Lecturer apologizes for comparing Black Lives Matter to KKK

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A lecturer at the University of Virginia has apologized after comparing the Black Lives Matter movement to the Ku Klux Klan on social media.

The Daily Progress reports that adjunct lecturer Douglas Muir apologized after responding to a Facebook post about Black Lives Matter, calling the movement the biggest racist organization since the KKK. In a statement on Oct. 11, Muir said his actions were wrong and apologized to his students and the community.

Muir agreed to take a leave from the school three days after posting the comment.

University spokesman Anthony de Bruyn says the school did not take disciplinary actions against Muir.

Muir is an adjunct lecturer at both the engineering and business schools. He is expected to return to his classes Monday.


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