Email sent to the UW AAUP Mailing List, 2/23/2022

I sent the following email to the AAUP mailing list at UW:

  From Wed Feb 23 02:40:22 2022
  Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2022 02:40:22 -0800 (PST)
  From: Stuart Reges <>
  Subject: excellent land acknowledgment article

  Josh Moody of Inside Higher Education has taken a deep dive into the land 
  acknowledgment issue in a new article just released:

  The article explores the pros and cons of land acknowledgments and 
  describes what happened this quarter when I included a version of the land 
  acknowledgment on my course syllabus that the university found offensive. 
  He also mentions my plans to continue this protest when I teach the CSE142 
  course in spring and will have the opportunity to distribute a syllabus on 
  paper (more difficult to censor).

  --Stuart Reges, Teaching Professor, Computer Science & Engineering

  I acknowledge that by the labor theory of property the Coast Salish people 
  can claim historical ownership of almost none of the land currently 
  occupied by the University of Washington.

They censored my earlier message about this controversy and even when the prestigious Inside Higher Education ran a lengthy article about land acknowledgements in general and my version in particular they refused to share this message with the members of the AAUP mailing list. The article included a picture of the UW campus, but the faculty at UW were not allowed to be informed that this was out there.

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