More censorship of campus free speech

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If this professor were anti-Islam Fox News would be all over this and Section2 would decry the MSM's lack of coverage:

https://theintercept.com/2017/06/05...er-pressure-from-right-wing-pro-israel-group/

LATE LAST YEAR, the California State University at Fresno began soliciting applicants for a newly created Edward Said Professorship in Middle East Studies, a teaching role named after the late Palestinian-American public intellectual. In a job posting, the school described the role as a “tenure-track, academic-year position” teaching courses on the Middle East and helping develop the school curriculum on the region. Said was famously known as an advocate of Palestinian nationalism in the United States as well as the author of the groundbreaking work of cultural criticism “Orientalism.”

Last week, however, after months of evaluating candidates, Fresno State abruptly announced that it would not be filling the role this year. While the school cited “procedural errors” as a reason for the cancellation, academics at the school, including one professor who resigned in protest, are claiming that the school is engaging in an act of academic censorship.

In a resignation letter issued last week, Vida Samiian, the longtime dean of Fresno State’s College of Arts and Humanities, said that a pressure campaign had targeted the search committee for the professorship, and that the school had balked at having four Arab-American finalists for the role. “I have decided to resign in objection to the unethical and discriminatory cancellation of the Edward Said Professorship,” Samiian wrote. “The administration carried out the vicious and discriminatory attacks launched by Israel advocacy groups against the search committee and the four finalists who were of Middle Eastern and Palestinian ethnicity.”
Honestly, I'm not going to take this at face value. Who knows what really happened. I can only tell you that Conservatives only care about campus free speech when it's campus free speech criticizing Conservatives. There have been quite a few articles written about censorship of pro-Palestinian groups on campus, but the Right doesn't seem to get too worked up over that.
 
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If this professor were anti-Islam Fox News would be all over this and Section2 would decry the MSM's lack of coverage:

https://theintercept.com/2017/06/05...er-pressure-from-right-wing-pro-israel-group/



Honestly, I'm not going to take this at face value. Who knows what really happened. I can only tell you that Conservatives only care about campus free speech when it's campus free speech criticizing liberals. There have been quite a few articles written about censorship of pro-Palestinian groups on campus, but the Right doesn't seem to get too worked up over that.
this isn't an example of campus free speech. they decided not to teach a course on the ME. I don't believe the procedural errors excuse.
 

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Wow, you got 2 pretty weak examples in 5 years. These right wingers sure are stifling campus free speech. It’s just no longer a safe place for leftists to speak freely.
 

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Wow, you got 2 pretty weak examples in 5 years. These right wingers sure are stifling campus free speech. It’s just no longer a safe place for leftists to speak freely.
More excuses coming out of you. Do you ever have anything other than apologies for all of the wrongs committed by the folks you idolize? Did it ever occur to you that if you have to apologize and make excuses this very often, that perhaps your team is rancid?
 

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More excuses coming out of you. Do you ever have anything other than apologies for all of the wrongs committed by the folks you idolize? Did it ever occur to you that if you have to apologize and make excuses this very often, that perhaps your team is rancid?
Deuce is one of the least principled frauds on the OTB. Whines and cries like a bitch when it suits his righty victim mentality. Otherwise...everything is no big deal. Lol...he really thinks that nobody notices.
 

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Wow, you got 2 pretty weak examples in 5 years. These right wingers sure are stifling campus free speech. It’s just no longer a safe place for leftists to speak freely.
There are tons of examples of anti-BDS measures

 

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Data shows a surprising campus free speech problem: left-wingers being fired for their opinions

The American college campus, we are led to believe, is a dangerous place: If you say what you really think, particularly as a conservative, a mob of young social justice warriors will come for your faculty position or invitation to speak on campus. Entire books and online magazines are premised on the idea that political correctness is sweeping the American university, threatening both higher education and the broader right to free speech.

But a data analysis from March by the director of Georgetown University’s Free Speech Project suggests that this “crisis” is more than a little overblown. There have been relatively few incidents of speech being squelched on college campuses, and there’s in fact limited evidence that conservatives are being unfairly targeted.

The raw numbers here should already raise questions about the so-called political correctness epidemic. According to the Department of Education, there are 4,583 colleges and universities in the United States (including two- and four-year institutions).
The fact that there were roughly only 60 incidents in the past two years suggests that free speech crises are extremely rare events and don’t define university life in the way that critics suggest.

The pro-free speech Foundation for Individual Rights in Education keeps a database of speaker disinvitations from campuses. It finds only a handful of disinvitations — somewhere between 20 and 42 — in every year between 2011 and 2017. The highest single-year spike, from 21 in 2015 to 42 in 2016, is mostly the work of one provocateur launching an intentionally inflammatory college tour.“ 11 of the 42 disinvitations were for a single speaker: Breitbart editor and right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos,” FIRE’s Alex Morey writes. “His controversial ‘Dangerous Faggot Tour’ traveled to colleges across the country this year and seemed to prompt a new report of attempted censorship in some form or another each week.”

Jeffrey Sachs, a political scientist at Canada’s Acadia University, put together a database of all incidents where a professor was dismissed for political speech in the United States between 2015 and 2017. Sachs’s results, published by the left-libertarian Niskanen Center, actually found that left-wing professors were more frequently dismissed for their speech than conservative ones:

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Some campus free speech critics, I suspect, aren’t operating in good faith. For them, the entire debate is a way to attack universities as hopelessly and dangerously liberal — to undermine higher education for nakedly partisan reasons. Indeed, four Republican-controlled state governments have set up new rules for political speech in public universities in response to concerns about free speech.

In Wisconsin, the strictest of these states, rules drafted by the state university’s board of regents allow students to be expelled if they are found to have disrupted the speech of other students three times. Protecting free speech on campus by expelling students for their political activism: just what the First Amendment’s drafters intended.

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-poli...rrectness-free-speech-liberal-data-georgetown
 

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Data shows a surprising campus free speech problem: left-wingers being fired for their opinions

The American college campus, we are led to believe, is a dangerous place: If you say what you really think, particularly as a conservative, a mob of young social justice warriors will come for your faculty position or invitation to speak on campus. Entire books and online magazines are premised on the idea that political correctness is sweeping the American university, threatening both higher education and the broader right to free speech.

But a data analysis from March by the director of Georgetown University’s Free Speech Project suggests that this “crisis” is more than a little overblown. There have been relatively few incidents of speech being squelched on college campuses, and there’s in fact limited evidence that conservatives are being unfairly targeted.

The raw numbers here should already raise questions about the so-called political correctness epidemic. According to the Department of Education, there are 4,583 colleges and universities in the United States (including two- and four-year institutions). The fact that there were roughly only 60 incidents in the past two years suggests that free speech crises are extremely rare events and don’t define university life in the way that critics suggest.

The pro-free speech Foundation for Individual Rights in Education keeps a database of speaker disinvitations from campuses. It finds only a handful of disinvitations — somewhere between 20 and 42 — in every year between 2011 and 2017. The highest single-year spike, from 21 in 2015 to 42 in 2016, is mostly the work of one provocateur launching an intentionally inflammatory college tour.“ 11 of the 42 disinvitations were for a single speaker: Breitbart editor and right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos,” FIRE’s Alex Morey writes. “His controversial ‘Dangerous Faggot Tour’ traveled to colleges across the country this year and seemed to prompt a new report of attempted censorship in some form or another each week.”

Jeffrey Sachs, a political scientist at Canada’s Acadia University, put together a database of all incidents where a professor was dismissed for political speech in the United States between 2015 and 2017. Sachs’s results, published by the left-libertarian Niskanen Center, actually found that left-wing professors were more frequently dismissed for their speech than conservative ones:

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Some campus free speech critics, I suspect, aren’t operating in good faith. For them, the entire debate is a way to attack universities as hopelessly and dangerously liberal — to undermine higher education for nakedly partisan reasons. Indeed, four Republican-controlled state governments have set up new rules for political speech in public universities in response to concerns about free speech.

In Wisconsin, the strictest of these states, rules drafted by the state university’s board of regents allow students to be expelled if they are found to have disrupted the speech of other students three times. Protecting free speech on campus by expelling students for their political activism: just what the First Amendment’s drafters intended.

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-poli...rrectness-free-speech-liberal-data-georgetown
Conservatives are hypocrites and wrong, tell me something I don't already know....
 
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