Erica Cope, of Suny Buffalo State College, apparently told students on a writing course:“This is me…speaking honestly, and you guys have to respond honestly with what you think, what you feel about this.
“So, I am sick of talking about Black Lives Matter. Alright? I said it.”
Jahnay Morehead, a student who recorded the incident, told The Buffalo News that Cope’s comments were prefaced by her giving an ‘example’ of a controversial or unpopular opinion for which she might “get cancelled”. She said they were made in the Autumn.
Adam Steinbaugh, a lawyer at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, spoke to Newsweek on Cope’s behalf in defence of the incident, saying the comment had been taken out of context.