(RepublicanNews.org) – College campuses are hotspots for liberal ideologies, often prompting debates and, in some cases, even protests. Many of the individuals who ascribe to these left-leaning viewpoints claim to support free speech. Yet, when one professor recently expressed his views, students immediately demanded he back down.
University of Southern California (USC) Engineering and Policy Professor James Moore put up a flag representing his pro-police position. Students are now calling for the school to force him to remove it from his office door.
“We are charging people very good money to teach them to think. I am just trying to deliver,” the professor said.
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USC staff say the school doesn’t hold a policy that demands the professor remove the flag; both faculty and students are encouraged to express their beliefs. One student called the flag inappropriate, noting that the area is trying to be more inclusive and diverse. Many would say that diversity includes the flag; it’s simply a different ideology.
The professor, however, doesn’t feel the pro-police banner causes any problems. He says that if students feel annoyed by differing ideas, it will help prepare them for adult life. Moore did say that a few weeks ago, an administrator called him and told him it was best if he took the flag down. The stalwart teacher refused.
While speaking with “The College Fix,” Moore clarified that the flag is important because the police protect black lives and aren’t a risk to minorities, adding that police often separate blacks from crime. But that’s not the only reason he’s insistent on displaying the banner, which showcases a traditional red, white, and blue American flag with a wide black stripe and a thin blue stripe in the center.
Moore says a relative of his recently retired from law enforcement, which is one of his core motivators. He also hopes to highlight that homicide rates are spiking due to anti-police ideology while showcasing that police aren’t the biggest statistical threat to black Americans.
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