Daily Archives: February 28, 2011

UPDATE: Is UALR Liberally Educating Students With Derogatory Sexual Term Lectures On The Taxpayer Dollar?

This morning I received a portion of a forwarded email from a University of Arkansas Little Rock alumni that I just had to validate to be sure there was no mistake:

Sent: Mon, Feb 28, 2011 7:33 am
Subject: UALR hosting seminar by tenured professor labeling conservatives as “teabaggers”

Interesting email, I received this from one of our members and it is a reminder of the liberal’s teaching our children in our state schools.
(Deleted for Privacy but is My TEA Party Leader)

Subject: UALR hosting seminar by tenured professor labeling conservatives as “teabaggers”

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I am an alumnus of the University of Arkansas-Little Rock,  and was disturbed to discover that the school is hosting a lecture by  one of its own professors to label you a “teabagger” (that is the actual  term used by the school on its website).  I am forwarding the site  address to you along with the text from the school’s official website so  that you may verify the information for yourself.  Please bear in mind  that this is a public university funded at taxpayer expense.

http://ualr.edu/cahss/index.php/2011/02/08/evenings-with-history-to-discuss-tea-party/

Copied directly from the University of Arkansas-Little Rock’s official webpage, link above:

UALR History Professor Johanna Miller Lewis will present a lecture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, exploring the events of the Boston Tea Party and the current Tea Party movement.
The lecture, at the Ottenheimer Auditorium in the Historic Arkansas Museum at 200 E. Third St., is part of UALR’s History Institute’s series, “Evenings with History.”
The event begins at 7 p.m. with refreshments, followed by Lewis’s lecture, “Teabaggers and the American Revolution.”
From television personality Glenn Beck to Representative Michelle Bachmann and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, the conservative right has embraced the Boston Tea Party as a symbol of rebellion against taxation and government  intervention that led directly to the American Revolution. However, a close reading of the events leading up to the American Revolution suggests otherwise. This lecture will examine the numerous interpretations of the tax revolts and struggle for political power that really led the colonies to rebel against Great Britain.
The Evenings with History series is sponsored by the University History Institute, which is a nonprofit organization of private citizens interested in history and supporting UALR.
An individual can subscribe to the series for $50 annually, which includes admission to all six lectures. A joint subscription to the series, at $90 annually, offers savings of $10 to couples and friends. At $250 annually, a Fellow of the Institute receives the previous benefits, plus an invitation to special presentations for fellows exclusively, including private events with noted authors. The Institute also offers a life membership at $1,000 that can be paid in installments.
Subscriptions and donations to the Institute are tax deductible as allowed by law. Subscribers to the series help support historical research. Presenters donate their time, and the University History Institute uses all proceeds from the series to encourage research at UALR.
In recent years, annual institute grants, made possible by the Evenings with History series, have made major purchases of historical research materials for UALR.
For more information, contact the UALR Department of History at 501-569-3235.

The screen capture 12 minutes later, offensive title highlighted:

The highlighted derogatory sexual term paired with Patriotism:

No… clearly there was no mistake. It is clearly posted on UALR’s website. There is a Liberal spin with a blatant agenda provided for by taxpayer dollars. Is this how taxpayer dollars should be wasted? Is this how your taxpayer dollars should be used?

Updated at 1:10 p.m.

UALR 12:11pm via TweetDeck

@bobbi85710 We sincerely apologize for any offense caused by the term. It was certainly unintended and has been corrected on our website.

Looks like UALR has a conscience and I commend the correction and screen captured here: