I find that I must agree with Keith Burgess-Jackson in this case. Moreover, I’ll state that he exhibits his profound maturity in dealing with this topic.
What I found most refreshing, here, is that Keith manifests a great lesson in honesty and integrity. Those who follow his blog, as I do, know that he has defended the tenure system in universities. He is, himself, a tenured professor. So, he has a bias in defending Ward Churchill, also a tenured professor. However, Keith has daily demonstrated his integrity in his own blog. For instance, and this is by no means the only example, he’s a vegetarian who speaks out regularly against the antics of animal-rights activists–much as I, an atheist, loath and speak out against the antics of atheist activists. Therefore, based on his reputation with me, I can disregard his bias in this case.
Another sign of maturity is demonstrated by the fact that he understands what this all really means. I said as much, just a few days ago.