‘Research’ Proving Tea Partiers Are Racist

by George Leef

In this sharp Minding the Campus essay, Prof. Robert Weissberg takes a look at a paper that supposedly proves that Tea Party types are racists. In fact, the work proves nothing except that a professor can scribble almost anything, get it published, and then claim to have advanced knowledge. But if the “research” arrives at conclusions that please the sensibilities of academia, nothing else matters.