ECSU professor’s remarks prompt response from Cafero, others

HARTFORD, Conn. – Eastern Connecticut State University Professor Brent Terry’s remarks during a creative writing class won bipartisan disapproval Tuesday from the state House of Representatives.

According to little over a minute of audio shared with Campus Reform by a student, Terry said that if the Republican Party took over the Senate in 2014 then “colleges will start closing up if these people have their way.”

Terry went on to say that “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.”

House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero (R-Norwalk) used a point of personal privilege to rise on the floor of the House and comment on Terry’s remarks.

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4 responses to “ECSU professor’s remarks prompt response from Cafero, others”

  1. EveT

    Why is it controversial to say that there are a lot of people out there that don’t want “liberals” to be able to vote?

  2. the donut hole

    His salary is being paid by taxpayers of all shapes, sizes, and colors. If he wants to be an idiot on his own free time, more power to him. Doing it on my dime is unethical and he should be severely warned that his termination will be the next remedy should he continue to spout his drivel.

  3. Casey Smith


    It’s one thing to say that there are people who don’t want liberals to vote, just as it would be to say there are people who don’t want conservatives to vote. I think the line was crossed when the professor implied that all the young, all the old and all black people are liberals. It’s enforcing a sterotype.

  4. LWitherspoon

    “Colleges will start closing up if these people have their way”
    I’m not a Republican but I don’t want one dime of my tax money going to support the salary of a “Professor” who is telling college students that if Republicans are elected, colleges will close down. Scare tactics anyone? And what exactly does this have to do with Creative Writing anyway?
    I also had a chuckle over the line that the Republican boogeymen don’t want young people or old people to vote. Who exactly do they want to vote, then? Middle-aged people only?
    A more fair, reasonable, and appropriate exercise would have summarized the Republican position on Voter ID laws along with their key justifications, then the Democratic position, and then directed the students to THINK FOR THEMSELVES. College is where you learn how to think, not what to think. This “professor” did his students as well as taxpayers a major disservice.

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