Dr. Erika Prater, an art history teacher at Hamline University, was fired for showing a painting of Muhammad. A Principal in Florida was fired for showing students Michelangelo’s statue of David. Will Art History become the next bastion to fall?
Dr. Prater’s Persecution
The American Council of Trustees and Alumni in D.C. called for the reinstatement of an art history teacher at Hamline University in the current issue of their publication Inside Academe.
Hamline University is located in St. Paul, MN.
Erika Lopez Prater, an adjunct professor of art history, was fired for showing a medieval Islamic painting of Muhammad in her course. It was commissioned and created by a Muslim.
She warned all the snowflakes beforehand, told them to contact her with concerns, and allowed them to opt-out.
An offended snowflake complained to the administration, and the WOKE university administration fired her.
David Everett, Hamline’s vice president of inclusive excellence, called Dr. Prater’s actions “undeniably disrespectful” and “Islamophobic.” The school’s President Fayneese Miller claimed most bizarrely that “respect for the observant Muslims in that classroom” should “supersede” Dr. Prater’s academic freedom.
The DEIs are like the Puritans of old or, going back further, the fascists of the Dark Ages.
According to the campus outlet, Everett’s email also said the university debated if the professor’s conduct was a “hate crime” but that administrators decided it was an “act of intolerance.”
Showing history is a hate crime!
Dr. Prater told the student newspaper, “my perspective and actions have been lamentably mischaracterized, my opportunities for due process have been thwarted,” and that Everett’s accusation of intolerance was “misapplied.”
President Miller told ACTA the university’s concern is to honor students’ religious convictions. ACTA President Poliakoff addressed the failure “to protect free inquiry.” Their actions signal to everyone on campus that their academic freedom might not be respected if they address matters of controversy.”
Offended student Aram Wedatalla, 23, head of Hamline’s Muslim Student Association, claims she was ‘blindsided’ by the picture. She gave a speech with CAIR backing. Need we say more?
Dr. Prater said she gave ample warning before class, including a trigger warning. It sounds like she was set up, but who knows?
Dr. Prater said she would sue, and we’re glad she is.
Along those lines…
A school principal in Tallahassee, Florida, was forced to resign or be fired. There was no reason given. The Principal said it was likely because of a Renaissance art lesson including a section on Michelangelo’s sculpture of the Bible’s David. One parent described it as pornographic.
Hope Carrasquilla had been the principal at Tallahassee Classical School for less than a year. She stepped down Monday during an emergency board meeting, the Tallahassee Democrat reported.
A parent doesn’t appreciate artistic beauty, so the Principal is gone?
We go from drag queens in schools, pornographic library books, and child body mutilations to Michelangelo’s most beautiful work labeled porn. It all boils down to bad politics.
vice president of inclusive excellence?? Inclusive of what?
Inclusive of a moron’s assumed right to look for opportunities to be offended.
I love when the Left eats one of its own. But why does Islam get protection that Christianity does not? ‘Piss Christ‘ was deemed art by the Left. Marxism, that’s why.
And one can walk into a grade school library and pull out books showing and describing how to have queer sex and that isn’t a problem.
Michelangelo’s sculpture of the Bible’s David is fantastic art, but it may not be art for some children under 13. Maybe the school principal in Tallahassee, Florida, living in an area where many residents are what we call down here Hard Shell Baptist should have used a little more common sense.
I’m amazed that Minorities get upset over the play 1776 and documentaries about Anthony Johnson (1600 – 1670) or Irish Slavery in America in the 17th Century. Why do Minorities in America reject History just because it hurts their feelings, and why does it hurt their feelings? Why do 10% of Americans, mostly Minorities, don’t believe man has ever been to the moon? How is it that there are people who still believe the Earth is Flat? These are people who simply can’t cope with reality and as the world becomes more and more modern and filled with technology the number of people who can’t cope is rising almost exponentially.
What do we do with people who reject reality and reject History? America can’t function with people who reject the morality and guidance of Christianity outright, reject American Values and Culture, and people who live life to be victims. Most importantly we need to set people who thinks society owes them a perfect life, supported by redistribution of wealth, straight. All Government owes Citizens is a level playing field and the equal application of the Law. Society owes you nothing except leaving you alone, unless you’re breaking the law or being a nuisance.
At one of my homes, I have a water Feature that includes Manneken Pis, the peeing boy statue peeing in the Gold Fish Pond. A woman told be it was pornographic. I told her she didn’t have to come to my parties and eat my food and drink my liquor. She became upset with the idea that it was my home and my rules. I didn’t force her tp look at the boy. But, if she looked closely she would have seen the sign, “This is not a Toilet.” The Statue was part of a Joke! One of my Wife’s sisters decided to clean the tile around the pond with Bleach and killed the fish.
Hard-shell Baptists in Tallahassee? Nope, “hard-shell progs” is more like it. Leon County was one of the five (out of 67) that DeSantis did not carry last year. Like all capitals, it is full of self-serving leftist bureaucrats. On top of that, the city is home to two leftist-infested colleges, FSU and all-black FAMU. The local newspaper is named the Democrat for a very good reason.
DAMNED MUSLIM BITCHE GO BACK FROM WHERE YOU CAME FROM. REALLY TIRED OF THIS DAMNED BULLSHITTE. THE SATAN DMANED MUSLIMS KILL CHRISTIANS ALL AROUND THE PLANET, BURN DOWN CHURCHES WIPE OUT VILLAGES OF CHRISTIANS IN AFRICA AND THEN WHINE AND CRY ABOUT SOME PAINTING COMMISIONED BY A MUSLIM FROM HUNDREDS OF YEARS AGO. AND THEN SOME ASS WIPE UNIVERSITY BUREACRAT CALLS THE PROFESSOR WHO IS AN BLACK AMERICAN AN ISLAMOPHOBE. AND DON’T GET ME STARTED ON THESE PARENTS WHO SAY THE STATUE OF DAVID IS PORNOGRPHIC WHEN THEY TAKE THEIR KIDDIES TO DRAG SHOWS AND GAY PRIDE PARADES. ONE PERSON WHO IS OFFENDED SHOULDN’T BE ALLOWED TO RULE OVER THE REST OF US. THIS IS AMERICA DAMMIT NOT SOME MUSLIM SHITE HOLE WHERE THEY CUT OF HANDS, BEAT WOMEN, AND SLAVES ARE LEGAL TO OWN. YOU DON’T LIKE IT HERE THEN GO BACK TO WHERE YOU CAME FROM.