Dr. Dale Brigham, a beloved professor on the Mizzou campus, resigned following death threats and demands for his firing. Did the cowering administrators at Mizzou finally come out from under their desks and do the right thing?
“If you don’t feel safe coming to class, then don’t come to class,” Dr. Brigham told his students. “I will be there, and there will be an exam administered in our class,” he continued, imploring his students to stand up to the bullies on campus. “If you give into bullies, they win. The only way bullies are defeated is by standing up to them.”
Dr. Brigham was harshly criticized in the left-wing media that’s encouraging these campus terrorists. Salon ran a story with the headline “White Missouri professor shames black students for heeding violent threats.”The Washington Post featured similar coverage of “a white professor” who “challenged his students to come to class.”
He then resigned according to the Missourian:
“The exam is cancelled. Our students will be able to take the exam at an alternate date with no loss of points,” Dr. Brigham told students. “No one will have to come to class today. And, I am resigning my position.”
He said he made a mistake and doesn’t want to cause more harm after a person – not a student – made threats to kill black students on YikYak. The 19-year old has been arrested and is being held without bail.
Where the professor made his mistake is in thinking he’s the problem.
Komu announced that a University of Missouri spokesperson said the resignation was not accepted from Professor Brigham.
Maize finally did the right thing.