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Diversity in higher education?

Posted: July 24, 2013 2:00 a.m.
Updated: July 24, 2013 2:00 a.m.
 

I’m glad Steve and Cokie appreciate the value of diversity in higher education.

Sadly this diversity does not apply to political ideology. A recent survey indicated that 60 to 70 percent of academics identify themselves as liberal or very liberal.

Professors have been known to intimidate and even punish students (through lower grades) who dare to challenge their liberal philosophy.

According to the Young America’s Foundation seven of eight Ivy League Schools chose a liberal speaker to deliver their 2013 commencement address.

This was not limited to Ivy League institutions.

Of the top 100 colleges and universities, 62 percent had liberal leaning commencement speakers, only 17 percent conservative.

Conservative speakers are rarely invited to speak at college campuses, and when they do, they are shouted down or worse by a student body that claims to support diversity.

What hypocrites.

In 2004, Ann Coulter, was assaulted with pies when she tried to speak at the University of Arizona.

In 2006, Bill Kristol’s speech at the University of Texas was disrupted.

In 1999, Starr Parker was forced from the stage at Penn State.

The list goes on and on and includes many more recent instances.

Diversity on college campuses, sure, when it comes to admissions. As for diversity of political ideology — it does not exist.

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