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Bloomberg: Universities Becoming Bastions of Intolerence

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, May 30, 2014.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Some choice words from the former NYC Mayor as Harvard's
    commencement speaker.


    "This spring, it has been disturbing to see a number of college commencement speakers withdraw -- or have their invitations rescinded -- after protests from students and -- to me, shockingly -- from senior faculty and administrators who should know better,"

    "Today, on many college campuses, it is liberals trying to repress conservative ideas, even as conservative faculty members are at risk of becoming an endangered species,"
  2. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    The usual whining from one of the monied elite when people tell them to their face they suck. Defer the wisdom my bank account has granted me!
  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    No, he might be onto something here.

    Haverford was supposed to have the University of California chancellor speak. But student activists didn't like that the UC police used force to disperse a protest a few years ago, so they sent Birgeneau a list of demands -- including an apology for that incident on a campus 2,000 miles away -- before they would consider allowing him to speak. He said forget it, and his replacement used the speech to call students "immature" and "arrogant," which was very much correct.


    And then you have the Condi Rice situation -- whatever the political leanings are, she is in good standing at Stanford and certainly someone that the academic community in general respects.
  4. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Students shouldn't be trusted to think for themselves.
  5. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    Bloomberg was pretty intolerant to anyone who smoked who liked big sodas.
  6. britwrit

    britwrit Well-Known Member

    I'm sure the 1800 or so folk who were arrested at the 2004 convention in New York are completely in sympathy.
  7. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Hmmmmmm ... There's a kernel of truth in that there idea.
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