“It’s political bigotry is what it is. If this is what’s going on in all these institutions of higher learning, the most important thing we can do is expose it.” Tom Emmer
[Note: This article was originally posted on December 19th, 2011. The IFNM website was attacked by hackers and many articles are now gone from the archives. As a public service, IFNM is now reposting said articles.]
For years, conservatives have alleged liberal bias at institutions of higher learning, with many schools distinguishing themselves as bastions for liberal thought.
As the years have progressed, right-leaning professors and students have complained and lamented the indoctrination and one-sidedness that they say characterizes the environments at most American universities.
Now, in the latest case of potential ideological discrimination, Tom Emmer, the 2010 GOP candidate for Minnesota governor, a radio host and a former state politician, is claiming that Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minn., hired him — then reneged — based on his political views.
Emmer, whose views are widely known in the state, claims that the university offered him a position to teach business law as an “executive in residence.” In fact, he says he had already hashed the details out and attended a faculty meeting before he was later told that he wouldn’t be able to teach at the school.
Hamline, thus far, has been relatively mum about the situation. The university recently released a brief statement addressing the incident, though it sheds little light on the reasoning behind the school’s decision not to allow Emmer into the classroom. University spokeswoman JacQui Getty told the Pioneer Press that, at this point, the college would have no further comment on the matter.