University Dogmatism

An anonymous person claiming to be a Berkeley history professor (who knows) wrote a lengthy letter to colleagues rejecting “a narrative that strips black people of agency and systematically externalizes the problems of the black community onto outsiders.” The history department responded, “An anonymous letter has been circulating, purportedly written by a @UCBHistory professor. We have no evidence that this letter was written by a History faculty member. We condemn this letter: it goes against our values as a department and our commitment to equity and inclusion.” Yes, Berkeley is “inclusive” except of anyone who dares express an opinion outside the university’s established orthodoxy.

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