A faculty member at Hamline University takes issue with the administration's event on academic freedom.
No surprise that Michael Eric Dyson reduced the problem to one of power. Viewing everything through the identity politics view of oppressor and oppressed is his stock in trade. What a dismal (and simplistic) way to look at the world.
Why are he and DiAngelo taken seriously by anyone, let alone academic institutions? They are race baiting fraudsters who do not deserve a platform. I am not advocating their cancellation or deplatforming because they have said things I don’t agree with (and which cause division and harm in our society), but because their ideas are empty and they have intimidated those around them into pretending otherwise.
Excellent! This is the problem of American academia: the deafening silence of faculty members against the humiliations they are subjected to by ignorant administrators wrapped in the cloak of Morality preachers. (Ironically, in the story above, the Morality preacher was, literally, a minister.) There needs to be a revolt of the faculty against the bureaucracy!
Hamline's treatment of Professor López Prater is appalling--she deserves an apology, full reinstatement and back pay.
The third option - "I don't want to see or read that and I don't want anyone else to, either," is the option being chosen by Moms For Liberty and the extreme right about books in classrooms and school libraries. All because they're protecting our children, of course.