- Associated Press - Thursday, October 13, 2016

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A lecturer at the University of Virginia has apologized after comparing the Black Lives Matter movement to the Ku Klux Klan on social media.

The Daily Progress (https://bit.ly/2ddqGbj ) reports that adjunct lecturer Douglas Muir apologized after responding to a Facebook post about Black Lives Matter, calling the movement the biggest racist organization since the KKK. In a statement on Oct. 11, Muir said his actions were wrong and apologized to his students and the community.

Muir agreed to take a leave from the school three days after posting the comment.

University spokesman Anthony de Bruyn says the school did not take disciplinary actions against Muir.

Muir is an adjunct lecturer at both the engineering and business schools. He is expected to return to his classes Monday.


Information from: The Daily Progress, https://www.dailyprogress.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide