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UC Forces Retirement Of Professor Following Response To Muslim Student's Claims About Trump

Mar 10, 2018

Clifford Adams
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The University of Cincinnati music professor who said Muslim women and girls are safer in the U.S. than in any Middle Eastern country has been forced to retire. 

Assistant professor Clifford Adams has been placed on administrative for the remainder of the semester and will retire May 1. He made the comment online to a Muslim student who had criticized Donald Trump's presidency and spoke about freedom and diversity. Adams wrote "how dare" she complain. Adams didn't respond immediately Friday to a request for comment. He earlier wrote a letter to the Cincinnati Enquirer saying he was "deeply sorry" and was trying to have a "lively, provocative, scholarly argument." School spokesperson Greg Vehr says the university is "committed to excellence and diversity."