Monkeys of Duke, Cornell, Vanderbilt, Chicago
You might think that a university whose students were victims of the most notorious fraudulent rape claim in recent history, and whose professors -- 88 of them -- signed an ad implicitly presuming guilt, and whose president came close to doing the same would have learned some lessons.KC Johnson's award-winning coverage of the Duke case
The facts are otherwise. They also suggest that Duke University's ugly abuse in 2006 and 2007 of its now-exonerated lacrosse players -- white males accused by a black stripper and hounded by a mob hewing to political correctness -- reflects a disregard of due process and a bias against white males that infect much of academia.
In September, far from taking pains to protect its students from false rape charges, Duke adopted a revised "sexual misconduct" policy that makes a mockery of due process and may well foster more false rape charges by rigging the disciplinary rules against the accused.
Meanwhile, none of the 88 guilt-presuming professors has publicly apologized. (Duke's president, Richard Brodhead, did -- but too little and too late.) Many of the faculty signers -- a majority of whom are white -- have expressed pride in their rush to judgment. None was dismissed, demoted, or publicly rebuked. Two were glorified this month in Duke's in-house organ as pioneers of "diversity," with no reference to their roles in signing the ad. Three others have won prestigious positions at Cornell, Vanderbilt, and the University of Chicago. _StuartTaylor
Look here for legal comments on the issue at Volokh Conspiracy
Indoctrination into PC intolerance at universities in North America is at a critical level. Parents need to think long and hard about whether they will go into debt for years to finance the indoctrination and mind-warping of their child.
Rand Simberg has some interesting comments about the education bubble
These academic monkeys have been throwing shit at students -- making the students pay for it and forcing them to eat it -- for far too long. It is time for some creative payback.