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Name: Steve HochstadtHochstadtSteve46959

School: Illinois College

Subject: History

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Offense: In July of 2014, Professor Hochstadt published an article in the Jacksonville Journal-Courier where he argued that Tea Party supporters are “intolerant and dangerous.” He also accused them of hating poor people and immigrants, and holding “negative beliefs about African Americans.” According to Professor Hochstadt, Tea Partiers are xenophobic: “They don’t like immigrants. Most of those who identify with the tea party want to deport all undocumented immigrants. But tea party supporters don’t like immigrants in general: Over half think that ‘immigrants’ take away jobs from ‘Americans.”

Also, “[Tea partiers harbor] generally negative beliefs about African-Americans. A 2010 study found that among whites who approve of the tea party movement, ‘only 35 percent believe blacks to be hardworking, only 45 percent believe blacks are intelligent, and only 41 percent think that blacks are trustworthy.

Further, “the tea party is nothing like their namesakes. They do not believe that all men have inalienable rights. Only they have the right to say what is right. They don’t want to govern, they want to dictate. They don’t like most Americans, who don’t agree with their ideas. They probably don’t like you.

Indoctrination Score: 3.5

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