I’m a liberal professor, and my liberal students terrify me
“What about Fannie and Freddie?” he asked. “Government kept giving homes to black people, to help out black people, white people didn’t get anything, and then they couldn’t pay for them. What about that?”
The next week, I got called into my director’s office. I was shown an email, sender name redacted, alleging that I “possessed communistical [sic] sympathies and refused to tell more than one side of the story.” The story in question wasn’t described, but I suspect it had do to with whether or not the economic collapse was caused by poor black people.
That was a liberal student?!? It sounds like a libertarian, not a liberal. I’ve never seen a liberal call someone out as a commie for suggesting that poor people didn’t cause the banking collapse.
This is the kicker:
This new understanding of social justice politics resembles what University of Pennsylvania political science professor Adolph Reed Jr. calls a politics of personal testimony, in which the feelings of individuals are the primary or even exclusive means through which social issues are understood and discussed.
And he wishes to fight this by talking about how he fears his students because of their opinions.