Low support for conservativism in higher learning

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

Cornell UniversityA law professor at an Ivy League school has become the target of colleagues and alumni who want him fired or publicly denounced for going against the grain.

William Jacobsen's biggest "crime" is that he is a conservative at Cornell University who published two editorials unflattering to the Black Lives Matter movement. Scott Shepard of the National Center for Public Policy Research says that is a cardinal sin to leftists.

"If you don't just absolutely sign up to any left-wing proposition that comes down the pike, especially if it's wrapped up in the language of justice, you will be targeted for firing, regardless of tenure, regardless of the promises of the university," Shepard asserts.

He does not foresee Jacobsen getting much support from the other conservative professors out there.

Shepard

"The few conservatives in these positions who don't have tenure have no choice but to keep their mouths shut because of the whole system of intimidation in driving conservatives out, which is the standard operating procedure in the schools," Shepard laments.

Instead of defunding police departments, as Black Lives Matter is demanding, Shepard thinks a better idea would be to defund colleges and universities that are producing these radicals.

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