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"[T]he most sought-after university in the nation" trashes facts and UCLA faculty statements in order to expel UCLA students. These facts and UCLA faculty statements would not be here without the help of Noam Chomsky and his vital work on education; see: The Role of the Educational System. See also: Noam Chomsky on the U.S. Public Education System (specifically addressing the University of California); Noam Chomsky on Propaganda and Bias in the Media.
Tommy Wilde, the former UCLA student in this case, lives and works in Los Angeles.
We get frequent reports in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times on how our nation's top universities admit their students, for good reason. In stark contrast, we do not get reports on how these universities kick their students out, also for good reason: a story that draws such clear parallels between the abuse of power revealed in the Catholic Church scandals and UCLA—currently "the most sought-after university in the nation"—that it threatens to expose how the most powerful public university system in the U.S. actually operates, in striking contrast to the quasi-religious "brand" UCLA uses to market itself worldwide. I see no other way to explain why no one in the University of California is being publicly questioned about these facts and these UCLA faculty statements in the story of this student expulsion from UCLA. (This story would also tell how I got these UCLA faculty statements some ten years after UCLA kicked me out of a Ph.D. program in the UCLA Graduate School of Education.)
Coincidentally, this story is now quite timely thanks to the ongoing #MeToo movement, as it contains some of the same reasons for why many women waited decades before coming forth with their own stories of abuse by men and women in positions of immense institutionalized power.
Furthermore, I think it's important to point out that "our [private, corporate-owned] free press" and its sponsoring multinational corporations can go after the Catholic Church because these powerful private companies largely do not draw their top governing board members from the Catholic Church. Rather, the New York Times and its multinational corporate sponsors draw their governing board members almost exclusively from the educated classes coming out of our nation's top universities. Therefore, I think the problem with this story here is that it threatens an extremely powerful segment of the educated classes by revealing how flagrantly the Corporation of The Regents of the University of California's presidents, chancellors, vice chancellors, and deans abuse their power against those with the least power: University of California students.
On this website I'm publishing UCLA documents and email exchanges with UC faculty in an effort to expose this abuse of University of California students, and to show how this abuse of UC students has apparently become an integral part of how the most powerful public university system in the U.S. actually operates on its students and faculty—i.e., I'm putting light into the University of California motto: "Let There Be Light." Of course, it goes without saying that even with this light, just as it was in the Catholic Church, our collective silence on this abuse only ensures that the University of California will continue to abuse University of California students. But these facts and UCLA faculty statements remain here in order to keep light on forms of abuse also found in the Catholic Church scandals—only this time around, the University of California's administrators are openly concealing their abuse of UC students beneath their revered caps and gowns of higher education.
UC Berkeley Law School, Dean Erwin Chemerinsky e-mail exchange (pdf)
Former Dean of UC Berkeley Journalism School, Ben Bagdikian e-mail exchange (pdf)
UCLA Professor, Carlos Peregrín (C.P.) Otero e-mail exchange (pdf)
"Spotlight" journalist, Walter V. Robinson e-mail exchange (pdf)
Diane Ravitch e-mail exchange (pdf)
Former UCLA Professor (and Harvard alum) Andrew Sabl e-mail exchange (pdf)
The April, 2019, e-mail (pdf) I sent to just over 5,000 UCLA faculty, administrators and staff
UCLA Extension, American Language Center: E-mails (pdf) to ALC Director, Tara Neuwirth
UCLA "Informal Grievance Resolution; Step One": June 17, 2019, telephone call with UCLA Extension's HR person, Katrin Kaehler, and American Language Center Director, Tara Neuwirth:
UCLA Investigatory Leave Notifications: (pdf1) (pdf2)
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“. . . what is monstrous [and, therefore, who is monstrous] is not infrequently contained in what is ‘normal,’ in what is felt by the great majority to be ‘quite normal and natural.’” Alice Miller [words in brackets, mine]
“The worst of all possibilities is for a person to be apathetic in the face of evil. It is far better to work oneself into an ambiguous situation than remain silent.” Gabriel Kolko
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