Political correctness has run wild on college campuses, and armies of social justice warriors are willing to purge any professors or administrators unwilling to conform to their standards.
Administrators at Johns Hopkins University placed adjunct economics professor Trent Bertrand on paid leave for the rest of the semester due to his unwillingness to comply with political correctness.
In an e-mail dated November 17 from the Economics Department Chair Larry Ball obtained by Red Alert Politics, several students had complained that Bertrand was politically incorrect in the classroom and had offended them.
“I am attempting to reach you about an urgent matter,” Ball said in an e-mail to Bertrand. “To get right to the point: I have recently learned that a number of students in your international trade class have made allegations that there is a hostile environment for them in your classroom. This has been reported to the Deans Office, and the Office of Institutional Equity is beginning a formal investigation.”
Bertrand explained in a follow-up e-mail that he had been teaching the class the same way for the last six years and had never received any complaint.
“I must admit that I am not a great fan of political correctness, safe spaces and an unwillingness for students to engage in discussions about issues on which people disagree,” the adjunct professor said explaining why some students might have a problem with his teaching format.
He went on to also forward a list of examples to show that his teaching format was trying to broaden student’s opinion rather than create a hostile environment.
Bertrand followed with another e-mail stating that Johns Hopkins’ Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) stated on their website to believe that the university was inclusive and supported broad ideas from different points of view.
Despite this public claim, OIE preferred an Orwellian approach by silencing any speech they disagreed with.
The relationship between Bertrand and Ball collapsed after that e-mail. On Monday, students were notified that the adjunct professor was put on paid leave for the rest of the semester for refusing to adopt a more politically correct atmosphere.
Despite Professor Bertrand extensive body of work, he was silenced by social justice warriors and administrators who refuse to allow any dissent from their version of political correctness.