By: Andrew Davenport
A professor at a community college in Texas declared his allegiance to the Black Lives Matter organization, while arguing that his school is “taking up space on land that rightfully belongs to indigenous populations” in a “values statement” posted for his Business and Professional Communication summer class.
According to a tip received through Young America’ s Foundation’s Campus Bias Tip Line, Professor Robert Ortiz at Tarrant County College declared his support for the Black Lives Matter movement, undocumented citizens, and transgenderism. Furthermore, Ortiz declared, “I believe we are taking space on land that rightfully fully belongs to indigenous populations.”
YAF independently verified the authenticity of the statement.
In the statement, Professor Ortiz declared, “I am committed to creating inclusive and equitable spaces for those who have been historically marginalized. I think it’s important, more now than ever to state, I firmly believe in Black Lives Matter and its mission.”
Ortiz went on, “In addition, I stand with Un/DACAmented populations and their human right to thrive in the United States safely, along with a path to citizenship. I also seek to create welcoming spaces for LGBTQ communities, as they rightfully belong, especially those who identify as transgender.”
While Ortiz claimed to be committed to creating “inclusive and equitable spaces” for spaces for those who have been historically marginalized, Ortiz’s statement alienates ideas of students who may hold differing views, such as conservative students who support traditional views of marriage and biological sex.
Professor Ortiz did not respond to Young America’s Foundation’s request for comment.
As the radical Left embraces progressive intersectionality, critical race theory, and the LGBT agenda, professors like Professor Ortiz are increasingly imposing leftist ideals in the classroom.
As a public school, the administration and professors should respect all points of view and refrain from imposing partisan values upon students.
Professor Ortiz’s endorsement of radical leftism is not unique – in fact, this is just one example among many on college campuses including, a professor at Virginia Wesleyan University (VWU) who attacked a conservative student group in an email, and a professor at Saint Anselm College who gave a student a zero on an assignment for using gendered language from the Book of Genesis.
It is irresponsible for Professor Ortiz to spew his radical views on the class during one of the first days of the semester. Conservatives should not have to worry about tiptoeing around their radical and emotional professor in order to pass a class.
Andrew Davenport is the former chapter chairman of Regent University YAF, and serves as a William & Berniece Grewcock Intern Scholar at Young America’s Foundation this summer.