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Professor Clifford Adams is a College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) alumnus who earned a degree in Music Theory. He has been a professional musician for more than 30 years, performing in Jazz, Rock, Pop and Country ensembles as a singer, keyboard, and guitar player. He has composed pop and country music for radio, television and film.

Professor Adams was originally recruited to teach History of Rock and Roll, and helped expand the popular music curriculum to include courses in country music, blues and other genres.

Professor Adams recently made headlines when he reportedly made anti-Muslim comments on a student’s assignment paper. The exchange was then made public on social media and included comments such as “The U.S. President’s first sworn duty is to protect America from enemies, and the greatest threat to our freedom is not the President, it is radical Islam. Review this list of Islamic terrorist attacks and then tell me about your hurt feelings. Now, about Muslim females.; as you well know, young Muslim women are murdered by their father or a brother for dating – or for holding hands with – a non-Muslim boy. Muslim females are safer in America than in any Middle Eastern country. How dare you complain while enjoying our protection!” (1)

The University of Cincinnati conducted a full investigation and the matter was referred to the UC Muslim Students Association who called for action against the professor. (2)

Adams apologized for his comments (3)


[1] Kate Murphy 30 October 2017, Cincinnati.com “Now about Muslim females” University of Cincinnati looking into professor’s comments https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2017/10/30/university-cincinnati-investigating-professor-s-rant-smug-college-brats-and-patriotism-muslim-studen/813141001/

2 Justin Reutter, 31 October 2017 Newsrecord.org CCM Professor under investigation for Islamophobic comments http://www.newsrecord.org/news/ccm-professor-under-investigation-for-islamophobic-remarks/article_25dac702-bea7-11e7-ae06-f7c787c10237.html

3 Clifford Adams, 2 November 2017 Newsredord.org Professor apologises for Islamophobic remarks http://www.newsrecord.org/letter-professor-apologizes-for-islamophobic-remarks/article_c105dc52-c029-11e7-8373-534cc894f3a4.html


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