A History of Diversity Fanaticism in Academia

by Thomas A. Shakely

Robert Weissberg joins Andy Nash this week on InsideAcademia.tv for a conversation on the recent history of ideology in academia. Weissberg explains how affirmative action and hiring preferences represented a fundamental shift from early 20th century hiring practices and in-class teaching standards. “Professionalism,” reveals Weissberg at the six minute mark, is the key differentiating factor between the academics of yesterday and today.

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