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r3020
Senior Advisor

Left smelling the coffee

Their intolerance and bigotry is beginning to get to those with some honesty.

 

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In a column in today’s The New York Times, liberal opinion writer Nicholas Kristof essentially admits there is discrimination against conservative ideology on college campuses. The opinion piece is rather eye-opening because for the first time we are hearing from a prominent progressive who admits there is a problem on campuses with conservative intolerance.

“We progressives believe in diversity, and we want women, blacks, Latinos, gays and Muslims at the table — er, so long as they aren’t conservatives … We’re fine with people who don’t look like us, as long as they think like us,” Kristof wrote.

Kristof believes universities are stigmatizing conservatives and undermining “intellectual diversity.” Proof of Mr. Kristof’s point has reared its head frequently in recent months.

For example, earlier this year, LawNewz.com wrote about a student senator who faced impeachment for daring to bring a controversial conservative speak to campus. And last year, Wesleyan students wanted to shutdown their student newspaper after a controversial piece on the Black Lives Matter movement. In the petition, the students wrote the paper, “neglects to provide a safe space for the voices of students of color.”

While some may disagree with what these conservative students and speakers have to say by cutting off their opportunity to express themselves, Kristof argues we are really doing a disservice to everyone. As Mr. Kristof writes, universities should not only be working to promote diversity in terms of race, background, and culture, but also in political belief and thought.

 

http://lawnewz.com/high-profile/liberal-nicholas-kristof-admits-there-is-conservative-discrimination...

21 Replies
schnurrbart
Veteran Advisor

Re: Left smelling the coffee

We have smelled the conservative coffee for a long long time and it smells like Panther pee!  Of course, we show discrimination against the radical conservatism of today.  You don't discriminate against the liberalism of today?  Of course, you do!  This isn't even a topic for discussion.  Both sides, left and right, discriminate against the other's agenda.  Has been that way for decades, although I'm sure it is at a higher level that ever.  Non-starter!!

 

OKdon
Senior Contributor

Re:The purpose of collegiate oratory

Is to enlighten people.

 

How does any conservative provide any valuable knowledge that will inform or educate?

 

In the first place most republicans don't even appreciate the concept of higher learning. For the most part they reject science because they refuse any logic that doesn't connect with their conservative philosphy.

 

So what is the purpose of republicans collegiate oratory? To indoctrinate the community in the republican philosophy. That science is flawed and hundreds of climate scientists are just plain wrong. Colleges just need to be indoctrinated with the conservative point of view. Most of which will not stand up to close examination.

 

 

bruce MN
Advisor

Re: Left smelling the coffee

I read that article early this morning. Lots of truth in it, and the testimonials are compelling. From my experience as a parent of adults who attended liberal arts and public Universities and of one who is an administrator at one, the faculties at nearly all colleges are student demand driven.  As would include the case of the scores of schools all over the country that have a hard wired up-front religious right front load.  Most who attend those do so because that's what the students and families who pay the bills demand.  Most private colleges have religious affiliation.  Here in Minnesota there are a couple that you wouldn't know that unless you did some research.  And a couple here in So. Central MN where if you are to work there, much less attend, you need to issue testimonials, sign pledges etc.

 

18 yr. olds don't enter in to an advanced learning program ignorant of what is ahead of them.  They can target, and they can avoid.

 

It is very interesting how many people from Iowa that I talk to that tell me that ISU is turning into a bastion of conservativissm.  It's seemingly become the destination school for the children of the Ernst/King crowd.  Again,demand driven and I'm sure the staff has been flexed to it.

 

But, yeah, as Don says it's mostly because of how things wind up proving out after research and discussion. But I'm sure that ascendant political movement surely will fix that, with it's authoritarian figure head. Even with his liberal social views.  He can simply check back with you and the rest of his new found base and ask what be fixed that might be eating on one of you.

r3020
Senior Advisor

Re: Re:The purpose of collegiate oratory

Many progressive colleges won't allow anyone on campus to refute what you say. Some liberal are waking up too the fact that that type of "political correctness", which is nothing more than censorship, is destroying the country. Even Bruce is smelling the coffee.

Polaris Racer
Senior Contributor

Re: Left smelling the coffee

Corruption is just fine when the left does it...

bruce MN
Advisor

Re: Re:The purpose of collegiate oratory

Nope. Just commenting on long collected observations and experiences. Kristof doing a good thing....starting a conversation.  One you have never shown the first speck of interest in having BTW.

 

We have lots of Evangelical friends who aren't haters.  Some involved in education.  And some "professional liberal" (hat tip: nox) acquaintances who are very smug, and often outright ignorant and stupid,  about their political views,.

r3020
Senior Advisor

Re: Re:The purpose of collegiate oratory

The haters are the leftist on campus that refuse to allow some one with a different view point to speak. I'm just glad some of the smarter liberals are beginning to see the danger in censorship.

schnurrbart
Veteran Advisor

Re: Left smelling the coffee

How many of your rightie "family values" men have been caught doing kids, having affairs, etc?  Our guys may try to make a few bucks but a bunch of your folks are morally and ethically bankrupt!!

schnurrbart
Veteran Advisor

Re: Re:The purpose of collegiate oratory

How would you know.  Doubtful you have ever been on a college campus.