A Confession of Liberal 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. Universities are the bedrock of progressive values, but the one kind of diversity that universities disregard is ideological and religious. We’re fine with people who don’t look like us, as long as they think like us.”

 

"Universities should be a hubbub of the full range of political perspectives from A to Z, not just from V to Z. So maybe we progressives could take a brief break from attacking the other side and more broadly incorporate values that we supposedly cherish — like diversity — in our own dominions.”

 

Though diversity is championed as desirable in all cases, are universities losing their intellectual diversity? Are they failing to include, or sometimes even silencing, the voices of religious or conservative faculty?  Acclaimed New York Times Columnist and self-professed progressive Nicholas Kristof presents strong evidence of this as he discusses liberal bias in academia in this thought provoking piece.

 

 

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"A Confession of Liberal Intolerance"

by Nicholas Kristof, Author, Journalist, and Columnist, New York Times

New York Times  l  May 8, 2016

http://christanduniversity.com/2016/04/02/on-being-protested-by-westboro-baptist-church/

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