Developing story from CSU-Pueblo. Stay tuned…
It appears that Dr. Dan Forsyth – the professor cleared of charges accusing him of creating a “racially hostile environment” in his classroom for holding conservative views on immigration – has not experienced the last of trouble.
Credible sources indicate that a liberal faculty colleague of Forsyth has widely disseminated a threatening e-mail around campus. The author of the e-mail, Chicano Studies Professor David Sandoval, declared his efforts to bring radical activists in to Pueblo to “address the bigotry done” by Forsyth. The message continues: “My prediction is that before it is over there will be physical violence on this campus….” Sandoval’s e-mail also invoked the radical concept of Aztlan, an extremist ethnic separatist movement which calls for the violent overthrow of the United States government in the Southwest and the creation of a new Hispanic homeland.
Ronald Applbaum, president of CSU-Pueblo, has been alerted to the threat. My hope is that the situation is resolved justly and peacefully, with proper concern for campus safety and a rational university dialogue.