Hamline Adjunct Fired for Showing Muhammad Images Sues + Hamline Statement Seems to Backtrack
The Pioneer Press (Josh Verges) reports:
The adjunct professor accused of Islamophobia for showing artwork in class that depicted the Prophet Muhammad filed a lawsuit against Hamline University on Tuesday as Hamline’s president conceded the school mishandled the controversy.
Professor Erika Lopez Prater is suing the school in Ramsey County District Court for defamation, breach of contract and religious discrimination, among other claims….
David Everett, associate vice president of inclusive excellence, sent a Nov. 7 email to all employees and students saying an incident had taken place in an online class that was “undeniably inconsiderate, disrespectful and Islamophobic.”
Separately, Dean of Students Patti Kersten called Lopez Prater’s decision to show the artwork “an act of intolerance,” acc
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