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On 3/11/2019 at 11:02 PM, darklightness said:

Isn't it general consensus that most higher education institutions are left-leaning?

We will find out tomorrow. If they defend Trudeau enough said. 

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34 minutes ago, Constant said:

We will find out tomorrow. If they defend Trudeau enough said. 

And if they don't, you'll shut the fuck up about their supposed bias?

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22 minutes ago, Rashabon said:

And if they don't, you'll shut the fuck up about their supposed bias?

Sure... if when they do you’ll apologize for defending their bias.  

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10 minutes ago, theycancallyouhoju said:

Why would a university issue a statement on this? 

They won’t. It will be more subtle. Individual professors. 

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Is that what the argument is about? Whether humanities profs are generally more left-leaning than the broader population?

They are. I thought that was widely acknowledged. I also thought seizing the academy was an explicit goal, much like conservative law students in the US explicitly set themselves the task of seizing the judiciary. I remember being an undergrad and participating in lots of conversations about how the academy needed to be made more politically correct. I remember law school where students actively campaigned against convocation speakers that didn’t represent their values. They wrote articles about what type of faculty should be hired and what should not. None of that is nefarious - that’s the stuff of politics.

The ‘law schools are biased’ claim I always hear is that conservatives are outnumbered and therefore these great defenders of freedom and inheritors of Enlightenment ideals feel gun-shy about sharing their opinions. I just can’t imagine how I could plausibly care any less about that than I already do. But I’m willing to try.

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3 hours ago, Constant said:

Sure... if when they do you’ll apologize for defending their bias.  

No, I think the bias is good because it makes whiny conservatives like you fill your diaper.

Your first thought on hearing the Prime Minister did something racist was run to bump an old thread to try and score points for your “team”, because to you the racism isn’t really the issue, it’s just an opportunity to poke a lib in the eye.

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6 hours ago, Rashabon said:

No, I think the bias is good because it makes whiny conservatives like you fill your diaper.

The only thing predictable is your immediate recourse to personal attacks. 

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Bringing back a six month old thread to clearly start an argument really isn't helpful, even to the topic of the six month old thread. And look, exactly what could have been predicted would be the result, has happened!  

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