Students Demand - Ban Supreme Court Justice From Teaching at GWU

Same Students Who Sought Ban on White Male Stick Figure on Crosswalk Sign
WASHINGTON - June 28, 2022 - PRLog -- Students Demand - Ban Supreme Court Justice From Teaching at GWU
Same Students Who Sought Ban on White Male Stick Figure on Crosswalk Sign

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 28, 2022) -  More than 3,500 people have signed a petition demanding that GWU stop Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas from continuing to teach classes at its law school, reports public interest law Professor John Banzhaf because of his recent comments.

These sound like the same students who signed a petition asking their GW university to ban the stick figure used on lighted crosswalk signs on campus because they feel "oppressed" because the figure appears to be that of a white man telling them what to do.

GWU students also demanded, immediately after Trump was elected president, that GWU take students' tuition money and divert it to fund outside non-educational projects such as job training, community centers, and facilities for the homeless.

They claimed to fear for their lives, notes Banzhaf, who claimed that their entire list of demands was insane, and helped persuade his university to ignore them.

Unfortunately, this ultimate cancel culture demand - that a sitting Supreme Court justice not be permitted at a law school where he can explain his views to law students, and respond to their probing and demanding questions - just might be granted.

After all, George Washington University just agreed to change the name its sports teams have used for almost 100 years because some students don't understand that the "Colonials" were the brave early Americans who successfully fought against the British colonizers.

As Banzhaf wrote in opposition to the change: "It's bad enough when students confused about history want to replace a man wearing a colonial patriot-style hat with a hippo, and change the teams' names from 'Colonials' to 'Hippocrites' as has been suggested, but it clearly crosses the line when they refuse to tolerate any dissent, and try to silence their opponents by illegally ripping down their posters which explained 'Colonials Fought Tyranny - Built Our Nation!' and 'Colonials: The First American Soldiers.'"

That, and the demand that the white male crosswalk figure be replaced by a woman of color, are clear examples of political correctness carried to illogical extremes, says the law professor.

And while there have been many other situations in which students have demanded that a professor be relieved of all his teaching duties because some disagreed with his views, this may well be the first time that students want to stop a Supreme Court justice from agreeing to teach at a law school, says Banzhaf.   @profbanzhaf

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