SOURCE: Inside Higher Ed
by Timothy Messer-Kruse
Because standards of academic freedom like those of the AAUP tie that freedom to expertise within recognized professional communities of scholars, those doing interdisciplinary work and working in programs like ethnic studies have less institutional protection against charges that they are engaged in politics rather than scholarship.
by Khalil Gibran Muhammad
Signs are emerging that Americans won't be persuaded by moral panics to surrender the freedom to learn. What can this counteroffensive build on?
SOURCE: The Hill
by Glenn C. Altschuler and David Wippman
There is virtually no evidence that liberal professors are successfully indoctrinating students, or that they're even trying. But the myth is behind a host of measures that threaten higher education.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
by Adam Serwer
"To believe that the disadvantages of race, class, and gender imposed lawfully over centuries never occurred or entirely disappeared in just a few decades is genuinely “radical” in a negative way; to believe that creating those disadvantages was wrong and that they should be rectified is not."
Critics have charged that Ibram X. Kendi's writing portrays racism as an all-powerful and unchangeable force in American society. He says that, in fact, understanding racism as "constructed" means it can be deconstructed.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
The Villanova professor explains the incidents that led him to ask whether a center-right critique of antiracist rhetoric and discursive rules has some justification, and how a broader coalition against domination can be rescued from some censorious excesses.
by Steve Fraser
How do you run a politically useful Cold War without any actual Communism? Just declare that the organs of global capitalism are, in fact, red—borrowing some anti-Semitic tropes along the way.
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