Political correctness chaos reaches UMKC

Saturday, April 20, 2019

The political correctness that has clearly infected our society is by no means isolated to our elected politicians, television pundits and Hollywood elites.

A clear example of this push toward a PC culture can be found on the campus of the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Here’s the background.

Conservative speaker Michael Knowles was invited to speak at UMKC recently by the Young Americans for Freedom group at the university.

But Knowles’ speech was interrupted by a student protest group and one student sprayed a liquid substance at the speaker.

Instead of denouncing the protesters, UMKC Chancellor Mauli Agrawal praised the protesting students for “responding in the best way by organizing and conducting a counter-event across campus that focused on positive messages about diversity and inclusion.”

Well those words of praise have put Chancellor Agrawal in hot water with some Republican lawmakers calling for his resignation.

And well they should.

Agrawal quickly felt the heat and hastily issued an apology for his anti-conservative comments. He reaffirmed the university’s commitment to “support freedom of expression for all” and to “rise to the higher principles promoting a respectful exchange of ideas for our students to form their own views and engage in critical thinking.”

The student conservative group who invited Knowles to speak has also joined in the calls for his resignation.

You’ll recall the resignation of top University of Missouri administrations on the Columbia campus a couple of years ago when they were thought to be less than sympathetic to student protesters.

Well that same shoe fits Agrawal and he should take his anti-conservative bias and leave this state-funded university.

Knowles was invited to speak on the subject “Men are not Women.” Well that topic alone inflamed the transgender community on campus and they ordered the student protest.

But don’t take my word for it. Search YouTube and watch the insanity unfold.

And as you are watching, remember much of your tax dollar goes to support these institutions of higher education.

And to keep a false narrative alive, the protesters began shouting: “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” when security engaged the liquid-spewing protester.

Were it not so sad, it would truly be laughable.

So given this background and given the arrogance of the protesters, the university Chancellor sides with the aggrieved protesters for their brave display of diversity and inclusion.

Don’t let the door slam your butt on the way out, Mr. Agrawal.

Goodbye and good riddance.

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