Caleb Bonham, Campus Reform, April 22, 2014
A professor at Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU) was caught on audio telling his creative writing class that Republicans will close colleges if they prevail in 2014 and that “racist, misogynist, money-grubbing people” want to suppress the liberal vote.
“…racist, misogynist, money-grubbing people have so much power over the rest of us. And want things to go back — not to 1955, but to 1855,” Terry said to his Introduction to Creative Writing class Monday morning.
“There are a lot of people out there that do not want black people to vote, do not want Latinos to vote. Do not want old people to vote, or young people to vote. Because generally, people like you are liberal.”
The audio, captured by a current student who wishes to remain anonymous, also claims that if Republicans win the senate in 2014, colleges will start “closing up.”
UPDATE: A spokesperson for Eastern Connecticut State University told Campus Reform“Our faculty has academic freedom to conduct their classes in whatever way they choose, this is not a university matter.”
Listen to the full unedited audio by clicking here.