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A blacklist victory? Professor wins million dollar settlement for being blacklisted

Daniel Pollack-Pelzner, blacklisted for being Jewish
Daniel Pollack-Pelzner, blacklisted for being
white, Jewish, and willing to speak the truth.

Today’s blacklist story is a followup on one from April 2022, in which Jewish English professor at Linfield University in Oregon, Daniel Pollack-Pelzner, was fired without due process because he reported the sexual misconduct of four of the university’s ten trustees. Before they fired him however school officials, including its university president and chair of the board of trustees Miles Davis, spewed anti-Semetic comments against him, including joking about sending Jews to gas chambers.

Pollack-Pelzner has now gotten some financial satisfaction in the courts, though hardly justice.

Linfield University has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by former Professor Daniel Pollack-Pelzner for $1,037,500 in compensation for emotional distress, lost wages, and attorney fees.

The University insists that it is not admitting guilt and only wants to avoid further loss of “time and energy from the mission of the institution.” If so, it found a weird way of doing it. They have litigated this weak case for two years and were compelled to reach a seven figure settlement.

Miles Davis remains as university president, however, and will suffer no personal financial cost for this incident. Nor has the university made any major personnel changes in response, except for the removal of Pollack-Pelzner, who no longer teaches there but has instead gotten a job as a visiting scholar at Portland State University, hardly a permanent position. Moreover, he had sued for $4 million, and settled for $1 million. Though Linfield was forced to pay him that money, it got off cheap.

Right now Linfield should go to the bottom of any list of prospective colleges high school students are considering. It has a board of trustees where 40% commit sexual misconduct and a administration that responses to this behavior by firing the whistle-blower. It is ranked by U.S. News 120 out of 210 liberal arts colleges, with a relatively mediocre overall score of 52 out of 100.

Essentially, the school is not a good place to go to get an education, unless you want to learn how to become a bigot. For example, from its own “diversity” webpage the school touts with pride how it favors minorities and women in its programs, based not on talent or school record but racial or sexual identity.

What matters to this school is your race and sex, and if you don’t belong to the right ones, you must go to the back of the bus, and like it. Nor is this guesswork, based on well documented-research [pdf]. Its leaders have created there a culture of hate, and remain in power with no interest in fixing it.

Conscious Choice cover

Now available in hardback and paperback as well as ebook!


From the press release: In this ground-breaking new history of early America, historian Robert Zimmerman not only exposes the lie behind The New York Times 1619 Project that falsely claims slavery is central to the history of the United States, he also provides profound lessons about the nature of human societies, lessons important for Americans today as well as for all future settlers on Mars and elsewhere in space.

Conscious Choice: The origins of slavery in America and why it matters today and for our future in outer space, is a riveting page-turning story that documents how slavery slowly became pervasive in the southern British colonies of North America, colonies founded by a people and culture that not only did not allow slavery but in every way were hostile to the practice.  
Conscious Choice does more however. In telling the tragic history of the Virginia colony and the rise of slavery there, Zimmerman lays out the proper path for creating healthy societies in places like the Moon and Mars.


“Zimmerman’s ground-breaking history provides every future generation the basic framework for establishing new societies on other worlds. We would be wise to heed what he says.” —Robert Zubrin, founder of founder of the Mars Society.


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Autographed printed copies are also available at discount directly from me (hardback $24.95; paperback $14.95; Shipping cost for either: $5.00). Just email me at zimmerman @ nasw dot org.


  • PabloD

    From what I could find, Linfield charges about $50K / year for tuition. They can pay off the settlement by admitting five additional students, assuming each one gets a 4-year degree. The university system is a scam from top to bottom.

  • BLSinSC

    And REPARATIONS are set to top $5 MILLION in CA!! You KNOW Oregone will top that one!!
    He should have sued for $40 MILLION!

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