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

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

    The great black intellectual Angela Davis was unjustly fired at the urging of then governor Ronald Reagan because she was a member of the Communist Party. However

    The Board of Regents was censured by the American Association of University Professors for their failure to reappoint Davis after her teaching contract expired. On October 20, when Judge Jerry Pacht ruled the Regents could not fire Davis because of her affiliations with the Communist Party, she resumed her post.
    Not being satisfied, the board of regents persisted in their efforts to fire Davis, and were finally successful

    The Regents, unhappy with the decision, continued to search for ways to release Davis from her position at UCLA. They finally accomplished this on June 20, 1970, when they fired Davis for the "inflammatory language" she had used on four different speeches.
    Although the board of regents used "inflammatory language" and an excuse, did they unjustly fire Angela Davis because of her political views?

    Angela Davis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    The great black intellectual Angela Davis was unjustly fired at the urging of then governor Ronald Reagan because she was a member of the Communist Party. However



    Not being satisfied, the board of regents persisted in their efforts to fire Davis, and were finally successful



    Although the board of regents used "inflammatory language" and an excuse, did they unjustly fire Angela Davis because of her political views?

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    On October 20, when Judge Jerry Pacht ruled the Regents could not fire Davis because of her affiliations with the Communist Party, she resumed her post.[13]
    Well a judge thought they did
    "...it is all the more clear what we have to accomplish at present: I am referring to ruthless criticism of all that exists,"

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

    Quote Originally Posted by instagramsci View Post
    Well a judge thought they did
    That was the first instance.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    That was the first instance.
    I'm sure according to employment policy at the university her dismissal was legal and just but I don't find her characterization of the crackdown on protestors nor her description of the police as pigs inaccurate

    Personally I don't think she should have been fired
    "...it is all the more clear what we have to accomplish at present: I am referring to ruthless criticism of all that exists,"

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

    Quote Originally Posted by instagramsci View Post
    I'm sure according to employment policy at the university her dismissal was legal and just but I don't find her characterization of the crackdown on protestors nor her description of the police as pigs inaccurate

    Personally I don't think she should have been fired
    I don't think she should have been fired and I don't see anything legal and just about it.

    Why are you sure that her firing was legal and just according to employment policy?

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

    The right wing always tries to silence ideas it disapproves of.
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    Re: Was Angela Davis Unjustly Fired By UCLA For Her Political Views?

    clearly we need more communists

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    I don't think she should have been fired and I don't see anything legal and just about it.

    Why are you sure that her firing was legal and just according to employment policy?
    I should have said it was legal and just according to them, and in that case it seems like that's the only thing that mattered

    Forgive me I'm running on like 15 hours sleep in the past week
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    Re: Was Angela Davis Unjustly Fired By UCLA For Her Political Views?

    Quote Originally Posted by instagramsci View Post
    I should have said it was legal and just according to them, and in that case it seems like that's the only thing that mattered

    Forgive me I'm running on like 15 hours sleep in the past week
    No worries. Fifteen hours of sleep? WOW! That's brutal.

    Of course they would say it's legal and just even though there was nothing legal and just about it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    No worries. Fifteen hours of sleep? WOW! That's brutal.
    Finals and juggling 3 jobs. God bless america and capitalism

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Of course they would say it's legal and just even though there was nothing legal and just about it.
    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
    "...it is all the more clear what we have to accomplish at present: I am referring to ruthless criticism of all that exists,"

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