Megyn Kelly has a response to flag-banning professors who claim that the American flag contributes to racism, and it’s not exactly printable.
It’s because the Fox News anchor used obscenity in her response, but rather that she chose not to use words all. When Megyn Kelly read an introduction about the flag banning support from professors at UC Irvine, she responded with a long sigh that accurately voiced her displeasure with the issue.
More than 60 professors at UC Irvine had signed on to a letter attempting to ban the American flag from an “inclusive” space on campus. The letter, obtained by Campus Reform, garnered more than 1,200 signatures in support of a flag ban passed by the Associated Students of University of California, Irvine (ASUCI) last week.
“We write to support the six members who offered the resolution to remove national flags from the ASUCI lobby,” the letter reads. “The university ought to respect their political position and meet its obligation to protect and promote their safety. The resolution recognized that nationalism, including U.S. nationalism, often contributes to racism and xenophobia[.]”
“This is a more or less uncontroversial scholarly point, and in practice the resolution has drawn admiration nationally from much of the academic community,” the letter continues.
The letter goes on to say that the flag ban resolution has led to an influx of “racist, xenophobic” comments and death threats against students, and that the UC Irvine Facebook page has “filled up with violent and racist remarks.”
Starnes wrote, “Where I come from, you salute Old Glory, you don’t toss it in a closet. You don’t ban it.”
The issue is quite contentious. On Tuesday, a threat of violence forced the university to cancel a meeting set to discuss the flag ban. Campus officials didn’t reveal details about the threat but said that they were taking it seriously and increasing security.
“The safety of our campus and its students, faculty and staff is and will always be our absolute, utmost concern. There is no gray area when it comes to threats of violence; they will not be tolerated, and we cannot allow our community to be put at risk,” Chancellor Howard Gillman said in the statement.
Video of Megyn Kelly responding to the flag banning professors can be seen here.
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