One of the saddest features of American life is the pervasive bias that hides itself under a cloak of tolerance. Supposedly, American universities promote freedom of thought and speech, but they don’t. Here are a couple of articles that demonstrate just how obvious the bias has become.
Here is the first.
Liberal graduation speakers outnumber conservatives 12 to 1, study finds (washingtontimes.com)
WESTMINSTER, COLORADO – Students at Colorado Christian University spotted an endangered species in the world of higher education: a conservative graduation speaker.
Bestselling author Eric Metaxas delivered Saturday’s commencement address here at the 1stBank Center, making him one of the few political conservatives invited this year to speak to college graduates. According to a report released this week by Young America’s Foundation, liberal speakers outnumbered conservatives 12 to 1. (continued here)
Here is the second.
Who’s delivering college commencement addresses this year? Not a conservative.
A report from Young America’s Foundation shows that, of the top 45 schools in the country, not a single institution invited a conservative. When the list is expanded to the top 100 colleges as ranked by US News & World Report, only three speakers are conservative whereas 38 are liberal, a 12:1 ratio.
“America’s top institutions continue to be abandoned as sites of higher education and turned into indoctrination centers,” YAF spokesman Spencer Brown said in a statement. “As if four years of being fed leftist pablum wasn’t enough, too many schools shove their students out the door with one last liberal lesson.” (continued here)
Why have our big named universities become so biased in their choice of speakers? Supposedly, government funding is neutral, but it is not. The name of the paymaster makes a difference, and the people who run those big universities know who is buttering their bread. So it is that big government, really just a godless socialist ideology, is popular with most of the folks who run our universities.
What is funny is that the people who run our universities will tell you that they are not ideological. No, there are just right. It is those right-wing Conservatives who are ideologues. Yet we all have an ideology, a set of beliefs that guide us. That includes the people who run our universities, and too many of these people hold beliefs that justifies intolerance, and that intolerance is part of what they are teaching the young men and women we have put into their care.
Instead of teaching our young people how to challenge what they believe, to examine their assumptions, our universities indoctrinate our children, too often stressing the importance of conforming with what they are taught is politically correct. That bodes ill for the future of our nation.