Friday, November 07, 2008

End of political correctness? 

On Monday, MPR is holding a discussion on whether political bias exists on campuses. The debate features Matthew Woessner and April Kelly-Woessner, whose research I discussed a couple of years ago. In short, they are part of the defense of liberal bias by arguing the students don't change much and they like liberal professors more anyway.

They may find it interesting that one student did not agree with one of the Daily Effects of Indoctrination, adding something to this picture:
The First Amendment protects the right of persons to express ideas that are politically incorrect, even if those ideas displease left-wing professors.
Just this week, someone added a release on the affirmative action referendum from Nebraksa, though it's not clear if it was posted by the department that created this display or the student(s) who are speaking out against it. (Notably, it is behind in a cliffhanger in Colorado.)
Debating as well will be Steve Balch, president of the National Association of Scholars. I think the debate will be excellent and worthy of your time Monday.

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