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Walter E Williams

Friday 05/04/2018
Colleges: Anti-Diversity and Pro-Exclusion

Just within the past week or so, some shocking professorial behavior has come to light. In the wake of Barbara Bush's death, California State University, Fresno professor Randa Jarrar took to Twitter to call the

former first lady an "amazing racist." Jarrar added, "PSA: either you are against these pieces of s--- and their genocidal ways or you're part of the problem. that's actually how simple this is. I'm happy the witch is dead. can't wait for the rest of her family to fall to their demise the way 1.5 million iraqis have. byyyeeeeeeee."

In New Jersey, Brookdale Community College professor Howard Finkelstein, in a heated exchange, was captured on video telling a conservative student, "F--- your life!" At the City University of New York School of Law, students shouted down guest lecturer Josh Blackman for 10 minutes before he could continue his remarks. When Duke University President Vincent Price was trying to address alumni, students

commandeered the stage, shouting demands and telling him to leave.

None of this professorial and student behavior is new at the nation's colleges. It's part of the leftist agenda that dominates our colleges. A new study by Brooklyn College professor Mitchell Langbert -- "Homogeneous: The Political Affiliations of Elite Liberal Arts College Faculty" -- demonstrates that domination. (By the way, Academic Questions is a publication of the National Association of Scholars, an organization fighting the leftist propaganda in academia.) Langbert examines the political affiliation of Ph.D.-holding faculty members at 51 of the 66 top-ranked liberal arts colleges according to U.S. News & World Report. He finds that 39 percent of the colleges in his sample are Republican-free -- with zero registered Republicans on their faculties. As for Republicans within academic departments, 78 percent of those departments have no Republican members or so few as to make no difference.

Langbert breaks down the faculty Democrat-to-Republican ratio by academic department, and there are not many surprises. Engineering departments have 1.6 Democrats for every Republican. Chemistry and economics departments have about 5.5 Democrats for every Republican. The situation is especially bad in anthropology departments, where the Democrat-to-Republican faculty ratio is 133-to-1, and in communications departments, where the ratio is 108-to-zero. Langbert says, "I could not find a single Republican with an exclusive appointment to fields like gender studies, Africana studies, and peace studies."

Later on in the study, Langbert turns his attention to Democrat-to-Republican faculty ratios at some of our most elite colleges. At Williams College, the Democrat-to-Republican ratio is 132-to-1. At Amherst College, it's 34-to-1. Wellesley's is 136-to-1. At Swarthmore, 120-to-1. Claremont McKenna, 4-to-1. Davidson, 10-to-1. Only two colleges of the top 66 on U.S. News & World Report's 2017 list have a modicum of equality in numbers between Democratic and Republican faculty members. They are the U.S. Military Academy, aka West Point, with a Democrat-to-Republican ratio of 1.3-to-1, and the U.S. Naval Academy, whose ratio is 2.3-to-1.

Many professors spend class time indoctrinating students with their views. For faculty members who are Democrats, those views can be described as leftist, socialist or communist. It is a cowardly act for a professor to take advantage of student immaturity by indoctrinating pupils with his opinions before the students have developed the maturity and skill to examine other opinions. It is also dereliction of duty of college administrators and boards of trustees to permit the continuance of what some professors and students are doing in the name of higher education.

Langbert's findings suggest biases in college research and academic policy, where leftist political homogeneity is embedded in the college culture. The leftist bias at most of the nation's colleges is in stark contrast to the political leanings of our nation. According to a number of Pew Research Center surveys, most Americans identify as conservative. These Americans are seeing their tax dollars and tuition dollars going to people who have contempt for their values and seek to indoctrinate their children with leftist ideas.

Walter E. Williams is a professor of

economics at George Mason University.

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WALTER E. WILLIAMS

Walter E. Williams is a professor of economics at George Mason University. He is also the author of several books, which include The State Against Blacks and America: A Minority Viewpoint.

Friday 05/04/2018

Colleges: Anti-Diversity and Pro-Exclusion

Friday 04/06/2018

Discrimination and Disparities

Thursday 03/22/2018

Not Always Like This

Friday 02/16/2018

Black History Month

Thursday 02/01/2018

Immigration Lies and Hypocrisy

Monday 12/11/2017

Independence Hypocrisy

Friday 11/10/2017

Ignorance vs. Stupidity

Monday 09/25/2017

The Welfare State's Legacy

Friday 09/01/2017

Racial Lies and Racism

Friday 08/25/2017

Women and Men Are Equal

Friday 08/11/2017

Is College Education Worth It?

Friday 08/04/2017

Conflicting Visions

Friday 07/21/2017

Slavery

Friday 07/14/2017

Minimum Wage Cruelty

Saturday 07/08/2017

Colleges: Islands of Intolerance

Friday 06/30/2017

Were Confederate Generals Traitors?

Friday 06/16/2017

Rewriting American History

Sunday 05/21/2017

Sheer Lunacy on Campus

Friday 05/12/2017

What Do Leftists Celebrate?

Friday 04/07/2017

Is Profiling OK?

Friday 03/31/2017

A Minority View - Educational Sabotage

Friday 03/17/2017

Liberty is Not for Wimps

Friday 03/10/2017

College Campus Disgrace

Friday 02/17/2017

Pawns of Liberal

Friday 01/20/2017

International Trade Thuggery

Friday 07/08/2016

Thinking Beyond Stage One

Monday 04/18/2016

Attacking Our Nation's Founders

Tuesday 03/15/2016

The Seen and Unseen

Monday 02/29/2016

Gullible Americans

Tuesday 02/23/2016

Clinton and Sanders and Progressivism

Friday 01/01/2016

Misleading and Using Blacks

Friday 11/13/2015

Attacking Our Founders

Saturday 08/08/2015

Legal and Academic Equality Nonsense

Sunday 08/02/2015

Cure For Racial Dishonesty

Saturday 07/25/2015

Historical Ignorance II

Saturday 07/18/2015

Historical Ignorance

Saturday 07/11/2015

Fiddling Away The Future

Saturday 07/04/2015

Constitutional Ignorance And Dereliction

Saturday 06/27/2015

You're What You Say You Are

Saturday 06/20/2015

Culture And Social Pathology

Saturday 06/13/2015

Improving Black Education

Saturday 06/06/2015

Intellectual Dishonesty

Saturday 05/30/2015

Liberals Respect Me

Saturday 05/23/2015

The True Black Tragedy

Monday 05/18/2015

Some Odds And Ends

Friday 05/08/2015

Black Lives Matter

Tuesday 05/05/2015

California's Water Problem

Friday 04/24/2015

Some Thoughts And Questions

Friday 04/17/2015

Reality May Be Optional

Friday 04/10/2015

The Ticket To Prosperity
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