Florida professor describes conservative students as Nazis — Report

On Monday, Campus Reform said that Professor Ted Thornhill, a controversial Florida Gulf Coast University professor who drew national media attention for his “white racism” course, recently compared conservative students to Nazis during a lecture at Minnesota’s St. Olaf College — a place he called “a violent place for people of color.”

According to Campus Reform:

He proceeded to invite white students in the audience who felt that students of color were lying about claims of racial oppression to raise their hands, expressing surprise when no students did so because he had observed that “far right groups like Turning Point and Campus Reform and libertarians are represented in the room.”

Thornhill then explained that he has more respect for the KKK than the aforementioned groups because it is more “honest” about its white supremacist beliefs.

“America is a racist country…this is a racist society, that’s unarguable,” he added, displaying a PowerPoint of the “central characters in the on-campus white racist mob” and labeling Campus ReformThe College Fix, Turning Point USA, the College Republicans, and Students for Liberty among them.

“You can’t be capitulating to these folks, they use evil and insidious strategies and don’t have facts, don’t use logic…you can immediately spot em…folks of color get it,” he said.

After targeting specific individuals, including Campus Reform’s Cabot Phillips and Turning Point USA’s Charlie Kirk, Thornhill claimed “you can immediately spot them,” suggesting that members of the so-called “racist far right” wear specific colors to signify their ideology.

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He also went after conservative blacks like Clarence Thomas and Ben Carson, calling them “liars.”

“I don’t think you can play the middle, they’re all liars,” he said, claiming that white people “use these [confused people of color] for racial cover.”

Campus Reform said his lecture concluded with a student thanking attendees, “even the Hitler-youth, even though they look a little different.”

The report adds:

One conservative student in attendance at the lecture, who wishes to remain anonymous, told Campus Reform before entering that they were “just going to keep an open mind on this one,” but after the lecture condemned Thornhill’s “misguided hatred” and noted that it would be “harder to retain an open mind after this.”

A spokesperson for St. Olaf told Campus Reform that the school “strives to ensure that diverse viewpoints are expressed on our campus because we believe that providing people with the opportunity to challenge their beliefs, and examine the facts that form those beliefs, is healthy and needed,” noting that many groups on campus invite speakers with a wide variety of perspectives.

Those who attended the lecture were forbidden from making audio or video recordings, Campus Reform said.

Just think, this is the type of insanity that is being forced down our children’s throats.  And we’re actually paying real money to make it happen.


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