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Pushback: Judge rules lawsuit from professor suspended for refusing to favor black students can proceed

King's dream banned at UCLA
King’s dream of equal treatment for all
called racist at UCLA

Don’t comply: The lawsuit of Gordon Klein, a professor at UCLA for 39 years who was suspended for three weeks in June of 2021 because he refused to favor black students in grading or exempt them from final exams, will proceed following a favorable ruling by a Los Angeles county judge.

On March 30, 2022, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge H. Jay Ford III ruled against UCLA when it attempted to have Klein’s lawsuit dismissed. Ford ruled that Klein provided sufficient evidence to “support judgment in his favor” for several of his claims. The lawsuit is scheduled for a jury trial in April 2023.

I covered Klein’s story in a blacklist column in September ’21, describing how Klein was not only suspended but was also subjected to physical threats requiring a police presence at his home.

I also noted that Klein’s lawsuit, available to read here [pdf], specifically targets not just UCLA but “…the individual administrators at the Anderson School personally liable for their wrongful and slanderous actions.” With the lawsuit now proceeding those individuals, specifically Antonio Bernardo, the Dean of the Anderson School, and the entire 26-member Board of Regents of the University of California, are facing punishment for their slanders and bigoted policies.

As always, I strongly recommend my readers spend the time to read Klein’s complaint. Rather than depend on my shortened description, read the whole thing, in all its gory details. You will no longer look at modern academia in the same way. Once an oasis for open discussion, equal treatment, and intellectual thought, established academia has now become a haven for bigotry and hate, focused specifically in destroying anyone who does not support giving minorities favored treatment.

Genesis cover

On Christmas Eve 1968 three Americans became the first humans to visit another world. What they did to celebrate was unexpected and profound, and will be remembered throughout all human history. Genesis: the Story of Apollo 8, Robert Zimmerman's classic history of humanity's first journey to another world, tells that story, and it is now available as both an ebook and an audiobook, both with a foreword by Valerie Anders and a new introduction by Robert Zimmerman.

 

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4 comments

  • Col Beausabre

    Sadly, the Dean and Regents will almost certainly never pay a penny, being covered by the school’s Officers and Directors Insurance. Of course, that will almost certainly go up in price if the plaintiff wins. And who will pay for that? The citizens of California through their taxes and the students through their tuition.

  • wayne

    Col Beausabre–
    If you know…. what kinda’ Budget does the entire UC System operate on? I’m only vaguely familiar with their set-up. (I have enough trouble following the money in my own State.)

    tangent–
    I’ll drop this in here– it’s topical, related, and amazing complete:

    Kurt at Uncivil Law
    “Everything you need to know about ‘Kennedy v Bremerton’ ”
    (“The Prayer Case” at SCOTUS)
    https://youtu.be/52RrWcIXINI
    (live stream)

    –>Just recently argued at SCOTUS, Kurt is going over the complete audio and text-transcript, paragraph by paragraph.

    “Question Presented to the Court:
    Is a public school employee’s prayer during school sports activities protected speech, and if so, can the public school employer prohibit it to avoid violating the Establishment Clause?”

  • Col Beausabre

    I am not a religious man, but I respect it in others when I see it. After all, it’s one of the things I promised to defend when I raised my right arm so many years ago. What the Left wants is not Freedom of Religion, but Freedom from Religion (Unless, you’re Muslim, in which case public prayer is beautiful and to be respected. Do a thought experiment about what happens where the employee is a follower of Mohammed. Allah Akbar!)

  • BLSinSC

    What I find completely disgusting about the LEFT’s insistence of their BELIEF that black people are LESS INTELLIGENT and LESS CAPABLE of LEARNING is it’s so WIDELY ACCEPTED by both the LEFT AND BLACKS!! Don’t they see that they are NOT being “protected”?? It’s NOT to protect them, it’s to KEEP THEM IGNORANT AND VOTING FOR DEMOcrats!!

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