Skip to comments.UC Berkeley chancellor's e-mail linking Tucson rampage to issue of immigration draws criticism
Posted on 01/14/2011 9:30:25 AM PST by NormsRevenge
The chancellor of UC Berkeley is drawing criticism for sending a campuswide e-mail that linked a Tucson shooting rampage with Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigrants and the failure of the DREAM Act.
In the e-mail, sent Monday, Chancellor Robert J. Birgeneau condemned a "climate in which demonization of others goes unchallenged and hateful speech is tolerated."
He continued, postulating on factors that may have motivated Jared Lee Loughner, the alleged gunman in Saturday's shootings, .. : "I believe that it is not a coincidence that this calamity has occurred in a state which has legislated discrimination against undocumented persons."
"From the 'CAPITOL' of liberal dolts," one commenter wrote on the Fox website.
A leader of the Philadelphia-based Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, a civil liberties group, also criticized the chancellor's remarks. "The supposition that political expression created a climate that led Loughner to his choice is an idea that seems to have sprung from whole cloth out of the minds of people who likely were upset beforehand about 'rhetoric' and 'hateful' speech, including, apparently, Chancellor Birgeneau," Adam Kissel wrote.
Diane Schrader, on the NewsReal Blog of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, accused Birgeneau of delivering "a nasty political rant even while condemning you guessed it nasty political rants!"
Birgeneau also commented in his e-mail on the recent failure in Congress of the DREAM Act, which would have created a path to citizenship for children of some illegal immigrants. "This same mean-spirited xenophobia played a major role in the defeat of the DREAM Act by legislators in Washington, leaving many exceptionally talented and deserving young people, including our own undocumented students, painfully in limbo with regard to their futures in this country," the chancellor wrote.
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Question - is there an “official” keyword for anything Tucson shooting related, that will pull up everything posted on here from the laast couple of weeks?
Isn’t it against the law to use a government-funded resoruce and position to advocate for political causes?
Oh, right. Laws don’t apply to leftists...
Berzerkely AGAIN shows its radical leftist colors....
The victims voting record gives good insight into how the phony blue dog” ‘Rats operate.
They will find two or so issues that your District really cares about (typically 2nd Amendment and national defense) and vote conservative on those issues.
BUT on other issues which are damaging to America (Dream Act, Obamacare, abortion, unemployment extension, etc.) they will vote in a block with the rest of the Democrat party.
This is how the Democrat Party has suckered American voters for years and it is one big reason they have maintained majorities when they should not have.
Unfortunately too many voters focus on their one hot-button issue and dont look any farther. Perhaps this will change in the aftermath of this tragedy.
Funny this chancellor never mentions that the same Illegal Aliens and their supporters push Aztlan and Reconquista....racist propoganda against Americans and the USA.
That is where the real hare speech comes from....and it comes from groups that are basically the Hispanic/Mexican/Mestizo Ku Klux Klan.
Disgusting that Commie Liberals blame Americans who want their borders sealed, the Illegal Aliens deported, and no Aztlan/Reconquista racism pushed on their kids
not sure of an official keyword but these have a significant number of threads.
These UC Berkely chancellor types aren’t too bright, are they.
Mostly they are Bolsheviks.
The Tucson nut killed 6 people, Illegal aliens have killed thousands.....STFU, end of discussion....
a state which has legislated discrimination against undocumented persons.” ......
That statement is from a chancellor of a University? Well huh...
How much do people pay to get educated there?
Well, Bobby, I am hereby challenging your attempt to demonize your political opponents. I will not tolerate your hateful speech.
Somehwere Mario Savio is smiling. Berkeley has come full circle. It’s administration once again advocates the suppression of speech. Time for another Free Speech Movement.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs spars with reporters daily on variety of topics, such as the administration’s strategy for the economy and the Pentagon’s progress (or lack thereof) in waging two wars. But Gibbs, who’ll leave his spot at the podium next month, found himself in a different sort of debate Thursday: Was the Arizona shooting rampage an inevitable byproduct of Americans having too much freedom?
Andrei Sitov, a reporter for official Russia news agency ITAR-TASS, argued that the “quote-unquote freedom of the deranged mind to react violently: It is also America.”
[Rewind: Gibbs’ bold move during Obama’s India visit]
Gibbs told Sitov he “vehemently” disagreed. “That is not America,” Gibbs said. You can watch the briefing room back-and-forth, which Politico’s Glenn Thrush likened to the Cold War-era “kitchen debate” between Richard Nixon and Nikita Khrushchev, below:It doesn’t appear that Sitov whose country is known for cracking down on the type of personal freedoms Americans value was swayed by Gibbs’ words. He told Thrush afterward that “if you want to stop this, you have to be willing to restrict some freedoms.”
Your “undocumented students” don’t have a “future” in our country Chancellor Bobby.
Did he do a sub-paragraph A regarding the booing of Gov. Brewer at the Lolapalooza?
That’s beautiful. I need to mail it to our local newspaper editors.
I’ve tried to tag everything related with keyword giffords.