Prof wanted to fight Ben Shapiro; students want him promoted
- Students have created a petition demanding that UC-Merced promote a professor who told students he would rather rip Ben Shapiro's arm out of its socket than debate the conservative commentator.
- Blaming the controversy on "white supremacist news media," the petition also demands that the school denounce "hate speech" and put more resources into "social justice" programming to counter conservative viewpoints.
Students have rallied around a University of California-Merced lecturer after his offer to participate in a mixed martial arts (MMA) fight with conservative commentator Ben Shapiro came to light earlier this month, and are demanding that the university promote him to “Assistant Professor.”
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