Campus Reform on Tuesday reported that Brent Terry, professor at Eastern Connecticut State University who teaches creative writing, told his class that a 2014 GOP victory in the Senate will turn America into a very different kind of country and that colleges will start closing up.
A current student, who disagreed with the Terry, who according to Campus Reform, wants to remain anonymous recorded the audio of Terry’s rant against Republicans accusing Republicans that they will not and do not want blacks, Latinos, old and young people to vote and Terry incorrectly stated that it is because they are all liberal.
In the video, Terry said, “There are a lot of people out there that do not want black people to vote, do not want Latinos to vote. Do not want old people to vote, or young people to vote. Because generally, people like you are liberal.”
“You want equality. You want racial equality. You want financial equality. You want to be able to use your education and go out into the world and make it better, but you would also like to be able to get a job. All these things point toward being liberal,” Terry stated. “Never ever in the history of the United States has it been so important to vote.”
Terry continued by saying in his rant, “It's absolutely possible that the Republicans will take over the Senate as well as the House. And we will live in a very, very, very different kind of country if that happens. I mean, colleges will start closing up if they, if these people have their way. They don't think money should go to giving you people dangerous ideas about how the world should be run.”
Campus reform contacted Eastern Connecticut State University for comments and the university spokesperson said, “Our faculty has academic freedom to conduct their classes in whatever way they choose, this is not a university matter.”
Campus Reform also stated that they contacted the professor about his comments and that he has not responded.