WP: A professor is under fire after saying Black Lives Matter is as racist as the KKK

The KKK and Black Lives Matter are both racial identity movements and if there is such a moral sin as racism, then they are both racist. This seems like an ordinary observation to me, but making ordinary observations about reality get you in trouble in America today.

The University of Virginia is the enemy.

Washington Post:

A college professor found himself in hot water after likening the Black Lives Matter movement to the racism of the Klu Klux Klan.

Douglas Muir, an adjunct professor for the University of Virginia, wrote in a Facebook comment that Black Lives Matter is the “biggest” racist organization since the KKK. The comment was written last week in response to a Facebook post about a Black Lives Matter event in Charlottesville.

University officials later issued statements denouncing the comments and distancing themselves from Muir. The professor has since taken leave, according to the university…

Tom Katsouleas, University of Virginia’s executive vice president and provost, said in a statement on Friday that he’s “disturbed and saddened” by Muir’s comments.

“The University of Virginia stands firmly against racism and social injustice of any kind,” Katsouleas said. “Statements such as Mr. Muir’s do not foster intellectual exploration, nor do they encourage the voices of others.”

In a statement issued on the same day, officials from the university’s School of Engineering and Applied Science said Muir’s “entirely inappropriate” comments raised concerns about the school’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The university’s Darden School of Business also released a statement saying Muir’s comments don’t represent the school’s viewpoint or values.

Muir is an adjunct lecturer at both the engineering and business schools.

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