Comment of the Day

Ward Churchill: CU-Boulder has been worse off since prof fired no matter what Glenn Beck says

Jonathan Shikes's post about Glenn Beck calling out Ward Churchill after he turned up at a Tucson school board protest didn't prompt a slew of attacks on the controversial former CU-Boulder professor. In fact, one commenter argues that the university has slid downhill in the wake of Churchill's ouster.

Oo writes:

Ward Churchill's central thesis is basically that the USA is a colonial, imperial government, who has committed many crimes against humanity, which they have never atoned for or faced justice for .

You don't think victims of a Native American genocide would have a different point of view of 9/11 then a White man ? wow.

Ward Churchill chooses to take the position of the victim of the Native American genocide, even if he is a White Man. And people who shared his views only distanced themselves from him when it became both politically and just generally unsafe not to do so. Cowards.

Ward's only fault was becoming too cozy, and too ego driven, in what would be a gravely underestimated war he was about to walk into. He was making too much money, and was too cocky, and it led to very poor public performances.

CU has been much worse off since he has left, mostly because they had to reform the entire infrastructure of the administration (Regents, etc...) just to appease Bill Owens, Fox News, Rocky Mountain News, etc...


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