Professor Insulted, Threatened, Labeled Racist After Objection to Event Goes Viral

Professor Bret Weinstein objected to “a suggestion that white students and professors leave campus for a day, a twist on a tradition of black students voluntarily doing the same.”

Some background on the tradition:

… [T]he college’s Day of Absence… [is] a tradition in which black people leave the campus to show what the place would be like without them.

To change things a little,

[t]his year, organizers suggested the reverse: that white people who wanted to participate would leave while nonwhites stayed, and both groups would attend workshops to, as the email announcement put it, “explore issues of race, equity, allyship, inclusion and privilege.”

It ended up in protests and threats of violence so bad that the college had to hold its commencement at a rented baseball stadium 30 miles from campus where everyone had to pass through metal detectors.

Read more about it at the New York Times.

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Journalist Fired After Tweet Expressing Discomfort with Japanese Winning Indy 500 on Memorial Day

Terry Frei tweeted that “very uncomfortable with a Japanese driver winning the Indianapolis 500 during Memorial Day weekend.”

The Denver Post sports writer was promptly fired, saving his employer a lot of embarrassment. The story became national news.

Terry deleted the tweet and later wrote about the incident in very apologetic terms, but it was too late. The Denver Post did not reinstate him.

The Denver Post apologized as well, saying on Twitter that Frei’s words do “not reflect the standards and values of our organization.”

Late Monday morning, the Post sent a statement to 9NEWS, which said Terry Frei was no longer with The Denver Post.

The newspaper’s statement read in its entirety:

“We apologize for the disrespectful and unacceptable tweet that was sent by one of our reporters. Terry Frei is no longer an employee of The Denver Post. It’s our policy not to comment further on personnel issues.

The tweet doesn’t represent what we believe nor what we stand for. We hope you will accept our profound apologies.”

Read more about it at Denver 9News.

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Coloradan Police Officer Suspended After Video of Him Throwing Woman on Ground Goes Viral

A Fort Collins police officer who threw a woman, a college student, face first to the ground has been placed on administrative leave…

…The April 6 incident was captured on cell phone video, which went viral on Saturday, garnering more than 484,230 views and 2,580 comments in a four-hour span.

Apparently, there is police body-camera footage from the two officers at the scene, and the Fort Collins Police Department is investigating.

Read more about it at the Denver Post.

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