Melissa Click, that University of Missouri communications professor who was fired for calling for “muscle” to remove a student journalist from a public protest, is now saying that she was fired because she’s white.
That was, of course, bad enough. But now she’s gone and outdone herself:
“This is all about racial politics,” Click told the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Um . . . wut?
Listen, lady. One of your original defenses — even before that I-didn’t-know excuse — was that you should not have been fired because you were just “trying to do [your] best to
help marginalized students
.” (The use of the word “marginalized” here, of course, means “minority.”) The fact that she apparently saw such a drastic level of “help” — that is, threatening to violate another student’s physical safety and First Amendment rights — to be necessary suggests that she believed these students had an equally drastic need. It was so hard for minorities on campus that she had to do what she did, and so that’s why she was fired. Now she’s saying she was fired because it’s so hard to be a white lady? What?
It really makes my head spin. This is almost as bad as Rachel Dolezal, the fake-black white lady who spent her whole life discussing racial identity, coming out and declaring “race is not real
” after she got busted.
Honestly, I don’t know who’s crazier — but there’s one thing I do know for sure: In terms of demonstrating the flawed logic of the Left, these two really are the gift that keeps on giving. And for that, I am thankful.
— Katherine Timpf is a reporter for National Review Online.