Skip to comments.Controversial Colorado professor defends himself at Cal forum (Ward Churchill)
Posted on 03/29/2005 11:51:58 AM PST by TFFKAMM
University of Colorado Professor Ward Churchill, under fire for linking Sept. 11 victims with Nazis, drew what seemed to be a largely sympathetic audience of more than 400 people to UC Berkeley Monday.
Accusing critics of demonizing him, Churchill said that his comment characterizing World Trade Center workers as "little Eichmanns" had been distorted and that an ensuing conservative campaign against him posed a threat to all who would criticize government or society.
Churchill, an ethnic studies professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, said he did not express support for those who launched the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. He has argued that the attacks were a natural response to long- standing U.S. policies responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of civilians in the Middle East.
Churchill was the featured speaker on a noon panel, "Academic Freedom in Peril: Prof. Ward Churchill and His Right of Free Speech," sponsored by the Department of Ethnic Studies.
"It is an attack on all of us," declared panelist Carlos Muñoz Jr., an emeritus ethnic studies professor at Cal. "It is not Ward Churchill who is on trial," said panel organizer Ling-chi Wang, an associate professor of ethnic studies. "It is the University of Colorado that is on trial."
Wang was referring to the University of Colorado at Boulder's response to a national furor that erupted in January over Churchill.
Assailed by political pressure from Colorado Gov. Bill Owens and others calling for Churchill to be fired, the campus announced last week that Churchill can't be disciplined for his opinions but that the campus would conduct a formal investigation of charges of "research misconduct" including plagiarism and fabrication and of misrepresenting himself as a Native American...
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It must be that damn right wing conspiracy again.
First Jacko, now Ward. Sheesh. I had no idea we were so busy!
So many deserving faces. So many banana cream pies.
Remove accreditation of any college which adopts his resume fraud, plagiarism and treason. NOW.
It's about time!
Has he YET been asked to explain his plagurized writings and paintings??????????
It should be inconceivable that an ethnic studies department would honor a white guy that has built his entire career by lying about being an ethnic minority. Unfortunately, since most ethnic studies departments are just breeding grounds for anti-Americanism, Ward Churchill's hatred of America gives him a pass. The stupidity of those that sympathize with Ward Churchill is astonishing.
Only by the reporter whom he shoved away.
Evidently advocating the violent overthrow of the US government is now considered Free Speech.
They are all on trial. Hopefully convictions will soon follow. It is time to clean out the Augean stables of academia by purging them of the decades long accumulation of filth and falsehood. But where is our Hercules?
I saw Ward Churchill the other day on an obscure cable-access TV channel. The guy is a blathering fool. I tried watching for a few minutes and it was unlistenable. He constantly attempts to coin idiotic phrases, has no consistant logic, and factually lies about his past statements or the tone thereof. Big Chief Fronst n' Tip.
He's defending himself all the way to the bank. What does he get for speaking at these love fests? $10,000?
Heck, what could be more fitting than to make him the new President of CU. He's probably the most brilliant man there (he certainly has outsmarted the rest of the faculty!).
Comparable to being an admiral in the Swiss navy. Shut down all ethnic studies departments now. We'll save big bucks and these academic charlatans can go find real work. I'd expect to see Ward Churchill at flea markets trying to sell his reproductions of Native American art work.
No clear and present danger? I don't know thought, he seems to find enough nutty followers...
Please Dr. Churchill, how does one distort either the meaning, the intent or the results of "characterizing World Trade Center workers as "little Eichmanns."
The White Buffalo strikes again...
I find it interesting that the thrust of the UC inquiry is now centered on LYING on his resume about his ethnicity and PLAGARISM of previously published work of others.
Neither of these has anything to do with what he's said.
Yuk it up, Buttercup.
.....as Malcolm X said: "By any means necessary".
"Chief Forked Tongue Preaches to Choir"
The leftie must have felt like a pig in shit! LMAO
And to think we have been paying this POS to indoctrinate our children with communist propaganda for over twenty friggin' years...and we wonder why the MSM is loaded with these clowns!
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