Skip to comments.The termination and removal of Ward Churchill (could use a good fisking)
Posted on 02/19/2005 2:54:17 PM PST by Harkonnendog
At the very least, even the toughest identity police among us will have to admit that, as a United States citizen, Churchill has the right to ethnically self-identify in any way he wants, as is the official policy of the U.S. Census Bureau. But even if he is a white man (which I am not prepared to admit as fact, since all the ''evidence'' seems based on hearsay), my question is: so what? It's not like an author of his stature and reputation needs the helping hand of affirmative action to land a job.
(Excerpt) Read more at indiancountry.com ...
LOL! I thought it said a good fisting at first. I was like, whoah! That's gross!!
Churchill and Lyons, like Fisk, need someone to beat some sense INTO them.
"Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right and a desire to know; but besides this, they have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to know that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge, I mean of the characters and conduct of their rulers." And of the character and conduct of educators of our youth!
My brain isn't working... What's a "fisking"?
Not when he's using a false Ethnic ID to obtain benefits and set asides reserved for certain minorities. This guy is nuts.
Scott Richard Lyons author of this piece:
Bio: I am Ojibwe (Bullhead Clan) and grew up at Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota. Before coming to Syracuse in 2002, I taught English and Anishinaabe Studies at Leech Lake Tribal College and worked with a range of local activist groups seeking Ojibwe language revitalization, environmental justice, and community renewal. I also performed as an actor with a traveling Native theatre company. In summertime I can usually be found lugging my kids around the northern powwow circuit.
His wages are being paid by you and I. So his freedom of speech doesn't apply. If he wants to make his statements, then he should use a forum where he pays for it himself or some other private, communist, America hating group, BUT NOT BY OUR TAX DOLLARS.
I don't know what this idiot writer has been smoking, but it must be powerful.
Well quoted and well said.
Wound them, don't kill them.
not if your fists are landing up side his head!!
This article doesn't go into detail, but he blamed America for his beating and decided it was appropriate. I agree that the beating was appropriate.
Wound them, don't kill them.
Put a stake through their rotten heart. Never let an enemy linger to draw up on you.
The Census Bureau policy is irrelevant for purposes of this discussion. CU's policy is the relevant standard.
The application Churchill filled out stated clearly that the description Native American/Pacific Islander applied only to persons descended from the original peoples of North America.
Moreover, Churchill claimed Affirmative Action preference on his application. He was one of eleven Native Americans who applied for the job, one of two who were interviewed.
I rather doubt that the other Native American who was interviewed would feel quite so dismissive about Churchill's true ancestry as Mr. Lyons is.
"Churchill has the right to ethnically self-identify in any way he wants"
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