Don’t dare speak the obvious about colleges and universities in America.
That’s what one professor did, only to receive the wrath of those who disagreed.
Below is the partial resume Samuel Abrams, a professor at Sarah Lawrence College:
AB, Stanford University. AM, PhD, Harvard University. Visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC; faculty fellow at George Mason’s Institute for Humane Studies; faculty fellow at Center for Advanced Social Science Research at NYU; and member of the Council on Foreign Relations. A graduate of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government Program on Inequality and Social Policy and a former affiliate of Harvard’s Canada Program and Institute for Quantitative Social Science. Main topics of research include social policy, inequality, international political economy, and comparative and American politics; special interest in network analysis, the media, Congress, political behavior, urban studies and cities, public opinion and survey research, political communication and elections, and the social nature of political behavior. Conducted fieldwork throughout Europe and North America.
Quite a resume in all respects. Without showcasing any political leanings, Abrams’ resume showcases a man is well-versed in his subject matter, even putting it into action through fieldwork here and abroad. So why is he under fire?
Campus Reform reports,
The New York professor detailed what he believes to be a problem of the lack of viewpoint diversity on college campuses in a piece for The New York Times. While Abrams acknowledged that college professors are largely liberal, he claimed that the greater issue lies in the fact that university administrators are incredibly liberal.Through a survey he conducted, the professor “found that liberal staff members outnumber their conservative counterparts by the astonishing ratio of 12-to-one. Only six percent of campus administrators identified as conservative to some degree, while 71 percent classified themselves as liberal or very liberal,” he wrote. “It’s no wonder so much of the nonacademic programming on college campuses is politically one-sided.”
Now, some people torment the professor for merely pointing out the obvious. Even more obvious is what academia will do to silence those who care go against the grain of Leftism which is pervasive in colleges and universities.
At SEE we welcome all points of view. And like Professor Abrams we agree that communication and discourse works best in solving problems. Clearly, far too many so-called academics behave like children when confronted with opposing views.
We hope to interview Professor Abrams soon, and perhaps have him at one of our upcoming events.