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Fight continues for academic freedom in the US


Dr. Terri Ginsberg was a popular film studies professor at NCSU. But after she began publicly criticizing Israel’s treatment of Palestinians, the US-Israel alliance and Zionism (inside and outside the classroom), Ginsberg faced immediate retaliation from the university administration. As I reported back in January 2010 for The Electronic Intifada, she was “punished with partial removal from — and interference in — duty, non-renewal of contract and rejection from a tenure-track position” in 2008.

In a phone interview several days ago, Ginsberg told me that since she lost her job at NCSU, she has been essentially “blacklisted from other university teaching positions” across the country. She added that she’s applied to more than 150 jobs, and she can’t even get an interview — something, she said, that is very unusual for her and for someone with her publishing and teaching track record.


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Comment by Mike Renzulli
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As you will see in the above article the professor in question had her case dismissed due to lack of evidence. The court concluded that Dr. Ginsberg failed to prove her remarks had anything to do with another candidate being selected for another academic position at the University.

This is about the professor playing a victim and not about discrimination.


Comment by Mike Renzulli
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"And what is anti-Zionist? It is the denial to the Jewish people of a fundamental right that we justly claim for the people of Africa and freely accord all other nations of the Globe. It is discrimination against Jews, my friend, because they are Jews. In short, it is antisemitism."

- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., August 1967

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