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Academic "Diversity"

Posted by Dan Draney on September 29, 2005

Van Helsing at Moonbattery provides another piece of evidence of the hypocritical, intellectual rot in today’s universities. Academic Freedom must be defended at all costs, regardless of how far left of leftfield the speaker is, and how wacky the views expressed. Steady losses at the ballot box are leading to erosion of leftist domination of the courts. Fortunately, at least in the hallowed halls of academe, conservative views can still be safely suppressed and derided.

“From the point of view of a moonbat, what could be more intolerable than a black conservative? The way blacks with the independence and self-respect to stray from the Democratic plantation are treated, you might think nothing. But what about a patriotic Indian?

There’s no reason that Indians shouldn’t be patriotic, or any reason to think that they aren’t — but don’t spread that around in the morbid alternate reality known as academia.

Indiana University Associate Professor William Bradford has gotten himself into hot water by refusing to sign a petition in support of faux Indian Ward Churchill and Churchill’s belief that those who died on 9/11 deserved what they got for being ‘little Eichmanns.’ What makes this thoroughly unforgivable is the fact that unlike Churchill, Bradford really is part Indian (half Apache).”

Disputes among academics are always vicious, because the stakes are so small. Professor Bradford has clearly crossed the line. He’s jeopardizing Academic Freedom by dissenting from the views of its guardians. Doesn’t he realize that his stubbornness is just giving aid and comfort to McCarthyites? If he won’t support the views of a prominent, fake Indian like “PsychoWard” Churchill, how can Bradford claim to be an authentic Indian himself?

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