'Leftists are Intolerant,' Says...the New York Times?!
It's not shocking that leftists are intolerant of conservative opinions, or really any opinion they disagree with in the slightest. The internet is loaded with examples of this (see Conservative Student Senator Fights Leftist Campus Thuggery. And it’s Perfect. and Caitlyn Jenner: Yes, People are Intolerant. Of Me Being Conservative… for example). What is shocking? When the New York Times admits this...and backs it up with evidence.
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.
He then proceeds to back up just how intolerant leftists are using data and statistics...in the New York Times. You know, the things that a rational adult uses to prove their point, as opposed to just using their feelings.
For further evidence of this, we can sum it up in just one word: Facebook workers admitting it censored conservative websites. Including this one...
Does the New York Times here mark a shift in attitudes toward conservatives? Let's not jump to that conclusion yet. But it is a tad remarkable the subject was even broached. It's even more remarkable it was admitted.
Perhaps the first sign of an attitude shift is the raising of awareness. Well... at least we can say people are becoming aware.