WHAT? Iowa State University Professor Warns Anti-BLM, Pro-Life Views Are ‘Grounds For Dismissal’

An Iowa State University professor has stated that anyone who is “Anti BLM” and “Pro Life” and has those views, is “grounds for dismissal.” This is unheard of, and how is this okay?

The following is from The Daily Caller News Foundation:

An Iowa State University instructor’s syllabus warned students that anti-Black Lives Matter and pro-life viewpoints are “grounds for dismissal.”

Instructor Chloe Clark’s English 250 syllabus includes a “giant warning” advising students that only certain views would be permitted during her classes. “I take this seriously,” she notes at the end of the warning. 

“Any instances of othering that you participate in intentionally (racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, sorophobia, transphobia, classism, mocking of mental health issues, body shaming, etc.) in class are grounds for dismissal from the classroom,” Clark wrote in the syllabus, a copy of which was provided to the Daily Caller News Foundation by the Young America’s Foundation (YAF).

YAF was made aware of Clark’s statement through a whistleblower who submitted the syllabus through YAF’s Campus Bias Tip Line.

“The same goes for any papers/projects,” Clark’s statement continues, “you cannot choose any topic that takes at its base that one side doesn’t deserve the same basic human rights as you do (i.e. no arguments against gay marriage, abortion, Black Lives Matter, etc.)”

Clark did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation.

The university told the DCNF in a statement that Clark’s syllabus statement is “inconsistent with the university’s standards and its commitment to the First Amendment rights of students.” 

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Colleen Mills
Colleen Mills
1 year ago

Hey, college professor! I have an idea! Since you work in a learning institution, with adult students, why don’t you allow challenges to your own personal opinions, and encourage discussion over the topics that you are so sensitive to? It’s a learning opportunity for your students, and it will enlarge their thinking and maybe even yours. What do you think?

1 year ago

Options: Don’t sign up for that class. Get your requisites for the degree another way, another source. Second option: Whole class walkout in protest. Administration, since I. State is in Ames, corn country. Put her to work on the harvest. Shucking corn all day long. Call it “Understanding Slavery, really understanding it.” Shuck that corn all day every day for a month. Start a Go Fund Me for distressed farmers surrounding that campus. Give to your community that supports you with their tax dollars.

1 year ago

Sorophobia, LOL!