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The Problem with Melissa Click is that She Should Never Have Been Hired

On Popehat, Marc Randazza offers some useful insights into the Melissa Click problem. Not so much Click herself, but the academic system that produces so many zealots with doctorates, eager to start acting as change agents with muddled college students.

Like Click, Randazza went to U Mass-Amherst and recounts how he wrote on a paper on some leftist mania by concocting a “word salad” of progressive buzzwords. Howling good fun — and all the more so when the paper was given an A.  He understands how large numbers of people like Click game the academic system: “Find a way that you’re a victim. Write about utter garbage as long as it promotes the feminist-critical-race-theory agenda.”

Very illuminating piece, but I should offer a language warning.

George Leef is the the director of editorial content at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal.

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