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May 23, 2023

Statement on Machete-Wielding Hunter College Professor by
Conservative Party Chairman Gerard Kassar

Brooklyn-NY…“Hunter Professor Shellyne Rodriguez has no business teaching young minds, and CUNY is right to dismiss her. New York City and State must ensure that Ms. Rodriguez is not rehired by any other public college or university in the state.

“In verbally attacking a pro-life student group — and holding a machete to the neck of a New York Post reporter — Ms. Rodriguez is demonstrating just how deranged and ideological strident some on the academic left have become. The right to life is a legitimate public policy debate, and students have every right to express their opinions on the matter. But in academia today, any dissension of progressive orthodoxy comes at a price. Sadly, many moderate to conservative students now hold their tongues rather than risk the wrath of professors and administrators.

“Ms. Rodriguez’s actions are an embarrassment to a CUNY system that seems to move farther and farther to the political left each year. Demanding that students agree with progressive positions is not education, it’s indoctrination. How far CUNY has fallen.”