After the crosses were taken down from the building on the Texas A&M San Antonio campus a few months ago it seemed that the episode was over. Sadly that has never been the case as Sissy Bradford, the professor who made the request to have them taken down, was ostracized by the administration, harassed by staff and students alike, had her car vandalized and received death threats from parties unknown. When she reported the death threats to the university police she was told she’d have to prove who threatened her.
Professor Bradford continued to teach and was assigned four classes in the fall for which a number of students registered. After getting no help from anyone on campus she talked to the press and within hours of the latest story being published her fall classes were canceled. Does anyone really think that’s a coincidence?
When a student with a Presidential scholarship went to talk to the university president on Prof. Bradford’s behalf she was told “I don’t like you anymore” and lost her scholarship.
Sissy Bradford’s story has now been covered by Rick Casey on KLRN television and gone international with the Guardian in the United Kingdom publishing the story as well. The Texas Tribune, the New York Times and other media outlets are preparing stories on the situation. Texas A&M San Antonio now has egg on its face once again and it’s all the administration’s fault for not taking Prof. Bradford’s safety seriously.