Heather Cox Richardson, professor of history at Boston College, teaches nineteenth-century American history at both the undergraduate and the graduate level. She has published numerous articles and books related to the Republican Party, Abraham Lincoln, the war against the South and the Reconstruction which followed. Her writings include The Greatest Nation of the Earth: Republican Economic Policies during the Civil War (1997) and To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party (2014).
Richardson has also written articles for Salon.com, a San Francisco-based radical Left-wing Internet magazine that demonizes traditionalists, de-centralists, Whites and Southerners. Professor Richardson has authored multiple hate articles for the radical website which demonstrate her to be a bigot, or someone who is intolerant and hateful of those with different views. More troubling than her characterization of Republicans and conservatives as “stupid” is her overt hostility to Southerners as an ethno-cultural and historic population. This bias against people of another culture and with a different identity was evident in her recent Salon.com article “White Southern hate, stripped bare for all to see.” Her radical partisan telling of history describes Southerners as a whole in an entirely negative light. For instance, Richardson writes that Southerners were “whites who cheated, attacked or murdered [Blacks]”. Professor Richardson excuses political violence against Southerners and Federal supremacy in the name of “equality”. Her revisionist historical narrative coupled with far-Left political activism well outside the mainstream reveal Richardson to be unfit to teach students of a Southern background or those with pro-Southern views. Her intolerance and extreme politics make it impossible for Professor Heather Cox Richardson to provide a classroom setting in which students of all backgrounds including Southerners can feel welcome and learn.
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