Student faces suspension for background image of Trump on Zoom virtual classroom call

Student faces suspension for background image of Trump on Zoom virtual classroom call
Aghh! I'm feeling triggered and depressed. Quick, arrest somebody. (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Snowflakes profess to feel ‘offended, disrespected [sic], and taunted by a photo of the president of the United States, and it doesn’t dawn on the university’s administrators that maybe these are the people with a problem.]

A representative from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) says the episode is part of a “depressing” trend of university students being punished for politically charged social media posts.

Doctoral student Robert Dailyda featured the Trump image as his screen background during a July 1 virtual class session. …

The doctoral student also shared a post on Facebook criticizing Black Lives Matter and saying he’d fight to the death to preserve the United States, a la Patrick Henry.

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The combination of events sparked a July 22 Code of Conduct Complaint about the “bias incident” filed by the university’s director of care and community standards. Some students felt “offended, disrespected, and taunted” by the Trump imagery, according to the complaint report, which did not identify the complaining students. The unnamed students added that the Facebook post in question smacked of racism and potential violence.

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