Student Activists Target DePaul University Prof for Cancellation
Students have accused him of being “violently transphobic”
Professor Jason D. Hill participated in a Legal Insurrection panel on cancel culture back in September.
He is being targeted over supposed transphobia, a charge he flatly rejects.
Frontpage Mag reports:
High-Tech Lynching at DePaul
The Left’s thought police at DePaul University in Chicago have come after Dr. Jason D. Hill, a tenured professor of philosophy and a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. The leftwing fascists treat every expression of views they don’t like on a controversial issue as evidence of bigotry against one or another so-called “oppressed” minority. The censors demand conformity or punishment for dissenting views.
In Dr. Hill’s case, one of his former students, Grace Gallant, charged that he is “violently transphobic.” Gallant claimed the professor “said that we would be discussing ‘if a biological man could ever be a woman.’” Gallant complained that this alleged remark Dr. Hill is accused of making was “not just offensive and hurtful, but it’s so archaic, useless and immature to have these kinds of conversations in class.”
DePaul’s student-run school newspaper, The DePaulia, ran a feature article hyping Gallant’s accusation, which Professor Hill has categorically denied. “The accusations made by [a student] against me… are inaccurate. I do not have a transphobic bone in my body,” Professor Hill said.
Dr. Hill’s accuser would like to see Professor Hill cancelled. “I’m shocked that [Hill] still has a platform at DePaul,” Gallant said, as quoted by the school newspaper. “It’s one thing to be open to all views, which I do value. But when the view is challenging the validity of student’s identities, there is a line crossed.”
The DePaulia school paper not only printed Grace Gallant’s accusation that Professor Hill was “violently transphobic,” which it described as “student testimony” in the headline of its article. The school paper also objected to a tweet by Professor Hill, which it claimed used “harmful language that reduces people to their biology.”
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“Violently transphobic?” Whom did he attack? Or are his accusers using words without regard for their meaning?
Without wanting to appear bigoted, his accusers appear to be really stupid people. John Wayne summed it up beautifully about these people. “Life is tough, it’s tougher if you are stupid.” Their goal isn’t to fix anything, but to make everyone as miserable as they are.
Misery loves company.
Some groups of people are statically much more likely to have undesirable traits, we learn this through experience and take it into account.
Ignoring these realities would be a sign of stupidity, acting on it is not bigotry.
What are the differences between white liberals and conservatives; Democrats and Republicans? I doubt it’s wealth or inherited traits. Is it not learning?
Sadly, most of our school from elementary to post graduate DO NOT teach American history or Civics unless to disparage them.
We all want things with the investment of work. Some people are much better at getting what they want, as in better because of intelligence, upbringing and work ethics.
Others are dumb, lazy and dishonest (Biden-Harris for example). Basically they get things by stealing the fruits of others industriousness.
Some groups of people are stastically much more likely to have undesirable traits, we learn this through experience and take it into account.
I wonder what else Grace thinks is archaic, useless and immature? We’re heading back to the Dark Ages with thinking like this.
“violently transphobic” Umm, “violent”? Is there some evidence of violence I’ve missed?
“reduces people to their biology …” because he says what everyone knows? That a man who says he’s a woman is nonetheless a man.
Just as surely as a man who says he’s an elephant is not magically transformed into a pachyderm.
Is magical thinking (as in, insisting that something has been magically transformed, when everyone can see it hasn’t) “the new scholarship”?
If so, perhaps we need a new word to describe these “scholars” who specialize in magical thinking. For this “scholarship” is not merely different but seems mostly to be the opposite of any sort of evidence-based scholarship.
“In Dr. Hill’s case, one of his former students, Grace Gallant, charged that he is “violently transphobic.” Gallant claimed the professor “said that we would be discussing ‘if a biological man could ever be a woman.’” Gallant complained that this alleged remark Dr. Hill is accused of making was “not just offensive and hurtful, but it’s so archaic, useless and immature to have these kinds of conversations in class.”
Would that be more or less useless and immature than accusing the professor of “violence?”
Faculties, watch your step. The snowflakes are particularly treacherous this year.
If Grace Gallant is offended by someone pointing out biological reality, then I dare say that she is mentally ill and possibly a menace to others. She is far too unstable to be permitted in a college environment.
By the way, I believe the professor has a good case for a libel lawsuit.