Unhinged #NCpol Dems: What liberal NC professors think of opposing viewpoints

Posted by: ST on September 21, 2013 at 10:47 am
Liberal academic bias

Very real. Extremely disturbing.
(Image via the Washington Times)

College Fix’s Ben Smith files this report on the recent “Scholars’ for North Carolina’s Future” gathering held at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prepare for much New Tone:

CHAPEL HILL – Abortion safety laws make it “more dangerous for the black woman’s body.” Republican lawmakers “want kids to die.” Conservatives “are trying to take the U.S. hostage” and hope to “destroy our public school system.”

That’s just a sample of some of the vitriol spewed Thursday night at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, which played host to a meeting of Scholars’ for North Carolina’s Future, a group of secular-progressive college professors who have helped lead, along with the NAACP and AFL-CIO, weekly “Moral Monday” protests at the state capitol over the last several months.

The Moral Monday movement is a massive and disruptive weekly civil disobedience demonstration, and it has become somewhat of a spectacle in North Carolina, with liberal activists using it as a platform to rally against the Republican-held majority in the General Assembly and its approval of issues such as voter-ID laws and fiscal responsibility on public education.

The panel was billed around campus as a chance to learn what Moral Mondays are really all about, and see how they “fit in with past social movements.” Before the panel at the Global Education Center at UNC Chapel Hill began, many in the audience of about 165 people discussed their experiences during protests at the Raleigh statehouse.

Several openly bragged about their arrests, fights with cops, and the help with legal entanglements they’ve received from the NAACP. More than 900 arrests have occurred since the protests launched in April. As the audience – a mostly white, elderly group – waited for the meeting to begin, they also talked with impassioned contempt about conservatives. About a dozen students attended the event, which was heavily publicized in the Gender Studies and Journalism departments.

The lack of minorities in the audience, less than 10, was astonishing for a group so entwined with the Rev. Dr. William Barber, president of the North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP. Jesse White, former director of UNC’s Office of Economic and Business Development and an adjunct government professor, began the meeting by asking those who had attended a Moral Monday to stand. Almost 75 percent of the crowd stood.

He then asked all to be seated except those who have been arrested at a Moral Monday. About a dozen remained standing, none of them students. As he continued, he called the movement “inspiring” and Republican state legislators regressive.

Remember when going to college was supposed to expose you to all kinds of differing viewpoints?  It’s been so long …

Anyway, make sure to read the whole thing, and if you’re a parent who is paying or who will be paying for your daughter and/or son to attend UNC-CH, Duke, or any of the other universities mentioned in the piece, question what you’re money will be paying for.  The intolerance level is set to “HIGH” for many of the professors at these “institutions of higher learning”, and while I know many conservatives who have gotten a great education at UNC-CH, Duke, and other colleges in this state, I know of far more with the mindset of the “professors.”

Related to all this, Michelle Malkin’s Twitter aggregation site Twitchy.com documented a rant I posted earlier this week about prominent NC left wing activists based in the Raleigh area who have been after me and other loudmouthed NC conservative women for months in attempts to “out” our identities. Why? Because we dared to invade their social media frat party.  You can read the back story on this here and here.   Also,  please make sure to read Robert Stacy McCain’s post on this, titled “When ‘Shutuppery’ Fails“.

BTW, this is a group of mostly liberal women who have been engaged at this. Talk about War On Women … by women! ;)

Flashback – 8/1/12:

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  1. ALman says:

    “Remember when going to college was supposed to expose you to all kinds of differing viewpoints?  It’s been so long …”

    I do and it’s painful as well as sad. I remember a time of excellence in scholarship. I remember a time of Blue Books for exams and of them being returned with comments in addition to any necessary corrections to grammar and spelling. I remember faculty with PhD’s who were, themselves, continuing as students in their respective fields. I remember the sadness I felt when certain professors either stated or implied “I’m glad to be getting out now” (Little did I realize the extent of the assault they were enduring). I remember a time of being challenged and challenging in an atmosphere of civil debate and respect. Yes, there were exceptions to this. However, exceptions is what they were, not the rule.

    One incident that stands out was when a professor called what a student had said the stupidest thing he had ever heard. He was reported to the dean. Imagine a professor standing before his class and apologizing. That’s what happened. To think of how far some of the top-notch universities and colleges have fallen. They which were once the standard-bearers of not only learning, they were also images of some of the best of civilization. Sad.

    I was going to end here. Rather, I decided to end on a more positive note be mentioning Hillsdale College (not an alum, though I would be proud if I were). It seems to be, if you will, “a light in the darkness” in terms of its standards, commitments, and that it receives no federal funds. Surely there are others like them who haven’t caved to ideology.

  2. Steve Skubinna says:

    Lefties chant endlessly about the right’s “War on Women” and then call Michelle Malkin a c*nt or slut or whore. They claim the right is racist and then use racial slurs against Condi Rice or Clarence Thomas. They denounce the right’s supposed homophobia and then giggle helplessly while calling them teabaggers. They blame the right for hate speech and then wish death on their children.

    Then, the media gives them a pass. The Dem pols never even notice it. Vacuous college students nod wisely at it all without even noticing what’s really being said.

    I think the next civil war has already begun.

  3. Drew the Infidel says:

    The mind can only absorb what the butt can endure. Thankfully.

  4. Liz says:

    I have always said, they are what they say we are!

  5. Great White Rat says:

    Oh, this is only the beginning. You’ve all probably noticed that whatever liberals dislike, from guns to large sodas, they want banned. And anything that liberals like, such as bureaucrats controlling your health, they want made mandatory.

    They have the same approach to speech and opinions. It’s why any conservative who speaks on campus can expect hate and physical assaults from leftists (assuming the college administrators even permit such opinions to be expressed), while students are forced to attend indoctrinations dishonestly called ‘sensitivity training’.

    So of course the next step is to ban anything they don’t like to hear. And don’t go caterwauling about your “right” to free speech. To the liberal, “rights” are granted by the government and apply to only specific classes of people, and can therefore be taken away whenever the leftists think they can get enough up-twinkles to sustain them.