Racism and the PC Inquisition

Monday last week, The Chronicle of Higher Education announced that Naomi Schaefer Riley was fired from their blog "Brainstorm" for writing that black studies programs should be "eliminated" because they are "left-wing victimization claptrap."  The next day, the News & Observer of Raleigh reported that a staggering 54 classes were suspected of academic fraud at UNC-Chapel Hill.  Every single one of those 54 classes were within UNC's Department of African and Afro-American studies, according to a UNC investigation.  Is it pure coincidence that academic fraud found such a welcoming and statistically unlikely home in the black studies department?  Or is it predictable that the department with the most rigid PC orthodoxy created a cloister for academic fraud?  The incessant pressure of political correctness is not just an academic matter.  Any standard of conduct, any law, any test is called racist if minorities on average can't meet the standard, follow...(Read Full Article)

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