suspended after refusing
leniency for black
By Natalie O'Neill
June 10, 2020 I 1:50pm
Published on Jun 11, 2020
A Professor at UCLA has been fired by the school after
he didn't allow black students in his Economics class to
skip the final exam simply because they are black.
The 39-year veteran business Professor was fired by
UCLA after he replied to an email from a white student
asking for him to allow black students in his economics
class to skip the final exam. Gordon Klein, a UCLA
Professor who has taught at UCLA in the business
school for 39 years, responded to the student that he
would not allow black students to skip the final exam,
because that would be racist. He included a quote
from Martin Luther King in the end, and encouraged the
student to reach out with some things he could do to
help students in his class. UCLA students wanted black
students to be allowed to skip the final death because of
George Floyd's death and the black lives matter
movement and riots across the United States.
Then, UCLA fires him.