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Cancel culture hits hardest at nation’s highest-ranked colleges

Cancel culture hits hardest at nation’s highest-ranked colleges

“graduates of elite institutions are overrepresented in both political and business sectors, as well as the cultural sectors of American life”

This does not bode well for America’s future.

The Washington Times reports:

Over the past six years, one of the worst places to be, in terms of getting targeted, punished or canceled for what you say, has been on campus at an elite American college.

A recent survey by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) found since 2015, Stanford University has had the most incidents of scholars being targeted by “triggered” complainants, with 18 reported on the school’s California campus, twice as many as reported at Harvard, UCLA and Georgetown.

All told, the Ivy League accounted for half of the six worst campuses for scholar targeting, as the University of Pennsylvania and Yale ranked next on the list, according to FIRE’s tally of more than 400 targeting incidents that have occurred since 2015.

. . . . “It’s alarming, especially because the most elite schools are role models for lesser-known institutions,” said Komi German, a FIRE research fellow and co-author of the report, “Scholars Under Fire.”

“Elite institutions have larger audiences both within and outside academia, and graduates of elite institutions are overrepresented in both political and business sectors, as well as the cultural sectors of American life,” Ms. German said. “Therefore, we should be deeply concerned that elite schools, our most influential institutions of higher learning, tend not to defend the free speech and academic freedom of their scholars.”

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“Elite” schools? By WHAT measure? It’s their professional and STEM programs that are moneymakers and reputation builders for the schools, not the grievance and victimology indoctrination programs. Whackademics need to get a grip on reality. Wymymn’s Studies doesn’t bring in a penny compared to the thousands of dollars a well-run medical clinical research program does. Undergrads are better off at other schools with a more favorable tuition:outcome risk calculus.

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