A leaked email from the California Faculty Association (CFA) reveals their hidden agenda to “[shield] employees from right-wing attacks on academic freedom.”
The email, obtained by Red Alert Politics through a self-identified liberal professor who wished to remain anonymous, highlights their recent “success in protecting the career of a Cal State Fullerton lecturer who had been accused of assaulting a student.” The student was a College Republican who was peacefully counter-protesting at an anti-Trump rally.
The union referred to the College Republicans as “a group of ultra-conservative counter-protestors,” and this past week accused the group of “growing bolder following the election of Donald Trump.”
“In an increasingly divisive and politically charged time, now, more than ever, it’s imperative that the university system fulfills its obligation to protect employees from such attacks,” the July 19 email states. “The CSU is just one of many systems plagued by attacks on faculty, and we are urging faculty, staff, students, and allies to sign a letter of support for better protections of academic freedom.”
Professor Eric Canin received a two month suspension for his assault, over the objections of California State University, Fullerton, which “had instead been pursuing Dr. Canin’s termination.” In a statement released by the school, Chief Communications Officer Jeffrey D. Cook noted “that the arbitrator concurred with the University’s investigation in finding that Dr. Canin acted improperly.”
The internal email made no mention of this, instead using the incident to ask non-members to sign up for the union.
Christopher Boyle, President Emeritus of the CSUF College Republicans, told Red Alert Politics “The California Faculty Association is an organization that constantly resorts to bullying conservative students to achieve their far-Left goals.”
Boyle, who placed Professor Eric Canin under citizen’s arrest after his assault on a fellow CR, continued by saying, “the fact that they’ve escalated to protecting physically violent professors is a sign of the CFA’s true character. This leaked email sheds a worrying, but not surprising, light on how the CFA really operates.”