Skip to comments.UNLV Regent warns "Professors have to be careful what they say."
Posted on 02/07/2005 5:28:18 PM PST by toaster
She said she was not afraid to be controversial and that certain groups need to be protected. "If homosexuals are not defined as a protected group by federal law, they should be."
When asked if she believed in academic freedom, she said not for those attacking "protected groups."
She then explained that in 2001 before the Campus Student Environment Committee at UNLV she complained about an accounting professor who had a spread sheet up on a screen and when moving the cursor to another section of the screen he said of the cursor, "You drag this little black guy over here."
"That took the cake "she said. "This was highly offensive, especially given that it was during the trial of the men accused of dragging the black man, Charles Byrd, in Texas. "
She said of her complaint, "They didn't get rid of him right away, but they eventually did."
"Professors have to be careful what they say," Howard concluded
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She is speaking with too much clarity and needs to work a little more on her obfuscation.
I'm pretty cotton pickin' outraged over that Colorado professor saying we need another 9-11 incident to wake us up.
I guess every small controversial group will be protected under the plan, EXCEPT THE MAJORITY!
A few win, everyone loses!
I'm just guessing this ol'gal has a lot of unresolved issues with her parents.
I am speechless, almost. I can't believe this crap sometimes, it's almost like I'm reading about a foreign country, but it isn't!
It is high time to assert the citizens' right to employment irrespective of educational status, and to put an end to discrimination against those who do not have academic degrees.
Just about everybody but White Christian Heterosexual Right-Handed Males is now part of a protected group.
But it's fine and dandy to refer to the 9/11 victims as "little Eichmann's". Is anyone else starting to get the feeling that the only people who are not a member of a protected group have a distinctly light skin tone or a right of center world view?
What about the use of the Viking name and image for a Football team? Vikings were just some folks who got a little wild on spring break. It's offensive. ;-)
This can be translated as:
"I can say anything I want about you, but you can't say anything about me."
Linda Howard thinks academic freedom means the freedom to express opinions she agrees with. Is she Nevada's answer to Sheila Jackson Lee? The unfortunate man killed by being dragged to death was James Byrd, not Charles... I wonder about that "accounting professor" who was removed because of her complaint--was that a tenured faculty member or just a part-time adjunct?
|Linda C. Howard
District 1--Clark County
PO Box 364911
North Las Vegas, NV 89036
Phone: (702) 313-5050
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