Is spirituality minus the spirit still spiritual?
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March 16, 2023 at 11:56 pm #47427
What weighs less: kilogram of woke-ism or a kilogram of spirituality?
If woke falls in the woods and no one is around to hear it, does someone still pretend to get cancelled?March 17, 2023 at 12:00 am #47428
Autumn even after the sugar dissipated ya made me laughMarch 17, 2023 at 12:24 am #47429
It was amusing, before I retired, watching the “unwoke” hang themselves, one after another in a mega-corp. The 60-something white male engineer that just couldn’t stop himself from commenting on how the Asian engineer can’t pronounce some word properly. At first they were sent to what we called “charm school”. Then when they started actually getting fired for commenting on “woman pilots”, we were like, “holy fuck, this is for real”.
Yep, HR was favoring the black engineers, even if less qualified. I was against that idea. Then I started thinking how some poor kid from the hood had so much against him… just to get here at all, well then maybe the world would be a better place if we let the pendulum swing too far for a good while. My woke moment. For centuries non-whites and queers were screwed. Now there is an expanded war against all LGBTQ folks. Drag shows becoming illegalized. It never ends.March 17, 2023 at 7:35 am #47431
Thanks Davis. Just asked for this definition in another post. What you said. What I think it is too. Guess if someone does not wish me to wield that word they can weaponize the shit out of it and cause the rest of us mere mortals to never use it.
Here is a very interesting series of 15-minute programmes on BBC Radio 4 recently, about the history of the word “woke”. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001jc1k It’s more like a funky history lesson.March 17, 2023 at 7:52 am #47432
pretend to get cancelled?
It is funny. But it’s also the classic line taken by victimisers and abusers everywhere: “look, I did X bad thing. But the victim isn’t really suffering.”March 17, 2023 at 10:11 am #47433
“Then I started thinking how some poor kid from the hood had so much against him… just to get here at all, well then maybe the world would be a better place if we let the pendulum swing too far for a good while. My woke moment. For centuries non-whites and queers were screwed. Now there is an expanded war against all LGBTQ folks. Drag shows becoming illegalized. It never ends.”
I grew up and have lived on both sides of the poverty/middle class aisle. I can attest to that black or Puerto Rican kid not having any where near the opportunity that someone like my son and daughter who grew up differently than I did. Who had a better chance simply because of geography and social strata.
What’s happening in states like Florida right now, with their crusade against LGBTQ, and Drag Shows, and book banning, and a woman’s right to choose for herself what to do with her body. Guess Florida has won that “WOKE” battle their Governor is fond of talking about because no one is holding that bullshit accountable. The folks in Florida actually saw all this shit going down and voted for it again! You go Florida! Eventually when Florida gets rid of all those nasty things like gays, blacks, and abortion clinics I guarantee you that they will replace it all with some new boogie man and go on another crusade against it. How do you vote against your own self interest?March 17, 2023 at 4:08 pm #47434
pretend to get cancelled?
It is funny. But it’s also the classic line taken by victimisers and abusers everywhere: “look, I did X bad thing. But the victim isn’t really suffering.”
Pretending to be a victim when one has their abuse called out is also a tactic taken by abusers and enablers of abusers.March 17, 2023 at 4:59 pm #47435
Unseen I would be delighted if you can demonstrate that a significant proportion of woke people engage in the kind of bullying and cancelling you mentioned. Any empirical source will do. Conservative pundits weaving a ridiculous narrative, don’t count. I haven’t seen any evidence that it is anything other than a fringe activity or false narrative, but I would be really interested in being proven wrong and will happily admit so.
The first thing tht comes to mind is all of the many mostly anonymous victims of the “defund the police” movement.
Police departments, with funding cut back or redirected to social workers and/or psychologists, had to deal with anti-police protests where they were tasked with protecting anti-police protestors’ free speech rights and from the attacks of counter protesors as well. As a result, policing of violent crimes suffered through diminshed ability to respond and/or investigate.
Students have suffered at the hands of wokeists who actively and often successfully prevent speakers whose views are not “woke” from speaking on campus. This extends to teachers and professors as well. I see little difference at all between this sort of thought policing and what the right-wing nuts are doing in terns of book banning.
Another author puts it his way:
It is a cruel thing to indoctrinate children with the lie that they are innately guilty of oppression due to their skin color. One accurate definition of racism is collective ill-treatment of an individual due to his innate appearance—on the pretext that such bias is deserved, given the target is deemed mentally, spiritually, or morally inferior because of said traits. But that, in a nutshell, is the essence of critical race theory: the destruction of all human traits and unique characteristics, as demonized individuals are reduced to stereotyped, faceless members of a collective.
For over a half-century, female athletes have sought to achieve parity in society’s attitudes to sports. Title IX forced universities to ensure rough equality for both female and male sports.
But the woke effort to redefine transitioning biological males as identical to biological women will assuredly destroy the life work of thousands of pioneer athletes.
Ironically, the sexist woke movement has allowed men to take hormones and undergo surgery to become females—even as their immutable skeleton frames, muscularity, or organ characteristics ensure an unfair and asymmetrical contest.
The lives of thousands of young female athletes will likely be diminished. Each sprinter, every swimmer, and all female pole-vaulters will now inevitably at some future date have a rendezvous with career implosion—defined by losing to a transgendered female/biological male.
Records are being rewritten, the very nature of individual women’s sports changed, and soon there will no longer remain an idea of “women’s sports” at all.
The green wokeists postulate that they are saving lives by radical efforts to restrict gas and oil production, to raise fuel prices. They want to force Americans to buy high-priced alternative sources of wind- and solar-generated power and battery-powered cars. But away from the faculty lounge, millions of Americans are colder and less mobile this winter, paying far more to heat their homes and to drive to work.
Most of the woke climate change activists rarely see the poor trying to empty their purses to scrounge combinations of cash and credit cards to leverage over $100 to fill their cars’ gas tanks. Tesla drivers might be the architects of last year’s war on carbon fuels. But real-life victims pay for their piety—those who have no such options to buy high-priced electric cars.
For the cosmopolitan woke, the border is many things: a mere xenophobic construct, a racist barrier, a nationalist tic.
But the thousands who live near the Mexican border see their homes and farms overrun with drug traffickers—and during a pandemic thousands of unvaccinated and possibly sick illegal aliens. They suffer firsthand from daily violence as all security disappears.
For the American poor, who rely on government health clinics and state entitlements, the influx of thousands of illegal aliens into their communities becomes a zero-sum game. The more noncitizens put demands on such already oversubscribed services, the fewer citizens there are who will have access to quality care.
The woke lecture that colleges and universities must now go beyond their former de facto racial quotas for admissions and hiring, already mostly based on proportional representation and disparate impact. But now a sort of reparations system emerges. It is what the Left itself used to call in derision “overrepresentation.”
Equity in our Orwellian world is not equality, but payback. Again, it is the idea of making the current generation pay for the supposed sins of the long dead of centuries past.
Aside from the destruction of merit by the substitution of racial criteria, millions from a discarded generation will have doors slammed on their careers—simply because of the color of their skin. And they will never forget that.
The woke do not even make the effort to admit that class matters as much as, or more than, race. By doing so, they doom millions of poor white and Asian students, who managed in poverty to achieve excellent grades and test scores, from being admitted to top-tier schools. Their actual achievement, despite their absence of wealthy, college-educated, or well-connected parents, means little.
Once a morally bankrupt society—for naïve, utopian, or ignoble reasons—begins to calibrate graduation ceremonies, dorm space, roommate selection, achievement, and grading standards based on race, then it not only will lose its standard of living, but it will deserve to. And it may have a future date with the violence of Rwanda, Iraq, or the Balkans. (Source)March 17, 2023 at 5:01 pm #47436
Pretending to be a victim when one has their abuse called out is also a tactic taken by abusers and enablers of abusers.
That’s true. It also is.March 17, 2023 at 5:05 pm #47437
What’s happening in states like Florida right now, with their crusade against LGBTQ, and Drag Shows, and book banning, and a woman’s right to choose for herself what to do with her body. Guess Florida has won that “WOKE” battle their Governor is fond of talking about because no one is holding that bullshit accountable. The folks in Florida actually saw all this shit going down and voted for it again!
Texas has just introduced another bounty bill, this time targeting drag performers. It’s the same tactic they used against abortion essentially allowing the public to police their peers through financial penalties via civil suits even if they are an uninvolved third party. The wording of the legislation is also awkward meaning transgender people could be targeted as well though it’s unclear if such a suit would win or not. Might come down to the judge.
Whether the majority of people in the state support such actions or not, what matters is the vote count. Can you draw on more of the anger/ fear vote from one side of the divide than your political opponent? Can you count on the relative indifference of the remainder not to be swayed one way or the other? ‘PC gone mad’ is a pretty classic trope that has played relatively well for decades if you can find the right target demo.March 17, 2023 at 5:49 pm #47439
After now going on 3 years of labor shortages in retail and food service, and supply chain problems from trucker shortages and manufacturing shortages, and the train wreck in East Palestine, Ohio, and the SVB crash, and a dementia-riddled codger presiding over it all, merit and ability should be the only rational consideration in hiring, promotion, and running a business.
I don’t about anyone’s condition of birth, as long my lettuce is crisp.March 17, 2023 at 7:09 pm #47440
Robert, After now going on 3 years of labor shortages in retail and food service, and supply chain problems from trucker shortages and manufacturing shortages, and the train wreck in East Palestine, Ohio, and the SVB crash, and a dementia-riddled codger presiding over it all, merit and ability should be the only rational consideration in hiring, promotion, and running a business. I don’t about anyone’s condition of birth, as long my lettuce is crisp.
I hear ya, but I believe that raising the quality of life for the most unfortunate quartile benefits us all in ways you couldn’t even imagine. And inversely, keep them down and you pay for them 10 fold.
And I also believe there are catch-22 scenarios for many who simply need the experience to qualify but don’t have those life situations arise so that they may get that experience to become that qualified person.
As for predicting a person’s ultimate utility based on a resume and interview, well that’s a sorry method but it’s all you get most times, unfortunately.March 17, 2023 at 7:27 pm #47441
Unseen I would be delighted if you can demonstrate that a significant proportion of woke people engage in the kind of bullying and cancelling you mentioned. Any empirical source will do. Conservative pundits weaving a ridiculous narrative, don’t count. I haven’t seen any evidence that it is anything other than a fringe activity or false narrative, but I would be really interested in being proven wrong and will happily admit so.
The first thing tht comes to mind is all of the many mostly anonymous victims of the “defund the police” movement. Police departments, with funding cut back or redirected to social workers and/or psychologists, had to deal with anti-police protests where they were tasked with protecting anti-police protestors’ free speech rights and from the attacks of counter protesors as well. As a result, policing of violent crimes suffered through diminshed ability to respond and/or investigate. Students have suffered at the hands of wokeists who actively and often successfully prevent speakers whose views are not “woke” from speaking on campus. This extends to teachers and professors as well. I see little difference at all between this sort of thought policing and what the right-wing nuts are doing in terns of book banning.
This is all antidotal. The level of moaning we hear from whites who have had to suffer a tiny amount of reverse discrimination (after centuries of handing out untold abuse and domination) is to be totally expected I suppose. I like Sam Harris, but if he woke up tomorrow in the hood and had to do his podcast from a sweaty, hot trailer, from dogpatch USA, he might be saying some different things.
Being from an Army family, we didn’t have very much money, but when my school bus drove through a real slum, I suddenly felt very wealthy.March 18, 2023 at 12:22 am #47442
It seems, Unseen, you have completely forgotten what evidence means.March 18, 2023 at 3:40 am #47443
I haven’t seen any evidence that it (wokeism) is anything other than a fringe activity or false narrative.
It would seem you are asserting that wokeism is merely a fringe activity or a false narrative…without any evidence of your own. But surely you know that lack of evidence for something isn’t evidence that it is false, either. So, you start: demonstrate, using your own evidence, that wokeism is merely a fringe activity and/or a false narrative.
But you want evidence? Here are some examples of wokeist cancel culture events. Things academics said or did that got them in hot water with the woke. Many of them are simply examples of clumsiness or thoughtlessness. Apparently, it’s become a mortal sin nowadays to be a flawed person or one who occasionally expresses oneself gracelessly.
12/30/2022 – Gary Hahn – North Carolina State University
Hahn, longtime radio commentator for North Carolina State University’s basketball and football teams, said during a broadcast of the Sun Bowl, “down among all the illegal aliens in El Paso it’s UCLA 14 and Pittsburgh 6.” According to the Raleigh News & Observer, the “Sun Bowl canceled its annual fan fest last week because the city’s convention center is being used to house migrants awaiting immigration decisions, making El Paso a hot-button topic for political commentary.”
12/13/2022 – Dan Jackson – Vanderbilt University
Coach Jackson posted on Facebook in support of Ye (formerly known as Kanye West), although he was allegedly unaware of Ye’s recent “racist and antisemitic remarks.”
12/10/22 – Thomas Keon – Purdue University Northwest
During a commencement speech, Chancellor Keon imitated an Asian language in jest, saying that it was his “Asian version” of something unspecified.
December 2022 – Erika López Prater – Hamline University
Professor López Prater displayed a painting depicting the Prophet Muhammad in one of her classes. She warned students multiple times, both in writing and through class announcements, that she would be displaying the image. Many Muslims consider it blasphemous to depict Muhammad in visual art.
11/8/2022 – Ron McNinch – University of Guam
Professor McNinch criticized political candidates for wavering in their commitment to attend a debate at the University of Guam prior to the November 8 local elections.
11/3/2022 – Joe Scanlan – Princeton University
Professor Scanlan mentioned the N-word in a class discussion on a poem containing the word.
November 2022 – Liz Wheeler – Gonzaga University
Gonzaga University, a Jesuit Catholic institution, refused to allow a pro-life event by the campus Zags for Life group. Zags for Life wanted to host Catholic pro-life speaker Liz Wheeler with assistance from Young America’s Foundation, but the campus ministry office denied the request.
10/27/2022 – Holly O’Neill – Washburn University
Professor O’Neill dressed up as Michael Jackson for a Halloween party.
10/18/2022 – Robert Ternansky – University of California, San Diego
During class, Ternansky spoke to campus workers in the hallway in Spanish. He then asked students, “How do you say ‘quiet’ in Mexican?”
10/17/2022 – Steve Sviggum – University of Minnesota
In a Board of Regents meeting, Sviggum asked whether UMN Morris is “too diverse.”
10/2022 – Matthew Garrett – Bakersfield College
“Tenured Bakersfield College history professor Matthew Garrett said he and other faculty members of a free speech coalition were targeted with false allegations after they asked questions during a campus diversity meeting last October.”
10/2022 – Maribel Alvarez – University of Arizona
Dean Alvarez allegedly called the police on a gay black student in a wheelchair after the two had a heated verbal altercation.
9/30/2022 – Christopher Healy – Furman University
Professor Healy attended the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
9/28/2022 – Leigh Ann Courington – Wallace State Community College
In a private Facebook post, Courington stated that the devil is behind a pro-LGBT rally in Cullman, Alabama called “Cullman Comes Out.”
9/21/2022 – Michael Stoil – George Washington University
Professor Stoil told his class that he used the N-word during a phone call with a provost. He did so to challenge the idea that blacks can say the N-word while whites can’t.
9/16/2022 – David Kane – Simmons University
Kane has come under fire for a number of posts on his blog, EphBlog, which included statements that many of Williams College’s black students may have been admitted because of their race, that the NBA has a “black supremacy” problem, and that Black Lives Matter is a racist organization.
9/14/2022 – Christy Hammer – University of Southern Maine
Professor Hammer stated in class that there are only two sexes.
8/2/2022 – Maitland Jones, Jr. – New York University
Professor Jones taught organic chemistry, a notoriously difficult “weed-out” course for would-be chemists and med-school applicants. Students complained that Jones’ course was too difficult.
7/27/2022 – Clarence Thomas – George Washington University
After Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, over ten thousand people petitioned for him to be fired from his position at George Washington University, where he taught a constitutional law seminar.
7/24/2022 – Kristin Collier – University of Michigan
Students protested and staged a walkout of Dr. Collier’s speech at the University of Michigan Medical School’s White Coat Ceremony, citing her pro-life views. Students previously petitioned UMich’s administration to cancel the event.
7/18/2022 – Timothy P. Farage – University of Texas, Dallas
In response to a news story reporting that most monkeypox patients are homosexual men, Professor Farage tweeted, “Can we at least try to find a cure for homosexuality, especially among men? Homosexual men have anal sex, which can lead to a variety of diseases.”
7/1/2022 – Christian Zidouemba – George Washington University
After the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, over ten thousand people signed a petition to remove Justice Clarence Thomas from his position as lecturer at George Washington University. Zidouemba asked Student Association members to refrain from using their titles if they signed the petition, and allegedly threatened to fire them if they did so.
6/29/2022 – Mya Little – University of Houston
Little was a candidate for the Student Government Association (SGA) Supreme Court. She expressed her Christian beliefs, including citing a Bible verse, in her opening address to the SGA, prompting some senators to condemn her for her “bias.”
6/25/2022 – Phoebe Gloeckner – University of Michigan
Professor Gloeckner allegedly committed various “microaggressions” against Latino students. She also allegedly included “racist caricatures” in her course Graphic Narratives.
6/14/2022 – Patrick Provost – Laval University
At a conference hosted by Reinfo Covid Quebec, Provost said that the risks of administering mRNA COVID vaccines to children outweigh the benefits.
5/24/2022 – Bryan Cullen – Duke University
Dr. Cullen received an email from his department announcing a mandatory DEI training, to which he replied “My initial reaction is I refuse to engage in left-wing Maoist political propaganda workshops.” A Duke PhD student also claimed that Cullen made racist and homophobic comments in a 2018 guest lecture.
5/23/2022 – Stanley Goldfarb – University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Goldfarb responded to a recent journal article in Academic Medicine that reported black, Hispanic, and indigenous resident physicians were likely to have lower clinical performance assessments in graduate medical education with “Could it be they were just not good at being residents.” He has also come under fire for his most recent book, Take Two Aspirin and Call Me By My Pronouns: Why Turning Doctors into Social Justice Warriors is Destroying American Medicine, and various articles he has written for his new nonprofit organization, Do No Harm.
5/15/2022 – Katrina Daly Thompson – University of Wisconsin–Madison
Professor Thompson and her colleague, Kathryn Mara, published an article in the African Studies Review titled “African Studies Keyword: Autoethnography.” In this essay, Thompson and Mara argue for “autoethnography” as a means to “decolonize” the field of African Studies. Autoethnography is “academic writing that draws on and analyzes or interprets the lived experience of the author.” The two researchers were criticized for supporting this approach within African Studies because they are white.
5/15/2022 – Kathryn Mara – University of Wisconsin–Madison
Kathryn Mara and her colleague, Professor Katrina Daly Thompson, published an article in the African Studies Review titled “African Studies Keyword: Autoethnography.” In this essay, Thompson and Mara argue for “autoethnography” as a means to “decolonize” the field of African Studies. Autoethnography is “academic writing that draws on and analyzes or interprets the lived experience of the author.” The two researchers were criticized for supporting this approach within African Studies because they are white.
5/4/2022 – Francis H. Buckley – George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School
Professor Buckley, when speculating about the Roe v. Wade opinion leak, alluded to Justice Sonia Sotomayor as a “stupid Latina.”
4/18/22 – Devin Buckley – Harvard University
Dr. Buckley was scheduled to give a talk at Harvard about British romanticism and philosophy. The talk was then canceled after the university learned that Buckley is on the board of the Women’s Liberation Front, an organization that affirms the importance of biological sex despite the claims of transgender ideology.
4/13/22 – David Azerrad – Saint Vincent College
Dr. Azerrad, a professor of government at Hillsdale College, delivered a talk to Saint Vincent College titled “Black Privilege and Racial Hysteria in Contemporary America.” In the talk, he claims that black Americans now enjoy privileges that others don’t, including “lower academic standards and de facto immunity in many cities from prosecution for low-level felonies.”
4/2022 – Edmund Santurri – St. Olaf College
The Institute for Freedom & Community (IFC), which Professor Santurri directs, is known for bringing controversial speakers to campus. These events have provoked the ire of the St. Olaf community, most notably a recent lecture by Professor Peter Singer, who many believe promotes eugenics.
3/25/2022 – Paul J. Currie – Reed College
In a video posted on TikTok, Professor Currie appears to accuse employees at a local business of being illegal immigrants.
3/22/2022 – Michael J. Carley – University of Montreal
Professor Carley published a series of tweets supporting the Russian invasion of Ukraine. He characterized invasion as “as a battle against ‘a rotten fascist government in Ukraine’ and ‘Ukrainian Nazis.'” He also posted the letter Z on Facebook, a symbol suportive of the Russian military.
3/1/2022 – J. Angelo Corlett – San Diego State University
In two of his classes, one on critical thinking and another on race and racism, Professor Corlett displayed a slide containing racial epithets for black, Latino, white, and asian people. He verbalized these epithets in class.
2/23/2022 – Jeffrey Lieberman – Columbia University Medical Center
In a tweet, Professor Lieberman referred to Sudanese model Nyakim Gatwech as a “freak of nature.” According to the Guiness Book of World Records, Gatwech has the darkest skin in the world.
2/19/2022 – Gregory P. Schulz – Concordia University Wisconsin
Professor Schulz wrote an essay for Christian News titled “Woke Dysphoria at Concordia,” where he wrote that the school has experienced “dysphoria because it is coming under the influence of Woke-ism (that is, a potent cocktail of Progressivism, Neo-Pragmatism, and Marxism).”
2/17/2022 – Clayton Looney – University of Montana
Mr. Looney, a white man, allegedly used the N-word in texts to his black ex-wife, and allegedly called his daughter the N-word. He also allegedly referred to Muslims wearing “towel wraps.”
2/11/2022 – Jeffrey Melnick – University of Massachusetts, Boston
“At a faculty council meeting on Zoom … American studies professor Jeffrey Melnick [a white man] raised his digital hand, unmuted himself and then questioned the provost’s decision to appoint the recently hired dean of liberal arts, Tyson King-Meadows [a black man], to lead the search” for UMass Boston’s next education dean.
2/10/2022 – Franz Werro – Georgetown University
Professor Werro referred to a student in class as “Mr. Chinaman.” Werro claims that as a non-native English speaker, he didn’t know that the term is considered derogatory.
2/1/2022 – Stephen Kershnar – State University of New York at Fredonia
Professor Kershnar appeared on an episode of the Brain in a Vat podcast called “Sexual Tabboos.” In the episode, he questioned whether “adult-chid sex” is always wrong.
2/2022 – Ryan Hall – Western Kentucky University
“Former Western Kentucky University English instructor Ryan Hall said he was fired after canceling his classes in protest of his school’s political bias to embrace and enforce diversity, equity and inclusion above free speech and academic freedom and discourse.”
2/2022 – Maggie DeJong – Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
DeJong made various posts on social media that offended her progressive peers. These posts allegedly cause “emotional harm” and “worried” the students.
1/31/2022 – Ilya Shapiro – Georgetown University
Commenting on President Biden’s pledge to nominate a black woman to the Supreme Court, Shapiro tweeted: “Objectively best pick for Biden is Sri Srinivasan, who is solid prog & v smart. Even has identity politics benefit of being first Asian (Indian) American. But alas doesn’t fit into latest intersectionality hierarchy so we’ll get lesser black woman. Thank heaven for small favors?”
1/14/2022 – John McCuan – Georgia Institute of Technology
Professor McCuan wrote in a course syllabus, “If you’re sick, stay home. Don’t pass what you’ve got around to others. If you want an instructor who is hysterical concerning the scamdemic, perhaps I’m not your guy.” McCuan also chooses not to wear a face mask in class, as Georgia Tech only has a mask recommendation, not a requirement.
1/2022 – Richard Bugg – Southern Utah University
Professor Bugg declined to refer to a so-called “nonbinary” student using “they/them” pronouns.
12/9/2021 – Randy Rapp – Purdue University
Professor Rapp used the term “Wuhan virus” to refer to COVID-19 in a course syllabus.
11/24/2021 – Scott Yenor – Boise State University
In a speech at the National Conservatism Conference, Professor Yenor critiqued feminism and the practice of professional fields actively recruiting women.
11/16/2021 – Allyn Walker – Old Dominion University
Professor Walker was interviewed by the Prostasia Foundation regarding his book A Long, Dark Shadow: Minor-Attracted People and Their Pursuit of Dignity. In the interview, Walker advocated for the use of the term “Minor-Attracted Person” (MAP) rather than “pedophile,” which he argues unnecessarily stigmatizes “non-offending” MAPs.
11/1/2021 – John Kormendy – University of Texas at Austin
Professor Kormendy published a paper titled “Metrics of research impact in astronomy: Predicting later impact from metrics measured 10-15 years after the PhD” at arXiv. Some readers found that the paper would “further bias against women and minorities” in the field of astronomy.
10/29/2021 – Christopher Trogan – Fordham University
Mr. Trogan mixed up the names of two black students, after which he sent a nine-page email in apology. The recipients of that email viewed it as excessive, as Trogan included information on his long history working on “issues of justice, equality, and inclusion,” among other details.
10/28/2021 – Jonathan Rieder – Barnard College
Professor Rieder said the N-word in class while quoting from the movie “8 Mile.”
10/25/2021 – Sophia Nelson – Christopher Newport University’
Ms. Nelson tweeted “regarding a DC comic book character. She wrote, ‘I don’t get why this is necessary. I don’t! What if Christian parents of children reading comic books don’t want their kids exposed to bi-sexual characters? This is being pushed on kids.'”
10/22/2021 – Rob Smith – University of Montana
Professor Smith came under fire for various statements made on his personal blog, Upward Thought, which readers viewed as sexist, homophobic, and Islamophobic. Smith is a theologically conservative Mormon.
10/14/2021 – Christopher Nadon – Claremont McKenna College
Professor Nadon was reported for various reasons, including allegedly saying the N-word while referring to Huckleberry Finn and equating Black Lives Matter to Nazis.
10/1/2021 – Lars Jensen – Truckee Meadows Community College
Professor Jensen has been a vocal critic of TMCC’s updates to its mathematics curriculum, which include removing a long-standing algebra requirement for some TMCC students. He handed out flyers at a Nevada System of Higher Education event in an effort to bring awareness to these changes.
10/1/2021 – Bright Sheng – University of Michigan
Professor Sheng showed to his class a film adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello, which featured an actor in blackface.
10/2021 – James Moore – University of Southern California
Professor Moore hung a “Blue Lives Matter” flag outside of his office door. Aggrieved students also referenced his past critiques of Title IX and diversity initiatives.
9/30/2021 – Dorian Abbot – University of Chicago
Professor Abbot was scheduled to deliver Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s prestigious Carlson Lecture. He then came under fire for various statements he has made criticizing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) policies in higher education, arguing instead for a merit-based system of academic advancement.
9/16/2021 – Steven Earnest – Coastal Carolina University
“On September 16, a visiting artist spoke with two students of color who explained that they were hoping to connect with other non-white students on campus. The three of them subsequently wrote down the names of other students of color who might wish to connect and discuss their shared struggles. They left this list of names on a classroom’s whiteboard; the next class saw it and thought that non-white students had been singled out for some nefarious purpose.” Professor Earnest critiqued the subsequent response from his department’s DEI committee, a response perceived as “racially insensitive.”
9/13/2021 – Maddison Farris – Oklahoma State University
In a column for OSU’s student newspaper The O’Colly, Farris criticized OSU’s policy allowing professors to mandate masks in their classes.
8/27/2021 – William Atto – University of Dallas
In a course syllabus, Professor Atto “referred to COVID-19 as the ‘China virus.'”
6/30/2021 – Phylicia Rashad – Howard University
In response to the release of Bill Cosby, Rashad (who used to star with Cosby on The Cosby Show) tweeted, “FINALLY!!!! A terrible wrong is being righted- a miscarriage of justice is corrected!”
6/25/2021 – Monte Miller – East Carolina University
Professor Miller posted on Facebook “Hey there. How about F*CK Juneteenth!!!”
6/24/2021 – Dan Johnson – University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Professor Johnson posted on Facebook “Blow up Republicans.” While the meaning of this was not originally clear, Johnson later clarified that he was frustrated by Republicans when he posted this, and that the post was meant to convey that in a hyperbolic way.
4/29/2021 – Hannah Berliner Fischthal – St. John’s University
Professor Fischthal said the N-word while reading aloud a passage from Mark Twain’s novel Pudd’nhead Wilson.
4/27/2021 – Daniel Pollack-Pelzner – Linfield University
Professor Pollack-Pelzner posted a Twitter thread alleging that multiple Linfield University trustees had engaged in sexual misconduct. He also accused Linfield President Miles K. Davis of remarking on “Jewish noses.”
4/24/2021 – Lee Strang – University of Toledo
Professor Strang was awarded the 2021 Inclusive Excellence Award by his employer, the University of Toledo. Strang won the award because he brings a diversity of viewpoint to the classroom, being one of the only conservative scholars on faculty. This provoked the ire of students, who took issue with sentiments Strang has expressed in past writings. For example, he wrote in a 2003 article that “a corrupt society that does not seek to prevent homosexual activity makes it more difficult for us to properly raise our children.”
4/22/2021 – Michele Swers – Georgetown University
Professor Swers said the N-word in a class while quoting Ku Klux Klan leader Clarence Brandenburg. The word also appeared on one of her Powerpoint slides.
4/19/2021 – Erica Cope – Buffalo State College
In a class discussion on cancel culture, Cope said “I am sick of talking about Black Lives Matter.” She later explained that while she supports Black Lives Matter, “she thinks that conversations about the movement can be performative, and that it should focus not just on police brutality but also on education, health care, poverty, and other issues that affect Black people in America.”
4/13/2021 – Robert Jordan – San Diego State University
Jordan came under fire for a 50-second clip of a pre-recorded lecture for his Introduction to Cinema class. In the clip, Jordan is discussing racial assumptions students might encounter in films. He said, “I might have an assumption that Black people are just not as intelligent as white people … Ooh, I can hear already all the people getting riled up, right? I could believe that. You know, that’s just the way I was raised and that’s just the way my values are. It doesn’t mean I’m going to come and lynch you. It doesn’t mean I’m going to attack you. It might mean I won’t hire you, but it’s the way I think.”
4/1/2021 – Dinah PoKempner – Columbia University
Professor PoKempner said the N-word 11 times during a class discussion on hate speech in legal proceedings.
3/25/2021 – Howard Bauchner – Journal of the American Medical Association
Dr. Bauchner said in a podcast that “structural racism” no longer exists in the United States.
3/23/2021 – Donna Hughes – University of Rhode Island
In an article for 4W, a “fourth-wave feminism” blog, Professor Hughes critiqued what she calls the “trans-sex fantasy.” She writes, “The ‘gender identity’ movement is canceling people’s free speech and academic freedom for anyone who doesn’t fall in line, speaks out in opposition, or even calls for the right to debate.”
3/18/2021 – Emily Oster – Brown University
Professor Oster wrote an article in The Atlantic titled “Your Unvaccinated Kid Is Like A Vaccinated Grandma,” in which she argued that, due to the low risks of COVID-19 for children, parents should take them on vacations this summer.
3/13/2021 – Aaron Kindsvatter – University of Vermont
Professor Kindsvatter posted a video on YouTube titled “Racism and the Secular Religion at the University of Vermont,” in which he, among other things, critiqued the concept of “whiteness” and expressed a feeling of ostracization due to it.
3/12/2021 – Thomas Smith – University of San Diego
In a blog post, Professor Smith wrote, “If you believe that the coronavirus did not escape from the lab in Wuhan, you have to at least consider that you are an idiot who is swallowing whole a lot of Chinese cock swaddle.” He later clarified that “It appears that some people are interpreting my reference to ‘Chinese cock swaddle,’ as a reference to an ethnic group. That is a misinterpretation. To be clear, I was referring to the Chinese government.”
3/11/2021 – David Batson – Georgetown University
In an online video meeting, Professor Sandra Sellers, one of Professor Batson’s colleagues, lamented that the lowest performing students in her classes tend to be black. Batson did not denounce Sellers’ statement during the meeting.
3/11/2021 – Sandra Sellers – Georgetown University
In an online video meeting, Professor Sellers lamented that the lowest performing students in her classes tend to be black. She said, “I end up having this angst every semester that a lot of my lower ones are Blacks, happens almost every semester.”
3/7/2021 – Janice Neil – Ryerson University
“Ryerson journalism students issued a public letter accusing the school of failing to represent and support Black, Indigenous, people of colour and LGBTQ students in the program. The letter said the school has contributed to an unsafe learning environment rife with discrimination that has left students traumatized.”
3/7/2021 – Lisa Taylor – Ryerson University
“Ryerson journalism students issued a public letter accusing the school of failing to represent and support Black, Indigenous, people of colour and LGBTQ students in the program. The letter said the school has contributed to an unsafe learning environment rife with discrimination that has left students traumatized.”
3/5/2021 – Bob Wood – University of South Alabama
Professor Wood allegedly dressed in a Confederate soldier’s uniform during a 2014 Halloween party.
3/5/2021 – Alex Sharland – University of South Alabama
Professor Sharland allegedly posed with a whip and noose during a 2014 Halloween party.
3/5/2021 – Teresa Weldy – University of South Alabama
Professor Weldy allegedly posed with a whip and noose during a 2014 Halloween party.
2/25/2021 – Lora Burnett – Collin College
During the vice-presidential debate in October 2020 between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris, Professor Burnett Tweeted “the moderator needs to talk over Mike Pence until he shuts his little demon mouth up.”
2/23/2021 – Veronique Machelidon – Meredith College
Professor Machelidon used the N-word several times in a lecture. The exact context is currently unknown. When students raised concerns, she defended herself by claiming that she is not American and that many from other countries do not know the word.
2/22/2021 – Rima Azar – Mount Allison University
Professor Azar has a blog called Bambi’s Afkar, in which she has written numerous posts questioning the presence of “systemic racism” in New Brunswick, as well as in Canada more generally. She has also criticized Black Lives Matter as being “ill-disguised communist propaganda.”
2/23/2021 – Gregory Manco – Saint Joseph’s University
Professor Manco used an anonymous Twitter account to tweet several statements seen as controversial, including posts critiquing racial reparations and racial bias training.
2/18/2021 – J. Mark Ramseyer – Harvard University
Professor Ramseyer published an article, titled “Contracting for Sex in the Pacific War,” in the International Review of Law and Economics. In it, he claims Korean and other women during WWII willingly prostituted themselves to Japenese soldiers, contradicting the more common narrative that these women were kidnapped and forced into sex slavery.
2/10/2021 – Jay Bergman – Central Connecticut State University
Professor Bergman sent letters to every public school superintendent in his home state of Connecticut, warning them against implementing history curricula based on The New York Times’ “The 1619 Project.” In response, Daniel P. Sullivan, the superintendent of Putnam County schools, sent a letter to Interim President of Connecticut State Colleges and Universities Jane Gates and President of Central Connecticut State University Zuma R. Toro, calling Bergman’s letter and other writings “extremely inappropriate” and “extremely problematic.” He also wrote that Bergman’s letter will help “continue to perpetuate … racist rhetoric.” In response, Presidents Gates and Toro condemned Bergman’s letter.
2/3/2021 – Melissa Hargrove – The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Ms. Hargrove wrote the following phrase on a whiteboard during a class session: “Never Ignorant Getting Goals Accomplished,” which, when made into an acronym, spells out a form of the N-word. This was in reference to a Tupac Shakur song of the same title.
February 2021 – Frank Gunter – Lehigh University
Professor Gunter created a video titled “Three Myths About Poverty,” in which he “attempted to debunk three myths concerning poverty—that poverty is mostly a matter of race, poverty is a generational curse, and the poor have no agency.” This prompted backlash from many students, who claim that he handled the issues of race and poverty poorly and selectively.
February 2021 – Andrew J. Donadio – Tennessee Technological University
The Putnam County School Board (Tennessee) held a meeting to decide whether it would form a committee to change the team name/mascot of Algood Middle School, which is currently the Redskins. They decided not to form a committee, a decision Professor Donadio supported. Two of his colleagues then created a defamatory flier of him, featuring a picture from his Facebook page and a message reading “Professor Donadio and Turning Point USA: You are on our list. Your hate and hypocrisy are not welcome at Tennessee Tech. No unity with racists. Hate speech is not free speech.” They distributed this flier in TTU’s nursing building.
Spring 2021 – Eva Revesz – Claremont McKenna College
Professor Revesz allegedly said a racial slur while quoting from a book in class.
1/28/2021 – Audra Heaslip – Collin College
Professor Heaslip claims that her employment contract at Collin College was not renewed because she joined the Texas Faculty Association, an organization in support of “academic freedom and safe working conditions,” and “helped draft a June Faculty Council resolution urging more online courses as coronavirus case counts rose in Texas.”
1/28/2021 – Suzanne Jones – Collin College
Professor Jones claims that her employment contract at Collin College was not renewed because she 1) criticized the College’s response to the coronavirus pandemic; 2) joined the Texas Faculty Association, an organization in support of “academic freedom and safe working conditions”; and 3) signed an open letter in support of removing a confederate monument in Dallas, Texas.
1/27/2021 – Nathan Scott – Illinois Institute of Technology
Scott attempted to start a chapter on Turning Point USA at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
1/24/2021 – Kevin Kit Parker – Harvard University
Professor Parker was to teach a new course titled Data Fusion in Complex Systems: A Case Study. In it, he planned to use data analysis to assess the effectiveness of Counter-Criminal Continuum policing, or C3, in Springfield, IL. C3 was originally developed in Afghanistan and is an effective method. Students allege that this course “supports violence against marginalized communities.”
1/21/2021 – Douglas Farrow – McGill University
Professor Farrow has come under fire for several of his publications, including Nation of Bastards: Essays on the End of Marriage and Theological Negotiations, in which he expresses an orthodox Christian view of human sexuality and gender.
1/9/2021 – John Eastman – Chapman University
Professor Eastman spoke at President Trump’s Washington, D.C. rally on 1/6/2021. When asked if he supported the riot and violence that took place, he said “What a ridiculous question. Of course I do not condone the violence at the capitol. But it was not a riot. It was perhaps a hundred thugs out of a quarter-million or half-million people.”
1/8/2021 – Gary Hypes – Seton Hill University
Following the events in Washington, D.C. on 1/6/21, Professor Hypes allegedly posted on Facebook in support of the protest/riot, including the language “War is coming!” and “Finally, just maybe we will have the bloodshed that is needed to fix this country.” He denies posting said statements, claiming that his account may have been hacked. Previous posts indicate a support for President Trump.
January 2021 – Hakeem Oluseyi – George Mason University
Professor Oluseyi published an article on Medium disputing the claim that James Webb—former administrator of NASA—was homophobic.
January 2021 – Jason J. Kilborn – University of Illinois, Chicago
In a question on a civil procedure exam involving a hypothetical workplace discrimination case, Professor Kilborn included abbreviations for the words “n____” and “b____” in a case description, which he specified as being pejoratives for African American men and women, respectively. The terms were not printed in full but identified only by their first letters, “n” and “b.”
2017-2021 – Stephen Porter – North Carolina State University
Over the past five years or so, Professor Porter has made numerous statements both in speech and in writing critiquing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs within his field of study. He has also critiqued “woke” ideologies more broadly and is an outspoken conservative.
2016-21 – Peter Boghossian – Portland State University
Professor Boghossian questioned many aspects of what may be broadly referred to as “wokeism,” including trigger warnings, safe spaces, DEI, and CRT. He also participated in the now famous “grievance studies affair,” in which he contributed absurdist papers to peer-reviewed journals in an attempt to demonstrate the failings of postmodern academia.
12/29/2020 – Abbas Ghassemi – University of California, Merced
Professor Ghassemi came under fire after posting numerous Tweets perceived as antisemitic. One of them is an image of “The Zionist Brain,” displaying many Jewish stereotypes as different parts of a brain, and he frequently refers to Israel as “Israhell.”
12/19/2020 – Elizabeth Weiss – San Jose State University
In September, Professor Weiss published a book she co-wrote titled Repatriation and Erasing the Past (University Press of Florida). In it, they are critical of repatriationism, which they define as “any law, practice, or ideology that seeks to give Native Americans or their presumed spokesmen the power to censor anthropological research by controlling access to archaeological remains or by limiting topics of research and publication on those remains.”
12/12/2020 – Joseph Epstein – Northwestern University
Epstein wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal titled “Is There a Doctor in the White House? Not if You Need an M.D.” In the piece, Epstein questions First Lady Jill Biden’s use of the “Doctor” honorific, given that she holds an Ed.D. degree rather than an M.D.
12/12/2020 – Pedro Domingos – University of Washington
Professor Domingos expressed his concern that the Neural Information Processing Systems conference (an event dedicated to new artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies) was rejecting papers for failing “ethics reviews.” He Tweeted, “How do we guard against ideological biases in such reviews? Since when are scientific conferences in the business of policing the perceived ethics of technical papers?”
12/8/2020 – José Sartarelli – University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Chancellor Sartarelli declined to fire the late professor Mike Adams, who was widely criticized for various statements deemed controversial. Sartarelli also resisted efforts to promote Black Lives Matter on campus after the killing of George Floyd, stating “It’s going to be hard for me to do that because I believe all lives matter.”
11/30/2020 – Philip Carl Salzman – McGill University
In a document titled “Open Letter Demanding the Overhaul of McGill’s Statement of Academi Freedom,” eight McGill student associations called for greater restrictions on academic freedom and freedom of expression on campus. They cited Professor Salzman’s writings as an example of academic freedom gone wrong. Describing his offenses, they write, “Salzman goes on to condemn multiculturalism, immigration, gender parity, cultural equality, social justice, and the Black Lives Matter movement, along with dismissing the existence of rape culture and systemic racism.”
11/23/2020 – Thomas E. Brennan – Ferris State University
In a staff meeting, Professor Brennan called the COVID-19 pandemic a “leftist stunt to overthrow the United States government and destroy our [civil] liberties.” He also posted at least one Tweet involving the N-word, “to try to neutralize its power,” and Tweeted that some Jewish elites are part of a globalist, technocratic conspiracy.
11/20/2020 – Dorian Abbot – University of Chicago
In a series of YouTube videos on his public channel, Professor Abbot questioned the merits of academic “diversity hiring,” namely, favoring women or ethnic minorities over others who may be more qualified for the job. He also claimed that academia is biased against Chinese and Christian students.
11/16/2020 – Paul Ewell – Virginia Wesleyan University
Shortly after the November presidential election, Dean Ewell posted on Facebook that anyone who voted for Joe Biden is “ignorant, anti-American and anti-Christian.”
11/11/2020 – Daniel B. Ravicher – University of Miami
Ravicher has come under fire for numerous posts on his Twitter account, which have been characterized by colleagues as having “promoted baseless claims about fraud in the presidential election, suggested a need to use lethal force against protesters after the election, compared calls for political accountability to the Holocaust, groundlessly accused law faculty of retaliating against students for their political views and made several uninformed claims about race, ethnicity and identity in the United States.”
10/29/2020 – Gregory Christainsen – California State University, East Bay
Professor Christainsen, well known for his writings on race, is characterized as writing “passages in which he compares the brain sizes and IQs of sub-Saharan Africans and Latinos to whites and Europeans, attributes the wealth of nations to those IQs, and rationalizes employment and pay discrimination along racial, ethnic and gender lines.”
10/29/2020 – Jeffrey Leopold – University of Virginia
In a lecture, Professor Leopold allegedly joked that “Africans didn’t know what food meant.” The context for this remark is currently unknown.
10/21/2020 – Helen M. Alvaré – George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School
Professor Alvaré was invited by the Duke Federalist Society to speak at an event called “Putting Children at the Front Door of Family Law.” A group of Duke law students wrote “A plea to disinvite Professor Alvare,” citing her “unapologetic anti-LGBTQ+ -rights views.” Alvaré is a Roman Catholic and holds to traditional Catholic teachings on matters of marriage, sexuality, and gender.
10/12/2020 – Mary K. Gayne – James Madison University
In a tweet about the 2020 election, Professor Gayne wrote “The Republican Party can die for all I care. … F*ck ‘em all.”
10/12/2020 – Richard Paxton – Pacific University
Professor Paxton faced student complaints regarding various statements he has made in class regarding transgender people, women, Italians, and Jews. Paxton himself is Jewish.
October 2020 – Jay Bhattacharya – Stanford University
Professor Bhattacharya co-authored the Great Barrington Declaration, a statement signed by nearly one million people that questioned the government’s response to COVID-19.
October 2020 – Martin Kulldorff – Harvard University
Professor Kulldorff co-authored the Great Barrington Declaration, a statement signed by nearly one million people that questioned the government’s response to COV
10/1/2020 – Nathan Jun – Midwestern State University Texas
In a Facebook post, Professor Jun wrote “I want the entire world to burn until the last cop is strangled with the intestines of the last capitalist, who is strangled in turn with the intestines of the last politician.” He claims this was a tongue-in-cheek reference to a quote attributed to 18th-century French philosopher Denis Diderot: “Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.”
9/29/2020 – Craig Chapman – University of New Hampshire
Professor Chapman is alleged to have operated a Twitter account called “The Science Femme,” in which he claimed to be a “WOC” (woman of color). The Science Femme claimed it was instrumental in “killing my dept’s woke statement on recent social unrest.”
9/23/2020 – Verushka Lieutenant-Duval – University of Ottawa
Professor Lieutenant-Duval said the N-word while explaining to students how some groups have re-appropriated terms considered slurs.
9/17/2020 – John Ucker – University of Cincinnati
In an email to students, Ucker referred to COVID-19 as “the chinese virus.”
9/11/2020 – Gary Shank – Duquesne University
Professor Shank repeatedly said the N-word in a class, claiming he was using it in “the pedagogical sense” by giving examples of how the word was used in years past.
9/11/2020 – Richard Taylor – St. John’s University
Professor Taylor led a classroom discussion about the Columbian exchange, questioning whether “the positives justify the negatives.” This includes the transatlantic slave trade but was not limited to it. A student group called the “Radical Social Justice Warriors” then defamed Taylor on Instagram, calling him a “racist predator” and demanding his firing.
9/8/2020 – William Richard Conte – Casper College (Source: Personal correspondence.)
Professor Conte performed an impromptu “COVID Exorcism” in the theatre before a departmental meeting of students and faculty, much to the delight of the students. A colleague reported him to administration, and Conte was offered a buy-out of his contract in exchange for the suspension of an investigation that would have led to his termination for insubordination and egregious conduct.
9/7/2020 – Frances Widdowson – Mount Royal University
Professor Widdowson said in an interview that the Black Lives Matter movement has “destroyed MRU [Mount Royal University]” and that she “doesn’t recognize the institution anymore.”
9/4/2020 – Eliezer Gafni – University of California, Los Angeles
Professor Gafni responded to a student who requested that faculty refrain from using the term “Wuhan virus” to refer to COVID-19. Gafni told the student they were making a political issue out of the virus, questioned the student body’s concern for “sensitivity” and political correctness, and mentioned the fact that he has a Chinese wife as evidence that he is not racist.
9/1/2020 – Gregory Patton – University of Southern California
Professor Patton repeatedly said the Mandarin word “nei ge” in class, which means “that” in English and sounds somewhat similar to the N-word. He said it to illustrate “the usage of a Chinese filler word for ‘that,’ comparing it to the usage of ‘like,’ ‘um,’ and other American filler words.”
8/25/2020 – Jon Zubieta – Syracuse University
On a course syllabus, Professor Zubieta referred to COVID-19 as both the “Wuhan flu” and the “Chinese Communist Party Virus.”
8/24/2020 – Joel Poor – University of Missouri
Professor Poor asked students in his Marketing 3000 class where they are from. One student said he is from Wuhan, China. Poor said jokingly, “Let me get my mask on, OK? Hold on.”
8/24/2020 – James S. Spiegel – Taylor University
Professor Spiegel posted an original song on YouTube called “Little Hitler,” in which he sings about how “there’s a brutal killer in all of us.” The song is meant to convey the Christian doctrine of original sin.
8/24/2020 – Mark Vinci – Skidmore College
Vinci attended a “Back the Blue” rally in Saratoga Springs, New York, expressing his support for the police.
8/24/2020 – David Peterson – Skidmore College
Professor Peterson attended a “Back the Blue” rally in Saratoga Springs, New York, expressing his support for the police.
8/24/2020 – Andrea Peterson – Skidmore College
Professor Peterson attended a “Back the Blue” rally in Saratoga Springs, New York, expressing her support for the police.
8/6/2020 – Cliff Mass – University of Washington
Professor Mass wrote a post on his popular blog, the Cliff Mass Weather Blog, titled “Seattle: A City in Fear Can Be Restored,” which compared the current unrest of Seattle to Nazi Germany, specifically mentioning the Kristallnacht. He is also accused of “enabling climate denial and misogyny” in past posts.
8/2/2020 – Norman C. Wang – University of Pittsburgh
Professor Wang published an article in the Journal of the American Heart Association titled “Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity: Evolution of Race and Ethnicity Considerations for the Cardiology Workforce in the United States of America From 1969 to 2019.” In this essay, Wang questions the merits and effectiveness of racial preferences in medical school admissions.
August 2020 – April Mustian – Winthrop University
Professor Mustian posted a veiled threat on Facebook directed toward white K-12 teachers who post “pro-police anti-Black rhetoric” on social media. The post read, in part, “This is a new day, folks. People are getting fired for being racist on social media…if your first thought is to delete me because of this post, chances are I already have some screenshots.” This was then shared on the Young America’s Foundation website, leading many to complain to Winthrop administration.
7/31/2020 – Ronald Caltabiano – DePaul University
Dean Caltabiano led a virtual forum “to address student concerns regarding diversity and inclusion amid the protests and growing nationwide unrest regarding the murder of George Floyd and many others at the hands of police.” Students determined he lacked “sensitivity and understanding” and was “unprepared to lead this forum and lacked the empathy to fully comprehend the experiences of his students of color.”
7/31/2020 – Diane Klein – University of La Verne
Professor Klein, who is white, said in a Faculty Senate meeting that she would “assassinate” Jendayi Saada, the Assistant Dean of the University of La Verne Law School, who is black. Klein allegedly intended this as a rhetorical remark, in the sense of character assassination rather than literal assassination. The comment was perceived as racist.
7/30/2020 – Jeffrey Poelvoorde – Converse College
Professor Poelvoorde refused to complete two “diversity and antibias” training modules required of all Converse College faculty. The National Association of Scholars published his open letter written to the college’s leadership.
7/27/2020 – Timothy Jackson – University of North Texas
Professor Jackson helps run the Journal of Schenkerian Studies (JSS), a UNT-based academic journal dedicated to the life and work of influential music theorist Heinrich Schenker. Philip Ewell of CUNY’s Hunter College delivered a plenary address in which he argued that Schenker was a racist and helped enshrine “institutional racism” in the field of music theory. Jackson responded in the most recent issue of JSS, critiquing Ewell’s analysis.
7/25/2020 – Lawrence Mead – New York University
Professor Mead’s article “Poverty and Culture” was published in the journal Societyin July 2020. The essay is based on his 2019 book Burdens of Freedom: Cultural Difference and American Power. In both the book and article, Mead argues that certain groups of people are better prepared to thrive in America’s individualist culture than others.
7/16/2020 – Derek Pyne – Thompson Rivers University
Professor Pyne posted a statement Facebook in which he criticized the Thompson Rivers University Faculty Association, claiming that it is opposed to academic freedom.
7/14/2020 – Austin Tong – Fordham University
Tong posted on his Instagram account a photograph of himself holding a rifle with the caption, “Don’t tread on me. #198964.” This hashtag is in reference to the date of the Tianenmen Square Massacre.
7/11/2020 – Stuart H. Hulbert – San Diego State University
Professor Hulbert has made multiple statements deemed controversial on topics such as Black Lives Matter, immigration, and globalism.
7/9/2020 – W.P. Chedester – West Virginia University
After the killing of George Floyd, Chedester co-hosted a virtual “Campus Conversation” over Zoom to discuss “systemic racism” and police brutality. On his wall was seen the Thin Blue Line Flag, a flag that has historically expressed support for the police but that some view as racist and white supremacist.
7/3/2020 – Steven Pinker – Harvard University
Professor Pinker has come under fire for a series of statements he made on Twitter and in his book The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, all of which are perceived to be racist. Some of these statements contradict the idea that there exists “systemic racism” in policing.
7/1/2020 – Robert Dailyda – Stockton University
Dailyda used a photograph of President Trump as a Zoom background. He also made statements in a GroupMe group chat and a Facebook post that some deemed offensive and “intolerant.”
July 2020 – Jesse Goldberg – Auburn University
In response to a news story of a plain-clothes police officer arresting a violent protestor in New York City, Goldberg posted a tweet which read, in part, “This is kidnapping. F*ck every cop. Every single one.”
July 2020 – Joshua Katz – Princeton University
Professor Katz wrote a column for Quillette in response to a Princeton faculty letter on “anti-blackness” and “anti-racism.” In the article, he calls the Black Justice League a “small local terrorist organization.” He is also alleged to have “misgendered” one of the group’s leaders.
July 2020 – Patricia Simon – Marymount Manhattan College
Professor Simon participated in a virtual town hall meeting held over Zoom, in which MMC presented its plans to implement an “anti-racist” institutional framework. She allegedly fell asleep during the presentation.
July 2020 – William McNally – Wilfrid Laurier University
Professor McNally and his colleague, Professor David M. Haskell, wrote an open letter to the WLU administration disputing its claim that the university is rife with “systemic racism.”
July 2020 – David M. Haskell – Wilfrid Laurier University
Professor Haskell and his colleague, Professor William McNally, wrote an open letter to the WLU administration disputing its claim that the university is rife with “systemic racism.”
6/26/2020 – Kylee McLaughlin – University of Oklahoma
McLaughlin critiqued “13th,” a documentary about race and the American prison system showed to the volleyball team, after asked for her views. She also criticized the University of Texas for entertaining the idea of changing its fight song.
6/24/2020 – Elisa Parrett – Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Professor Parrett was required to attend a diversity training session called “Courageous Conversations,” which was heavily inspired by Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility. During the session, Parrett asked for permission and then read aloud a five-minute statement expressing her disagreements with the format and content of the training.
6/22/2020 – Tim Boudreau – Central Michigan University
Professor Boudreau delivered a class lecture on a 1993 lawsuit between Central Michigan University and a basketball coach the school had fired at the time. Boudreau quoted the remarks that led to the coach’s firing, which included two instances of the N-word.
6/22/2020 – Richard Grenell – Carnegie Mellon University
Grenell, former U.S. Ambassador to Germany and Acting Director of National Intelligence, made various statements during his time in the Trump administration perceived as offensive.
6/21/2020 – Justine Murray – Syracuse University
Justine published a post on Instagram mocking the idea that Thanksgiving celebrates the “cultural genocide” of Native Americans, as many claim. She is also vocally pro-Israel on campus, provoking the ire of many professors and fellow students.
6/19/2020 – Matthew Hubbard – Laney College
Professor Hubbard allegedly asked a Vietnamese-American student to “anglicize” her legal name because it sounds like an “insult in English.”
6/18/2020 – Michael Korenberg – University of British Columbia
Korenberg liked various Tweets posted by right-wing figures, including President Trump, Ann Coulter, and Dinesh D’Souza.
6/18/2020 – Margaret Wente – University of Toronto
Wente was due to become a senior fellow at the University of Toronto, but upon the school’s announcement of her hiring, students, faculty, staff, alumni, and donors started a petition in protest, citing “her history of inflammatory columns dealing with race and multiple accusations of plagiarism.”
6/15/2020 – Mike Gundy – Oklahoma State University
Coach Gundy wore a shirt displaying the name and logo of One American News (OAN), a right-wing news network.
6/15/2020 – Paul Kengor – Grove City College
Professor Kengor is accused of spreading “anti-Blackness,” racism, and white nationalism through his writing for Grove City College’s Institute for Faith and Freedom.
6/12/2020 – Harald Uhlig – University of Chicago
Professor Uhlig Tweeted two statements on the topic of race, including saying the the Black Lives Matter movement has “torpedoed itself, with its full-fledged support of #defundthepolice.” A 2017 blog post by Uhlig has also resurfaced, which includes his views on Colin Kaepernick.
6/10/2020 – Stephen Hsu – Michigan State University
Hsu has been criticized for various blog posts, interviews, and podcasts on the topics of race and sex from 2008-2020. One such podcast is with Stefan Molyneux, a figure Hsu claims was not controversial at the time but now is.
6/10/2020 – Adrianna San Marco – Syracuse University
San Marco published an opinion column in LifeZette titled “Why institutional racism is a myth.” In it, she argues against the existence of “institutional racism,” primarily relying on crime statistics to make her case.
6/9/2020 – Daniel Patrick Moloney – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Moloney was asked to resign after sending an email to MIT’s Roman Catholic community, in which he expressed doubt that the killing of George Floyd was racially motivated. He also criticized Floyd’s character.
6/8/2020 – David Lesbarrères – Laurentian University
Dean Lesbarrères published a Tweet that included the hashtag #AllLivesMatters.
6/6/2020 – Tomáš Hudlický – Brock University
Professor Hudlický’s essay “Organic synthesis — Where now?” was published by the prestigious German chemistry journal Angewandte Chemie. In it, Hudlický expresses reservations about preferential hiring on the basis of race and sex in his field.
6/6/2020 – William A. Jacobson – Cornell University
Professor Jacobson posted two articles criticizing the Black Lives Matter Movement on his blog, Legal Insurrection.
6/5/2020 – Mike Adams – University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Professor Adams tweeted that he was living in a “slave state” due to COVID-19 restrictions. He also referred to North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper as “Massa.” Adams later tweeted remarks perceived as sexist.
6/5/2020 – Douglas Brooks – Miami University
Professor Brooks allegedly called a group of Black Lives Matter protesters “monkeys.”
6/5/2020 – David Collum – Cornell University
Professor Collum tweeted in support of the Buffalo Police Department officers who were suspended without pay after a physical altercation with an elderly man at a racialist protest.
6/5/2020 – Vern Knopp – University of British Columbia
Coach Knopp liked a Tweet reading “Black Lives Matter is a leftist LIE.”
6/4/2020 – Sonya Duhé – Arizona State University
A group of Duhé’s former students at Loyola University New Orleans claim that Duhé’s remarks about an African American student’s hairstyle were racist. She also recently tweeted in support of the police during Black Lives Matter protests.
6/4/2020 – Leslie Neal-Boylan – University of Massachusetts-Lowell
Dean Neal-Boylan sent an email to the Solomont School of Nursing in response to the recent racialist tensions around the country. In the email, she wrote “BLACK LIVES MATTER, but also, EVERYONE’S LIFE MATTERS.” The second half of this sentence was seen as racist among fellow administrators, faculty, and students.
6/4/2020 – Charles Negy – University of Central Florida
Professor Negy is under investigation for “displaying bias and unfair treatment in the classroom.” However, the investigation began merely one day after Negy tweeted two statements on the topic of race. One contained the phrase “black privilege.”
6/3/2020 – Gordon Klein – University of California, Los Angeles
Professor Klein faced student demands via email to award lenient grades to African-American students in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Klein declined.
6/3/2020 – Carrie Menkel-Meadow – University of California, Irvine
Professor Menkel-Meadow said the N-word in one of her classes.
6/2/2020 – W. Ajax Peris – University of California, Los Angeles
Dr. Peris read a portion of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” aloud in class. The excerpt contained the N-word. He also showed a documentary about lynching.
6/1/2020 – Scott Senjo – Weber State University
Professor Senjo tweeted several statements supporting the police’s role in combatting Black Lives Matter protests, including at least two that were perceived as threats.
June 2020 – Walter Block – Loyola University New Orleans
Professor Block is under fire for numerous statements on topics including slavery and the “gender pay gap.” In 2017, he was disinvited from delivering a talk at Ramapo College for similar reasons.
5/29/2020 – Michael McConnell – Stanford Law School
Professor McConnell said the N-word while reading aloud from historical source material in class. The quote he read was allegedly by Patrick Henry.
5/12/2020 – Mark Herring – Winthrop University
Dr. Herring wrote an op-ed published by Against the Grain in which he referred to COVID-19 as the “Wuhan virus” and quoted a friend who called it the “Kung Flu.”
May 2020 – John Tieso – The Catholic University of America
Professor Tieso drew the ire of his employer and students after posting allegedly racist tweets criticizing former President Obama and Senator Kamala Harris.
4/28/2020 – Rose Salseda – Stanford University
Professor Salseda said the N-word during a guest lecture while reading aloud the lyrics from a N.W.A. song.
3/24/2020 – Kathleen Lowrey – University of Alberta
Professor Lowrey is a self-described “gender-critical feminist,” that is, she does not view biological sex as irrelevant to womens’ issues as some segments of the LGBTQ movement do. She expressed these views in one of her classes.
Spring 2020 – Robin Root – Baruch College
Baruch College’s Faculty of Color Caucus, part of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, demanded that all white colleagues undergo so-called “white fragility training.” They then presented a report, in which Professor Root claims to have been “singled out during a meeting without warning” and “ignored by administrators when she tried to file a formal discrimination complaint.”
February 2020 – Bo Winegard – Marietta College
Professor Winegard led a seminar called “The Evolution of Human Diversity,” in which he discussed the theory of human population variation from a Darwinian perspective.
February 2020 – Colin Wright – Pennsylvania State University
Dr. Wright published several articles from 2018-20 critiquing contemporary notions of transgenderism and “gender identity,” arguing that biological sex is not a social construct and that gender dysphoria is harmful to children.
12/2/2019 – Nathaniel Hiers – University of North Texas
Professor Hiers noticed a stack of fliers in the faculty lounge on the theory of “microaggressions,” urging faculty members to avoid committing them. He proceeded to write on the chalkboard “Please don’t leave garbage lying around” with an arrow pointing to the fliers.
11/26/2019 – Dougal MacDonald – University of Alberta
MacDonald posted on Facebook doubting the historical veracity of the Holodomor, a widely recognized genocide against the Ukranian people by the Soviet Union in 1932-33.
11/20/2019 – Eric Rasmusen – Indiana University, Bloomington
Professor Rasmusen came under fire for several Tweets, including one in particular in which he questioned the benefit of women in academia and critiqued women’s studies departments. In other Tweets, he expresses reservations about racial preferences in academic admissions and about homosexual men being allowed in academia.
11/18/2019 – Abigail Thompson – University of California, Davis
Professor Thompson, who is also a Vice President of the American Mathematical Society (AMS), wrote an essay in the AMS’ Notices in which she expressed reservations about the use of “diversity” statements in faculty hiring.
November 2019 – Mark Richards – University of Washington
Provost Richards sent an email to students and faculty, part of which read “With ‘access and excellence’ as our mantra, we are working hard to more effectively link our capital investments to our academic mission and priorities.” The use of the word “mantra” taken as offensive toward Buddhists and Hindus, who “hold this term … as a highly spiritual and religious experience, not to be used in the way Mark Richards did with nonchalance.”
9/7/2019 – Mark Hecht – Mount Royal University
Hecht wrote an op-ed published by the Vancouver Sun titled “Can Social Trust and Diversity Co-Exist?” In it, he questions the merits of high ethnic diversity within a single country, encouraging Canada to emulate other nations such as Denmark, which he views as having low ethnic diversity and high “social cohesion.”
9/5/2019 – Jamie R. Riley – University of Alabama
Multiple Tweets posted by Dean Riley in 2017 resurfaced through a Breitbart article, one of which read The [American flag emoji] flag represents a systemic history of racism for my people. Police are a part of that system. Is it that hard to see the correlation?”
8/28/2019 – Kursat Pekgoz – University of Southern California
Pekgoz filed a complaint against USC through the Office for Civil Rights, claiming that the university’s scholarship opportunities open only to women violated Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
8/7/2019 – Daniel Povey – Johns Hopkins University
A group of Johns Hopkins students staged a sit-in, which was a response to a bill “that would allow Hopkins to create an armed campus police force, as well as the university’s contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.” The building they occupied, the doors of which they locked up with chains, houses several university research servers. Professor Povey used boltcutters to enter the building, fearing that he and colleagues would lose research due to the lack of server maintenance.
6/10/2019 – Franz-Edward Kurtzke – University of British Columbia
The University of British Columbia’s First Nations House of Learning hosted an event titled “Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women: An Epidemic Crossing the Medicine Line.” At this event, Kurtzke asked keynote speaker Marion Buller why she focused on cases of missing women, when, he claims, the majority of missing indigenous persons cases are men. He also asked why she focused on missing indigenous people and not missing Canadians in general.
6/4/2019 – Ricardo Duchesne – University of New Brunswick
Professor Duchesne frequently writes for a blog he co-founded called the Council of European Canadians. The views he expresses there and elsewhere are seen as white nationalist and racist. He has also appeared on a podcast with right-wing commentator Faith Goldy.
June 2019 – Laurie Sheck – The New School
Professor Sheck said the N-word while quoting from James Baldwin.
5/11/2019 – Ronald Sullivan – Harvard University
Professor Sullivan chose to join Harvey Weinstein’s legal team.
5/1/2019 – Jason Hill – DePaul University
Professor Hill wrote an op-ed for The Federalist in which he expressed support for Israel’s annexation of the West Bank and other territories. He also questioned Palestinians’ ability to maintain a stable nation.
May 2019 – Susan Crockford – University of Victoria
Crockford runs a popular blog, polarbearscience.com, in which she presents zoological research arguing that polar bears are not in fact threatened by global warming. She believes that her dismissal from the University of Victoria is a result of environmentalists taking umbrage with the website.
April 2019 – Camille Paglia – University of the Arts
Professor Paglia critiqued the Me Too and transgender movements, calling into question the veracity of some womens’ claims of sexual assault and the idea that one’s gender can really change.
April 2019 – Timothy Wickham-Crowley – Georgetown University
Professor Wickham-Crowley said the n-word while reading aloud from a course textbook. He is also accused of invoking “harmful stereotypes about Black and Latinx people” and dismissing “students’ attempts to discuss representation and intersectionality.”
3/11/2019 – Samuel Abrams – Sarah Lawrence College
Professor Abrams wrote an op-ed published by The New York Times titled “Think Professors Are Liberal? Try School Administrators.” In it, he criticizes his school’s Office of Diversity and Campus Engagement for sponsoring “a politically lopsided event” intended to bolster progressive sentiments on campus.
2/12/2019 – Tyler Toomey – State University of New York, Oswego
Toomey served as chair of SUNY Oswego’s Young America’s Foundation (YAF) chapter and helped organize an informational table in the school’s student center supporting President Trump’s proposed border wall.
January 2019 – Kenneth R. Mayer – University of Wisconsin, Madison
Just before the spring 2019 semester, Professor Mayer issued a syllabus to one of his classes, which included language some considered biased and inflammatory. For example, when speaking about Trump, he said “To others, he is a spectacularly unqualified and catastrophically unfit egomaniac who poses an overt threat to the Republic.” He was then condemned on Tucker Carlson Tonight and allegedly received death threats.
2019 – Steven Hayward – University of California, Berkeley
Professor Hayward announced a graduate seminar within UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy titled “Free-Market Environmentalism, Ecomodernism, Degrowth, and Other Heterodox Perspectives.” Students then discovered Hayward’s history of conservative views and began to call him various names on Twitter, including a “sexist” and “right-wing propagandist.”
12/30/2018 – Kieran Bhattacharya – University of Virginia
Bhattacharya attended a panel discussion on the subject of microaggressions, during which he challenged one of the presenter’s definition of the term. He then pushed back against the university for requiring him to be evaluated by psychological services in response to his questions during the event.
11/18/2018 – Javier Tapia – Virginia Commonwealth University
Professor Tapia called campus security after seeing Assistant Professor Caitlin Cherry in an area restricted to faculty only. Tapia did not know that Cherry was a faculty member and thought she was a student due to her “youthful appearance.” Cherry is black and Tapia is a fair-skinned Latino.
11/16/2018 – Phillip C. Adamo – Augsburg University
Professor Adamo said the N-word while quoting from James Baldwin.
10/23/2018 – Rodney Clifton – University of Manitoba
Professor Clifton was scheduled to deliver a lecture at the University of Winnipeg Club’s “Hot Lunch Speakers Series” called “What’s in a School’s Name? The Names Given to Residential Schools.” His past research on the topic was seen as controversial.
10/4/2018 – Mitchell Langbert – Brooklyn College
In a satirical blog post, Professor Langbert wrote “If someone did not commit sexual assault in high school, then he is not a member of the male sex. The Democrats have discovered that 15-year- olds play spin-the-bottle, and they have jumped on a series of supposed spin-the-bottle crimes during Kavanaugh’s minority, which they characterize as rape, although no one complained or reported any crime for 40 years.” This was perceived as promoting sexual assault and “rape culture.”
September 2018 – Steven Gerrard – Williams College
Professor Gerrard and a small group of Williams faculty circulated the “Chicago Statement,” a free speech policy statement written by Committee on Freedom of Expression at the University of Chicago.
8/27/2018 – Lisa Littman – Brown University
Professor Littman published a study in which she coined the term “rapid-onset gender dysphoria,” that is, gender dysphoria that is primarily caused by social pressures, particularly in children.
8/24/2018 – Paul J. Zwier II – Emory University
Professor Zwier said the word “negro” when discussing a 1967 court case. The case surrounds an incident in which that word was used.
8/15/2018 – Garth Stevenson – Brock University
In response to the removal of a statue of John A. MacDonald, Canada’s first prime minister, from Victoria, British Columbia’s city hall, Professor Stevenson posted a series of Tweets criticizing aboriginal Canadians.
8/1/2018 – Stuart Reges – University of Washington
Reges published an article in Quillette titled “Why Women Don’t Code,” in which he challenges mainstream progressive narratives as to why women are “underrepresented” in the field of computer science.
7/12/2018 – Eric Clopper – Harvard University
Clopper participated in a play critiquing the custom of circumcision, in which he “stripped nude and referred to Jewish people as ‘an unmasked genital mutilation cult.'”
March 2018 – Amy Wax – University of Pennsylvania
Professor Wax published an op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer in which she argues that all cultures are not equally equipped to thrive in an advanced economy. She also criticized affirmative action in a podcast.
2/6/2018 – Lawrence Rosen – Princeton University
During a class discussion about hate speech, Professor Rosen asked his students, “What is worse, a white man punching a black man, or a white man calling a black man a n****r?”
2/6/2018 – Eric Triffin – Southern Connecticut State University
Professor Triffin said the N-word while singing along to a song in class.
February 2018 – David B. Porter – Berea College
Professor Porter developed a survey to gauge views on academic freedom and hostile environments while teaching a course on industrial and organizational psychology.
1/30/2018 – Jean Laberge – Cégep du Vieux Montréal
In a Facebook post, Professor Laberge expressed his “disgust for homosexuals,” calling homosexuality a “primitive reaction” that degrades male sexuality.
1/25/2018 – Nicholas Meriwether – Shawnee State University
Professor Meriwether refused to refer to a male student by his preferred, feminine pronouns, instead calling him “sir.” Meriwether cited his personal religious beliefs as an evangelical Christian.
January 2018 – Rick Mehta – Acadia University
Professor Mehta, a tenured professor and self-described “free speech advocate,” expressed allegedly controversial views both in the classroom and on social media on topics such as decolonization, immigration, and gender politics. He also called multiculturalism “a scam.”
2017-2018 – Allan Josephson – University of Louisville
Professor Josephson participated in a panel discussion hosted by The Heritage Foundation, in which he made various remarks regarding children suffering from gender dysphoria. Among these was, “the notion that gender identity should trump … reproductive organs, external genitalia … is counter to medical science.”
November 2017 – Lindsay Shepherd – Wilfrid Laurier University
While serving as a teaching assistant in a first-year Communications Studies class, Shepherd showed a video to students featuring a debate between Jordan Peterson and Nicholas Matte on the subject of gender-neutral pronouns.
10/20/2017 – Eric Thompson – Riverside Community College District
Professor Thompson expressed conservative views in class seen as “derogatory,” including that “women who have children should not be out of the home.” He also allegedly expressed ‘only one view when discussing gender, gender identity or sexual orientation.”
9/18/2017 – Bruce Gilley – Portland State University
Professor Gilley’s article “The Case for Colonialism” was published in the journal Third World Quarterly. In it, he argues that “Anticolonialism ravaged countries as nationalist elites mobilized illiterate populations with appeals to destroy the market economies, pluralistic and constitutional polities, and rational policy processes of European colonizers.”
September 2017 – Rachel Fulton Brown – University of Chicago
Professor Fulton Brown, an acclaimed medievalist, was the subject of years-long criticism from fellow medieval scholar Dorothy Kim of Vassar College. On her blog In the Middle, Professor Kim published a post titled “Teaching Medieval Studies in a Time of White Supremacy,” in which she argues that medieval European history has been “weaponized” by contemporary white supremacists. Fulton Brown responded in her own blog, Fencing Bear at Prayer, with her own article “How to Signal You Are Not a White Supremacist.” Members and friends of the International Piers PlowmanSociety viewed Fulton Brown’s response as racist in tone and content.
8/17/2017 – Matthew Halls – University of Oregon
Halls, a white, British conductor, allegedly mimicked the Southern accent of an African American colleague.
7/5/2017 – Masuma Khan – Dalhousie University
The Novia Scotia Young Progressive Conservatives posted criticism of the Dalhousie Student Union on Facebook, citing their refusal to participate in Canada 150 celebrations. Khan responded with a post of her own, saying “At this point, f*** you all … I stand by the motion I put forward. I stand by Indigenous students. … Be proud of this country? For what, over 400 years of genocide?”
June 2017 – Lisa Durden – Essex County College
Professor Durden appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight to discuss issues relating to Black Lives Matter. She supported the actions of BLM, including black-only events, stirring controversy within her institution.
May 2017 – Bret Weinstein – The Evergreen State College
The Evergreen State College has a longstanding tradition called the “Day of Absence,” in which minority students and faculty would voluntarily refrain from coming to campus in order to demonstrate the weight of their absence, and therefore of their worth in the college. In 2017, the college announced that the tradition would be reversed, such that white students and professors would be asked to attend an off-campus program on racism, while minorities would stay on campus for their own program. Professor Weinstein objected, claiming that the school was in effect telling white people to “go away.”
3/27/2017 – Dennis Gouws – Springfield College
In 2005, Professor Gouws was asked to teach a “Men in Literature” course, which he did periodically until 2015, when a student complained about the focus on men. Anne Herzog, Dean of Arts, Sciences, and Professional Studies, asked that he revise the course, and Gouws attempted to stand his ground.
3/21/2017 – Andrew Potter – McGill University
Potter wrote an op-ed published by Maclean’s, in which he attempts to connect a massive snowstorm in Quebec to what he describes as the province’s “mass breakdown in the social order.”
3/3/2017 – Allison Stanger – Middlebury College
Dr. Charles Murray was invited to speak at Middlebury by the local chapter of the American Enterprise Institute. Some of his past research is seen as controversial, so students disrputed the event with a protest. This protest turned into a violent mob when Murray and Stanger attempted to leave. A student pulled Stanger’s hair and twisted her neck, after which she went to the hospital and wore a neck brace.
February 2017 – Justine Schwarz – University of Minnesota
Schwarz allegedly enjoyed “playing devil’s advocate” when discussing issues surrounding “diversity” and “social justice” with her students.
December 2016 – Sandor Dosman – Wilfrid Laurier University
Dosman posted a tongue-in-cheek employment ad on Facebook, in which he, among other things, stated that he needed “a new slave (full time staff member).” He was then reported by a student group, who had him escorted off of campus by security, effectively closing the cafe.
11/15/2016 – Joy Karega – Oberlin College
Professor Karega posted several statements on Facebook perceived as anti-semitic and anti-Israel. These include posts claiming that ISIS is run by the CIA and Mossad and that Israel orchestrated the Charlie Hebdo shooting.
10/26/2016 – Michael Rectenwald – New York University
In September 2016, Professor Rectenwald created an anonymous Twitter account called “Deplorable NYU Prof,” with which he critiqued various aspects of NYU’s campus culture, including “safe spaces” and “trigger warnings.” He then admitted to an NYU student newspaper that he was behind the account.
10/5/2016 – Jordan Peterson – University of Toronto
Professor Peterson released a Youtube video titled “Professor against political correctness: Part I,” in which he critiqued Canadian laws protecting various forms of gender expression. He also expressed doubt about the concept of the “gender spectrum” in general.
9/29/2016 – Anthony Hall – University of Lethbridge
In a Facebook post, Professor Hall suggested links between Israel and 9/11. He also expressed skepticism regarding certain events of the Holocaust.
7/27/2016 – Rohini Sethi – University of Houston
After five police officers were shot and killed during a Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas, Sethi posted on Facebook “Forget #BlackLivesMatter; more like #AllLivesMatter.”
January 2016 – James Tracy – Florida Atlantic University
Professor Tracy got in hot water after school officials discovered some of his articles on Memory Hole Blog, including pieces that questioned the reported details of the Sandy Hook shooting.
December 2015 – Michael Persinger – Laurentian University
Professor Persinger distributed a survey to his introductory psychology course in which he asked students to sign off on the use of certain explitives in class, including “f*ck,” “p*ssy,” and “f*g.” He claims that the use of these words is one of his pedagogical “techniques,” as they provoke a particular reaction in those who say and hear them.
11/17/2015 – Andrea Quenette – University of Kansas
During a class discussion about race, Professor Quenette attempted to provide an example of her “white privilege” by saying the following: “As a white woman I just never have seen the racism. … It’s not like I see ‘n*gger’ spray painted on walls.”
11/12/2015 – Mary Spellman – Claremont McKenna College
Dean Spellman sent an email to a Latina student saying she would work to serve those who “don’t fit our CMC mold.”
10/31/2015 – Nicholas Christakis – Yale University
Erika Christakis, Nicholas Christakis’ wife, sent an email to Yale undergraduates discussing the university’s recent decision to issue guidance on which Halloween costumes are “appropriate” for students to wear. She expressed that free expression should remain unhindered, and that students should be responsible for “dressing yourselves.”
10/31/2015 – Erika Christakis – Yale University
Christakis sent an email to Yale undergraduates discussing the university’s recent decision to issue guidance on which Halloween costumes are “appropriate” for students to wear. She expressed that free expression should remain unhindered, and that students should be responsible for “dressing yourselves.”
7/21/15 – Rick Coupland – St. Lawrence College
Sharing a Facebook article about rainbow flags, Professor Coupland wrote “It’s the queers they should be hanging, not the flag ….”
2/18/2015 – Andrew Pessin – Connecticut College
Professor Pessin published a post on Facebook, which included the following: “One image which essentializes the current situation in Gaza might be this. You’ve got a rabid pit bull chained in a cage, regularly making mass efforts to escape. … Anyone who fails to recognize that clear and obvious fact is demanding the release of a rabid pit bull.” His critics believe he compared Palestinians to animals.
12/17/2014 – John McAdams – Marquette University
Cheryl Abbate, a Marquette teaching assistant, taught a “Theory of Ethics” undergraduate course. In that class she allegedly shut down a discussion about gay marriage for fearing of offending gay students in the class. Professor McAdams criticized this decision on his blog, Marquette Warrior.
8/1/2014 – Steven Salaita – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Professor Salaita posted hundreds of Tweets criticizing Israel’s actions in the Gaza region.
July 2012 – Mark Regnerus – University of Texas at Austin
Professor Regnerus published an article in Social Science Research titled “How different are the adult children of parents who have same-sex relationships? Findings from the New Family Structures Study.” It was alleged that Regnerus’ study and findings are hateful towards LGBT groups.
January 2012 – Joseph Khoury – University of California, Riverside
Professor Khoury is alleged to have misreported income received during sabbaticals. He claims that his dismissal was also due to his Republican political views, Lebanese heritage, and and advocacy for hiring minority professors.
2/10/2010 – James Enstrom – University of California, Los Angeles
Professor Enstrom was terminated from his 34-year research professor position at UCLA because his colleagues retaliated against him for publishing peer-reviewed research findings that fine particulate matter (PM2.5) does not cause premature deaths in California, and for identifying legal violations by UCLA and UC faculty members and a CARB employee.
June 2007 – Norman G. Finkelstein – DePaul University
Professor Finkelstein published various writings critiquing Zionism and what he calls the “Holocaust industry.” This drew the ire of many Jewish scholars, most notably Alan Dershowitz, whose work Finkelstein critiqued.
2003 – J. Michael Bailey – Northwestern University
Professor Bailey published a book titled The Man Who Would Be Queen, in which he challenges the common belief that men with gender dysphoria are, in essence, “women trapped in men’s bodies.”
1988 – Stephan Thernstrom – Harvard University
Professor Thernstrom’s views of slavery and Jim Crow laws expressed in class were seen as “racially insensitive” by some of his students.
1975 – Edward O. Wilson – Harvard University
Professor Wilson published a now-classic book, Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, in which he suggests that many social tendencies may be attributable to natural selection. This was perceived as supporting scientific racism and genetic determinism.
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