficult to convey to new graduates and young employees is the need for high quality work.

    A grade of 90% gets you an A in School, 80% gets a B.

    A grade of 90% on a professional project gets you placed on probation. A grade of 80% on a project gets you fired.

      drednicolson in reply to Joe-dallas. | June 10, 2020 at 9:36 pm

      Several of my sister’s drug-mixing classes for her pharmacy degree had a two-strikes policy. Two mixing errors = fail.

      Why such a harsh policy? In a professional setting, those two errors may have been two dead patients.

        Joe-dallas in reply to drednicolson. | June 11, 2020 at 8:18 am

        The two strike policy sounds like a Good policy. A grade of 90% = an A, but it also is a 10% failure rate.

        A 10% failure rate is rarely tolerated in the real world.

    hrhdhd in reply to ParkRidgeIL. | June 10, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    Actually, the worst thing for an accounting client is that the accountant doesn’t know what he needs to know. ?

I went to the university i Cuba, Communist Cuba.
There was a lot of political pressure and the wrong words in front of the wrong people could get you expelled. I met bright people who were expelled.
I also met people, myself included, who said the wrong things and got close to being expelled. We were always in fear and had to be very careful. Going into the workforce after graduation, things were very similar.
The whole thing was bad enough to risk my life and my family, in order to escape, but I don’t remember it being as vicious and stupid as what we are seeing in American colleges today.

Y’all should be really scared.
This is really bad and needs to be stopped.

True Story: i made the mistake of taking a course at UCLA extension once…

during the entire length of it, there was one classmate who interrupted the instruction once or twice a week, trying to get free advice about a personal problem he had.

when he did, i would mock him.

eventually, i got called upstairs, where i was informed that there was no First Amendment rights in the classroom.

i laughed and said FIRE might find that an interesting statement to litigate in court…

the best part was these two soy boy academics tried to intimidate me by having me in a small room with the door closed.

the look on their faces when i placed my chair between them and the door were priceless, because everyone knew i was retired Army and combat arms at that.

yeah, not gonna happen.

last i heard of that particular BS, and knucklehead was much more behaved for the rest of the course.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | June 10, 2020 at 3:23 pm

Flush Nazi L’Ideal.

if anyone in charge is looking at the comments here, i’ve gotten this message twice now, once yesterday evening, and again just now:

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Unable to deliver message after multiple retries, giving up.

The Friendly Grizzly | June 10, 2020 at 3:29 pm

I would say the student was uppity but then you would think I’m racist.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to The Friendly Grizzly. | June 10, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    Probably. Yesterday I was making a point about people from Somalia being too dumb (Average IQ 68) to function in America, and that their employment rate is low as a result. They are a burden on American taxpayers, and they will continue to be a burden for may generations. About half of the votes and several commentators deemed my comments to be racist.

Many decades ago I was a law student at a “prestigious” law school. I had a seminar that met in the evenings. The flaming liberal prof canceled the sessions because he and the other students wanted to attend the anti-war protests. I went to the dean of the law school, who directed the prof to hold the evening sessions, at which he and I were the only ones there. They were contentious sessions. The prof gave all the other students a “pass”, because they were busy protesting. He gave me, the only student doing real work, a D. Another trip to the dean got my grade changed to a Pass.
I don’t see it playing out that way these days.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Rick. | June 10, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    I had a similar situation, where I had a first year physics class. I had run of a university from 7th grad on. I was very interested in astrophysics and theoretical physics. I was studying relativity by 8th grade, being tutored by a sharp college professor.

    All my experience with professors had been very good, so when this professor opened the floor for questions, I asked him one. He tried to BS his way through an answer, and when it became obvious that he was very wrong, he suggested that we could get the answer based on his wrong approach.

    He had it in for me from that time on, and he gave me a D for the class. I took the issue to the dean, backed up by my tutor.

    I received a B, but should have had an A. That was probably my first experience with someone suffering from the Little Person Syndrome (LPS).

    It is interesting how TDS is similar in nature to LPS. Also interesting that we had someone on LI who suffered from both, Rags.

I know that contemporary, goose-stepping Dhimmi-crat totalitarians are in tight alliance with Muslim jihadists, but, they are taking this “kill all non-believers” thing a bit too far.

Modern America — where a black sometime bouncer who used meth and fentanyl died while being restrained by police officer who also just happened to provide security at the same restaurant as the blank bouncer gets five funerals while all other grandparents who’ve died in the past two months had no funerals.

Thank goodness there is no bias anywhere…

    txvet2 in reply to stablesort. | June 10, 2020 at 5:12 pm

    The funeral was paid for by Floyd Mayweather. I imagine the other services were similarly covered by third parties.


Living Under Police Protection


    JusticeDelivered in reply to n.n. | June 10, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    From my perspective, #BlueLivesMatterMore, that is because they stand between civil society and the riffraff.

My son graduates Friday at midnight from UCSD. Communications and accounting. It has been hell . His accounting professors have been his one reason for continuing. Praying this professor is safe and finds a better position, quickly.

MoeHowardwasright | June 10, 2020 at 6:20 pm

Take the Federal money out of higher education and this crap will stop. End all student loans, Pell grants, etc.. If someone wants to go to college let them pay for it. Tuitions will fall and these snowflakes will no longer earn worthless degrees. Best of all colleges will have to earn the incoming freshman class. And a lot of Professors and Grad students will have to find other employment. Win/Win for education and civility.

Affirmative action, personified by the ultimate in affirmative action: the obamas.

How’d you like the way that worked out?

BTerclinger | June 10, 2020 at 9:39 pm

This is the email for Dean Bernardo who suspended and is “investigating” Mr. Klein:
[email protected]
This is the Alumni office: [email protected]

Be polite but let them know you will contribute to Mr. Klein’s legal fund so he can sue the crap out of the school, and that you won’t hire or work with any Anderson Business School grad, past or present who won’t publicly repudiate this garbage.

He didn’t out right refuse. What i’ve read is that he asks some questions about how he should go about it.

His main mistake of course was to say that White people might be upset too.

These people are insane and if we let them continue they will take us all with them.


If I were the a Professor I would file suit against the University for damage to professional reputation for following directives from the diversity department. He was acting according to University direction.