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University of Miami Law Professor Under Fire From Students Over Support for Trump

University of Miami Law Professor Under Fire From Students Over Support for Trump

Demonizing anyone who supports Trump.

https://youtu.be/RhL9iFkBaus

Cancel culture is far too prevalent in higher education, particularly as it pertains to support for President Trump. At the University of Miami, a law professor named Daniel Ravicher is coming under fire for tweets he wrote on election night and since.

It’s even being reported in the student newspaper, The Miami Hurricane:

Students express concerns over UM Law professor’s Twitter account

With the result of the presidential election between President Donald Trump and Democratic Nominee Joe Biden still not final, University of Miami School of Law professor Daniel Ravicher began tweeting his views on Twitter in support of Trump, which included accusing the Democrats of cheating by deliberately stopping votes.

Ravicher also expressed his opinion about cheating in the American election process: “Cheating in politics is as American as apple pie. If you’re good enough to get away with it you deserve to win. That’s how it always been and how it always will be.”

At UM, Ravicher is a lecturer in the law school and is the director of the Startup Practicum, which provides students with the opportunity to provide legal assistance to new business ventures.

These are examples of the tweets students find objectionable:

https://twitter.com/danravicher/status/1323886805616332800

https://twitter.com/danravicher/status/1323844003104804864

Take a look at these student reactions:

“Never did I ever imagine such disgusting rhetoric would come from a professor at UM Law,” said junior Charis Pitter, who hopes to serve as a lawyer for marginalized communities. “As a UM student, I’m disappointed, angry, but not surprised because the way the UM administration has handled hate speech during this election season shows their true colors. I came here because UM always preached diversity and acceptance, but I no longer feel like I’m at an institution that values me.”

Raven Bedford, a junior psychology major who is also Black, said having a professor perpetuating what she alleges as extremist views with racist undertones teaching students sets a dangerous precedent as she said she fears such views could wind up in the classroom.

“He seems extremely racist, radical and dangerous and, at the very least, he follows others on social media who most would consider unhinged and extremist in their views,” said Bedford. “This man’s tweets have violent and racist undertones. I can’t imagine those views don’t leak into the classroom when he teaches. As a Black student, I don’t feel or welcome on a campus where professors advocate for my dehumanization on Twitter, and I can only imagine how the Black students in his classes feel.”

Ravicher sees what happening and is pushing back:

https://twitter.com/danravicher/status/1324486708033916929

https://twitter.com/danravicher/status/1324488017839575045

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Comments

The Friendly Grizzly | November 8, 2020 at 2:06 pm

Somebody. Anybody. Please give me an example of Trump being racist.

    Racist is what the left calls those that they cannot defeat with facts

    They have lots and lots of examples.

    The fact that none of the examples can stand up to scrutiny doesn’t seem to matter, since they can spit out three more of them in the time it takes to start explaining why they’re wrong about the first.

    You’ll be waiting a long time!

    I have heard that way back when he was a liberal Democrat in the residential rental business black people couldn’t get an apartment in his buildings. I’ve heard this many times, and for all I know it may well be true. But I’d like to hear something from his presidency. If it existed they wouldn’t have to make things up.

    Except his attack on the judge on his “Trump University” case. Saying that because the judge’s ancestors came from Mexico he was less American than Trump himself, and would be biased against him.

      Close The Fed in reply to Milhouse. | November 8, 2020 at 9:54 pm

      If you believe in REAL freedom, not FAKE freedom, then you believe Americans have every right to rent – or to decline to rent – to whomever they wish.

      If his business experience, or his dad’s, was such that they found blacks didn’t pay on time, etc., then that’s what you do.

      I hope they did make business decisions based upon what was good for themselves and not prospective tentants – just as the U.S.A. should make decisions about whom may be admitted here!

        healthguyfsu in reply to Close The Fed. | November 8, 2020 at 10:42 pm

        Rent decisions aren’t based on race but credit history.

        If they have bad credit, they won’t get a place whether they are white, brown, black, etc.

        Guess what demographic has among the worst credit in America?

2smartforlibs | November 8, 2020 at 2:08 pm

If these skulls full of mush are that LOW IQ we need to stop funding indoctrination now.

“Are you, or have you ever been, a Trump supporter?”
— Modern McCarthy

    txvet2 in reply to georgfelis. | November 8, 2020 at 5:45 pm

    Perpetuating a myth. If people had understood and supported McCarthy in the 1950’s, you wouldn’t be mourning Trump today.

caseoftheblues | November 8, 2020 at 2:23 pm

We now know for a fact there are way more Trump supporters than leftists…no one should allow these fringe lunatics to marginalize any of us ever again!

Why is it more important that your professor’s politics agree with yours than what he can teach you? If he’s a good professor and you force him to retire, it won’t be his loss, junior lawyer wannabes, it’ll be yours.

    alohahola in reply to vinnymeyer. | November 8, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    That’s what I don’t get. You either take the class with him or you don’t and possibly miss out.

    drednicolson in reply to vinnymeyer. | November 8, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    My 2001-2003 undergraduate history classes were headed by a relatively balanced group of conservative and liberal professors. You could figure out their politics pretty quickly by what they had hanging up on their office doors, but to their credit they all actually taught history. Their politics flavored their lectures but didn’t dominate them.

    A dying breed then and even rarer now, I’m sure.

So what are these little snowflake future lawyers – not sure how people this sense could pass the bar exam – going to do when a judge hands them their ass for a bad case? Everyone has to agree with you?

I can not wait for President Donald J. Trump’s second inauguration. It’s going to be an epic day.

Oren Hirschberger | November 8, 2020 at 4:45 pm

Insanity.

Do any of you think Trump is partly to blame for this because he waited to the lest nanosecond to try and do anything about this despite walking in to the presidency with the house and senate?

There are so many states with republican trifectas to; why is it republicans have zero influence on education in this country? Why even bother running if you intend on the state going far to the left on every issue in a few years because you didn’t actually use your trifecta for anything?

My old dad was an ACLU attorney, argued a free speech case in DC Circuit back in the 60s. He would have nothing but disgust for these snowflakes complaining about their law school lecturer. I once asked him why any lawyer would defend a notorious criminal like Son of Sam/David Berkowitz or the neo-Nazis in Skokie. He said everybody deserves a good defense, it’s part of what lawyers must do. That being the case, these kids whining, they had better toughen up.

He also told me that an attorney has to be able get his mind halfway around any idea presented him. My old dad was like that, an omnivorous mind, very honest and powerful up to his last days. That makes another reason for those whining kids to toughen up.

Me being a teacher, I would challenge those whiners directly: They have to prepare to handle anything, and a teacher whose politics they do not affirm is NOT that tough. Wait until they face some tough federal judge with a bad disposition, and they have to deliver their argument.

    healthguyfsu in reply to Xcontra. | November 8, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    In woke land, no attorney should represent someone the mob has determined to be guilty and that person is definitely guilty until proven innocent (which won’t happen without a good lawyer). This is textbook totalitarianism and kangaroo court nonsense, and of course, it is happening once again right in front of our faces.

Perhaps the state house could make it clear that money for funding this law school is very much tied to it defending people like this professor from the mob?

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