“The review comes as a petition circulates demanding Smith resign or be fired, alleging he has a history of saying and writing things some find offensive.”
Is this still America? Do we no longer allow speaking truth to power and free speech?
The College Fix reports:
Law professor may be fired after personal blog post criticized Chinese government
The University of San Diego is formally reviewing a law professor who made a blog post critical of the Chinese Communist Party.
“If you believe that the coronavirus did not escape from the lab in Wuhan, you have to at least consider that you are an idiot who is swallowing whole a lot of Chinese cock swaddle,” wrote Professor Tom Smith on his blog The Right Coast. He later clarified that the reference was to the Chinese government, not the people in the country.
When he first published the March 10 post, the USD Law School placed him under investigation, citing complaints of bias. Now, the law school has sent his case to administration for a formal review.
The review comes as a petition circulates demanding Smith resign or be fired, alleging he has a history of saying and writing things some find offensive.
Signed by the USD Law Student Bar Association presidents for this school year and the next, they claim in the petition Smith’s alleged comments have left some in the USD law community feeling vulnerable and helpless so that students cannot balance their studies or “prepare for our futures in the legal profession.”
Smith told The College Fix that the university has been sparse in its communication regarding the matter.
“No word on what exactly I was being investigated for, who was charging me, when the investigation would take place or any of the other things required for minimal due process,” he wrote in an email.
Due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, the university declined to comment.
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