A UCLA Professor has been placed on leave after he rejected requests to allow black students to take final exams at a later date as a response to the death of George Floyd and black lives matter protests.

Accounting lecturer Gordon Klein responded to the requests by noting “Remember that MLK famously said that people should not be evaluated based on the ‘color of their skin. Do you think that your request would run afoul of MLK’s admonition?”

“Thanks for your suggestion in your email below that I give black students special treatment, given the tragedy in Minnesota,” Klein, who has been at UCLA for 39 years, wrote in an email to students.

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