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Red-flagged career: Churchill's tenure at CU marked by warnings of trouble
InsideDenver ^ | February 17, 2005 | Charley Brennan and Stuart Steers

Posted on 02/26/2005 5:08:38 AM PST by billorites

Like a high mountain road posted with danger signs, Ward Churchill's career has been marked by repeated warnings to University of Colorado officials that there could be serious trouble ahead.

CU has been contacted a number of times over the past 20 years by prominent figures within the American Indian community who have raised questions about Churchill's truthfulness, his scholarship and his ethnicity.

Churchill responded Wednesday night that CU had conducted thorough investigations of each complaint over the years.

"I came out as clean as a hound's tooth," he said.

David Bradley, a Santa Fe-area American Indian artist whose feud with Churchill has endured more than a decade, says he told CU a long time ago that Churchill should be fired.

"If his bosses had simply done their jobs, if they had checked him out, if they had started reading his damn writing, they would have said, 'Wait a minute! This falls below our standards,' " Bradley said.

"If they had, he wouldn't have tenure. It was a failure every step of the way."

Churchill has been under fire for an essay he wrote on the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In "Some People Push Back: On the Justice of Roosting Chickens," Churchill called many of the victims "little Eichmanns" who were complicit in mass murder. The CU Board of Regents has ordered an investigation of Churchill's works and activities.

Bradley says he is the first to have blown the whistle on Churchill, whom he criticizes on many counts, including his belief that Churchill has no legitimate claim to American Indian status. But by the time he contacted CU in 1994, several other Churchill critics had a clear head start in bringing their complaints to CU.

Vernon Bellecourt, an American Indian Movement activist, says he first approached the university with questions about the veracity of Churchill's claim to American Indian heritage in 1986.

"We went out there with a stack of documents to tell them about him," Bellecourt said. "I made a special trip to Colorado and went to the university. I tried to meet with the president of the Board of Regents."

Bellecourt says none of the regents was willing to talk to him, and instead sent an employee to meet with him. He says he gave her all the documentation and never heard from them again.

"We were really frustrated when we left," Bellecourt said. "We said, 'At least we warned them.' "

Claim to be Indian challenged

Bellecourt continued to raise the issue of Churchill's American Indian background over the next few years, contacting the university again in 1994. That year, several others joined him and wrote letters about Churchill to then-CU President Judith Albino, saying that Churchill was fraudulently claiming to be an American Indian.

"We told the university he wasn't Indian and was disruptive in the community," said Carole Standing Elk, a California Indian activist. "We said, 'He doesn't represent us, and how did you put him in the ethnic studies department?' "

Albino referred the matter to former CU Boulder Chancellor James Corbridge. In a letter to Standing Elk, Corbridge said the university had reviewed Churchill's claims to be an American Indian but could not make that an issue in his employment.

"The university has taken your concerns very seriously," wrote Corbridge. "However, given the fact that equal opportunity is the law of the land and that positions in the public sector are to be awarded to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex or national origin, and based only on their ability to do the job, the university does not believe that any attempt to remove Mr. Churchill because of his ethnicity or race would be appropriate.

"Even if Mr. Churchill is not an American Indian, as he claims, Title VII protects Caucasians as well as persons of color. Further, it has always been university policy that a person's race or ethnicity is self-proving."

Corbridge went on to say that the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission had taken the position that "observation and self-identification are the most reliable indicators of one's racial grouping."

Meanwhile, other prominent American Indians were challenging Churchill's claim of American Indian ancestry. They insist Churchill would not have his job if he hadn't said he was an Indian.

"I sent a letter to the university in 1992 saying he's not a native person," said Suzan Shown Harjo, president of the Morning Star Institute. She says she received a response from a university official saying Churchill had not been hired because he was an American Indian.

Harjo, the former executive director of the National Congress of American Indians, says that is nonsense.

"He was interviewed and hired because he said he's an American Indian," she said. "The material he used to gain tenure says he's an American Indian. If he were Ward Churchill, white man, they would not have made him chair of ethnic studies."

CU 'aided and abetted his deception'

Harjo says CU is complicit in the uproar over Churchill, since the university has given him a platform that he has used to attack others.

"He's lied to the university and they've passed him off as an Indian," she said. "They've aided and abetted his deception. The university needs to accept its role in this and do something about it."

Churchill has insisted in interviews that he is at least one-sixteenth Cherokee and Creek, but family tree researchers have verified only white branches. Since 1974 he has been an associate member of the Tahlequah, Okla.-based Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians. The tribe has said that his membership was honorary and required no proof of Cherokee heritage.

In a prior interview with the News, Churchill bristled when asked about those who question his lineage.

"Suzan Harjo is no more entitled to interrogate me on that score than your average fellow bureaucrat," Churchill said. "And my non-responsiveness to her specific questions, when she tries to conduct her inquisitions, has been basically 'Kiss my ---.' It's a typical ad hominem attack. And the question is, what has it got to do with anything?"

Bellecourt and Harjo say Churchill's belligerent speeches and writings are evidence that he is not of American Indian descent. They say Indians usually avoid the confrontational behavior Churchill is known for.

"You've seen his demeanor, his arrogance; that's not the Indian way," said Bellecourt. "We're a compassionate people, that's always been a trait of Indians."

Harjo met Churchill at a conference in 1990 and says she was immediately suspicious of his background.

"There was nothing in his manner or appearance or his way of relating that made me think I was dealing with an American Indian," she said. "He's not a native person. He's a white man."

The issue of whether Churchill is really an American Indian is important, Harjo says, because the point of programs like American Indian studies is to give voice to a community that has long been neglected.

"We're trying to get authentic voices heard and read," said Harjo. "Churchill tries to co-opt our history. He lifts stuff from native cultures and passes it off as his own."

She says Churchill is known in the Indian world for his bitter attacks on prominent people in their community.

"He's attacked me in his books," said Harjo. "He's been burning and slashing through Indian country. Talk about chickens coming home to roost."

Deceased wife's sister among critics

Bradley, a Chippewa, said there are several reasons he and Churchill clashed. One is that Bradley landed a post at the Institute of American Indian Arts as an instructor and guest artist in residence from 1990 to 1992. It was a post for which Churchill had interviewed, said Bradley.

Also pivotal to the Bradley-Churchill feud is Bradley's support for the 1990 American Indian Arts and Crafts Act, which prohibits an artist who is not American Indian from representing his or her work as American Indian art when trying to sell it.

In 1994, Bradley contacted CU, lodging his complaint with Evelyn Hu-De-Hart, then director for CU's Center for Studies of Ethnicity and Race in America.

"I made the same argument it's always been," Bradley said. "One, that he's a fake Indian. Number two, he's a bully and a terrorist, and number three, he's writing ugly lies and slander about me, and the school is giving him a power base to publish these lies about me.

"He probably wouldn't even get that stuff published if he didn't have that cloak of credibility as a professor. They're enabling him, in other words."

Hu-De-Hart's assistant, Bradley said, "told me that complaints were being taken, and that's about it. Nothing of substance was told to me."

Rhonda Kelly, 41, of Winnipeg, the older sister of Churchill's deceased third wife, Leah Renae Kelly, also contacted CU.

Leah Kelly was hit by a car while walking on Arapahoe Road near the couple's home east of Boulder the night of May 31, 2000. She was found to have a blood alcohol content of 0.35, more than three times the level of legal intoxication in Colorado.

Churchill later published a book of Kelly's writings, In My Own Voice. In a lengthy preface, he contended that the American Indian woman's alcoholism and other personal troubles could be traced back to her parents' having been forced, like many indigenous people, into "residential schools" or "Indian schools" intended to speed their assimilation into white culture.

Rhonda Kelly, a second-year law student, has produced a 15-point brief of inaccuracies she said she has found in Churchill's preface. She has asked the book's publisher to remove it from circulation, and to ask a man writing a screenplay based on the book to desist.

Kelly's complaints include her contention that only her father was educated at a residential school and Churchill's misstating the name of the Denver hospital to which Leah Kelly's body was taken.

Churchill, she said, never contacted family members to verify biographical family details included in his preface.

But Churchill said Wednesday evening that it was Rhonda Kelly who wasn't clear on the facts. He said Rhonda Kelly "never had time to come out and visit" her sister. He said he "finished the book living with her parents" and "talked at great lengths" with both of them. If anything was incorrect, they were "small errors," he said.

Churchill disputes allegations

Rhonda Kelly said she "would like to see this book removed from circulation just because it is an inaccurate portrayal of my family. It makes spurious, false allegations about my father and my people. It is inexplainable why this happened."

Kelly, who is Ojibway, said her sister, a May 2000 graduate of CU, told her that she suffered "psychological abuse" during her marriage to Churchill. She described him as exhibiting "very controlling behaviors."

But Churchill said people who know both he and his late wife "know exactly the opposite is true."

"I don't see how it would have been humanly possible for that relationship to have been any more the exact opposite of that description," he said.

He said his wife was a victim of acute alcoholism and that he "fought a long and lonely battle to save her."

Churchill, in the wake of Leah Kelly's death, established a fund at CU for Rhonda Kelly's two children and contributed $200. Rhonda Kelly last summer wrote a letter to CU's financial aid office asking that the money be earmarked for a "promising native woman who was or is involved in an abusive relationship. I wish that such an award can assist a woman to leave an abusive relationship before her spirit is broken, as was the case of my sister Leah.

"My sister Leah Renae Kelly had so much promise, but she was involved in an emotionally and mentally abusive marriage, and as a result of feeling that she could not seek real help for fear of having others know of her predicament, she instead turned to alcohol to escape the torment and humiliation in her marital home."

Rhonda Kelly never received an acknowledgment from CU of that letter or her request.

CU financial aid officials Wednesday said they could not comment on Rhonda Kelly's letter.


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1 posted on 02/26/2005 5:08:39 AM PST by billorites
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To: billorites

Everybody hates this guy, it's really amazing.


2 posted on 02/26/2005 5:16:35 AM PST by jocon307 (Vote George Washington for the #1 spot)
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To: billorites
'Wait a minute! This falls below our standards,' " Bradley said.

No he doesn't.

Churchill is where he is exactly because he meets the liberal's PC standards of the UC administration.

3 posted on 02/26/2005 5:25:56 AM PST by Noachian (We're all one judge away from tyranny.)
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To: billorites
"Even if Mr. Churchill is not an American Indian, as he claims, Title VII protects Caucasians as well as persons of color. Further, it has always been university policy that a person's race or ethnicity is self-proving."

Is there a Hypocrisy Hall of Fame for which I can nominate this sentence?"

4 posted on 02/26/2005 5:30:55 AM PST by Uncle Fud
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To: billorites

My daughters are tall blue-eyed blondes. They also have a genetic heritage that is 1/16th Crow Indian, which makes them a heck of lot more Native American than Ward Churchill.


5 posted on 02/26/2005 5:31:06 AM PST by p. henry
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To: billorites
Mary Francis Berry, law professor and first African-American woman chancellor at University of Colorado said, "Affirmative Action didn't make me qualified to become chancellor. It made the University of Colorado able to recognize my qualifications."

Was Mary Francis Berry Ward Churchill's mentor?

6 posted on 02/26/2005 5:32:42 AM PST by yoe
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To: billorites

He is reaping the whirlwind he has created. The universe is just beginning to toy with him and I expect things to continue downhill for him. To be a little sarcastic, it couldn't happen to a more deserving man.


7 posted on 02/26/2005 5:32:44 AM PST by dog breath
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To: jocon307

This man was a psychopath and for years has been conning and bullying the world. It is a common story but still leaves me floored. I don't know if the university was anything more than a victim of this man.

Note he's had three wives. And this one graduated from CU in 2000. I wonder if her taught her and if that is when the relationship started. If so, he is also a predator of his students, grounds for firing. We need to find out when and how he met her, and if he taught her.


8 posted on 02/26/2005 5:36:20 AM PST by cajungirl (freeps are my peeps.)
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To: billorites
"I came out clean as a hound's tooth," he said.


9 posted on 02/26/2005 5:38:08 AM PST by AnAmericanMother (. . . Ministrix of ye Chace (recess appointment), TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary . . .)
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To: billorites

"If he were Ward Churchill, white man, they would not have made him chair of ethnic studies."

that's funny! it doesn't get better than this.

maybe ol' ward knows how to get jobs where most white men don't get a chance. (/s)

how many white men have been denied opportunties since 1970 by femininists and racists who run our universities?


10 posted on 02/26/2005 5:40:11 AM PST by ken21 ( warning: a blood bath when rehnquist, et al retire. >hang w dubya.< dems want 2 divide us.)
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To: billorites
Heap Big Chief Running Fraud steals the Spirit of the Wolf.

The Spirit of the Soaring Eagle cries.


11 posted on 02/26/2005 5:42:50 AM PST by Lazamataz (Proudly Posting Without Reading the Article Since 1999!)
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To: billorites

Ward Churchill has been masquerading as an Indian for years He waves around an honorary membership card that at one time was issued to anyone by the Keetoowah Tribe of Oklahoma. Former President Bill Clinton and many others received these cards, but these cards do not qualify the holder a member of any tribe.
Ward Churchill is a fraud.

Churchill has said at various times that he is either one-sixteenth or three-sixteenths Cherokee, yet genealogical reporting by the Rocky Mountain News and others has failed to turn up any Cherokee ancestors - or any other Native Americans - in Churchill's family tree.


12 posted on 02/26/2005 5:43:40 AM PST by Beth528
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To: billorites
"You've seen his demeanor, his arrogance; that's not the Indian way," said Bellecourt. "We're a compassionate people, that's always been a trait of Indians."

Harjo met Churchill at a conference in 1990 and says she was immediately suspicious of his background.

"There was nothing in his manner or appearance or his way of relating that made me think I was dealing with an American Indian," she said. "He's not a native person. He's a white man."

I think I've been insulted.

13 posted on 02/26/2005 5:46:49 AM PST by CzarNicky (The problem with bad ideas is that they seemed like good ideas at the time.)
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To: cajungirl
It appears as though this guy will falsify his entire background, plagiarize his writings and 'art' and even go as low as to exploit his dead wife.

It boggles the mind how he can walk around and claim that none of this matters. What a tool.
14 posted on 02/26/2005 5:50:09 AM PST by Hillary's Lovely Legs (I don't support gay male prostitutes, beating up people in strip bars or poor grammar.)
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To: cajungirl

"I don't know if the university was anything more than a victim of this man."

The Universities love it and enable this type thing. It allows them to operate outside of all rules or opprobrium. It is power. It is Marxist. Look at Julian Bond and U VA. Same loud blatant treasonous lies shouted from the pulpit of total "academic self-protection". The Big Lie Theory is at work on the campuses. Tell a Big Lie. Tell it Loudly. Tell it Often. Tell it to as many people as you can muster. And the Big Lie will become Truth.


15 posted on 02/26/2005 5:53:41 AM PST by chemainus
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs
psychopaths do this kind of thing and get away with it because everyone sort of stands around disbelieving and afraid to cross them. And people like us, if we go 35 in a 30 mph zone, are guilty and watching for the cop who is going to take us away in leg irons for BREAKING THE LAW. The burden of a conscience is unknown to Church hill isn't it?
16 posted on 02/26/2005 5:54:51 AM PST by cajungirl (freeps are my peeps.)
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To: billorites

From article
"Churchill, in the wake of Leah Kelly's death, established a fund at CU for Rhonda Kelly's two children and contributed $200."

Big spender.


17 posted on 02/26/2005 5:54:52 AM PST by DUMBGRUNT (Sane, and have the papers to prove it!)
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To: p. henry
"They also have a genetic heritage that is 1/16th Crow Indian, which makes them a heck of lot more Native American than Ward Churchill. "

I was born in the USA by parents who were born in the USA therefore I am 100% Native American. Any attempt to refute this is racist. I prefer to be called an American because any hyphen simply reduces the person to a lessor subcategory.

Lets see, hired because somewhere along the line someone got pregnant by someone who had some Native-American blood, whatever the hell that is. Now that he has been shown to be a fraud he cannot be fired because he is not partially a hyphen American.

Listening to the left just infuriates me as they can change their position at will and do not see any conflict with their position.

18 posted on 02/26/2005 5:55:39 AM PST by Wurlitzer (I have the biggest organ in my town {;o))
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To: jocon307

The educational establishment has nothing to do with learning or teaching or education.

The educational establishment exists soley to allow educators to draw salaries and develop their leftist positions.


19 posted on 02/26/2005 5:57:20 AM PST by bert (Peace is only halftime !)
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To: Lazamataz

Laz, Iron Eyes Cody in the pic was really a italian guy from New Orleans (I kid you not)


20 posted on 02/26/2005 5:58:58 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (This ain't no party, this ain't no disco, this ain't no fooling around.....)
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To: chemainus
well, you are probably right but in general people and institutions don't deal with psychopaths very well. The whole era of non-judgementalism is very good for characters like Churchhill as it gives them room to maneuver. I think we need to bring back judgementalism,,there was a good reason for it. I still wonder if Churchhill seduced his wife when she was a student. She graduated in 2000 and died shortly after. Sounds like he got a young undergrad and used her and she drank herself to the point of walkiing along Arapahoe and getting killed. Sad story for her. And now he is cashing in. Sickening isn't it.
21 posted on 02/26/2005 5:59:49 AM PST by cajungirl (freeps are my peeps.)
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To: CzarNicky

We should not be distracted by the silly tempest over Ward Churchill. The real problem, God help us, is that most institutions of "higher learning" are thoroughly riddled with radicals who are indoctrinating the next generation.


22 posted on 02/26/2005 6:00:55 AM PST by Liberty Wins (Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of all who threaten it.)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

yeah, if any husband is this cheap, well he deserves more than hell. Is his book in print?


23 posted on 02/26/2005 6:01:18 AM PST by cajungirl (freeps are my peeps.)
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To: chemainus

It certainly worked in Colorado.


24 posted on 02/26/2005 6:01:45 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: cajungirl

You have a very astute and analytical way of distilling the essences from these scenarios. I find your premise well constructed and highly likely.


25 posted on 02/26/2005 6:02:51 AM PST by chemainus
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To: Liberty Wins

Right. Churchill is the tip of a very ugly iceberg.

Note in the article how his Indianess is regarded as a unique qualification for the job. That no white man would have gotten this job. Now that part amazes me. What is a white man was the best, most knowledgeable, most scholarly person who had studied, written about, researched Indian studies. What if he were a fabulous teacher, had 18 books and innumerable articles about Indian Studies? Would he be disqualified solely on the basis of his "whiteness". That is wrong, just wrong.

Academia is busted. We know that, they know it, they know we know. And we are on the case. I have hopes.


26 posted on 02/26/2005 6:07:32 AM PST by cajungirl (freeps are my peeps.)
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To: bert

Re-posting Bert's observation....

"The educational establishment (RACKET) has nothing to do with learning or teaching or education.

The educational establishment exists soley to allow educators to draw salaries and develop their leftist positions."

and to destroy Western Civilization on the promise that the world will then be ruled by George Soros and a Committee of Leftist Intellectuals of his choosing.

Sounds like NAZIs to me. And remember those who went along with this promise were tossed up the chimney. We who do not HEED HISTORY are condemned to RE-LIVE that same HISTORY. Back to the future!


27 posted on 02/26/2005 6:08:55 AM PST by chemainus
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To: billorites

about 1980 ward churchill tangled with the head of the print area and the head of the art department, both studio artists. they told him no. he was very angry about it.

he wanted night time access to the printing presses.

but all that stuff's used by fine arts majors at night. while the classes are in the day, the students work at night. there's freedom at night, music, peer groups, etc that young people like.

some students go throught the motions, others get involved. those involved typically work all night doing lithography, etching, silkscreen or serigraphs, photo processes, etc.

these are labor-intensive. many of the good printing students don't do well in academic courses and compensate by spending a full work week in the printing rooms.


28 posted on 02/26/2005 6:09:16 AM PST by ken21 ( warning: a blood bath when rehnquist, et al retire. >hang w dubya.< dems want 2 divide us.)
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To: AnAmericanMother

AnAmericanMother wrote:

"I came out clean as a hound's tooth," he said.





LOL!

I was about to say: The man knows nothing about dogs.

You get the "Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words" prize for today!

:-)


29 posted on 02/26/2005 6:11:47 AM PST by tiamat (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: billorites

""You've seen his demeanor, his arrogance; that's not the Indian way," said Bellecourt. "We're a compassionate people, that's always been a trait of Indians.""

General Custer feels your pain.


30 posted on 02/26/2005 6:13:28 AM PST by dbehsman (NRA Life member and loving every minute of it!)
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To: ken21

Everybody seems to be lying except him.


31 posted on 02/26/2005 6:13:33 AM PST by Howlin (Free the Eason Jordan Tape!!!)
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To: billorites

In case anyone hasn't seen it, here is a link to a long thread about Ward and his abuse of copyright laws.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1350713/posts

O'Rilley will be taking about this Monday night.


32 posted on 02/26/2005 6:13:39 AM PST by Drango (Freepmail me to get on/off the *NPR/PBS* ping list)
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To: chemainus

Thanks.

I do have a small bias here having three daughters and watching over the years how liberal men, usually, are seductive and would use them and their naivete in a heart beat. And one went to CU Boulder. She had wonderful people there who were important to her academically. Some Profs there were so good, so smart and so inspiring to her. Ward Churchill taught her an elective and I heard about him for an entire semester. She was astounded at him so way back in the 90's I was aware of this guy. She called me once and told me that to go to his office to question something, she had to bring him a pack of cigarets, I am not makiing this up!! She had an "a" in his class and failed the final paper. I wrote about this on FR. Her paper was very good but conflicted with his ideas about Indians. Needless to say she is enjoyiing this whole flap immensely.

That said CU is not full of wild eyed fanatics. There are some good people there but they just aren't the ones getting attention. Ethnic studies is a sewer. She was in a science major and that part of the University is good, very good.


33 posted on 02/26/2005 6:15:01 AM PST by cajungirl (freeps are my peeps.)
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To: Howlin

just a cursory look at some of these newspaper reports about churchill -- don't prove -- but indicate some problems with women.


34 posted on 02/26/2005 6:15:23 AM PST by ken21 ( warning: a blood bath when rehnquist, et al retire. >hang w dubya.< dems want 2 divide us.)
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To: tiamat
Actually, my hound's (well, my retriever's) teeth are remarkably clean, due to her fondness for big beef knuckle bones and rawhide chews.

It's my CATS who have the tooth problems. My vet says that dental decay and gingivitis seem to be hereditary in Siamese cats. I brushed my big boy's teeth every week (with chicken flavored toothpaste) he still had to have them all pulled except for one lower canine (he looks like that snaggle-toothed Siamese cat in the cartoon).

35 posted on 02/26/2005 6:17:31 AM PST by AnAmericanMother (. . . Ministrix of ye Chace (recess appointment), TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary . . .)
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To: Drango

Ward is going to be walking along a highway drunk soon. The man's world is ending. I would like to see Ehtnic studies, Gender Studies, Women's Studies ended too. They belong in nigh symposiums put on by private girl's schools who need to feel good about their "inclusiveness" not major universities.


36 posted on 02/26/2005 6:19:14 AM PST by cajungirl (freeps are my peeps.)
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To: billorites
Translation: This University has been warned repeatedly over the years and has no excuses left with regard to this clown's presence on campus and employment status: He's a Liar and a Fraud.

There's nowhere left to hide.

The onus of the situation is on them, and them alone.

They MUST terminate his dubious services.

37 posted on 02/26/2005 6:20:54 AM PST by DoctorMichael (The Fourth Estate is a Fifth Column!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: ken21

So what happened when WC tangled with them? Did he lose or win? And who was accused of insensitivity, bigotry and racism?


38 posted on 02/26/2005 6:21:01 AM PST by cajungirl (freeps are my peeps.)
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To: Noachian

Lets be perfectly honest about the left.
They are no more interested in advancing minorities than the KKK. They are only interested in advancing their propoganda and their own self interests.

They have found that using minorities (especially blacks and native Americans) to advance communist ideas and gain power is quite effective.

They learned a long time ago that only deceit and subterfuge would allow their ideas to go forward. They also had to gain access to education and history books.

What history book tells the real story of slavery? That it was black Africans that sold their own people into slavery.

That native Americans owned slaves that they bought with the money they received when the govt moved them to the Indian Nations?

That slavery is alive and well today.


39 posted on 02/26/2005 6:22:44 AM PST by ODDITHER
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To: cajungirl
"There are some good people there but they just aren't the ones getting attention. Ethnic studies is a sewer."

You are so right. Every since the 70's the humanities departments have gradually been infiltrated by leftists and their fellow travelers. Math and science professors are not concerned so much with philosophical or political concepts so they have remained legitimate dispensers of knowledge.

40 posted on 02/26/2005 6:23:39 AM PST by Liberty Wins (Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of all who threaten it.)
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To: cajungirl
What goes around comes around.

The way I look at it, this joker has been storing up negative karma for years - from the AIM crowd, from his relatives, from former students like your daughter, from Indian artists whose work he stole, etc. And because he was under the radar -- just an obscure, mildly exotic (though self-created exoticism), goofy prof in a department that everybody knows is not a serious academic discipline -- nobody cared enough to do anything about it.

Where he stepped in it was believing that his own press releases and his own apparent invulnerability would protect him if he attacked the victims of 9-11.

That took him out of his little protective academic cocoon and into the REAL world, where people care about fraud, injustice, plagiarism, and cruelty. And now they are after him, and there is momentum, and it probably won't stop (may God in his infinite mercy grant) until justice is done and the whole edifice of lies comes tumbling down.

And that's a GOOD thing - especially for all the people like your daughter that he's hurt over the years. The wheels of justice grind slow, but they grind exceeding fine.

41 posted on 02/26/2005 6:23:49 AM PST by AnAmericanMother (. . . Ministrix of ye Chace (recess appointment), TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary . . .)
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To: cajungirl

The era of non-judgementalism and political correctness was well in place when Bill Clinton escaped the gallows for just those reasons - morals were non-judgmental...I hope we're coming to the end of "scholarly bullies" and other such freebooters in our educational institutions who preach and publish anti-American rubbish and other “the sky is falling” diatribes.


42 posted on 02/26/2005 6:24:59 AM PST by yoe
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To: cajungirl

We are again in agreement. My niece was treated to a D in a sociology course by a PC black Jamaican "Prof???" at Richard Bland College VA ( William and Mary satellite) because she wrote and delivered a very articulate critique of the course, as assigned specifically. The assignment was to do just that. I read the piece before she delivered it and it was fair, articulate, rational and detailed with all statements referenced with actual events. The guy used no books just ranted about his personal experience and how bad white people are. I will pay the President a visit shortly.

This goes on all the time at all the universities. At UVa you had BETTER be leftist or suffer the consequences.

It is time for the citizenry to cease being cowed by academe and realize the Emperor Has No Clothes. It just takes someone with the courage and good sense to point that out.


43 posted on 02/26/2005 6:27:52 AM PST by chemainus
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To: AnAmericanMother

Aw...poor kitties!


I had a Siamese, too.

They are just the best cats.


44 posted on 02/26/2005 6:34:29 AM PST by tiamat (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: cajungirl

he was refused access to the printmaking area.

he was angry.

he argued that he was a faculty member and should have privileges.

but, as i outlined above, the area and equipment are used by faculty for classes in the day time, and by students doing their classwork at night. printmaking requires a lot of room for the storage of papers, equipment, etc. while prints are being made, they must be temporarily stored in a rack which allows for drying. this stuff takes up space. obviously for even those enrolled in courses, politeness is required.

there's no room for an outsider who doesn't participate in the classes or culture. life's like that everywhere. you pay your dues, make friends, and help others.

if one person gained access, then another would demand access.


45 posted on 02/26/2005 6:36:33 AM PST by ken21 ( warning: a blood bath when rehnquist, et al retire. >hang w dubya.< dems want 2 divide us.)
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To: chemainus
"It is time for the citizenry to cease being cowed by academe and realize the Emperor Has No Clothes. It just takes someone with the courage and good sense to point that out."

Wish it were true. It's kind of difficult to tell, when you are drowning in human waste, are you going down for the 3rd or 4th time?

Our local community college, in a conservative, agricultural area, is full of these types. Take a literature course and you get indoctrinated with radical feminism along with warmed over socialist hate-America garbage.

So, what do the locals write letters to the editor about? Faculty squabbles and tax issues. I have NEVER seen a letter or a newspaper article on the radical content of the curriculum.

46 posted on 02/26/2005 6:43:19 AM PST by Liberty Wins (Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of all who threaten it.)
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To: AnAmericanMother

You have hit the nail on the head! Churchhill could have lived out his life at CU, bedding coeds, teaching lies, getting free cigarets, having a devout following of naive kids, enjoying his status but he went too public, too outrageous. I think he believed his own lies. He reminds me of OJ.


47 posted on 02/26/2005 6:45:07 AM PST by cajungirl (freeps are my peeps.)
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To: jocon307
Everbody??? What about Ward's mom?
48 posted on 02/26/2005 6:50:47 AM PST by pointsal
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To: Liberty Wins

Raise hell with the President and start a letter to the editor campaign advocating cutting off funds....include your representatives , state and Fed so they know you are looking to them IN WRITING to address this issue...hold the legislator's and governor's feet to the fire...advocate business drop support....on and on and on....if you just have the will and the courage to move your body....Good Luck... FREEP,,,,Picket....Raise HELL cut a wide and rational swath!!!

Sue in the courts for discrimination if they give bad grades out of hand as they invariable do....read the fairy tale The Emperor Has No Clothes....everyone was afraid of the Emperor and all ooohhhed and ahhhhhed at his costly taxpayer funded extravagant and priceless new clothes whice were a blatant and taxpayer expensive LIE...A little girl stopped all the deceit with a simple cry " The Emperor Has No Clothes"


try it.


49 posted on 02/26/2005 6:53:25 AM PST by chemainus
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To: yoe

I remember my first tangle with being judgemental.

One of my kids had played hooky for several days in high school at a girls school, expensive, college prep. I was raisiing the roof, called the school asking why I hadn't been told {she was 15}. I then suggested that we devise her punishment, I was ready to ground her for a year and the school told me they had discussed her "bad choice" and that I should sort of butt out, that I was harsh. Now I had worked very hard to pay the very high tuition and I considered her actions something a teen does {did it myself} but I also thought she ought to be aware of how hard we worked to give her that opportunity and how much she had disappointeed us. That is how I think a person acquires a conscience. But the school wanted none of it. They thought this had nothing to do with a conscience or guilt or honesty or human values,,,it was all just a "bad choice".


50 posted on 02/26/2005 6:54:12 AM PST by cajungirl (freeps are my peeps.)
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