Intolerance in the academy....

Repeat radio program on US public radio today, about a liberal social psychologist professor who actually is studying this issue. Claims he's become more open minded by doing so. His research shows almost universal left wing leanings of faculty and students in most disciplines, except engineering and some hard sciences. Worse at elite Northern and west coast schools, and not so bad where kids live at home and work to put themselves through colleges. He is most concerned about how such biases can compromise the validity of some research, and warns of how violent student protest against visiting speakers to campus will only get worse. Also, he wonders how graduates who go into government service can possibly work with all sorts of people, especially on policy matters. Few solutions to this were presented. I think it's simple. Universities should be for peaceful and tolerant exchange of views. Students and faculty (yes, even some teachers) who are disruptive and violent should be identified, and expelled. His biggest concern is how some want to consider speech they disagree with as "violent". How shocking. A-V.
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