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Staffer at Berry College Placed on Leave for Denying That ‘Systematic Racism’ Exists

Staffer at Berry College Placed on Leave for Denying That ‘Systematic Racism’ Exists

“Berry is committed to being a welcoming and diverse campus that encourages positive discussions”

The left is like a religion and they punish heretics. This is what can happen if you don’t agree with them.

The College Fix reports:

Christian college forces staffer to go on leave for denying ‘systematic racism’ still exists

Matt Mixer believes that “[s]ystematic racism doesn’t exist,” though it may have in the past. Acting on the belief that it exists “is an untenable position when trying to address actual individual acts of racism.”

For sharing these views and others about the Black Lives Matter organization – not the movement – Berry College has put the “area coordinator” for residence life on administrative leave, according to Viking Fusion, a student-run news website.

Steve Briggs, president of the Christian college in Georgia, told the community Monday that the unnamed “staff member of our Residential Life team” was under a human resources investigation for his social media posts.

Director of Public Relations Chris Reinolds Kozelle provided The College Fix the same statement that was already public. It implies that Mixer had inhibited the communal “flourish[ing]” of diverse people:

Berry is committed to being a welcoming and diverse campus that encourages positive discussions, fosters generous actions and forms intentional friendships in a caring environment. We must continue to build bridges, through our words and actions, that allow people of different backgrounds, interests and experiences to flourish side by side.

Asked for the administration’s stance on staff and faculty expressing their views on social media, including whether Berry makes a distinction when employees specify they aren’t speaking for the college, Kozelle did not answer. (A professor is planning to sue Catholic University of America for firing him in response to political tweets that, on their face, followed its social media policy by not identifying his university affiliation.)

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On leave from the university that is “Berry, Berry, nice!”?

Berry is the poster child for a liberal arts college.

“Berry is committed to being a welcoming and diverse campus that encourages positive discussions, fosters generous actions and forms intentional friendships in a caring environment. ”

Pure lies.

But it doesn’t exist. Guess that’s not the point here, though.

I am sure that Berry college cannot even define systemic racism. It, whatever it is, does not exist.

Colleges are in their death throes, but it seems like they haven’t gotten the memo yet. More and more people are waking up to the fact that there are better alternatives to spending four-digit sums of money on annual tuition for the dubious honor of brainwashing students into leftist ideology…so the schools double down on the indoctrination, and continue the purge of everything and everyone not sufficiently progressive.

If that’s what “higher education” has become, then its demise can’t happen quick enough.

Time for the Education Department to give them the Princeton treatment.

Of course “systemic racism” exists. For at least the past 40-years, earning admission to virtually every prestigious educational institution has been significantly easier for applicants with black or brown skin, and significantly more challenging for applicants with white or Asian skin. Evaluating people based on their skin color rather than on their individual accomplishments is the very definition of “racism,” and American education is steeped in it.

    antisocialjustice in reply to r11449. | September 18, 2020 at 10:58 am

    You are not kidding. The racism is directed at white people and is being allowed and encouraged by our government, which is supposedly of by and for …. someone. Not white people that’s for sure.

Hard to believe a Rome, Georgia college would ascribe to systemic racism. I think Professor Mixer should challenge President Briggs to a public debate at the college. Isn’t the purpose of a University to promote higher learning?

At least he didn’t mention George Soros.

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