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Today’s blacklisted American: Students demand professor be fired for stating a fact

Professor Christy Hammer: targeted for blacklisting
Professor Christy Hammer: targeted for blacklisting by students

Persecution is now cool! After decades of quiet effort by leftists to eliminate all conservative teachers from the halls of education, we are now seeing the results: Students at the University of Southern Maine are boycotting the classes of one education professor, Christy Hammer, while also insisting she should be fired, simply because she stated in class this basic fact of biology: that there are only two sexes.

Almost the entire class of 22 students walked out, all except one, demanding a meeting to be held with the university’s School of Education and Human Development.

Elizabeth Leibiger, who is non-binary, said she felt ‘under personal attack’ after Professor Hammer said there were only two sexes. “I let her know I didn’t think she was qualified to teach a class about positive learning environments. It’s the ultimate irony,” Leibiger said to Fox News.

A restorative justice meeting was held, but Professor Hammer’s position didn’t change. Two dozen graduate students in the class continued to demand that the university replace Hammer, believing her to be transphobic. Students are now refusing to return to the classroom in which she teaches and will only attend class if a new educator be appointed.

The class is a requirement to complete the graduate-level Extended Teacher Education Program and become a certified teacher in Maine. [emphasis mine]

The university has refused to comply with the students’ demand that Hammer be fired. At the same time, its administrators are also pandering to these thuggish students. First of all, what the heck is “a restorative justice meeting” other than a typical Orwellian 2-minute hate session for these childish students to throw a tantrum. For the college to play that game is shameful. Nor did the college’s pandering end there:

“We have developed an alternative plan for this class and will be opening a new section of this course for those students who would like to move. The original section taught by professor Hammer will continue for any student who wishes to remain in that class,” a university spokesperson said.

With such close-minded intolerant attitudes, none of these protesting students should ever be allowed anywhere near any classroom. If they can’t handle being taught by this teacher, they should simply be told they won’t qualify for their teaching licenses. Public education will be better off.

Nor will the college suffer should it take this hard-nosed position. A petition in support of Hammer quickly obtained 2,000 signatures.

The biggest irony is that, based on Hammer’s own Twitter feed, she is very clearly leftwing in her politics, as indicated by this statement that leads her feed:

K-12 education; sociology; anthropology; history; politics; psychology; socialism; human/civil rights; higher ed. Holy trinity of race, sex, and class.

I would not be surprised if she has herself participated in the decades-long effort to blackball conservatives from college-teaching positions. She is now inheriting the wind from that effort. The next generation has been well taught. It can no longer can handle hearing opinions and facts it doesn’t like, and responds immediately like Stalinist thugs when challenged, aggressively acting to destroy anyone in their path, even leftists.

Nor is there any hope that these badly taught students might possibly be taught some tolerance, if the adults in the room are so timid they cannot stand up to this narrow-mindedness.

We are clearing witnessing the arrival of the coming dark age.

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