Here Come the Blacklists: College Republicans to Identify Liberal Professors!

by Ben Hoffman

UT College Republicans are compiling a list of liberal professors who they claimed have a bias against conservative students.

The list will include professors who students say have let their political views interfere with the way they interact with students in the classroom.

Rubin said the list of liberal professors is important because of the many complaints he received from students at UT College Republicans meetings, concerning professors who made unnecessary political comments, including anti-Bush statements.

http://www.independentcollegian.com/news/college-republicans-to-identify-liberal-professors-1.1849825

Of course, in liberal arts classes, most professors are liberal, but this is a list of professors who teach reality rather than a right-wing re-write of history. And it’s an attempt to scare people.

4 Comments to “Here Come the Blacklists: College Republicans to Identify Liberal Professors!”

  1. Ben;
    Thanks for the informative post. In reading the article I noticed these two statements:

    “We’re trying to expose professors who have liberal bias and go against everything UT stands for,” Rubin said. “How is saying ‘President Bush is the dumbest president this country has ever had and should be hanged’ improving the human condition?”
    “We had a student who said, in an ancient Greece class, Professor William O’Neal claimed that America did not liberate Europe in World War II. However; it was freed by Charles De Gaulle and the free French, not U.S. Soldiers,”

    I’m just wondering how anyone can state that these two incidents are teaching “reality rather than a right-wing re-write of history”? One is a dangerous opinion by an obvious very liberal Bush hater. The other is an out and out lie.

    • First of all, many right-wingers equate any criticism of Bush as the same thing as calling him stupid. I’ve seen that in many forums. And I doubt the professor said that Bush should be hanged, although it could be argued that he committed treason.

      Second, the professor denies the WWII claim, so you’re right; it is an outright lie.

      The problem, though, it in this line: We’re trying to expose professors who have liberal bias and go against everything UT stands for,” Rubin said.

      In other words, Rubin would prefer a right-wing bias rather than the facts.

      • I don’t know about Bush committing treason…beyond the events of 9/11 possibly being a known conspiracy. Personally I don’t believe ANYTHING of such magnatude would not be known by the government. But that’s a discussion for another time.
        I sincerely believe that Mr. Rubin would prefer facts as opposed to ANY bias; but he obviously has a problem with the conservative students being badgered by the more liberal professors. It’s common knowledge that most college professors are lean to the left. I wish that all instructors of higher-learning would leave their personal views out of teaching…whether they be right or left wing advocates.

      • “I don’t know about Bush committing treason…”

        How about lying to Congress in order to pursue the invasion of Iraq?

        “I wish that all instructors of higher-learning would leave their personal views out of teaching…”

        I partially agree with you there. It’s wrong when they suppress other viewpoints since they are in a position of authority and are more skilled at debate than most students.

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