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The Skeptics Are Wrong Part 2: Speech Culture on Campus is Changing

In this essay we show that the skeptics went wrong by basing their case primarily on GSS data about members of the Millennial generation. We explain why the debate hinges not on Millennials but on the generation after them––iGen, or Gen Z, who began replacing Millennials in college in 2013. We draw on a variety of datasets to show that iGen is different, and that there is indeed reason for concern that things are changing on campus. We address three questions: 1) Is the speech climate (i.e., willingness to speak up) worsening on college campuses, overall, in recent years? We show that it is. 2) Is there a “politically correct” range of viewpoints on campus? We show that there is. 3) Which side of the spectrum is more willing to use illiberal tactics? We show that left and right used to be similar, before 2015, in their desire to “disinvite” speakers, but since 2015 the right has used that tactic much less often while the left has used it much more often, and has also conducted all of the shout-downs that have occurred since 2015.  In conclusion, the skeptics are wrong.

Musa Al-Gharbi on Social Research: Half Hour of Heterodoxy #21

https://media.blubrry.com/halfhourofheterodoxy/p/content.blubrry.com/halfhourofheterodoxy/Musa_Al_Gharbi-Half_Hour_of_Heterodoxy_21.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSShow Notes Musa Al-Gharbi (@musa_algharbi) is a research associate at Heterodox Academy and a PhD student in sociology at Columbia University. He is a writer whose work has been featured in The New York Times, the Washington Post, The Atlantic, and several other venues. The topics..

Princeton, The N Word and Students: An opportunity for learning

  • Ian Storey
  • February 16, 2018

By: Ian Storey of The Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College Princeton University professor Lawrence Rosen, the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Anthropology, found himself as the latest professor in the national spotlight when The Princetonian reported that several students walked out of his class after Rosen repeatedly used the n-word as..

Frank Lechner on the Symmetric Polarization vs. Republican Radicalism Debate: Half Hour of Heterodoxy #19

  • Chris Martin
  • February 8, 2018

https://media.blubrry.com/halfhourofheterodoxy/p/content.blubrry.com/halfhourofheterodoxy/Frank_Lechner_on_Conservatism_and_Left-Right_Asymmetry.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSShow Notes Frank Lechner is a professor of sociology at Emory University. He did his undergraduate work in sociology at Tilburg University in the Netherlands, and then moved to the U.S. for his PhD. He’s the author of four books and two edited volumes—his most recent..