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SLIDE 6: The OC Weekly reported on the flier on Nov. 15, 1996. The article begins, "Local political observers are calling it the 'most scurrilous and vile' campaign ad of the season...." Raghu was very much a part of the union crowd that opted for gay-baiting. In fact, when the CTA "leadership team" came down to investigate member complaints (about the flier and much else), Mathur had a special session with them to defend his colleagues.
The conservative board majority When did the SOCCCD begin to be dominated by an anti-intellectual right wing board? That started in 1996, when the faculty union (then controlled by faculty who pursued higher salaries at any cost) endorsed a slate of trustee candidates using a HOMOPHOBIC FLIER, which was sent to GOP households.