New audio reveals an Eastern Connecticut State University professor warning that Republicans will “want things to go back — not to to 1955, but to 1855″ if they win control of Congress in November. Republican victories could also put him out of a job, he cautioned.
“We will live in a very, very, very different kind of country if that happens,” Professor Brent Terry told students in his Introduction to Creative Writing course, according to audio obtained by Campus Reform. “I mean, colleges will start closing up if these people have their way.”
Over the course of his rant, Terry characterized conservatives as “racist, misogynist, money-grubbing people.”
“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,” he said. He said students’ enrollment in college was another indicator that they are liberal.
Despite his inflammatory comments, repercussions for Terry will apparently not be forthcoming. An ECSU spokesperson said professors have “academic freedom to conduct their classes in whatever way they choose; this is not a university matter.”