Unfortunately for Dr. Dale Brigham, a professor at the University of Missouri, taking reasonable stands against coddled, privileged social media warriors is frowned upon in today’s liberal college atmosphere.
He learned that the hard way.
Brigham refused to cancel an exam in his class. Students didn’t want to attend due to online threats amidst racial tensions at the school.
The professor’s response to them was an epic one, urging his students to take a stand against bullies.
Via Campus Reform:
Dr. Dale Brigham, considered one of the most beloved professors at the University of Missouri, has resigned after refusing to cancel an exam for students who claimed to feel “unsafe.”
“If you don’t feel safe coming to class, then don’t come to class,” Dr. Brigham told his students. “I will be there, and there will be an exam administered in our class,” he continued, imploring his students to stand up to the bullies on campus. “If you give into bullies, they win. The only way bullies are defeated is by standing up to them.”
The liberal media pounced, portraying Brigham as a white professor who didn’t understand the safety concerns of his black students.
Still, the professor who one Missouri student described as “one of the most beloved professors at Mizzou,” would not only eventually cancel the exam, but he resigned his position.
Here is his e-mail response:
Another e-mail from Barstool Sports shows Brigham responding to another student by saying “Thanks! I am resigning from the university, so this will not be a problem in the future.”