The San Diego State University Associate Dean of Library and Information Access is making headlines Friday after commenting on a Newsweek article that the Republican Party is an “extremist terrorist organization.”
The article, titled “Right-Wing Extremists Are a Bigger Threat to America Than ISIS,” was shared by one of his Facebook friends, and his comment is now receiving immense criticism from Republicans on the San Diego State University campus.
This backlash was foreshadowed by another Facebook user at the time of the professor’s comment according to Campus Reform: “Your [sic] an associate dean at SDSU? I hope your CR [College Republicans] chapter is watching your statements and actions closely,” the other Facebook user wrote. “If your [sic] making outrageous statements like this in public I can only imagine what you are saying and doing behind the scenes.”
SDSU College Republicans President Brandon Jones explained that dealing with liberal bias on college campuses in 2017 is now part of the job:
“SDSU College Republicans strongly condemn the comments made by SDSU Associate Dean Patrick McCarthy comparing the right-wing conservatives in America to a known terrorist organization (ISIS) who [sic] has killed hundreds, if not thousands of people across the world. This is intellectually dishonest, especially from an associate dean at an institution of higher education. Statements like these inaccurately paint a picture of College Republicans at San Diego State and across the nation. All too often professors contribute to politically motivated violence toward conservative students in the classroom where they continuously preach their views, as opposed to teach the coursework. The SDSU CRs ask Patrick McCarthy to apologize to our organization for contributing to violence against Conservatives on campus.”
Other clashes between liberal higher education and conservative Americans include remarks made by Princeton Professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor and an Art Institute of Washington professor suggesting that those who voted for the American Health Care Act “should be lined up and shot.”
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