"The now-former President Ronald Zaccari labeled Barnes’s post a “threatening document” and stated that the student was a “clear and present danger.”
Clear and present danger
It is often said that a college degree is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of your life. What's even more lucrative is getting kicked out of college. Here is how one expelled student parlayed his expulsion into $900,000 grand from Valdosta State University.
If Mr Barnes's photo collage is a clear and present danger and a threatening document, I wonder if it constituted a macro-aggression or a micro-aggression. Oh, silly me. Those terms didn't exist back in those days when Barnes was expelled.
But since I am a part-time teacher at the University of California at Irvine, I wonder if some of my cute little pictures here on Fousesquawk over the years might justify my firing.
"One person's hate speech is another person's education."
"UC Santa Cruz-America's Wackiest University"
Threatening documents, clear and present danger, micro-aggression, macro-aggression? Take your pick. I could have been rich, just like Mr Barnes. Unfortunately for me, the good folks at UC have respected my freedom of speech.