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Thread: Was Angela Davis Unjustly Fired By UCLA For Her Political Views?

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    Re: Was Angela Davis Unjustly Fired By UCLA For Her Political Views?

    It was a different time. The Soviet Union and the expansion of Communism in the world was a clear and present threat to the US at that time.

    It is usually a very difficult and questionable exercise to judge the past by present day standards; slavery being the exception that proves the rule.
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    Re: Was Angela Davis Unjustly Fired By UCLA For Her Political Views?

    Quote Originally Posted by instagramsci View Post
    Finals and juggling 3 jobs. God bless america and capitalism

    I don't disagree. I want to look up the laws having to do with this but trudging through a couple pages of labor laws or UC's employment policies just doesn't seem worth it
    WOW! Three jobs!!!! Good luck. I really, really wish you well.

    Yeah, no need to look all that up. I think we both agree that she was unjustly fired and that is what is important. I'm also sure we both share a great deal of love and respect for Angela. I wish she was a more visible role model.

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    Re: Was Angela Davis Unjustly Fired By UCLA For Her Political Views?

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    The right wing always tries to silence ideas it disapproves of.
    Just like the left.....

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    Re: Was Angela Davis Unjustly Fired By UCLA For Her Political Views?

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    The right wing always tries to silence ideas it disapproves of.
    That is true. The left does the same.

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    Re: Was Angela Davis Unjustly Fired By UCLA For Her Political Views?

    Quote Originally Posted by votemout View Post
    Just like the left.....
    Yep. Although there are some differences, in practical terms, it doesn't amount to much more than rhetoric.

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    Re: Was Angela Davis Unjustly Fired By UCLA For Her Political Views?

    UCLA has a history of lack of tolerance of free speech. When you can't make fun of Asians in the library, what is this university coming to.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2ffKNMXBPI

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    Re: Was Angela Davis Unjustly Fired By UCLA For Her Political Views?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Yep. Although there are some differences, in practical terms, it doesn't amount to much more than rhetoric.
    Basically true, but there is a significant difference.

    In this case, the right was using a publicly funded institution to silence dissent.

    It's one thing for a private company like Google, or whatever channel it was that put Phil Robertson on the air, to fire them. It's another for an institution run on tax dollars to do so.
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    Re: Was Angela Davis Unjustly Fired By UCLA For Her Political Views?

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    The right wing always tries to silence ideas it disapproves of.
    As does the left.

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    Re: Was Angela Davis Unjustly Fired By UCLA For Her Political Views?

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Basically true, but there is a significant difference.

    In this case, the right was using a publicly funded institution to silence dissent.

    It's one thing for a private company like Google, or whatever channel it was that put Phil Robertson on the air, to fire them. It's another for an institution run on tax dollars to do so.
    Absolutely. Great point. That is why this particular instance makes me angry. Man, Angela Davis is so brilliant. I so wish I could meet and talk to her.

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    Re: Was Angela Davis Unjustly Fired By UCLA For Her Political Views?

    Quote Originally Posted by laska View Post
    UCLA has a history of lack of tolerance of free speech. When you can't make fun of Asians in the library, what is this university coming to.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2ffKNMXBPI
    That was a funny video. Thanks for posting that.

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