Professors as Targets of Internet Outrage

Updated: Apr 29, 2019

Many professors who have expressed their views about race and politics this year have found themselves targets of both the left and right. Nothing is too abstrusely academic, it seems, to seed an attack campaign fueled by websites that surveil social media to find gotcha-worthy gems. The Professor Watch List, for one, created last year by the conservative group Turning Point USA, is helping drive a new level of scrutiny of professors who, it says, “discriminate against conservative students and advance leftist propaganda in the classroom.” Some sites even send out alerts to subscribers. Please click here to read the rest of the article.

Officers take up positions during a demonstration at Evergreen State College over a professor's statements about diversity.CreditJim Urquhart for The New York Times

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