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UVa Lecturer Takes Leave of Absence Following Anti-Black Lives Matter Post

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by Associated Press


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. ― A lecturer at the University of Virginia “has agreed to take leave” after comparing the Black Lives Matter movement to the Ku Klux Klan on social media.

Media outlets report the comment was posted last week by Douglas Muir, an adjunct lecturer at both the engineering and business schools.

On Tuesday, Charlottesville real estate agent Roger Voisinet wrote a Facebook post about Black Lives Matter, and Muir left a comment on the post stating in part: “Black lives matter is the biggest rasist (sic) organisation (sic) since the clan (sic).”

The comment has since been removed.

University officials, including Executive Vice President and Provost Tom Katsouleas, issued statements denouncing the comments.

Charlottesville Vice Mayor Wes Bellamy took to social media to criticize Muir for his comments.

Muir hasn’t been reached for comment.

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