So, Now That Mizzou Lady Is Saying She Was Fired for Being White?

Melissa Click (image via YouTube)
Melissa Click really is the gift that keeps on giving.

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.

Yes, seriously.

I guess she must have realized that her most recent previous excuse — that she was fired because she didn’t know enough about journalists’ roles in public protests to know that threatening physical violence against students is not okay — wasn’t cutting it. (Or, as I pointed out in an earlier column, actually grounds for being fired in itself seeing as that’s definitely something that a communications professor affiliated with the journalism department should have known to have that job.)

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.

“I’m a white lady,” she continued. “I’m an easy target.”

Um . . . wut?

#share#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?

#related#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

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