Academic Justice to Replace Academic Freedom?

Although I fully expect Harvard to espouse an extremely progressive agenda, I’m still shocked by this editorial that appeared in the Crimson recently (emphasis mine):

Yet the liberal obsession with “academic freedom” seems a bit misplaced to me. After all, no one ever has “full freedom” in research and publication. Which research proposals receive funding and what papers are accepted for publication are always contingent on political priorities. The words used to articulate a research question can have implications for its outcome. No academic question is ever “free” from political realities. If our university community opposes racism, sexism, and heterosexism, why should we put up with research that counters our goals simply in the name of “academic freedom”?

Read the rest of this stifling, oppressive, Marxist turd here.

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  • Honestly, the worst part about this is the authoritarianism spewing from the non-academic “gender studies” department. This type of situation is precisely why standards (of any sort) were ever invented in the first place.


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