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On Wednesday, students and faculty gathered outside of the South Building to protest a white nationalist rally that never materialized. The latest spokesman for Leftist hysteria on campus, Asian Studies professor Dwayne Dixon was in attendance to address the crowd. Dixon was apparently arrested last summer for two misdemeanors during his involvement at a protest in Durham for “having a weapon at a public assembly or rally and going armed to the terror of people” The Herald Sun reported. The Sun also quoted Major Paul Martin of the Durham County Police Department as saying that Dixon had brought multiple magazines of ammunition to the protest. Dixon was also present and armed with a semiautomatic rifle at the protest in Charlottesville, something he later bragged about in a Facebook post, and was confronted about by reporters for the Right-wing news site Big League Politics. Dixon is also a member of the Antifa branch, Redneck Revolt, which describes itself as an “anti-racist, anti-fascist community defense.” The group, advocates on behalf of violence and revolution.
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Dixon can’t possibly be an academic while trying to intimidate political opponents with a weapon. He promotes the use of force to advance his political agenda and his conduct brings shame to the University and certainly violates the public’s trust. It’s high time we started acting like an institution that worked for the betterment of North Carolinians instead of funding fringe Left-wing intellectuals who promote revolutionary identity politics. UNC’s purpose is to serve our state and her people by educating students to be good citizens through free and open discourse. A university is meant to be a bastion of rational thought and the preservation of knowledge. Dixon seems to think that it is perfectly acceptable to go around wielding an assault rifle to intimidate people who say things he doesn’t like. How can UNC claim to be a place that respects our right to question and debate ideas when it subsidizes the career of someone who clearly doesn’t share that value? It’s absolutely absurd that this phony fear-monger remains on the payroll. I wonder what the taxpayers of North Carolina would think if they knew that their money was funding the career of this tough-guy-role-playing radical.