Here is something you don’t see every day… a progressive writing in The New York Times about how other progressives need to respect diversity of ideas.
Nicholas Kristof’s latest column, titled, “A Confession of Liberal Intolerance” does exactly that. You have to read it to believe it.
WE progressives believe in diversity, and we want women, blacks, Latinos, gays and Muslims at the table — er, so long as they aren’t conservatives. Universities are the bedrock of progressive values, but the one kind of diversity that universities disregard is ideological and religious. We’re fine with people who don’t look like us, as long as they think like us.
O.K., that’s a little harsh. But consider George Yancey, a sociologist who is black and evangelical. “Outside of academia I faced more problems as a black,” he told me. “But inside academia I face more problems as a Christian, and it is not even close.”
I’ve been thinking about this because on Facebook recently I wondered aloud whether universities stigmatize conservatives and undermine intellectual diversity. The scornful reaction from my fellow liberals proved the point.
Read the rest at The New York Times here. And it is 100% worth the read.
If Mr. Kristof thought his Facebook comments from scornful liberals were interesting before….wait until he checks them tonight.