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President Clements, please fire Bart Knijnenburg

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Dear President Clements,

We the undersigned find the recent political statements made by Bart Knijnenburg unacceptable and not within the character of a Clemson University professor. While he and everyone else are entitled to their opinion, to be so bold as to share on social media that ALL Republicans are racist scum and to fight white supremacy through any means possible is insidious speech that should not be tolerated. This militant mindset is not the example that should be shown to colleagues for sure. More importantly, it is paramount for the impressionable young adults at Clemson to be able to raise objection or different view to any opinion put before them. His steadfastness over his rightness, and in turn outright hatefulness while seeming to oppose hatefulness, portrays a dangerous environment that hinders education. Clemson University shouldn't be giving him a platform.

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