“Since Trump’s election conservative and right-wing organizations and individuals have increased their recruiting efforts.”
This group apparently believes the free speech crisis on college campuses has been manufactured by conservatives.
The College Fix reports:
New ‘Network of Concerned Academics’ rallies against the ‘right-wing’
A coalition of higher education administrators, faculty, staff and students has formed to combat what they say is an “anti-education movement” that is “wide, deep, and coordinated” and led by the “right-wing.”
The Network of Concerned Academics claims that the Trump administration has “manufactured a media crisis around issues of free speech.” They state that the current political climate is “dominated by anti-intellectualism and willful ignorance” and poses an “unprecedented threat” to institutions of higher learning.
In a handbook on its website titled “A Guide to Campus Provocateurs,” the organization instructs faculty, staff and students in how to “most effectively respond to right-wing assaults on campus life and campus politics.”
“Since Trump’s election conservative and right-wing organizations and individuals have increased their recruiting efforts. Their goal is to make bigotry unchallengeable. Their goal is to make it harder for people to fight against social inequalities and structural forms of marginalization,” the guide states.
Conservatives “are using their vast resources to bring to campuses speaker-provocateurs who spew hateful ideas that demean others, in order to inflame campuses,” it continues.
The document appears to contain several instances of editors’ markups that were not deleted prior to publication. On one page giving students advice about “challenging” controversial speakers, a paragraph is appended with the note: “I DON’T THINK WE SHOULD SAY ANYTHING ABOUT BOYCOTTING THE SPEAKER, I DELETED IT.”
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