Shocker! New Study Shows Liberal Profs Willingly Discriminate Against Conservative Peers

Shocker! New Study Shows Liberal Profs Willingly Discriminate Against Conservative Peers

Christine Rousselle, writer for The College Conservative, posted today on that liberal professors willingly discriminate against openly conservative peers in terms of employment and advancement. : The study conducted by Yoel Inbar and Joris Lammers, two Dutch psychologists, were:

Surprised by the candid responses provided by the professors.:  Inbar (a former Obama campaign volunteer) stated that, “Usually you have to be pretty tricky to get people to say they’d discriminate against minorities.: This study is troubling for a variety of reasons, and provides a unique glimpse into the mind of the average college professor.

The first cause for concern is the open way in which professors said they would discriminate against a conservative colleague.: If a professor admitted they would openly discriminate against a colleague who was a certain religion/ethnicity, they would be fired and black listed from academe.:  On the other hand, discriminating against someone with a different world view is seen as socially acceptable in the modern university.

The second part of this study begs the question, what does this mean for conservative students? If their professors willingly admit that they’d discriminate against conservative professors, does this mean that they’ll also extend those prejudices out against conservative students?

The third aspect is that the study found that the professors who identified as being the most liberal and willing to discriminate, were also more likely to deny that conservatives face a hostile climate in universities.:  This demonstrates a cognitive dissonance amongst those professors.:  Clearly some sort of hostility must be faced by conservatives if they are personally discriminating against them.

: Who’s ready to go back to school?

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