Central Connecticut State University history professor Jay Bergman tried to convince his state's public schools to exclude the 1619 Project from their history curricula, questioning its sweeping claims that "white racism" drove America's independence from Britain.
At least one superintendent among more than 200 he contacted objected to Bergman's efforts, as did several of his history colleagues and other CCSU faculty. His department chair scolded Bergman for using his university email address and affiliation, and another professor demanded his formal censure, according to an investigation by NBC Connecticut.
While CCSU and the state university higher education system declined to punish Bergman, who is tenured, it conspicuously left out any mention of his academic freedom and contractual rights in responding to the controversy...
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