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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Heresy in the Black Studies Tabernacle

By Rick Pearcey • May 17, 2012, 09:59 AM

Bruce Bawer writes at Frontpage.com:

There's the academy, and then there's the real world.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, which is the academy's weekly newspaper of record, has long seemed interested in keeping, if not one foot in the real world, then at least a toe or two in the real world, publishing articles that are written in lively, non-academic prose and even, from time to time, in the name of intellectual diversity, running pieces that take a less than entirely reverential view of higher education's left-wing orthodoxies.

It's a delicate balance -- how much heresy can you allow into the tabernacle without outraging the faithful?

Answer? "Any hint of dissent is verboten."