Thursday, December 29, 2016

Volokh: At The University of Oregon, No More Free Speech For Professors...

...On Topics Such As Race, Religion, and Sexual Orientation
This is very bad--but hardly a big surprise.
The PC left is extremely powerful in the academy, and this is exactly the kind of policy they favor.
What we have here is more of the same sort of thing we've been seeing for years now...different, perhaps, in degree, but not in kind.
Which is not to say that I don't think we should be protesting in the streets about it...just that it shouldn't come as a surprise.
I half-expect the APA (philosophy, not psychology) to issue an open letter of support for the Oregon policy.
[Also Jerry Coyne on this stuff here. He takes the time to wrestle a bit with the blackface issue. It does seem to be a somewhat special case, worthy of some thought--but I'm not interested in getting sucked into that particular issue right now. Coyne gets some of the main points out on the page.]

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