Bias on Campus
Liberal bias on college campuses is a favorite topic of ours. Cathy Young writes in today's Boston Globe,
A left-wing witch-hunt on campus
By Cathy Young May 2, 2005
THE NOTION of left-wing political bias in the universities is widely pooh-poohed
on the left as so much right-wing propaganda -- a smokescreen for an attempt to
push a conservative agenda on college campuses. Sure, conservative professors
may be a rare breed; but that, we are told, is only because the academy is all
about intellectual openness, tolerance of disagreement, robust and untrammeled
debate, and all those other intrinsically liberal values that conservatives
presumably just don't get.
Here is a real world example of lefty intolerance, from my alma mater Colby College, the school that put the liberal in liberal arts. This blog, Colby and Beyond, is a great site to see what life is like for a conservative on an overwhelmingly liberal campus. Some of the stories are funny, like the "Die In" to mock the Iraq war. And some are just pathetic, like the student reaction to Al Franken's visit last year.
I only wish I was as firm in my beliefs then as I am now. What fun it could have been to upset the apple cart at Camp Colby.