This article was originally published by The Daily Caller.
As more radical professors are exposed as on-campus bullies and off-campus extremists, the credibility of the institutions that employ them crumbles.
Thanks to the growing number of eyes fixed on American colleges and universities, campus administrators are slowly starting to hold these academic activists accountable, and it’s about time.
Perhaps college administrators are also catching on to the notion that hiring racists and bigots to teach young minds is bad for business.
Remember when racist Trinity College sociology professor Johnny Eric Williams called white people “inhuman a-holes” who need to “die?”
He cost the school about $200,000 in donations and 16 students according to a report by Russell Blair at the Hartford Courant. It simply does not pay to hire racist radical lunatics like Williams.
Perhaps Drexel University is also catching on. Officials at Drexel placed the infamous “actual communist” George Ciccariello-Maher on leave after his continuous bizarre, radical leftist behavior and rhetoric. As a reminder, Ciccariello-Maher is a white man who specializes in race and racism among other topics, who tweeted “All I Want for Christmas is White Genocide.” He subsequently deleted the tweet.
And what about the anti-white racist loud mouth activist, Lisa Durden, who was fired from Essex County College in Newark, New Jersey? Durden defended a “blacks only” Memorial Day event while debating Tucker Carlson on his show, condescendingly stating:
“Boo-hoo-hoo, you white people are angry because you couldn’t use your ‘white privilege’ card to get invited to the Black Lives Matter’s all-black Memorial Day celebration! Wow!”
Fortunately, Essex County College acted swiftly and decisively to rid the campus of her racism and radical views.
Essex County College was also placed on probation this November and is at risk of losing accreditation. The troubles plaguing the college are financial and are not directly related to Durden or other radical professors potentially compromising the integrity of the school’s curriculum. Durden’s firing certainly can’t hurt Essex’s quest to right its listing ship, however. Hiring professors and adjunct instructors who are more reasonable and emotionally stable will bring stability.
The employment of radical political and social justice activists disguised as instructors and professors has created a culture on campus that limits critical thinking and academic freedom. All of this is despite students shelling out thousands upon thousands of dollars for their degrees, which are supposed to prepare them to be well-rounded professionals.
Shifting Opinions on Value
In the summer, Paul Fain at Inside Higher Ed reported that more than half of Republicans think colleges have a negative impact on the country’s direction.
Who can blame them?
With liberal activists permitted to run violently amok on campuses and radical professors using their positions of power to manipulate the students’ minds while stifling free speech and critical thinking, it’s not unreasonable to question whether today’s college students are actually learning anything of value at all.
Evergreen State College is a great example for us to dig into on this matter. The school openly notes that it is committed to social justice and diversity. But based on recent events on campus and staffing choices, it’s become apparent that the school is also committed to racism.
This summer, professor Bret Weinstein challenged the school’s racist choice to request that all white people leave campus for a day of diversity programs. Social justice activists rioted and got so out of hand that the administration was held hostage until they agreed to meet the demands of the protesters.
Now disgraced former Evergreen State College professor Naima Lowe was caught on camera at a nearby Pride festival, berating her white colleagues and doubling down on her own rhetoric to attack white, middle class, gay males (people just like me, for the record).
“White supremacy…lives and breathes within every single white person standing here right now. I refuse to shut my mouth and let white people set this agenda,” she yelled, claiming that “the white gays, the white middle class assimilationist motherfucking gays, took over the [gay] movement with their assimilationist goals.”
Putting myself in the shoes of a hiring manager for any American company, I can’t find one good reason to interview a candidate that lists Evergreen State College on a resume. In my humble opinion, it’s just too risky to bring in a candidate that hails from a school that disguises anti-white racism as diversity and social justice.
I see more value in a candidate with a degree from a college that offers a diverse curriculum, including various trades and skills-based programs.
Schools like Evergreen State College must learn that diversity includes diversity of political affiliations, opinions, and insights. It’s a college’s job to prepare students to engage in civil discourse and exchange ideas in an effective and healthy manner, so they can compete and find success in today’s workforce. That will undoubtedly be influenced by American companies looking for well-rounded candidates that can help the companies compete in today’s ever-changing markets.
One way that Americans are already pushing back against radical professors is through youth and professional organizations that are not afraid to call out crazy when they see it.
If students are parents are able to determine if a prospective school is plagued with radical professors, then they have an opportunity to make an informed decision and choose another school.
Employers will respond as well. Many American companies will simply stop interviewing and hiring candidates who have been indoctrinated by radical professors and might bring identity politics and bigotry into the workplace. It’s simply too risky.
James Merse is a healthcare communications professional and freelance writer from Northern New Jersey who also teaches communications courses at community colleges. Follow James on Twitter