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    Re: Bloomberg: Universities becoming bastions of intolerance

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Fabulous View Post
    And the one basic point of the thread went right over your head... or it didn't and you're hiding from it.

    Too ****ing bad indeed.
    It's not my job to validate your CPC.


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    Re: Bloomberg: Universities becoming bastions of intolerance

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    It's not my job to validate your CPC.
    Your repeated attempts to repair what was a fail are noted. The thread topic should have given you a context clue. Also glaringly obvious, you failed to find an on point example.

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    Re: Bloomberg: Universities becoming bastions of intolerance

    The Day - Students put pressure on big names to cancel commencement speeches | News from southeastern Connecticut

    At least three prominent leaders - former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde and former University of Califonia, Berkeley, Chancellor Robert Birgeneau - canceled their commencement speeches this spring after a torrent of campus activism.
    Berkeley Chancellor. If the premise of the thread is correct, a conservative never would have gotten that post.


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    Re: Bloomberg: Universities becoming bastions of intolerance

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    The Day - Students put pressure on big names to cancel commencement speeches | News from southeastern Connecticut



    Berkeley Chancellor. If the premise of the thread is correct, a conservative never would have gotten that post.
    Heh, you didn't read that did you. OR you counted on no one else doing so.

    Despite his left-friendly work on immigration, they said they wanted Birgeneau to apologize for campus police who brutalized Occupy Wall Street demonstrators in 2011 - or else they would protest his graduation speech.


    In response, Birgeneau decided not to attend the graduation. His cancellation, the most recent of the three, is raising concerns in some quarters that campus leftist groups are putting so much emphasis on social justice issues that they are quashing the spirit of open debate.

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    Re: Bloomberg: Universities becoming bastions of intolerance

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Heh, you didn't read that did you. OR you counted on no one else doing so.

    I read it. I just don't buy that the guys a con. Keep it up though, CPC is really acting up today.


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    Re: Bloomberg: Universities becoming bastions of intolerance

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Yeah, they cannot cope with hearing someone else speak that they disagree with. It is what it is.
    I don't understand why you insist on representing your assumption as fact, but I don't intend to keep correcting you if you aren't prepared to understand.

    Because, comparatively speaking, their complaints are exaggerated.
    This is a subjective assessment and is thus of no greater value than the opinion of the students themselves.

    Play, you know full well that when we walk into a discussion on institutional racism, people in universities who do not want to have the concept discussed are told by folks like us that they should be exposed to it and they have to cope with it being in their face, even though they are "paying for it" or "their tax dollars" go toward funding the position of the faculty member.
    This is an inadequate comparison. People who protest discussions of institutional racism are protesting the discussion of truth. People who protest commencement speeches by Condoleezza Rice (or Ray Kelly or Christine Lagarde and so on) are protesting the presence of individuals that they consider undesirable. There is a notable difference between protesting the truth and protesting a person.

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    Re: Bloomberg: Universities becoming bastions of intolerance

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post

    This is an inadequate comparison. People who protest discussions of institutional racism are protesting the discussion of truth.
    They are protesting a theoretical construct with potential validity and a large amount of controversy. I subscribe to it, but it's not uncontested, nor should it be thought as unquestioned truth. Nevertheless, students ought to be exposed to it.
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

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    Re: Bloomberg: Universities becoming bastions of intolerance

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    They are protesting a theoretical construct with potential validity and a large amount of controversy. I subscribe to it, but it's not uncontested, nor should it be thought as unquestioned truth. Nevertheless, students ought to be exposed to it.
    They are protesting a person and her individual actions as much, if not more, than they are protesting the "theoretical construct" that that person advocates. Regardless, their protests are not evidence alone that they have not been adequately exposed to Rice and her ideas. Again, perhaps the students have been exposed and have simply decided that they do not want their university to provide a platform for such ideas.

    Why are you unwilling to accept that students can be both adequately exposed to idea and uninterested in providing a platform for it?

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    Re: Bloomberg: Universities becoming bastions of intolerance

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    lol yes liberals infiltrated science
    Yes, hence, the demise of the Scientific Method.

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    Re: Bloomberg: Universities becoming bastions of intolerance

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    I read it. I just don't buy that the guys a con. Keep it up though, CPC is really acting up today.
    I see, you read it, just failed to comprehend what it said. It confirms the OP.

    In response, Birgeneau decided not to attend the graduation. His cancellation, the most recent of the three, is raising concerns in some quarters that campus leftist groups are putting so much emphasis on social justice issues that they are quashing the spirit of open debate.

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