Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Political bias in academia

Discrimination to the factor of 100

Great article by John Tierney, mined by Veronique de Rugy and Glenn. Money quote:

“Anywhere in the world that social psychologists see women or minorities underrepresented by a factor of two or three, our minds jump to discrimination as the explanation,” said Dr. Haidt, who called himself a longtime liberal turned centrist. “But when we find out that conservatives are underrepresented among us by a factor of more than 100, suddenly everyone finds it quite easy to generate alternate explanations.”

Consider! Incredible implications. Read it here. Video of original speech here.

No comments: