On Tuesday, Fox News reported that Michael Moroz, a high school student attending Central High in Philadelphia, was forced to go into home study after he wrote an op-ed for his school paper criticizing Black Lives Matter. The reason: After writing the op-ed, he was inundated with threats. After all, it’s the liberal way…
Fox News said:
It was just before Christmas break when 17-year-old University of Pennsylvania-bound Michael Moroz wrote an opinion piece for the Central High school paper, the Centralizer.
In it, he criticized the racially charged University of Missouri protests at the time and suggested that Michael Brown, the black teenager killed in 2014 by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., was “a delinquent” who was “at worst, justifiably killed, and at best, a thug.”
When the column hit the paper’s Facebook page, threats poured in. Moroz said he was forced to stay home initially, and when he returned, threats and harassment prompted him to withdraw and finish his senior year on home study.
“When everything started to happen, I was surprised,” he told FoxNews.com. “Whenever we posted an op-ed, we never got a reaction like I did with this one. In retrospect, I was naive to think that this would have been the same. Now, it’s more disappointing than anything.”
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And, Fox added, the harassment continued on social media. Worse yet, his teachers got in on the act. Here, you can see one “educator” laughing about the idea of punching the student:
The original column ran alongside another piece supportive of the University of Missouri demonstrations, which were triggered by claims the school was slow to react to incidents that alienated African-American students there. The demonstrations drew national headlines and resulted in the resignation of the school president.
Both of the op-eds were taken down, but, Fox said, Moroz’s was the first to go. Apparently, it was just too much free speech for the special snowflakes to handle.
“Neither the Centralizer nor its members necessarily agree with the content/message of the piece,” the Centralizer staff said at the time. “However, the situation has escalated such that the writer and editors on the staff have received direct threats.”
The school says it is taking action to deal with the threats against Moroz, but he disputes that.
“If I made threats on Twitter against someone who wrote a pro-Black Lives Matter column, I wouldn’t be getting any leniency,” he said. “It’s been more than one person and the school isn’t doing anything about it.”
Of course, this is the type of thing one can expect in the current climate of political correctness.
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