January 21, 2004

let's not criticize PC, let's emulate it

A friend sent me this about University of Colorado students attempting to document what they say is the "indoctrination" of students by left-leaning faculty members.

I wish I was teaching at CU. I'd give them something to complain about.

Posted by Carey at January 21, 2004 10:27 PM

That's funny, because I actually emailed the CU College Repubs tonight to tell them that as my experiences as both a student and a teacher at a university, I think they were both looking at this issue the wrong way and approaching it the wrong way - college is about education, about different view points. I also told them that if they wanted to be taken seriously, they should fix the grammatical and spelling mistakes on their homepage. I suppose I probably won't hear back from my least-fav political group . . .

Posted by: Trish at January 22, 2004 03:24 AM

The great thing about their proposal is that it cedes the high ground; at least when they were merely complaining about political correctness they could make the plausible argument that they cared about free speech and learning. With this proposal, they've given that up.

This isn't a reason not to take their pernicious proposal seriously; instead it's just pointing out a weakness that should be exploited.

Posted by: Carey at January 22, 2004 04:02 PM