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3.09.2005

The Real "McCarthyism" at Colorado

by Aaron Earls [+/-] show/hide

Wizbang points to a Denver Post column that gives the story of someone actually being fired from the University of Colorado because of their views.

Phil Mitchell's contract is not being renewed because he is a conservative Christian. Oh and I forgot a "racist" too, but don't tell that to his two adopted black children (two of nine).

What are his crimes, besides being named Teacher of the Year in 1998, having 20 years teaching experience, and being highly regarded by his students?

Crime number one happened while teaching at the Hallett Diversity Program - he actually quoted conservative black intellectual Thomas Sowell in a discussion about affirmative action. That diverse thought ended his 24 straight semesters teaching at the diversity program and caused Joyce Nielsen, associate dean for Social Sciences to berate him and label him as a "racist."

Crime number two was using a book on liberal Protestantism in the late 19th century and uttering the profanity "God." This led to a student complaint and the department chair firing him without a meeting.

In the column, David Harsanyi says it best:
So [Ward] Churchill may play the part, but Mitchell is the true dissenter at CU.


Hat Tip: Kevin McCollough

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