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Legal Insurrection and Judicial Watch investigate attacks on UCF Prof. Charles Negy

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 4:30pm 9/16/2020 at 4:30pm
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Charles Negy is the University of Central Florida professor who found himself in the crosshairs of online and street mobs demanding his termination after early June 2020 tweets disputing the concept of “systemic racism” and asserting that “black privilege is real.”
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UCLA Reinstates Prof Suspended for Refusing to Change Exam or Grades for Black Students

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 1:00pm 9/16/2020 at 1:00pm
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Back in June, we brought you the story of Professor Gordon Klein, an accounting instructor at UCLA’s Anderson School of Business.

Klein was suspended, pending an investigation, for refusing to bend the rules for black students following the death of George Floyd, despite the fact that he was following directions from the...

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USC Prof Placed on Temporary Leave for Using Chinese Word That Sounds Like Racial Slur in English

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 4, 2020 at 9:00am 9/4/2020 at 9:00am
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Professor Greg Patton teaches at University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. During a recent online lesson, he spoke about how different words can sound in different languages.

Without any apparent harmful intent, he pointed out how something sounds in Chinese, and some people heard a racist word. He has since...

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The administrative torment of UCF Prof. Charles Negy

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 9:30pm 8/16/2020 at 9:30pm
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I had heard of Charles Negy, Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Central Florida (UCF). What I heard seemed like a particularly egregious example of cancel culture that is purging academia and imposing uniformity of opinion, particularly with regard to the Black Lives Matter movement. Having looked into it more,...

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Wright State Economics Professor Says School Restricting Enrollment In Course Critical of Marxism

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 11:20am 8/11/2020 at 11:20am
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Economics Professor Evan Osborne of Wright State University in Ohio, wants to teach a course that is critical of Marxism, and claims he is being prevented from doing so.

He has been allowed to offer the course to honor students, but he wants to offer it as an economics elective, open to...

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Death of Prof. Mike Adams ruled a suicide

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 27, 2020 at 9:56pm 7/27/2020 at 9:56pm
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Sad news. The death of UNC-Wilmington Professor Mike Adams has been ruled a suicide.

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“what you mostly hear … is the silent majority’s silence” (update)

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 27, 2020 at 3:00pm 7/27/2020 at 3:00pm
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As of this writing, the most we know about the death of Prof. Mike Adams is that he reportedly suffered a gunshot wound, and had been acting erratically and appeared stressed as his days at UNC-Willimington came to an end.

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Conservative UNC-Wilmington Professor Mike Adams Found Dead in His Home

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 9:29pm 7/23/2020 at 9:29pm
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Some unfortunate news to report tonight.

Professor Mike Adams, who taught sociology and criminology at UNC-Wilmington, was found dead in his home earlier today by New Hanover County sheriff’s deputies:

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Jonathan Turley rips Cornell Law faculty letter against me: “It is the antipathy of the intellectual foundations for higher education”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 9:00am 6/13/2020 at 9:00am
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As you know, there is an effort to get me fired from Cornell Law School because of my criticisms of the Black Lives Matters Movement, and failing firing, get me officially denounced by the law school.

It does not appear they will get me fired, but they did succeed in getting an...

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Cornell campus climate “so far beyond political correctness”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 12, 2020 at 9:15am 6/12/2020 at 9:15am
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I appeared last night on the Laura Ingraham show to talk about my post, There’s an effort to get me fired at Cornell for criticizing the Black Lives Matter Movement.

Much of the conversation turned on a Statement issued late yesterday afternoon by Cornell Law School Dean Eduardo M. Peñalver defending my academic...

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There’s an effort to get me fired at Cornell for criticizing the Black Lives Matter Movement

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 8:45am 6/11/2020 at 8:45am

There is an effort underway to get me fired at Cornell Law School, where I’ve worked since November 2007, or if not fired, at least denounced publicly by the school.

Ever since I started Legal Insurrection in October 2008, it’s been an awkward relationship given the overwhelmingly liberal faculty and atmosphere. Living...

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Word Crimes: Left-wing Israel Studies faculty try to silence scholars deemed too pro-Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 8:00pm 5/2/2019 at 8:00pm

A fierce backlash was perhaps all but inevitable when a recently published special issue of the academic journal Israel Studies provided a powerful counterpoint to the incessant delegitimization of the world’s only Jewish state.

Under the title “Word Crimes: Reclaiming the Language of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict,” the volume (co-edited by Legal Insurrection contributor Professor...

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Anti-Israel activists shout down legal scholar’s lecture on legality of anti-BDS laws

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 9:40pm 4/14/2019 at 9:40pm
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Eugene Kontorovich is a brilliant legal scholar formerly with Northwestern University Law School, who recently joined George Mason University’s Scalia School of Law.

Kontorovich’s expertise includes international law, as well as free speech. His lecture The Legal Case for Israel is a must watch video.

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Sarah Lawrence College “students of color” protesters issue 9-pages of demands, target conservative professor

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 11, 2019 at 9:06pm 3/11/2019 at 9:06pm

In early November 2018, we covered the story of a conservative Sarah Lawrence College professor Samuel Abrams who came under attack after writing an Op-Ed in The New York Times advocating for diversity of opinion on campuses.

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Sarah Lawrence Prof pens Op-Ed about lack of intellectual diversity, social justice warriors want him driven off campus

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 10:00am 11/3/2018 at 10:00am
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Professor Samuel Abrams is a conservative-leaning tenured professor of politics at Sarah Lawrence College. He is active in Heterodox Academy, a group of almost 2000 academics devoted to intellectual diversity on campus.

Prof. Abrams recently wrote an op-ed for the New York Times about the lack of ideological diversity among administrators at...

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BDS Bully: U. Michigan Prof discriminates against student wanting to study in Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 9:00pm 9/30/2018 at 9:00pm
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One of the most important developments in the academic boycott of Israel took place a couple of weeks ago.

A professor at the University of Michigan, John Cheney-Lippold, agreed to write a recommendation letter for a student, Abigail Engber, but later refused when he found out...

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Survey: 88% of Pomona College Students Say Campus Climate Chills Authentic Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 10:00am 5/22/2018 at 10:00am

Who knew a culture of intimidation and rampant trigger warnings would cause people to keep their mouth’s shut for fear of offending others or worse, retribution?

SPOILER: Free speech advocates everywhere. That’s who.

But I digress. The Washington Times has the story:

The vast majority of students at Pomona College say the campus...

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