] But George Lakoff, a linguistics professor at Berkeley,
] denies that academic institutions are biased against
] conservatives. The disparity in hiring, he explains,
] occurs because conservatives are not as interested as
] liberals in academic careers. Why does he think liberals
] are like that? "Unlike conservatives, they believe in
] working for the public good and social justice." That
] clears that up.
I think it does. You can't get any republican street cred without doing something tremendously lucrative and capitalist.
] Many campuses are intellectual versions of one-party nations --
] except such nations usually have the merit, such as it is, of candor
] about their ideological monopolies. In contrast, American campuses
] have more insistently proclaimed their commitment to diversity as
] they have become more intellectually monochrome.
] They do indeed cultivate diversity -- in race, skin color,
] ethnicity, sexual preference. In everything but thought.
Thats because it is not possible for people of a variety of races, skin colors, ethnicities and sexual preference to converse in an open manner unless the spirit of liberalism dominates. Conservative thought is not tolerant of such a varied group of people. In fact, the reason that colleges have been moving farther to the left, is that they have become so diverse. Exposure to diversity kills conservatism by dispelling the prejudices, stereotypes and myths that contemporary conservatism is founded on.
Academia, Stuck To the Left