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  •  A conservative teacher (none)
    at the college I work at brought up, at a faculty meeting the day before the election, a petition put forth by the campus Republicans seeking to amend the college anti-discrimination policy to prevent discrimination on the basis of "creed," as separate from religion.  This would presumably be put forth to stifle professors that would want to interpret history through a liberal lens.  But what is "creed"?  Would this legitimize holocaust denial or anti-immigrant attitudes as acceptable types of campus discourse?  

    This kind of thing is going to come up more and more.  David Horowitz was making the rounds on Fox News, fulminating about the "oppressed" campus conservatives and calling for legislation that would force equitable hiring on the basis of ideology (50% Democrats, 50% Republicans (?!?)).

    In my less forgiving moments, I'm inclined to say that the reason that there are more liberals than conservatives in academia is because, umm, we're more open-minded?  (I would say smarter, but I actually think us liberals could stand some improvement on that front, at least in the street-smarts realm of thought.)

    Nothing requires a greater effort of thought than arguments to justify the rule of nonthought. -- Milan Kundera

    by Dale on Fri Dec 31, 2004 at 11:35:37 AM PST

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