Matt Jordan, Associate Professor of Film at Penn State University, had his students watch the film The Birth of a Nation, which supports the Ku Klux Klan, and the movie was then followed by news clips of commentators blasting voter ID laws. Professor Jordan later explained to a student that, “I was - indeed - trying to elicit moral comparisons with this juxtaposition.”
Surveys continue to show that large majorities of Americans continue to support voter ID and do not think it discriminates against minorities.
When DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz made the comparison of voter ID to Jim Crow, the response questioning this type of comparison led her to retract her comments. A conservative student in Jordan’s class wrote to Professor Jordan inquiring about the meaning of this juxtaposition, but it remains to be seen whether the professor will really apologize for this outrageous comparison.