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Old 01-05-2016, 01:16 PM   #91
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So the big stink is that I said "liberal professors are scared of their own students". Here's where I got that shit to throw at the wall.


http://www.vox.com/2015/6/3/8706323/...ofessor-afraid


It's fairly self-evident that most colleges are bastions of liberal thought. I suppose there is nothing wrong with that if you're a student you know what you're signing up for in academia.




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So the big stink is that I said "liberal professors are scared of their own students". Here's where I got that shit to throw at the wall.


http://www.vox.com/2015/6/3/8706323/...ofessor-afraid


It's fairly self-evident that most colleges are bastions of liberal thought. I suppose there is nothing wrong with that if you're a student you know what you're signing up for in academia.




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Do you honestly think that's the "big stink"?

And do you honestly think one story from one person who went under a pseudonym proves a nationwide problem? This is the equivalent of claiming fraud based on assumptions of your mom's church.


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And yeah, college's are bastions of liberal thought. But that is more of an embarrassing stain on the current far right movement not on colleges.

When you all define science as socialism and get pissed that you're asked to source your arguments, and that you can't use personal religions to justify hateful legislation then of course higher education will be considered liberal.


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So the big stink is that I said "liberal professors are scared of their own students". Here's where I got that shit to throw at the wall.


I'm a liberal professor, and my liberal students terrify me - Vox


and did you read this?

I was a liberal adjunct professor. My liberal students didn’t scare me at all. - Vox
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So the big stink is that I said "liberal professors are scared of their own students". Here's where I got that shit to throw at the wall.


I'm a liberal professor, and my liberal students terrify me - Vox


It's fairly self-evident that most colleges are bastions of liberal thought. I suppose there is nothing wrong with that if you're a student you know what you're signing up for in academia.




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One op-ed on shitty ass Vox? Alright.

Bastions of thought, yes. Liberal thought? Well, only if you are of the belief that conservative viewpoints aren't really "thought," I suppose.
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The left is pushing for it to be illegal for you to beat up gay people while screaming "Faggot!" The left wants that to be more than just simple assault. It's a hate crime. The left wants it to be illegal for you to deny gay people jobs for no other reason than they're gay. Same with firing them.

If you think that's propaganda, if you think that's a restriction on free speech, engage me on that. But your sweeping claims of "left wing enclaves that are squeezing out debate" is laughable and not something I'm going to bother arguing with because you're just making shit up.
Who is your beef with, anyway?
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Who is your beef with, anyway?
Probably me and Fe Horse
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Probably me and Fe Horse
Straw man, maybe.

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I don't have any idea what the last three posts are supposed to mean.
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Yeah, all I can gather is that they still think it's personal, Bluer doesn't know the definition of 'straw man', and Oregoropa came up with a clever way to write IronHorse's name.


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It's fairly self-evident that most colleges are bastions of liberal thought.
Have you been inside the halls of a single business school?

Even in law school, the vast majority of my professors were very corporatist and right-leaning which made sense given that most schools nowadays try their hardest to get corporate jobs for their graduates which has drastically cut down the number of "social justice types" you'd think of.
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Have you been inside the halls of a single business school?

Even in law school, the vast majority of my professors were very corporatist and right-leaning which made sense given that most schools nowadays try their hardest to get corporate jobs for their graduates which has drastically cut down the number of "social justice types" you'd think of.
Big time. I minored in business and the capitalist/corporatist frenzy is unreal. My university's big boast was that it was the top university as ranked by corporate recruiters.
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Even in law school, the vast majority of my professors were very corporatist and right-leaning which made sense given that most schools nowadays try their hardest to get corporate jobs for their graduates which has drastically cut down the number of "social justice types" you'd think of.

This is mostly correct. A lot depends on what your major is and where you're going to school. For instance, if your field is business, economics, etc. you'll probably get more right leaning professors for the most part.
On the other hand, if you're studying history, English, science, education(?), etc. you will more than likely end up with liberal professors.

I personally don't care that much, though. Kids can choose what college they want to attend. If they want to go to a secular, liberal university, they are more than welcome to do so. If they would prefer a conservative, Christian school they can do that as well. It's all about choice. You'll get stuck with professors that disagree with you on both sides. But that's okay with me because it's good to challenge our own thoughts and beliefs. We often debate against ourselves or other people with similar beliefs and fail to think outside the box. It leads to tension and gridlock, which is quite evident in our nation today. We are becoming further and further apart from reality on both sides. Which is why I can't identify with either party.

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And yeah, college's are bastions of liberal thought. But that is more of an embarrassing stain on the current far right movement not on colleges.

When you all define science as socialism and get pissed that you're asked to source your arguments, and that you can't use personal religions to justify hateful legislation then of course higher education will be considered liberal.
This. Thank you.

I just really get a kick out of the complaining from conservative politicians and pundits about the supposed evils of "liberal education" because any of them that went to Ivy League schools or state universities still somehow managed to do just fine for themselves even with that supposedly horrible "leftist agenda" education. I wonder how they managed not to be "brainwashed" or "silenced" during their time at those schools. Hm.
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This is mostly correct. A lot depends on what your major is and where you're going to school. For instance, if your field is business, economics, etc. you'll probably get more right leaning professors for the most part.
On the other hand, if you're studying history, English, science, education(?), etc. you will more than likely end up with liberal professors.
Mostly agree with you and anitram. The business profs/instructors I came across were neutral or right-leaning most of the time. They also hadn't spent their whole careers in education. Which is par for the course in a business school.

Where I went, in my major, the Econ profs were lifers in education. Mixed bag politically, and some proud outliers on both sides.
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