As reported by Campus Reform, University of Massachusetts-Lowell Solomont School of Nursing Dean Leslie Neal-Boylan was fired last month after she dared to offer an additional viewpoint to the incessant drumbeat of ‘Black Lives Matter’ — namely, that “Everyone’s life matters.”
Because as healthcare/nursing instructor, shouldn’t she believe that?
“Dear SSON Community," the June 2 email exclusively provided to Campus Reform begins. "I am writing to express my concern and condemnation of the recent (and past) acts of violence against people of color. Recent events recall a tragic history of racism and bias that continue to thrive in this country. I despair for our future as a nation if we do not stand up against violence against anyone. BLACK LIVES MATTER, but also, EVERYONE'S LIFE MATTERS.”
The email continued: “No one should have to live in fear that they will be targeted for how they look or what they believe.”
It’s utterly mysterious as to why any reasonable, sane person would disagree with that — so we offer that someone who isn’t reasonable and is of questionable sanity did disagree.
A virtue-signaling troll with the Twitter handle “haley #BLACKLIVESMATTER” posted the email to her/its account with this message: “An upsetting statement made by the Dean of Nusing at UMass Lowell, including the statement ‘all lives matter’ was uncalled for and shows the narrow minded people in lead positions. A sad day to be a nursing student at UML. Dean Leslie Neal-Boylan your words will not be forgotten.”
This lone tweet immediately got the attention of school administrators who no doubt had someone combing social media for any sign of ‘danger’ the university could be singled out for any BLM wrongthink and shamed into bending a knee, genuflecting before the movement’s gods, and offering up sacrifices of tens of millions of student and taxpayer dollars in homage.
Haley - Thank you for bringing this to our attention. The university hears you and we believe black lives matter. See the letter the chancellor sent out Monday. https://t.co/WIrxOSC8o9
— umasslowell (@UMassLowell) June 5, 2020
A university faculty source who asked to remain anonymous told Campus Reform that Neal-Boylan wasn’t fired for “performance issues.” In fact, the same source said it was “like a ray of sunshine” when Neal-Boylan was appointed dean.
“The sheer injustice that has been done to her is, it’s just so upsetting… In the meetings that we’ve had in the last week, people feel unsafe for their jobs if they have a differing opinion or they say something the wrong way,” the source continued, noting that faculty were “absolutely” outraged. (Related: BREAKING: Black Lives Matter upgrades Rules of Engagement (ROE) to “shoot people in vehicles” — protester shoots unarmed elderly man in a vehicle; CHAZ “security” opens fire on black teens in Seattle.)
“I suspect there are going to be exits,” the source said, adding that a couple of additional faculty candidates who were supposed to start in September are now reconsidering because they don’t like the climate and were coming because of Neal-Boylan.
“The real travesty in all of this is the woman who has built a wonderful career-- 40 years... This could ruin her career, and it’s not right,” the source continued.
Meanwhile, as noted by constitutional expert and Georgetown University Law School Prof. Jonathan Turley, he reached out to the university for an explanation of the incident and to find out whether Neal-Boylan was actually terminated for the email.
He got a non-response response — one of those, ‘well, we can’t really discuss personnel issues’ kind of statements.
However, the university did note: “Although we are not able to discuss specifics of a personnel matter, it would be incorrect to assume any statement by Dr. Neal-Boylan was the cause of that decision.”
Really? So it was a ‘performance’ issue and not a politically incorrect email?
Turley isn’t buying.
“This suggests that there were other reasons for the termination but, if the letter posted from Dr. Neal-Boylan is accurate, she was not aware of what those reasons might be. If she is unaware of those allegations, this would be a rather Orwellian position where the university protects her privacy by refusing to confirm the basis for her termination even to herself,” he wrote.
Bottom line: This nursing school won’t tolerate any healthcare professional who says “every life” is worthy of equal treatment. What fascists.