Infamous former University of Missouri professor Melissa Click suggested in a newspaper profile published Sunday that she was fired because of her race. “This is all about racial politics,” Click said in the Chronicle of Higher Education article. “I’m a white lady. I’m an easy target.” Click was fired from her position as an assistant professor of communications in February, and her appeal of the decision was denied in March. She achieved national attention after video footage of her assaulting a student journalist went viral. Later, video emerged of her yelling profanities at a police officer. Her confrontation with a student journalist attempting to cover campus protests in November was caught on the journalist’s camera. “I’m not a superhero,” Click told The Chronicle. “I wasn’t in charge. When it got out of control, I was the one held accountable.” Her incident with police in October, during a protest at the university’s homecoming parade, was caught on an officer’s body camera. “Am I going to be one of those people who stands and watches another brutal moment against black people, or am I going to step in and make sure they’re safe?” Click said she asked herself before stepping between the police officer and a protester. “Black people love me,” she’s quoted as telling a reporter. Click said the media treated her unfairly, and if she were to write a headline for her story it would have been “Favorite Professor Fights to Support Black Students on Campus in Dangerous Situation.” “I believed at some point, somebody would care about the truth of what I was doing,” Click said. “I am a woman who made some mistakes trying to do what she thought was right.”
Melissa is a nauseating, self-righteous, uber-liberal waste of space, who simply got caught doing something not only unprofessional, but probably illegal. Her actions, caught on camera, brought discredit upon herself and Mizzou. THAT is why she was fired, and her appeal denied. It had NOTHING to do with her race or gender. But, since she has nothing else, she decided to play the gender card. Thankfully, Mizzou didn’t buy it.
A former University of Missouri assistant communications professor is appealing her firing last month over her role last year in a race-related student protest, suggesting that her ouster was political. Melissa Click, in a statement Tuesday, insisted her Feb. 25 dismissal by the university system’s governing curators was unfair by failing to follow the normal, on-campus procedures for reacting to faculty misconduct. More than 100 state lawmakers, mostly Republican, had called for her removal. “In their decision to terminate my employment, the curators bowed to conservative voices that seek to tarnish my stellar 12-year record at MU,” Click wrote. “Instead of disciplining me for conduct that does not ‘meet expectations for a university faculty member,’ the curators are punishing me for standing with students who have drawn attention to the issue of overt racism at the University of Missouri.” Click, whose firing followed her suspension in January, added that the governing board “is using me as a scapegoat to distract from larger campus issues, but their termination of my employment will not remedy the environment of injustice that persists at MU.” A spokesman for the curators, John Fougere, said Tuesday that board had no comment. Click’s statement came a day after the American Association of University Professors announced that three members would visit the Columbia campus later this month to investigate the process leading to Click’s firing and whether it violated her right to due process and “whether conditions for academic freedom and tenure at the institution are sound.” Click’s supporters have questioned the curators’ move, by a 4-2 vote, to decide Click’s fate rather than allowing the school to use its normal, on-campus procedures for reacting to faculty misconduct. “The AAUP’s action underscores my belief that the curators have overstepped their authority,” Click said Tuesday. In voicing support of 45-year-old Click’s firing, top university administrators cited her run-ins with police during October protests in Columbia and with two student journalists weeks later on the Columbia campus, including a videotaped confrontation where she called for “some muscle” to remove a videographer from the protest area. During the October matter, Click was recorded telling police to get their hands off students during a protest, then hugging the students and cursing at an officer who grabbed her. The protests, spurred by what activists said was administrators’ indifference to racial issues on campus, prompted the Columbia chancellor and system president to resign after the protests escalated, with one student’s hunger strike and an announcement by members of the football team that they would refuse to play. Click has said she regretted her actions, claiming her actions were meant to safeguard protesters from retaliation. But in Tuesday’s statement, she wrote that “I will not apologize for my support of black students who experience racism at the University of Missouri.”
Melissa Click is like the Clintons; people you wish would just go away.. Melissa was the one who “overstepped” by attacking that journalist covering the event in question. SHE is the one who used her position to censor debate (something that should not happen on a state college campus), and did so in a very unprofessional manner that brought discredit upon herself and Mizzou. So, Mizzou did the right thing by firing her. Melissa Click is an obnoxious, fascist, extreme liberal, EX-college professor who simply got caught on camera crossing that line that so many other liberal college faculty cross all the time. Kudos to Mizzou for doing the right thing. Let’s hope Melissa’s appeal fails miserably.
The University of Missouri communications professor caught on video scuffling with a journalist during a November campus demonstration was charged with third-degree assault Monday morning, the Columbia city prosecutor’s office confirmed to FoxNews.com. A summons with a yet-to-be determined court date is set to be mailed to UM assistant professor of communications Melissa Click. If she’s found guilty, her penalty would ultimately be up to a judge, but would likely require paying a fine, a spokesperson from the prosecutor’s office said. The video, which was quickly posted to YouTube, showed Click confronting videographer Mark Schierbecker during a campus protest on Nov. 9 and apparently trying to block him from shooting video on a public quad. At one point, Schierbecker asks to speak with Click, who promptly tells him to leave. “No, you need to get out,” she says, pointing away and then seeming to grab Schierbecker’s camera. “You need to get out. You need to get out.” When Schierbecker refuses to leave, Click yells to a group of nearby demonstrators: “Who wants to help me get this reporter out of here? I need some muscle over here.” The campus protests began over perceived racial issues at the University of Missouri. System President Tim Wolfe resigned during the demonstrations. Click has since issued an apology and resigned a courtesy appointment at the Missouri School of Journalism. That appointment allowed her to serve on graduate panels for students from other academic units, the Columbia Missourian reported. But she retained her primary position at the school, though the UM Board of Curators called for her firing just last week. “While the University of Missouri seems to have no accountability, the judicial system in Missouri does,” Columbia State Representative Caleb Jones told ABC17.
Agreed, Rep. Jones! One word…. Karma! This obnoxious Mizzou teacher should have been fired, and banned from the school grounds for her unbelievably unprofessional behavior which brought discredit not only on herself, but on the University of Missouri as well. So, we’re glad to see at least she’s gonna be charged for minor assault. That’s definitely appropriate. But, she should be fired as well. These pc police and speech nazi college professors and administrators need to get the message that harassing kids, journalists and others who may not share the same politics or belief systems is NOT ok.