Professor James Tracy paid a heavy price for free speech. He lost his job as a tenured Professor because he dared to question the official story of the Sandy Hook Elementary event. Now he could use your help, please consider donating to his legal defense fund.
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I have never fully recovered from my own termination back in the early 90’s, for an NBC local affiliate interview I gave regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act. My obstetrician referred the reporter to me because I had been forced to return to work ten days after a C-section delivery in order to keep my job.
I was one of several women who had been given the same warning: the needs of the employer would come first, and not to expect the position to be available at the end of the company four-week maternity leave allowance. When my employer posted an add for my job two days after the baby was born, I had to make a choice – which was not difficult since my husband had been laid off and I was the only source of income for the family.
How many women had made it possible for me to have such a career in the first place? Women have babies, and we must also help support our families, so I felt that sharing my experience might, in some small way, help my daughter and other young women. It should be such a joyful time, and not one overwhelmed with anxiety and fear.
The firing was quite public, and such a shock and embarrassment, that I could have used therapy. The people that supported me were appreciated so much – and you must know that a great many people share this horrible situation right along with you.
Keep fighting the good fight. I’ll donate what I can to your defense.
There is now the federal Family Leave and Medical Act (FMLA) that gives eligible employees (any employee who works at least 20 hours per week, I think, and has been with the employer for at least a year) 12 weeks of unpaid leave without worry of retaliation or losing his/her position. Each state has laws about this, too.
Michael Hastings Redux?
Aubrey McClendon crashes his 2013 Chevy Tahoe and it goes into flames killing him. He was indicted the day before and said he was singled out and there were other conspirators. I guess both the government and corporations might be good at hacking the smart car computers? Several auto engineers stated that modern cars rarely go up in flames on impact after the Hastings event.
Everyone who reads this blog should donate . I will be sending a check. Don’t have much but we need to start using our $ for causes like this!
You’re totally right. Most of us are lucky enough to be able to at least be able to afford mochas or lattes from Starbucks a couple of times a week. Wouldn’t that money be better spent donating to a worthy cause? Coffee at 7-11 or McDonald’s is actually better than at Starbuck’s (if I remember right), and much cheaper…so you can have both!
Those who simply CAN’T afford it, God bless you; it’s not you to whom I speak. ❤️
We already donated. It would be great if James gets his job back.
No! What would actually be great is if James could become the seed of an independent chain of colleges/schools with an ironclad commitment to teaching, to the best of their ability, the Reality of the world and universe. I would walk away from FAU (after a hefty lawsuit), and the entire “education system”, and never look back at the corrupt system of “education”, which is actually indoctrination. I would never be able to return to that environment, unless I became completely under the illusion that I was actually “teaching” students anything of value. That would be tantamount to the fool in “The Matrix” who was willing to eat fake steak in order to feel the “comfort” of the Matrix, and to betray all his colleagues in the process.
Okay, let’s try again – here’s a story about real tenure:
“The president of ultra-liberal Oberlin College is standing by the professor who has been posting a slew of anti-Semitic rants and bizarre 9/11 conspiracy theories on social media.
The prestigious Ohio college — alma mater of Lena Dunham — released a letter from president Marvin Krislov defending associate professor Joy Karega’s freedom of speech, The Chronicle-Telegram reported Wednesday.
“I believe, as the American Association of University Professors says, that academic freedom is ‘the indispensable quality of institutions of higher education’ because it encourages free inquiry, promotes the expansion of knowledge, and creates an environment in which learning and research can flourish,” Krislov writes.
“Cultivating academic freedom can be difficult and at times painful for any college community. The principles of academic freedom and freedom of speech are not just principles to which we turn to face these challenges, but also the very practices that ensure we can develop meaningful responses to prejudice,” he added.
The college — which charges $49,928 for tuition — last week released a brief statement saying that Karega’s views do not represent those of the college, located outside of Cleveland.
Krislov said he’s since received many messages about Karega, an associate professor who teaches rhetoric and composition, that “range from demands for [her] immediate dismissal to demands that her right to free expression be defended at all costs.”
“I am a practicing Jew, grandson of an Orthodox rabbi. Members of our family were murdered in the Holocaust,” he wrote in the letter. “As someone who has studied history, I cannot comprehend how any person could or would question its existence, its horrors and the evil which caused it.”
Follow the money: Here are the CAFR (Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports) for FAU
FAU – Financial Reports
And here is the page for one of its “component” entities:
Florida Atlantic University Foundation, Inc.
Florida Atlantic University Foundation, Inc. Foundation Annual Report