UPDATE: The shitbag has been canned:
The Iowa adjunct professor who openly admitted to a local news outlet that “I am Antifa” has resigned amid pressure.
Kirkwood Community College President Lori Sundberg released a statement Friday saying that the college accepted Jeff Klinzman’s resignation, according to a press release obtained by Campus Reform. However, Sundberg went on to reference the college’s “decision to remove Mr. Klinzman from the classroom,” suggesting that Klinzman’s resignation was not voluntary.
“We have spoken with Mr. Klinzman this afternoon about this matter and have accepted his resignation.”
“With the safety of our students, faculty, and staff as our top concern, we made the decision this morning to identify an instructor who will take over the one course that Mr. Klinzman was to have taught this semester,” Sundberg stated. “We have spoken with Mr. Klinzman this afternoon about this matter and have accepted his resignation.”
Sundberg said that while the decision “may be supported by some,” it will also be “criticized by others,” and went on to explain that the issue surrounding Klinzman had gained enough attention for “the potential to create an environment that is disruptive to our mission.”
From Fox News
A college professor in Iowa openly declared his support for the violent far-left Antifa movement after coming under fire for inflammatory social media posts that included the desire to bash President Trump with a baseball bat.
Jeff Klinzman, an adjunct English professor of nearly 10 years at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, made the remark after a local TV station questioned him over his social media activity.
“I affirm that I am Antifa,” Klinzman told local ABC affiliate KCRG-TV, which found the professor’s numerous posts both on his personal page and on an “Iowa Antifa” page. He stood behind his comments — though added he’s willing to apologize to any Christians offended by them.
The outlet reported that in one post, Klinzman shared a poem containing the words, “Kill them all and bury them deep in the ground,” to which he added the comment, “It’s not pretty, and I’m not proud, but seeing what evangelical Christians are doing to this country and its people fills me with rage, and a desire to exact revenge.”
The professor was also an active participant in a local Antifa group on Facebook, according to KCRG, where he made the apparent comment about attacking Trump.
“Yeah, I know who I’d clock with a bat…” he said in response to a tweet by Trump where the president slammed Antifa, tweeting “Radical Left Wack Jobs who go around hitting… people over the heads with baseball bats,” with Klinzman saying “Yeah, I know who I’d clock with a bat…”
The Secret Service didn’t confirm to the outlet whether an investigation has been opened, but said the agency is aware of the professor’s comments.
More from Campus Reform:
Klinzman’s Facebook page is still active, and lists that he supports multiple accounts of the far-left organization, such as “Antifa Nebraska,” “Heartland Antifascists,” “Antifascist USA,” “Iowa Antifa,” as well as other leftist groups such as “Iowa City Democratic Socialists of America,” and “U.S. Democratic Socialists.” Klinzman has also “liked” Democrat presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders’ official page.
In 2012, Klinzman posted on Facebook:
According to the report, Klinzman said that his social media posts caused members of the Kirkwood Community College community to complain to the school.
A supposed parent of a Kirkwood Community College student posted on the school’s social media page, saying “Parents…go to Jeff Klinzman’s FB page. See the bias. See the pro communist posts. See the hate. See the advocacy for violence. Ask yourself why a man so filled with hate is teaching. Why am I spending thousands of dollars for a CC that supports Antifa hate?”
Klinzman has a 2.5 out of five rating on RateMyProfessors.com.
“Whatever you do, don’t interrupt him when he’s telling stories about his glory days of protesting, and how much of a rebel he thinks he still is,” one anonymous user wrote in August 2017. “He’s mean, he’s a bigot, and he’s sexist as heck. He treats the female students who aren’t hairy pitted feminists like they are garbage.”
“Way too opinionated and grades fluctuate based on your ideology,” another review from that month claimed. “He will not admit he made an error, and will punish you for showing him it. Most of the assignment topics were taken from other college website curriculum.”
A November 2018 review termed a class taught by the professor “very opinion-based.”
Gabriel Nadales, who is an employee of Campus Reform‘s parent organization the Leadership Institute, but also a former Antifa member, told Campus Reform, “it would be great if Professor Jeff Klinzman was a lone supporter of Antifa, but unfortunately, there are many professors who support Antifa’s violent ideology.”
“As a Regional Field Coordinator for the Leadership Institute, I often work with students who tell me about their professors who profess a left-wing ideology which makes them hide their conservative views out of fear that the professor will dock their grade,” Nadales said. “Professors have a duty to their students to be fair and balanced in the classroom.”
Kirkwood Community College did not respond to a request for comment in time for publication, calling it a personnel matter.
Klinzman declined to comment to Campus Reform, claiming that he “got burned” by the local media outlet.
“Got burned”, as in called out for his comments.
The more extreme the conduct and rhetoric, the more it’s excused by college administrations. It’s been incorporated into the curriculum and policy.