“It is evidence in support of Mac Donald’s thesis in her latest book that some faculty and students are reacting to this as they are”
As noted in the story below, Bucknell recently hosted a talk by a pro-Antifa scholar and there were no issues. Outrage about campus speakers always goes in the same direction.
The College Fix reports:
Blacklisting, vandalism, picket line: Outrage erupts at Bucknell ahead of Heather Mac Donald talk
When Antifa scholar Mark Bray, known for advocating political violence, gave a guest lecture in September at Bucknell University on the eve of the 9/11 anniversary, it was met with little resistance.
The talk was hosted by the Humanities Center and largely welcomed on campus. A few wary scholars did not object to his speech, only how he was championed by organizers “as some kind of morally serious person courageously challenging evil.”
In contrast, a talk by conservative scholar Heather Mac Donald set for Thursday at the private, Pennsylvania liberal arts college has generated outrage among its left-leaning professors and students.
The talk is funded by the bipartisan Bucknell Program for American Leadership and Citizenship, also known as BPALC, and will focus on Mac Donald’s recent book The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture.
Despite the talk’s innocuous title — “Campus Politics and the Liberal Arts” — the upcoming speech has prompted vandalism, fiery op-eds in the campus newspaper, a planned picket line, a counter-protest event, and perhaps most alarmingly, discussions of blacklisting students and scholars who support BPALC and its goals.
“It is evidence in support of Mac Donald’s thesis in her latest book that some faculty and students are reacting to this as they are,” Bucknell sociology Professor Alexander Riley said in an email to The College Fix.
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