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Ward Churchill

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The Resume

    (October 2, 1947- )
    Professor of Ethnic Studies and coordinator of American Indian Studies at University of Colorado
    Associate Director of the Center for Studies of Ethnicity and Race in America
    Co-director of the Colorado chapter of the American Indian Movement
    Vice chair of the American Indian Anti-Defamation Council

Why he might be annoying:

    He is an anti-establishment radical.
    He claimed that the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks deserved to die because they were part of 'the mighty engine of profit.'
    He said that the people who died in the Twin Towers were 'little Eichmanns' (comparing them to the infamous Nazi leader.)
    He claimed that the 9/11 hijackers were 'combat teams' who made a 'gallant sacrifice.'
    He uses cliched rhetoric, screaming 'Nazi' at anything he perceives as unfair.
    About those killed in the attack, he said, 'let's get a grip here, shall we? True enough, they were civilians of a sort. But innocent? Gimme a break.'
    He said that the 9/11 terrorists 'finally responded in kind to some of what this country has dispensed to their people as a matter of course,' even though the hijackers and Osama Bin Laden are Saudis, a people who have been made fabulously wealthy by American oil money.
    He looks like a stereotypical aging hippie.
    He frequently wears huge aviator sunglasses.
    He was denounced by the National American Indian Movement and they reported that he was not Native American.
    His degrees have been called into question.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He is an outspoken activist for Native American causes around the country.
    He is of Cherokee descent and his Indian name is 'Keezjunnahbeh,' which means 'the kind-hearted man.'
    He criticized Noam Chomsky for defending Holocaust-deniers.
    He is a respected speaker and writer and makes appearances at many public events.
    In all fairness, he has fought tirelessly for many worthwhile causes.

Credit: Big Papa

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Year In Review:

    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2023, Out of 21 Votes: 90.48% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 9 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 56 Votes: 44.64% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 18 Votes: 83.33% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 126 Votes: 51.59% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 131 Votes: 62.60% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 493 Votes: 82.35% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 35 Votes: 74.29% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 57 Votes: 54.39% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 79 Votes: 64.56% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 156 Votes: 66.03% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 130 Votes: 80.77% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 196 Votes: 76.53% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 280 Votes: 70.71% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 564 Votes: 74.65% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 1067 Votes: 79.19% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 224 Votes: 77.68% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 274 Votes: 67.88% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 2520 Votes: 56.71% Annoying