Posted on January 3, 2024

AP Laments Gay’s Resignation, Blames White Colonists for Scalping

Hank Berrien, Daily Wire, January 3, 2023

The Associated Press, discussing the resignation of Harvard president Claudine Gay after she was accused of chronic plagiarism, not only accused conservatives of using charges of plagiarism as a “weapon” to target leftists in higher education, but also decided to vilify white Americans, by writing American history from a woke perspective, saying scalping was a gruesome practice “taken up by white colonists who sought to eradicate Native Americans” and ignoring that Native Americans were scalping long before the colonists arrived.

AP published an article titled, “Harvard president’s resignation highlights new conservative weapon against colleges: plagiarism,”  reporting that conservative activist Christopher Rufo — who along with Christopher Brunet broke the story of Gay’s plagiarism with later help from Aaron Sibarium— responded to the news of Gay’s resignation by tweeting, “SCALPED.” “On X, formerly Twitter, he wrote ‘SCALPED,’ as if Gay was a trophy of violence, invoking a gruesome practice taken up by white colonists who sought to eradicate Native Americans,” AP wrote.


AP quoted President Irene Mulvey of the American Association of University Professors, saying she feared plagiarism investigations could be “weaponized.” She told AP, “There is a right-wing political attack on higher education right now, which feels like an existential threat to the academic freedom that has made American higher education the envy of the world.”