Former University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill may have been fired five years ago, but he's not done fighting to get his job back. The Denver Post has a clear break down of the case and the three primary questions that the court will consider:. Read the rest of The Denver Post's piece on Churchill's case here. In , the controversy of his essay began to grow. Churchill sums up the point of the essay, saying:. I am not a "defender" of the September 11 attacks, but simply pointing out that if U.
Professor fired after 9/11-Nazi comparison
Professor fired after 9/Nazi comparison
Bill Maher next to his star at a ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Photo credit: Wikipedia. All rights reserved. Churchill alluded to deeper reasons, better attested elsewhere in works like Why Do People Hate America? Not surprisingly, he faced vehement outrage. One did not have to be a rightwing superpatriot to find such remarks problematic, although — also not surprisingly — it is voices on the right that have screamed loudest for his scalp. Because a professor cannot be fired just for having opinions or expressing them offensively, the hunt is on for another pretext.
The University of Colorado's governing board on Tuesday fired a professor whose essay likening some Sept. Ward Churchill, who had vowed to sue if the Board of Regents took action against him, said immediately after the vote was announced: "New game, new game. Three faculty committees had accused Churchill of plagiarism, falsification and other misconduct.
Ward LeRoy Churchill born is an American author and political activist. He was a professor of ethnic studies at the University of Colorado Boulder from until His work features controversial and provocative views, written in a direct, often confrontational style.