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Teen Vogue Writer: ‘The Modern American University is a Right-Wing Institution’

Teen Vogue Writer: ‘The Modern American University is a Right-Wing Institution’

“The right’s dominance of academia and its reign over universities is destroying higher education”

This is from ‘Teen Vogue’ which somehow became a cultural Marxist outlet several years ago. The claims by the writer that higher education is controlled by the right are laugh-out-loud funny.

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Do American universities lack ideological diversity? Are they bastions of left-wing thought and hostile to conservatives? In early April, the Crimson, the student newspaper of Harvard University, published an article asserting that the university’s conservative faculty are “an endangered species,” which quickly animated establishment concerns about the alleged lack of ideological diversity on American college campuses.

But the right is not underrepresented in higher education; in fact, the opposite is true: The modern American university is a right-wing institution. The right’s dominance of academia and its reign over universities is destroying higher education, and the only way to save the American university is for students and professors to take back control of campuses.

Conservatives continually cite statistics suggesting that college professors lean to the left. But those who believe a university’s ideological character can be discerned by surveying the political leanings of its faculty betray a fundamental misunderstanding of how universities work. Partisan political preferences have little to do with the production of academic knowledge or the day-to-day workings of the university — including what happens in classrooms.

There is no “Democrat” way to teach calculus, nor is there a “Republican” approach to teaching medieval English literature; anyone who has spent time teaching or studying in a university knows that the majority of instruction and scholarship within cannot fit into narrow partisan categories.

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Comments

Dusty Pitts | May 21, 2021 at 12:37 pm

Somebody needs to tap him on the shoulder and whisper, “No, your other right.”

As for TEEN WOKE, I don’t know why people keep misspelling it.

    henrybowman in reply to Dusty Pitts. | May 21, 2021 at 1:25 pm

    Are you sure it’s a he? I can’t tell from the ornamentally ethnic byline.
    In my day, males didn’t read any subset of Vogue, much less write for one.

    the only way to save the American university is for students and professors to take back control of campuses.

    In my day, students didn’t have “control” of campuses in the first place. How can you have more tea when you haven’t had any yet?

      Dusty Pitts in reply to henrybowman. | May 21, 2021 at 1:30 pm

      I searched on the name, chose “Images,” and assumed the gender of the subject of the first picture.

      If challenged I’ll point at the goatee.

        henrybowman in reply to Dusty Pitts. | May 22, 2021 at 9:53 am

        Be advised that as of an iOS update last week, your assumptions are now officially null and void. There is a new official emoji* called “bearded woman.” This is because bearded women are stunning, brave, socially important and must be celebrated… unlike the 40%+ of Americans who exercise their enumerated constitutional right to own legal firearms, whose revolver emoji was downgraded to “water pistol” in 2016 to “reflect growing despair in America and worldwide over gun crime.” Because priorities!

        *(This is true, not a joke. I tried texting it from my iPhone to my Mac in order to paste it in here, but the MacOS translated it to 🧔♀, which I thought was pretty clever.)

“There is no “Democrat” way to teach calculus, nor is there a “Republican” approach to teaching medieval English literature”

But there is a way to insert woke indoctrination into almost anything, even (or especially) if it comes at the expense of factual content.

Someone hasn’t been to class enough lately to notice how things work.

retiredcantbefired | May 21, 2021 at 2:14 pm

The author appears to be male, of Indian or Pakistani ancestry. Siddique (respelled for English speakers who won’t accept a q at the end of the world) is an Islamic name. By any name, a hard leftist writing hard leftist garbage.

Old Soldier | May 21, 2021 at 3:31 pm

Siddique is the Arabic word for “friend”. (Arabic does not distinguish between common and proper nouns. In English, words have been used as names to the point where it is known only as a name and loses its former former meaning. For example, “Noor” is a popular name for girls and literally means “light”; “Laith” is one of several words for “lion” and is a popular boys name. If Mohammed and Fatima Siddique introduce their children, Laith and Noor, Mr. and Mrs. Friend are introducing you to Lion and Light.

Isn’t this the same rag that published an article teaching teenage girls how to get butt-fucked?

More and more, I think the solution to these problems is going to need to be ‘kinetic.’

This is so disconnected from reality that I can’t tell if it’s satire or not.

The guy’s an idiot … and he’s wrong … but all ya have to do these days is make a claim that something is right wing … and the woke left will jump all over it and make a big deal of it.

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