In November, University of Texas at San Antonio professor Anita Moss called the police on a student who was putting her feet up on a chair, according to The College Fix. UTSA suspended the professor and required her to take a classroom management training.
More than four million people watched this video in which officers escort the girl out of class. So here’s the thing: on the surface, calling the cops for this seems kind of petty. But we don’t know whether that act was part of a pattern from the student and if Anita had previously warned her. Sometimes, you just gotta lay down the law.
Anyways, the professor took her training and went back to teaching in January, only to get suspended again. A UTSA VP told other faculty that “A preliminary inquiry revealed that despite persistent and substantive intervention, there remain persistent concerns with Dr. Moss’ classroom management that warrant her relief from all instructional responsibilities at this time,” according to The Paisano.
Faculty members had apparently complained about Anita’s syllabus, which banned reclining, as well as putting your legs or feet on desks and chairs. Howard Grimes, the interim dean who’d suspended Moss the second time had said he disagreed “with Dr. Moss’s assessment that these behaviors disrupt…today’s learning environment,” reported My San Antonio. Apparently the professor hadn’t changed her tune when she came back last month.
But not everyone’s against Anita. More than 600 people have signed a petition supporting her, saying “If a student refuses to obey orders, ANY professor has the right to call authorities to remove the student.”
The professor also has largely positive reviews on RateMyProfessors.com, with 75% of people saying they’d take her again. Around 30 said “skip class? You won’t pass.”
So I don’t know, fam, what do you think? Were the rules too strict? Is this a case of one perpetually belligerent student finally getting what was coming to her? Was there an overreaction on both sides? Let me know below.
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Antifa Students Creating An ICE Text Alert
Revolutionary Horizon, a student group at the University of Texas at San Antonio,bills itself as antifascist, antiracist, antisexist, and explicitly states that it’s trying to build a revolt against capitalism.
“In light of the increasing severity of ICE’s presence in the San Antonio community, we’re working with trusted radicals in the community to implement a text alert ICE-watch. text “satx161” to 84483 to sign up to receive alerts anytime ICE is spotted in our community!” the group said on Twitter, reported The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Then there’s that clever little flyer saying “no one is illegal!” Don’t you just love how the left tries to twist language? “You can’t call someone illegal because no human being can be illegal.” Yeah, I’m not calling your humanity illegal, smarty, just your presence in my country.
The group tells me that their alert system is active and they’re just trying to let people know. They do still have to integrate what they call the “horizontal, community-driven aspect to the system that allows for anyone already signed up to receive alerts to be able to send alerts of their own through the system when they spot ICE in their area.”
But they’re pretty woke; I’m sure they’ll figure it out soon. In fact, Revolutionary Horizon is SO woke, they want the UT San Antonio police to lay their weapons down and disband over the course of six months, according to Campus Reform. And these commies aren’t an anomaly; I reported before on the Revolutionary Student Front at UT Austin, which said “bricks belong best thrown at pig heads.” This same group has also hosted “self-defense” courses and a Revolutionary Mental Health Program, “to address the mental health needs of students in a way that would primarily serve to politicize and strengthen them, to become more committed to revolution and more capable of carrying it out.”
Uh huh. I would think that taking advantage of the mentally disabled might be “ableist,” to borrow from the left’s vocabulary. But perhaps it’s okay if it’s done to transform them into weapons against capitalism.
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Jewish Group Banned From Texas University
The University of Texas at San Antonio kicked the David Horowitz Freedom Center off campus after the group posted a flier connecting Students for Justice in Palestine to Hamas, along with one showing a meme from SJP founder and Berkeley professor Hatem Bazian suggesting Israelis are organ-smuggling Nazis, as well as one featuring SJP activist Nancy Salem’s quote “how many Jews died in the Holocaust? Not enough,” reported Campus Reform.
Now let’s hear the spin the SJP and UTSA’s Muslim Students Association put on the fliers. The two groups put out a press release saying “the flyers posted are blatantly racist and Islamophobic.”
SJP and the UTSA Muslim Association say “the desire to spread this kind of slander and hate against SJP is not rooted in a genuine interest to protect Jewish people. Instead, Palestine activists are labeled ‘anti-Semites’ for legitimate criticisms against the human rights violations and injustices committed by the state of Israel.” If there’s any place to have a conversation about the Israel/Palestine conflict, it’s definitely college, but you can’t seriously be telling me saying Hitler is a boss and that white Jews are entitled and should die are “legitimate criticisms.”
UTSA President Taylor Eighmy classified the posters as “bias incidents” and said “Freedom of expression is vital to institutions of higher education, but we cannot tolerate speech that violates our freedom of expression policies. Recognizing that most forms of offensive speech are protected by the First Amendment, I condemn notions shared by groups that champion intolerance, bigotry and hatred.”
But UTSA is a public university and there’s no First Amendment exception for so-called intolerance, bigotry, and hatred. Perhaps the school should reconsider before it faces a very embarrassing lawsuit.