(THE COLLEGE FIX) – Timothy Jackson followed through on his threat to sue the University of Northern Texas for investigating him in response to his defense of a 19th century composer.
The "distinguished university research professor" accused the Board of Regents of First Amendment retaliation in response to Jackson's criticism of a black peer who called Heinrich Schenker (above) "an ardent racist and German nationalist."
He's also claiming defamation by a graduate student and 17 colleagues in the Division of Music History, Theory, and Ethnomusicology. They promoted claims that he engaged in "particularly racist" actions and "platform[ed] … racist sentiments" in the Journal of Schenkerian Studies, a UNT-produced publication that Jackson co-founded.
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