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June 25, 2008

Columbia Professor in “Noose” Case Fired for Plagiarism (genghis)

Preface: You know, until we can get beyond these “ism’s,” then we really haven’t fulfilled the dream that Barack Luther King laid out before us in his famous speech at the March on the South Bronx in 1979, where he asked us to “give up our little piece of turf” and also challenged us to “dig it.”

Yet, so far we’ve been unable to dig it. Sadly, according to an unnamed news source with a “C” and a couple of “N”-shaped squiggles after it, it still comes down to this.

”A Columbia University professor, who gained notoriety when a noose was found on the door of her office, has been fired after months of public and private allegations of plagiarism and racial targeting.”

“Madonna Constantine, professor of psychology and education at the university's Teachers College, was initially suspended after an independent 18-month investigation into allegations of plagiarism concluded that on several occasions she had published academic work without crediting others for content.”

But Madonna’s hopping mad about this:

"It is my opinion that this investigation, along with other incidents that have happened to me at Teachers College in recent months, point to a conspiracy and witch-hunt by certain current and former members of the Teachers College community," she said in a written statement.”

“Giacomo (her attorney) said Constantine may challenge the university's actions in court.”

In a brief press conference shortly after the decision was reached, Dee Snider, spokesman for Madonna adamantly proclaimed ”We’re not gonna’ take it”

And I certainly hope they do indeed fight against this chill wind of something or other. Sadly, this kind of mindless persecution has happened before. Wake up and smell the peyote, people!

(I have no idea why I put up that preface, but we’re mandated to provide at least 15% “Warriors” content per post these days. Management…go figure. Plus I just like doin’ things like that.)

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posted by xgenghisx at 06:38 AM

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