Harvard Jewess calls to end academic freedom in name of academic justice; hilarity ensues in the comments section

The Doctrine of Academic Freedom
Let’s give up on academic freedom in favor of justice
By SANDRA Y.L. KORN3 days ago
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In July 1971, Harvard psychology professor Richard J. Herrnstein penned an article for Atlantic Monthly titled “I.Q.” in which he endorsed the theories of UC Berkeley psychologist Arthur Jensen, who had claimed that intelligence is almost entirely hereditary and varies by race. Herrnstein further argued that because intelligence was hereditary, social programs intended to establish a more egalitarian society were futile—he wrote that “social standing [is] based to some extent on inherited differences among people.”

When he returned to campus for fall semester 1971, Herrnstein was met by angry student activists. Harvard-Radcliffe Students for a Democratic Society protested his introductory psychology class with a bullhorn and leaflets. They tied up Herrnstein’s lectures with pointed questions about scientific racism. SDS even called for Harvard to fire Herrnstein, along with another of his colleagues, sociologist Christopher Jencks.

Herrnstein told The Crimson, “The attacks on me have not bothered me personally… What bothers me is this: Something has happened at Harvard this year that makes it hazardous for a professor to teach certain kinds of views.” This, Herrnstein seems not to have understood, was precisely the goal of the SDS activists—they wanted to make the “certain kinds of views” they deemed racist and classist unwelcome on Harvard’s campus.

Harvard’s deans were also unhappy. They expressed concerns about student activists’ “interference with the academic freedom and right to speak of a member of the Harvard faculty.” Did SDS activists at Harvard infringe on Herrnstein’s academic freedom? The answer might be that yes, they did—but that’s not the most important question to ask. Student and faculty obsession with the doctrine of “academic freedom” often seems to bump against something I think much more important: academic justice.

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corvelay • 4 minutes ago
How soon until the left is accused of “epistemic closure”?
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Bastiat_Fan • 5 minutes ago
Yet another “special snowflake” who apparently simply cannot be bothered with opinions that don’t support her extraordinarily WARPED view of the world. Good luck with that utterly useless degree, btw.
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Bastiat_Fan • 9 minutes ago
You do realize, Sandra, that this view makes you a fascist, right?
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Jeroniomus Bastiat_Fan • 7 minutes ago
Yes, but a kosher certified Talmudic fascist, so it’s A-OK.
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Libtard • 2 days ago
Instead of summoning the thought police, the proper way to combat offensive research is to disprove it. That may take a bit more effort than just whining in The Crimson, but ultimately it is how we progress as a society.

Governments during Galileo’s time tried to suppress offensive research. For the sake of humanity, I’m quite glad they didn’t succeed.
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brando55 Libtard • a day ago
“Offensive” usually means true, but unpleasant. Hence her demand to silence people who can’t be refuted.
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dbrower brando55 • 18 hours ago
Disagree — “offensive” means unpleasant to someone; truth has little to do with the reaction on the part of the receiver. Offensive but true (Galileo) ought to oblige the offended to reconsider; Offensive and false ought to make the one uttering reconsider (pick your own example). Offensive with indeterminate truth is, well, annoying.

As a 1st amendment absolutist, I’m inclined to be an Academic Freedom absolutist as well. Including the right of the community to protest against views they find distasteful. The professor ought not get fired for speech, but it’s certainly fine to call him (or her) an ass.
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Kevin Bertsch dbrower • 11 hours ago
But she’s not advocating calling someone names – she’s advocating removing the person from the faculty. Do you think you might be forthright enough to take a position on that?
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Carl_Bankston dbrower • 10 hours ago
For the most part, I agree with you, but I can’t see how calling someone an “ass” could be anything but a vulgar ad hominem, not only irrelevant to questions of truth or falsity but turning debates away from whether or not an argument that individuals or groups find offensive is, in fact, true or false. I applaud your academic freedom absolutism and agree that protesters, as well as researchers and theorists, have the right to be wrong (as long as protesters don’t block the speech of others). But I don’t agree that protest is an appropriate or useful way to respond to ideas.

I support Ms. Korn’s right to write and publish this opinion piece, even though I think it is totally wrong and contrary to the most fundamental aims of a university. I am not going to call her names.
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Jeff Postman dbrower • 12 hours ago
“offensive with indeterminate truth is, well, annoying”

Beep boop, cannot determine truth quotient. Maybe you should stick to math-related activities friend.
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Cimon Alexander Libtard • a day ago
On the bright side, the author describes explicitly how academia implicitly behaves
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overweightmalefeminist Libtard • 11 hours ago
wow. just. wow. so much unearned privilege in one post, so much hate. using examples from history to violate someone’s truth-feelings is disgusting. the main purpose of ivy league universities is to be safe spaces for people’s emotional sensitivities, not a free-for-all argument zone where people get othered by your use of cis-gendered european history.
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Justice overweightmalefeminist • 9 hours ago
The Committee on Academic Justice hereby sentences you to five years of reading Judith Butler in perpetuity, via the Ludovico technique.
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Dictatortot overweightmalefeminist • 10 hours ago
Well played, mi compadre.
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Fathercoughlin Libtard • 7 hours ago
What if you cant “disprove” it,Boy Scout,because its TRUE?? Theres no such thing as offensive research. The reason these lefty warpigs take the Maoist view point is becasue theyw ant to stop the truth,thats what they fear.
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Chip Dipson Libtard • a day ago
That assumes a level of empiricism that can’t really apply to current social/political issues. The standards of offensiveness and social acceptance are constantly being constructed and deconstructed so I think you’re right that more action (protests, boycotts) will have more effect than blaming “academic freedom.”
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IBankerInterestedInMurders&Exe Libtard • 2 days ago
Except repressing Galileo was completely fine and not the government, but your conclusion is accurate.
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Solar IBankerInterestedInMurders&Exe • a day ago
Like most ibankers you are dumber than a bag of hammers. The Catholic Church operated as a pseudo-federal government for Christian governments in Europe during the middle ages, and exercised a great deal of control over them. And even if you were right about it not being the government, locking people up because they disagree with is unacceptable.
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Jay Bee • 2 days ago
I am the political corrector! You WILL be TAKEN to the Freedom Farm! Do not resist! Resistance is RACIST!
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Empty Rosenberg • 2 days ago
‘If our university community opposes racism, sexism, and heterosexism, why should we put up with research that counters our goals simply in the name of “academic freedom”?’

Yep, that’s a quote.
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Jeff Postman Empty Rosenberg • a day ago
I noticed certain overtones of sarcasm in your post and I’ve taken the liberty of reporting this to the office of trans-enthno-gendered sensitivity. As a heterosexual male I know what it’s like to face heterosexism day in and day out; please check your privilege and respect my lived experience.
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Alexandra1973 Empty Rosenberg • a day ago
In short, “we want to keep our heads in the sand.”
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William miller Empty Rosenberg • 2 hours ago
Wow. I was really wishing it wasn’t
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Alex • 2 days ago
People like you are a cancer to a free society.
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disqus_yeZNegncsV Alex • a day ago
And to a society already repressed.
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I Went to a State School • a day ago
Nice to see that Harvard is churning out little thought police fascists.
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Standards, please? • 3 days ago
You’ve either got to be trolling or haven’t thought about what you’re saying for more than 5 nanoseconds.
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jerry Standards, please? • a day ago
you know who also told people to think about things? hitler
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Bee Standards, please? • 2 days ago
na na na na a diva is a female version of a hustla; of a hustla
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Nephanor of Fraal • a day ago
Do you want to know how to REALLY take down Herrnstein’s research paper? This is a multi-step process, so listen carefully. First, go back to school and get a degree in a hard science, probably genetics, since it is the most relevant to his paper. You know, that area commonly called STEM fields where there are woefully so few women in it. Perhaps your example of taking a degree in the field will inspire more young women to take it, more than just rallying and writing articles that there needs to be more women in it, but not actively setting an example. Next, spend years researching, and I mean hard scientific research, not anecdotal evidence research, refuting the results of his paper. Have it peer reviewed, you know, in case you came to the wrong conclusion at some point, a process which he had to do for his paper. Then when all this is done and you can prove his conclusion is false with a scientific paper, you can be hailed as a hero.

The sad truth is, you are forgetting that higher education is a place for learning. Learning sometimes means having to admit that things you may have believed are wrong. It also means that you have to realize you aren’t all knowing. You go to school to learn, and you should feel physically safe. However, if you feel intellectually safe at a college/university, you really are wasting your time and money. A good education challenges you to think outside your preconceived notions, it forces you to look at things from a different angle. It makes you think critically and fairly. I know it’s a sad and painful truth, all of us who have a solid education know this. But sadly, many people choose courses these days which don’t actually make you learn, or educate you, they indoctrinate you. They tell you all the things you believe are true, that the world really is as you think it is, and then they give you some target to focus on. This is something many religions and cults do as well. It is sad because in the end, it won’t get you a good job, and you will end up just a burden to tax payers.

The thing is, science and nature have a lot in common, beyond the fact that science is a study of nature. It may BE true that intelligence is hereditary. And there are two things about science and nature that make this all the more true: They don’t care about feelings or beliefs. They go on hard facts, evidence and what works. Gravity doesn’t care how you feel about being pulled to the ground. And nature doesn’t care if it is sexist, racist or anything else that makes you question your beliefs. Those are just words we made up as humans to express things we do based on things that we do. Nature doesn’t follow our rules, we follow it’s rules. And if you don’t like that it may be telling you that you are wrong, you are going to have to deal with that. Silencing the person telling it won’t make it any less true.
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stalva Nephanor of Fraal • a day ago
Research, numbers, disagreement from peers. You are asking way too much from a gender studies major.
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Flounder stalva • 18 hours ago
A what? You mean like those sex studies Dr Masters did years ago? I have no idea what a degree in gender and sexuality concentrator is that this young female scholar possesses. Gender applies to language
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Peter .B.P. Flounder • 11 hours ago
Master’s sex studies had substance and relevance. WGS generally do not.
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pbar Peter .B.P. • 35 minutes ago
Sounds too much like work.
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William miller Nephanor of Fraal • 2 hours ago
Bravo! Well played
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Guest • 2 days ago
A university is precisely the place where one should be confronted with viewpoints different than their own. Rather than drowning out other views why not come back with your own factual refutations? The lack of honest intellectual inquiry and critical analysis in this nations top universities is disappointingly apparent.

“Cannot truth defend itself in its confrontation with error?”
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guest • 3 days ago
I guess the crimson isn’t interested in any criticism of this article, since they’re actively deleting comments posted here.
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therewolf guest • 2 days ago
They’re just trying to build a just comment section.
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IBankerInterestedInMurders&Exe therewolf • 2 days ago
Wellplayed.jpg
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JohnEngelman guest • 9 hours ago
They deleted my quote from Charles Murray.
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ugh • 2 days ago
Jesus Christ. Is everything that comes out of the WGS department full of s***, then? Not just the papers and lingo, but the students, too?
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Gary Pageau • a day ago
Was this cross-posted on “The Onion?”
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Robert King • a day ago
I think that what you are saying is dangerous and oppressive and therefore must be banned.
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s_c_f Robert King • 11 hours ago
Thanks to academic justice, I can declare that you are in the right. It is just that the author is banned.
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Robert King s_c_f • 9 hours ago
Well, I don’t agree with your banning. I think your banning should be banned
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s_c_f Robert King • 4 hours ago
We shall ban your banning of my banning of the Israeli banning.
Take that!
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pbar s_c_f • 2 hours ago
Your disagreement with each other constitutes hate speech. You are both banned…and you are fired, also.
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Eliot2014 • 2 days ago
“If our university community opposes evolutionism, why should we put up with research that counters creationism simply in the name of “academic freedom?”

– Bob Jones University (not a real quote)
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Darkshaddo Eliot2014 • 21 hours ago
Weak analogy. Creationism isn’t inherently racist or bigoted.
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Chris Andrew Darkshaddo • 20 hours ago
Racism and bigotry are the only inherently wrong beliefs?
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Roger U Darkshaddo • 6 hours ago
Whether something is racist or bigoted is up to the offended to decide from what I can tell.
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bear grylls • 2 days ago
You know this article kind of goes against progress.It is in fact anti-progressive.To suppress scientific inquiry is what religion is always accused of.Look what they did to James Watson.
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Cimon Alexander bear grylls • a day ago
Or Helmuth Nyborg
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Ciaran bear grylls • 8 hours ago
The author’s brand of feminism is intrisically anti-scientific, anti-rational, and anti-intellectual. I appreciate the author’s candor in stating it so clearly:

“why should we put up with research that counters our goals simply in the name of “academic freedom”?”

STEM Fanatic • a day ago
This is all I needed to see to discredit the entire article:
” is a joint history of science and studies of women, gender and sexuality concentrator in Eliot House ”
This useless gibberish should not be taught in universities.
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Darkshaddo STEM Fanatic • 21 hours ago
So you’re opposed to academic freedom?
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Peter .B.P. Darkshaddo • 11 hours ago
>So you’re opposed to academic freedom?

Handwaving and pretentious blabbering without substance or root in genuine enquiry has no more place in academia than Cretinism has (unless of course it falls under the /study/ of intellectual dysfunction and the existence of degenerate social structures (in this case inside academia itself), in which case there is plenty of opportunities to ‘deconstruct’ both WGS/feminism and much of the sociological output of the French Academy over the past 60 years).
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goat10000 • a day ago
The Soviet Union tried this. It doesn’t end well.
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Antonio Lorusso goat10000 • a day ago
Speaking of which, there are Soviet apologists in US academia who I’m sure will never ever have to concern themselves about being troubled by these advocates of “academic justice”.
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CedeEgoWithin Antonio Lorusso • a day ago
Ironically, only now that Russia is back under Christian leadership does the Anglophone intelligentsia (controlled disproportionately by people like Ms. Korn) feel comfortable using strong moral language against it.
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microaggressor CedeEgoWithin • a day ago
Sheesh, the antisemitism around here is like six billion holocausts all over again.
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Jacob Shekelberg microaggressor • 4 hours ago
More like six trillion
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Lex Corvus • a day ago
There’s something grimly admirable about an article that manages to be its own parody.
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Zara Lia Lex Corvus • 21 hours ago
Easily the best comment in this thread.
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William miller Zara Lia • an hour ago
Amen
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Guest • 2 days ago
Ah, if only the Thought Police existed. How much more comfortable and just the world would be!
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Yup Guest • a day ago
They’d be Harvard-educated; that’s for sure.
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paddybrown • a day ago
Translation: “Why should I have to put up with people who don’t agree with me when I already know I’m right?” Political narcissism.
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Poorly thought out • 2 days ago
“Academic freedom obscures what should be a political argument…” But calling it an argument presupposes academic freedom. Same with “academic justice.” That presupposes a free debate on what constitutes that justice.
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Ciaran Poorly thought out • 8 hours ago
The left exploits liberties in order to destroy them.
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Superman • a day ago
Sandra Korn’s profile says she is from Basking Ridge, NJ. Wikipedia tells us that only 1.4% of Basking Ridge’s residents are black. Keep this in mind while Sandra Korn lectures us about our racism.
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Carney3 Superman • a day ago
It has always been so. Totally white Sweden’s Gunnar Myrdal wrote “The American Dilemma” ascribing disproportionate black underperformance and misbehavior to white racism – if we eliminated that we’d get totally equal outcomes. Then heavily white Minnesota produced Hubert Humphrey. The border states (with significant black populations) were not so enthusiastic about government forced racial egalitarianism but distanced themselves from the tougher line of Dixie (which had heavy black populations including local majorities). South Africa, with at first a roughly one-third white minority declining to one-eighth, took a tougher line still, but acted embarrassed by Rhodesians who were only 1% of their country’s population.

Each group of whites tried to tell whites from whiter areas that the latter did not know blacks as well, did not have as lengthy, widespread, representative, and intimate association with blacks that would dispel egalitarian myths. Tried but were not listened to.
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Roger U Carney3 • 6 hours ago
The most racist places are the places with the most races.

Coincidence?
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Levin • a day ago
“Sandra Y.L. Korn ’14, a Crimson editorial writer, is a joint
history of science and studies of women, gender and sexuality
concentrator in Eliot House.”

i.e. 2016, “Would you like fries with that order?”
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otisrneedleman Levin • 2 hours ago
If that much. She’ll be grateful to get a job cleaning toilets.
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William miller Levin • 2 hours ago
No, “Would you like fries with that you sexist, racist, homophobe?”
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Alasdair MacIntyre • 2 days ago
Whose Justice? Which Rationality?
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Ciaran Alasdair MacIntyre • 8 hours ago
Hers, you fool!
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Christopher David Williams • a day ago
“[W]hy should we put up with research that counters our goals?” – Sandra Y.L. Korn

Don’t let those nasty facts get in the way of your tumblr activism.
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zjohn Christopher David Williams • a day ago
Somewhere in a galaxy far far away, Yoda is frowning in despair on our little Darth Korn in-training here. She doesn’t see the little tyrant festering in her soul.
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DaveDodo007 • a day ago
Does Korn realize that 1984 was a warning and not a manual?
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Reverend Bacon DaveDodo007 • a day ago
Reminds me of the old Twilight Zone episode, “To Serve Man.” These aliens land on earth, and they have this book called “To Serve Man.” In time, they promise, all its secrets will be revealed. But at the end, we find out: it’s a cookbook.
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zjohn DaveDodo007 • a day ago
+10000
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CedeEgoWithin • 2 days ago
Calm down guys. This is a very clever troll piece that exploits the inflamed feelings over the Race/IQ question to make a satirical point about the proposed academic boycott of Israel. The author and I don’t agree about anything, probably, but I give her credit for ingenuity here.

If only the palestinians could match this level of sophistication in dealing with the media.
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IBankerInterestedInMurders&Exe CedeEgoWithin • 2 days ago
Has anyone actually read Herrnstein & Murray’s Bell Curve? I did. Found it to be very good.
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CedeEgoWithin IBankerInterestedInMurders&Exe • 2 days ago
The book was OK. None of the controversial stuff was original research. Google “human biodiversity” and you’ll see how far we’ve come in our understanding of the differences between human “populations,” as they’re now euphemistically called by those who want grant money.

There’s even a new term—“liberal creationism” The notion that evolution is real, and that different selective pressures have thus resulted in different allele frequencies amongst human population groups that exhibit themselves in all sorts of ways,(different bone structures, susceptibility to particular diseases, skin tone, organ tissue, etc.) but that the evolutionary process, in deference to what would later become the sacrosanct principles of racial egalitarianism, miraculously left the brain (just another organ) untouched.

Liberal creationism says natural selection didn’t operate anywhere higher than the neckline.

And this, of course, enables the powers that be (most of whom who look curiously similar to the author of this article) to continue to blame white people for social ills that have lamentable but otherwise rather innocent explanations.
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Brian CedeEgoWithin • 10 hours ago
Liberal creationism says natural selection didn’t operate anywhere higher than the neckline.
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They will admit that brain evolution occurred in humans, since we’re smarter than pre-homo sapiens ancestors…their purported miracle is that brain evolution _ceased 70,000 years ago_ at the time of the African diaspora. Because social justice.
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Empty Rosenberg CedeEgoWithin • 2 days ago
It’s better suited for the Onion, of course, but she gave herself away when she suggested that the ADL be put on the Harvard research review board.
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blofeld42 • a day ago
Does the author know there are books in the Harvard libraries that are not helpful in battling racism, sexism, and heterosexism, and that sometimes even offer support for these ideas? If the Harvard community opposes these things, why should it put up with books in the library that further oppression? Perhaps a bonfire on the square is in order, in which these volumes are committed to the flames.

The era of extreme STEM intellectualism is now at an end. The breakthrough of the diversity revolution has again cleared the way on the path…The future diverse man (or woman, or LBGT) will not just be a man of books, but a man of character. It is to this end that we want to educate you. As a young person, to already have the courage to face the pitiless glare, to overcome knowledge, and to regain respect for ignorance – this is the task of this young generation. And thus you do well in this midnight hour to commit to the flames the evil spirit of the past. This is a strong, great and symbolic deed – a deed which should document the following for the world to know – Here the intellectual foundation of the diversity revolution is sinking to the ground, but from this wreckage the phoenix of a new spirit will triumphantly rise.

OK, I lifted that last paragraph from a Joe Goebbels speech on the eve of the great book burning, with a light rewrite.
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Fraga123 • a day ago
I hope your dad reads this tripe and stops paying your tuition.
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zjohn Fraga123 • a day ago
Best post of the thread!!!!
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gerardharbison • a day ago
Ms. Korn should be driven from the campus! That would be ‘justice’, albeit of the poetic variety.
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Ciaran gerardharbison • 8 hours ago
Exactly! To paraphrase the author, “why should we put up with research opinion columns that counters our goals simply in the name of “academic freedom”? No challenge to academic freedom should go uncensured!
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Arafat • 2 days ago
While I find it highly questionable that “not a single Israeli academic
institution has petitioned their government to protect the Palestinian right to
education,” perhaps that is because they are too busy giving those
students an education (including building the very Palestinian universities
that didn’t exist until the start of the dreaded “Occupation”).

And the accusation that Palestinians students are “forced to remain
silent or face persecution” would be news indeed to that Tel Aviv
University graduate student Omar Barhouti who has not only benefited from being enrolled in a world class Israeli university (a subject he would rather not
discuss or have discussed) but is also free to travel the globe as leader of
the BDS “movement” calling for the very school he attends to be
shunned.

This is type of hypocrisy (one which applies to the author of this piece
much more than those she criticizes) that is not just personal but
institutional within a BDS “movement” which devotes limitless time
and energy into demonizing Israelis (including Israeli academics) but cannot
seem to find a moment to help those Palestinians they claim to care for so
much.

While flotillas may float to Gaza to provide non-existent humanitarian aid
to the segment of Palestinian population most likely to pull a trigger or
launch a rocket, has this writer (or any of her BDS allies) sent so much as a
single textbook over to the West Bank to support student learning there (or
recommended the study of math, science or divinity vs. hatred of the Israeli
“other”)?

The fact that Ms. Korn expresses expresses her views with sincerity does
not make the fact that BDS is the propaganda arm of a war movement (rather than the inheritor to Gandhi and King) any less true. For as her studies would
attest, most of history’s greatest evils were perpetrated by those who
sincerely believed in their own outstanding virtue and the unquestionable
justice of the cause they fought (and killed) for.
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Arafat Ariel Sharon • 2 days ago
Oy! Here comes the Pallywood fantasists again.
If Israel wanted to cause maximum damage believe me they would, but Jewish values get in the way of them behaving as Muslims do in places like Sudan, Somalia, Pakistan, Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Mali, Mauritania and elsewhere.
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Arafat Ariel Sharon • 2 days ago
In Europe of the 1930’s the graffiti on the walls and the
cry of the anti-Semites was “Jews – Go to Palestine!” Last week the walls were filled with graffiti that read “Jews, Get out of Palestine!” The Europeans have demonstrated once again not only how short their memories are but how endemic anti-Semitism is in their culture.
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CedeEgoWithin Arafat • 2 days ago
Arafat,

I must say I do admire your enthusiasm and dedication. I’ve seen you on a number of comments threads and you’ve become something of an institution. If you’re an Israeli citizen, your tireless loyalty should be taken as an example for patriots everywhere; if you’re an American citizen, you might ask yourself honestly whether you have exhibited half the dedication to advancing American interests as you have in promoting (very ably) Zionism.

Allow me to suggest that much of the anti-Israel feeling in Europe has less to do with any interest in the fate of Palestinians per se, but rather with an understandable indignation at the fact that the Jewish diaspora has consistently supported a double standard according to which “Israel is for the Jews, but European countries are for everyone!”

Perhaps if Israelis and particularly the Jewish diaspora would be more friendly to the notion of European nations’ right to self-determination, the Europeans would reciprocate in kind. Otherwise, you’re just fighting each other with double-standards and nobody wins.

Just a thought.
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Arafat CedeEgoWithin • 2 days ago
CedeEgoWithin,
Thank you for your kind words.
You could be correct about Europe but I happen to believe Europe’s very long history of anti-Semitism speaks for itself.
Meanwhile – and most certainly without Jewish support – Europe is opening up the gates to Muslim immigration suggesting your theory really is incorrect.
In any case thank you very much for your comment.
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Vilfredo Pareto Arafat • a day ago
Europe also have a very long story of jews involved in anti-Germanism.

“I think there’s a resurgence of antisemitism because at this point in time Europe has not yet learned how to be multicultural, and I think we’re gonne be part of the throes of that transformation, which must take place. Europe has not yet learned how to be multicultural. Europe is not going to be the monolithic societies that they once were in the last century. Jews are going to be at the center of that. It’s a huge transformation for Europe to make. They are now going into a multicultural mode, and Jews will be resented because of our leading role. But without that leading role, and without that transformation, Europe will not survive.”

-Barbara Lerner Spectre-

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This is straight from the horses mouth. If you dont know who Barbara is i can tell you she is a US-born Jewess who is most noted for waging a racial campaign against Swedish people in particular and European people in general through the promotion of Cultural Marxism and demographic genocide. She is a hardline Zionist and supports Jewish-racial chauvinism in occupied-Palestine, and is head of Paideia – The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden, an hate-organisation involved in promoting Jewish ideology and supremascism. Through an organisation called One Sweden, which she heads, she promotes multiculturalism (cultural Marxism) against Europeans in our own homeland.
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Ron Coleman CedeEgoWithin • 13 hours ago
What’s a recent example of the “Jewish diaspora” proclaiming “Israel is for the Jews, but European countries are for everyone!”

I must have missed that meeting.

Ron Coleman CedeEgoWithin • 13 hours ago
What’s a recent example of the “Jewish diaspora” proclaiming “Israel is for the Jews, but European countries are for everyone!”

I must have missed that meeting.
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Brian Ron Coleman • 10 hours ago
Perhaps you’ve heard of an obscure gentleman named Mark Zuckerberg, and his stance on immigration?
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Ron Coleman Brian • 6 hours ago
I recall he expressed a view about immigration reform in the US. But no, where did he say anything about European immigration, or anything like “Israel is for the Jews”?
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Reverend Bacon • a day ago
The author is too young to remember the ban on stem cell research, which came from some other political faction’s belief in their idea of “justice.” I opposed such a ban, but at least their arguments were based on the idea that the research methods were unethical, and not on wanting to preserve ignorance so that no one gets their feelings hurt. The compromise they reached- getting stem cells without using aborted fetuses- allowed scientific progress to be made. They weren’t against the scientific progress per se. And nor is PETA or most other antivivisectionist groups.

Also, her superficial concept of the word “oppression” needs some help. Clearly, she opposes genetic research, which to date has found dramatic differences among races. Yes, they have found certain alleles which correlate strongly with intelligence; for this, such research is to be banished from her world, as was any statistical analysis, unbiased as it was, done by Professor Herrnstein and his colleagues. But, doctors (real doctors, not PhD’s) have found other yields from this research to be invaluable for treating people of different races. Treatments that are indicated for one group may not be indicated for another. One could argue that suppressing that research would actually cause more oppression than would allowing it.

There are far more problems in her essay than these. I’m not sure it’s worth enumerating them. If 4 years of Harvard didn’t teach her anything about the history of other sophists who thought the way she did, I can’t do it in a simple online posting.
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DavidBernstein • a day ago
I think your article promotes unjust ideas, namely suppression of unpopular speech, so I think in the name of academic justice, the Crimson should be prohibited from publishing your column.
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PlumberofNazareth DavidBernstein • a day ago
DESTROY DISSENT
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zjohn DavidBernstein • a day ago
Bravo!!
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Grad Student • a day ago
Essence of Sandra Korn’s “argument” = Burn the Witches
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Peter .B.P. Grad Student • 11 hours ago
Nah, Witch-burning is inherently patriachal.
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Practicing Laywer • a day ago
First they came for the researchers, but I did not speak up, for I was not a researcher.
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Brigadon Practicing Laywer • a day ago
Well misquoted 🙂
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MattBracken • 11 hours ago
Spoken like a true-believing little commissar. When she graduates, she can get a job at the FCC censoring the news as one of Obama’s new “media researchers.”
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Mike Davis MattBracken • 10 hours ago
Matt,

Academic freedom is only important when they agree with what is being said. Otherwise information should be disrupted in every way possible to silence those that one might disagree with.
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pbar MattBracken • 5 hours ago
Your attitude has been NOTED, comrade. It has been NOTED.
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woz • a day ago
Combine this sick thinking with the newly-promoted concept of “micro-agression” and you have totalitarian power that the Gestapo and its vast army of snitches could only dream about.
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Denver Goddess woz • a day ago
Those who have micro-spines whine about micro-aggression. Three words for them any freshman psychology student would know: Hostile attributional bias.
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Albertine Disparue • a day ago
“Let’s give up on academic freedom in favor of justice.”

But first let’s follow Sandra’s example and give up our brains.
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Yale Cohn • a day ago
2014, when feelings officially trumped objective facts.
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Carney3 • a day ago
I would note the crucial question “but is it true?” does not come up (this from an institution whose motto is “Veritas”). Not even considered. The papers’ conclusions on genetic racial differences in average IQ (by the way, white average is 100, black average is 85) are referred to as if they are self-evidently outrageous and to be rejected. Such behavior was once taught as the logical fallacy of begging the question. But I guess logic is another white male construct.

Tell me again in a smug dismissive way about the Right’s “War on Science” please.
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CedeEgoWithin • a day ago
Dear Sandra Y.L. Korn,

Allow me to suggest a rather simple way to distinguish academic justice from unacceptable expressions of academic freedom—- a litmus test of sorts, namely, does the author’s position conform to the Basic Axiom of Justice:

“Africa for the Africans, Asia for the Asians, White Countries for Everybody!!”
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Josh Hankins • a day ago
This is what passes as actual journalism at Harvard? This person is ONLY saying, ” if we don’t agree with you, you shut up.” That is insanity. That is not anything near what academics are suppose to be. There is a reason for tenure for professors. As a conservative, I am sure(and I’ve heard plenty) there are way more outrageous things I hear from professors than a liberal does. I take it in stride. Liberals,on the other hand, cannot stand one dissenting voice, hence their obsession with Fox News.
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Ciaran Josh Hankins • 7 hours ago
Actually she says a lot more. Her message is “If we don’t agree with you, you are unjust and have no right to speak, and all your ideas can be summarily rejected.”
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Zeev W • a day ago
Makes a perfect sense! But first let’s change Harvard’s motto from Veritas to Iustitia so everyone is clear Harvard is not about truth anymore. You wouldn’t want to mislead anyone, would you, Ms. Korn?

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Cimon Alexander • a day ago
You laugh now, but in 30 years all progressives will think this way. That’s the way their “progress” works.

We can only hope that their authority crumbles as they grow more ridiculous
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Contemplationist • a day ago
So Sandra Korn has admitted from the den of leftist scum and villainy i.e. The Crimson, that the leftist conception of ‘justice’ is explicitly against freedom, especially the free exchange of ideas. Thanks for confirming the conclusions of us right-wing extremists.
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Solar • 2 days ago
>considers herself a liberal
>is opposed to academic freedom

Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.
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Todd DuBois • a day ago
So the idea here is the universities of America should collectively proactively censor all thought considered to be backing ideas that are believed to be wicked, which the author apparently believes will work out just fine since it is impossible for the judges of what is incorrect and wicked to ever be wrong. All academia need do is declare tautologies on the questions of the day, and its work is done. How convenient this would be!

It is difficult to decide whether this article is defined more by arrogance or childishness. This is shallow to the point of being completely and utterly disgraceful.
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brett • 18 hours ago
remember folks, its conservatives that are close-minded. heaven forbid these loonies hear an opinion they dont argree with
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Zara Lia • 20 hours ago
There’s a shocking amount of micro-aggression in this article. I’m feeling very macro-assaulted.
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Max Zara Lia • 12 hours ago
That really is a phrase which needs to be turned back on them at every opportunity. We ALL want equal opportunity, don’t we?
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MichaelStamper • a day ago
Obliterating intellectual freedom in the name of “justice”? Ayn Rand couldn’t have created a more loathsome stereotype. As time passes, the villains of Atlas Shrugged grow tame and civilized when compared to their present-day descendants.
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Pete McCutchen • a day ago
According to Miss Korn, “When an academic community observes research promoting or justifying oppression, it should ensure that this research does not continue.” Applying her own standard, every professor who is an avowed Marxist or who uses a Marxist-influenced theoretical framework should be terminated immediately.
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Darren Westbrook • a day ago
Things would be so much simpler today if this policy had been enforced against Professor Galileo and Adjunct Professor Darwin.
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James Caruthers • a day ago
I bet there are a lot of books that justify or support oppression. We should burn them! Why should “freedom” prevent us from enforcing justice?

No one is ever “free” from the political responsibilities of publishing a book that goes against the party line! Burn the books now! Do it for social justice!
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Melissa • a day ago
Sorry, Sandra.

http://www.humanbiologicaldive…

But human biodiversity is very real.

Why do you want to censor the truth?

Why do you so despise the truth?
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Brigadon • a day ago
This is, without a doubt, one of the worst-researched, illegitimate, and poorly thought out ideas to come out of rapidly-becoming irrelevant ‘education community’ since ‘women’s studies’ became mandatory.

Are you truly trying to send academic credibility ever more rapidly to it’s grave? or are you simply unable to see that truth morally and ethically outweighs ‘comfort’ in every possible way?

Seriously, you should probably go back to trying to discredit Darwin and encourage bookburning. This sort of intellectual bigotry and thought policing violates the very spirit of intelligence.
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Dictatortot Brigadon • 10 hours ago
The horrible truth is, it’s probably not even close to the bottom of the barrel.
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NM156 • a day ago
Let’s just bulldoze the liberal arts department of every college and university in the United States instead. That way, we’ll dispense with mental illness posturing as thinking as demonstrated in this opinion piece.
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Grad Student • a day ago
OMG, I really don’t know what to say. This article is disgusting.

This Orwellian Thought Policing has gone way to far. It’s insane.

I hate to say it, but Sandra Korn should be permanently suspended from Harvard for writing what’s in essence probably the dumbest article ever to appear in the Crimson.
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nostopplzkthx Grad Student • a day ago
I disagree, she should not be suspended, because this is precisely what academic freedom protects.

She’s wrong, but she should be allowed to say it.
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zjohn nostopplzkthx • a day ago
In a about 10-15 years when Sandra grows up a little (and wises up A LOT), she’ll look back in shame at her attitude. Guaranteed.
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Grad Student Grad Student • a day ago
Correct: way too far
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Wow • 2 days ago
Not sure if trolling or just really stupid…
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Telemachus_1 • a day ago
After the revolution, all faculty, staff, graduates, and current students of Harvard University will be deported. This article is proof that your institution is sick and an affront to civilization.

None of you possess true power. Your best are autistic and lack humanity. The worst are profound psychopaths. No one will ever follow you to their grave, and they will not raise a finger to save you. They will in fact be relieved that you are removed from these lands.

Choose your side carefully.
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Freedom • a day ago
Universities were created so that serious people, open-minded adults, could gather and discuss ideas freely without being bothered by small-minded intolerant folks like Sandra Korn.
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zjohn Freedom • a day ago
+10000
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Pbar • 5 hours ago
I would like to thank Ms. Korn. She has done something for me that is beyond all praise. I was unable to attend an Ivy League school when young…some combination of too poor and too stupid, I guess…and I have regretted it all my life. But after reading this article, and seeing what I might have become had I gone to Harvard, I feel a great deal better.
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botti • 19 hours ago
***Let’s give up on academic freedom in favor of justice***

This is the creepiest, most Orwellian statement I’ve read in some time.
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Assistant Village idiot • a day ago
1. Any modifier to “justice” is always a cover for “injustice.”
2. Paragraph 6 is true. However, it is especially true of liberals/progressives, but somehow it is only brought out when they want to attack something that offends them. Does that seem overgeneralised and prejudicial to the reader? Then you should look at your last five written arguments and see: when you think you have a superior argument, you rely solely on that. Only when you cannot win the day do you fall back on the whole “it’s all about power/privilege/money/corporate interests/favorite bogey.” Go ahead, run the experiment.

I dare you.
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Daniel Schmuhl • a day ago
Apparently the church of PC dogma, Harvard University, isn”t PC enough for this zealot.
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Alex • a day ago
Ahhh yes, inserting a new codeword like, “justice,” in place of “academic freedom” will make our efforts to stifle dissent all better ….
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PlumberofNazareth • a day ago
Well, this is…interesting. Maybe a little insane, but interesting nonetheless. At long last, there’s somebody actually coming out and saying what a sizable portion of academia really believes. The act of “Watsoning” is now openly promoted, supported, and institutionalized.
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dwpittelli PlumberofNazareth • a day ago
Not many faculty members would agree with this undergraduate columnist.
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Robert King • 9 hours ago
I think you are all being meanies. Mocking this article with your talk of academic freedoms and the dangers of arrogant totalitarianism. For shame! The author of this article seems like a nice lady and I think we should all do as she says. After all–that’s how the academy should work–by authority and fiat. Let’s face it–we (I mean, the people who matter) already know the answers to all the important stuff, don’t we? Everything else is just window dressing.
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James • 21 hours ago
I hope I’m not the only one who is genuinely frightened by the ideas expressed in this piece. You really can’t get more Orwellian than “justice” committees censoring research. This is cringeworthy material that I’m glad the Crimson published. The free world must be aware that such intolerance exists.
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Jeff Postman • a day ago
Not a bad satire, although I thought the “sexuality concentrator” jab against Eliot House was a little sexist.
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nostopplzkthx • a day ago
Its articles like these why I kinda hope I die before the age of 40 so I don’t suffer having to see a completely thought-free, everything must conform to political correctness world.
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nostopplzkthx nostopplzkthx • a day ago
Excuse me, “It’s”.
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disqus_yeZNegncsV • a day ago
How do you see yourself and your argument as any different from that of the Medieval church? Further, how can anyone predict what knowledge will be that which leads to all things good and light and what knowledge will be that which leads to all things in darkness? Answer: No one can predict such things and even IF they could, they couldn’t tell when light would descend into darkness and when darkness might ascent to light and by gawd, I’ll not cede that to you and someone who thinks so shallowly as you.

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Reverend Bacon disqus_yeZNegncsV • a day ago
They didn’t study History, at least not the kind of history written and created by Dead White Men. But such history is full of similar thinkers:
– The study of anatomy was forbidden for much the same reasons she gives: “why should we put up with research that is counter to our goals?”
– Heretics like Copernicus and Galileo believed that the sun, not the earth, was the center of our solar system. They did some research to prove this; such research was “counter to” the goals of the church.

In the old days, it was the Catholic Church. Now, it’s the Church of Political Correctness. Too bad that, in choosing to study a field with a paucity of critical thinkers, that she missed history’s most important lesson: those who forget it are condemned to repeat it.
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zjohn disqus_yeZNegncsV • a day ago
Because she’s a kid:

High on passion, naivete’ and stupidity and seriously lacking in wisdom and maturity.
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Dictatortot disqus_yeZNegncsV • 10 hours ago
The most obvious difference: men like Aquinas and Dominic were confident that faith and truth were reconcilable. Some of this confidence might have been misplaced, but they were frank that they sometimes APPEARED to clash, at least. When the facts proved tough to square with their theories & theologies, they–despite modern mythmakers–were far likelier to humbly admit their perplexity than to anathematize the unwelcome fact.

In other words: calling Ms. Korn as obscurantist as the mediaeval church is an insult to the latter.
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Justice • a day ago
Great. Until your views conflict with the notion of justice somebody else holds and then you are expelled from campus. Since justice is inherently an arbitrary concept, its employment as a parameter to define academic legitimacy can only bring about oppression.
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Aaron Clarey • 6 hours ago
So this is the “best and brightest” huh? Harvard, huh?

Frankly my dear, none of you have talent. Just connections. And your ignorance of basic freedoms belies it.
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Neo • 12 hours ago
After the publication of “The Bell Curve,” Charles Murray said in an interview that if there ever was incontrovertible proof that there were differences in the races or sexes, it would never see the light of day because the vested interests in proving otherwise would make sure it was suppressed.

Congratulations. You have joined an anti-science conspiracy.
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ThirteenthLetter • a day ago
Shameful. You can’t resist the urge to control and monitor others’ thoughts and expression. People like you are everything that’s wrong with intellectual life in America today. You need to immediately leave the university, find some distant retreat, and ponder where your life went so wrong that you would write an article that wouldn’t seem out of place in Brezhnev-era Pravda.
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James • a day ago
The illiberal elements of modern liberalism. On full display here.
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zjohn James • a day ago
exactly. Future authoritarians in progress, They all seem to start from what they see is a noble cause. Sigh.
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CedeEgoWithin brando55 • a day ago
How could you not trust that face?
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Ginger • a day ago
Yeah, because justice is so much easier to figure out than truth.
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Clarence Whorley • a day ago
Seems Sandra Korn wants to be the next Sandra Fluke

I bet she loves when the Pro-Palestinians protest in Central Square but if there were Pro-Israeli’s there she would want them removed for hate speach
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katewerk • a day ago
Burn her. That is all. – by order of Committee Of Academic Justice.
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bear grylls • 2 days ago
Used to be an old argument about building the first airplane.It was immoral as in “if God had wanted men to fly he would have given us wings.” So I guess if god had made us all equal we would not need affirmative action and enforced diversity.Is it possible that people who evolved in the cold northern climates of europe and north east asia could have evolved the same as people who evolved in sunny hot africa.
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greeneyedjinn • 8 hours ago
Well, judging from the overwhelming negative response to this editorial, I would say Ms. Korn has “offended” many readers. Perhaps she might be troubled if The Crimson told her the article would be retracted for its “offensiveness,” and never mind any silly things like her Freedom of Speech…
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Tom Smith • 9 hours ago
Would not bang. Seriously.
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Tuesday Is Soylent Green Day • 19 hours ago
Justice, Stalin style.
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botti Tuesday Is Soylent Green Day • 19 hours ago
Exactly – it reminds me of Lysenkiosm – purging geneticists whose work conflicted with the “new genetics”.
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Denver Goddess • a day ago
That’s it, gullible illiterates. Toss freedom because you don’t like the results of some scientific studies. Why not just ban anything that contradicts the Catholic Church, shall we? Just how far up your can is your brain? What is WRONG with you people?
You’re so illiterate you actually think a small group of “racists” is behind IQ research that shows inequality among human population groups? What ideological echo chamber have you been living in that gave you this conclusion? This is DECADES of international studies – hundreds of such studies that consistently show unequal IQ distribution among the world’s population.
But hey – we have these “political realities” to supposedly address.
Did you idiots ever stop to think one minute that these things you think are “political realities” may just have something to do with the unequal IQ distribution that you keep trying to censor and beat down as if that’ll make it go away?
You’re so all ethically derelict that you’ve never even taken half a minute of decent consideration and realized that you need to sit down and shut up with your endless blame-the-other narratives and consider that these unequal IQ distributions may have something to do with unequal outcomes in real life.
But you can’t go there because in the name of a political crusade, you like those religious nut jobs before you, are gleefully trampling science underfoot because it makes you look at things that you simply don’t want to recognize.
No – you shove your denial up your can. Stick your own head in the ground if you want but you will not dictate free inquiry let alone the right of a group of people endlessly scapegoated by the likes of you for the lack of material success of other groups.
Shove it where the sun doesn’t shine, hippy.
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SB • 5 hours ago
I fully support this sentiment; under the condition that I be put in charge of deciding what is and is not just. I feel that this is the only way to ensure that the proper books are burned.
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Apollyon • 9 hours ago
Women and freedom don’t mix. That and Ms. Korn is from a highly privileged minority that does not brook dissent.
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J P • 10 hours ago
Writer for liberal rag wants to silence people who use logic and facts to disprove her false god of equality. What else is new?
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ChairmanMeow • a day ago
So, if I start an institution that opposes everything you stand for, I should be able to effectively silence you and anyone who thinks like you? Like, I guess if you believe in “might makes right” your article is okay, but god help you if you become the minority opinion. Your academic justice is just a euphemism for suppression of opinions contradictory to your own. Sorry, Sandra, but Pol Pot and Mao were also big fans of “academic justice” and most people don’t support that.
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disqus_uhhPBOWzf4 • a day ago
The notion of “justice” implies a moral standard, a yardstick, right and wrong, all things that academia has abandoned long ago. This “academic justice” is simply seeking to attain some vague moral justification for censorship of unpopular ideas and a stamping out of free inquiry. Ironically, often those who hold this view exist and have a voice precisely because their predecessors did not silence the thoughts, opinions and research upon which they have managed to build their careers. They have gotten through the door and now seek to lock it shut in the face of all others.
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Reverend Bacon • 11 hours ago
I am sure she thinks this idea is fresh and new. It struck me just how broken our educational system is, when someone this out of touch is probably going to “earn” a Harvard degree. Just look at all the glaring holes in her education: History, Science, Math (especially Statistics), and classic Aristotelian logic. Yet, there’s a field much closer to her chosen one, that, had she paid attention to, she’d never have been so pompously wrong. Poetry. Specifically, Rudyard Kipling warned us about her ilk in much of his work; in this one, her ilk are called “the Gods of the Marketplace.” I’ve copied some of the relevant verses, although she truly should read the whole thing.

As I pass through my incarnations in every age and race,
I make my proper prostrations to the Gods of the Market Place.
Peering through reverent fingers I watch them flourish and fall,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings, I notice, outlast them all.

With the Hopes that our World is built on they were utterly out of touch,
They denied that the Moon was Stilton; they denied she was even Dutch;
They denied that Wishes were Horses; they denied that a Pig had Wings;
So we worshipped the Gods of the Market Who promised these beautiful things.

In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;
But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “If you don’t work you die.”

Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew
And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true
That All is not Gold that Glitters, and Two and Two make Four —
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man —
There are only four things certain since Social Progress began: —
That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
And the burnt Fool’s bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings, with terror and slaughter, return!
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Max • 12 hours ago
Another book-burning by an “inclusive and tolerant” leftist; how unusual.
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Leftwing fascism at its best • 17 hours ago
Leftwing fascism at its best
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botti • 18 hours ago
***if we give up our obsessive reliance on the doctrine of academic freedom, we can consider more thoughtfully what is just.***

I would suggest it is just to require Ms Korn to restrict her creepy impulse to limit research in accordance with her personal beliefs.

Why is this person even at University, let alone Harvard, when she wants to stifle inquiry & efforts to understand the world?
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237kmt • a day ago
So I should just accept that the only difference between resource poor Switzerland and resource rich Swaziland is purely a matter of latitude. And if I arrive at different conclusion whether empirically or through life experience as to why resource poor Switzerland is so much more prosperous than resource rich Swaziland, those conclusions are not only wrong by default, but should be prosecuted for micro-aggression/ hate thought
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Josh • a day ago
Is this editorial promoting or justifying oppression of viewpoints with which the author does not agree? Is that not incredibly nearsighted and hypocritical?
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ShadrachSmith • a day ago
Re: “The power to enforce academic justice…”

Either you are pulling our leg, or there is a place for you in Valerie Jarrett’s office.
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Wow • 2 days ago
Not sure if trolling or just really stupid….
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Gay Rapist 69 • 4 hours ago
“Yet the liberal obsession with “academic freedom” seems a bit misplaced to me.”

lol when have liberals ever been “obsessed” with academic freedom you fraud?
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nielsc • 5 hours ago
Wonder why Korn don’t demand academic freedom in Palestine.
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richfisher • 10 hours ago
Behead those who say Academic Justice is violent.
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pbar richfisher • 42 minutes ago
This is a great and underrated comment.
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Michael • 10 hours ago
In other words, censor people who don’t conform to the orthodox ideas of the day. Thanks, Sandra, for advocating that people give up their rights to free speech! I’m so glad that people like you are advocating for this phony form of “social justice”!
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edtastic • 10 hours ago
This writer seems to have no ideas how much they are damaging the larger cause of social justice by acting like a walking talking straw man for every right wing dystopian fantasy about liberals and those who take on the cause of those worse off in our society. I think social justice has been corrupted by privileged white liberals on campus and turned into a tool of political domination. You’ll take not that most of the oppression these whites liberals speak of isn’t the sort you’ll find on the inner city corners or the small towns forgotten by industry. People from places like that are forgotten by liberals like this who’d rather squabble over the latest micro-aggression they’ve imagined or how oppressed they are for being a gay/black/women at Harvard or whatever other cherry picked victim group get’s to speak because white cis males are certainly not allowed to form their own opinions on anything and males in general can have no say on issues of gender. If we were to name the problem it would be the hulking relic of a outdated movement that is modern feminism.

This reckless and selfish misuse of noble tradition is unforgivable amid the vast under addressed concerns of worlds underclasses. Articles like this don’t speak to them. They instead focus on expanding power for small elite group of ideologues that wish to use the moral authority of helping the oppressed in the society to unjustly secure power for themselves. They want to be the arbiters of good and evil for all else based on adherence to their dogmatic theories of everything not unlike an emerging religion or a cult.

These hypocrites need to be taken to task and roundly rejected by liberals and conservatives alike. These are charlatans who sell cures for society ills based on outdated text and theories long proven false. They want us to make them masters over others so for our own good as if such power hungry madness could be trusted. We’ve seen people like this before and regardless of their stated intentions, their cures were always far worse than whatever disease they claimed we had.

I see no justice coming from people like this.
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Skulduggery • 11 hours ago
Personally I find the concept of Harvard wasting its resources on non-subjects like “Women, gender and sexuality” to be extremely insulting. Academic justice might gain traction if it concentrated on removing subjects like this.
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Whoa • 2 days ago
Wow. Sandra Korn. You amaze me.
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Peter Connor • 5 hours ago
So Harvard has been attacking freedom of thought since 1971, and now we have a Harvard senior who wants to completely eliminate it. We have entered a nightmarish alternate Universe.
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TOILET LAW • 5 hours ago
LOL Sandra Korn good luck finding a job with those highly respected degrees in the new normal, where the most important freedom you will have is freedom from a job. At this point, higher education is a got damned joke.
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Yoach • 6 hours ago
Somebody I consider very wise says, “Anytime you put a modifier in front of the word ‘justice,’ you can almost be assured that ‘justice’ is NOT being done”
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Andrew Kloster • 10 hours ago
Yet another data point demonstrating that Enlightenment notions of autonomy and liberty were never intended to last forever. They were intended to smash Western tradition and replace it with rule by new, authoritarian masters.

Likewise the Free Speech Movement was never about free speech. It was about smashing the universities and installing communists, who, now in faculty positions, clamp down on dissent.
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dtobias • 20 hours ago
“Social justice” so often turns into individual injustice.
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Locke • a day ago
Embedded in your thesis are contradictions of politics and fundamental logic.

To start, if research proves that social conditions that are often labeled as so called social-injustice are not an actual product of racism, but a product of specific biological differences, then is the continuance of policy making under the false assumption of racism not oppressive to those who stand accused?

After all, such policy often discriminates against the accused group so that social justice can be served. A biological root for the relevant social conditions would mean unjust, never ending political disadvantages for the falsely accused group for as long as they remain vulnerable to the political influence of supporters of the claimed to be oppressed group.

Given this logic, true academic freedom actually assures true social justice for all groups. It does not prevent it. It merely shines a light on false narratives. Only those with a political agenda that does not mirror reality, and in this case is biased against and for specific groups, would object to actual academic freedom.

Politics has no place in directing nor in censoring science. Scientific values have now evolved approximately 400 years past the time when we allowed social beleif systems to heavily influence what we believed to be true in nature. Reverting to Dark Age philosophy is in no-one’s interest, and I’m a bit surprised that such philosophy would be reflected in an essay here in 2014.

Viva le siècle des Lumières
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Roger-Dodger • 4 hours ago
When an academic community observes research promoting or justifying
oppression, it should ensure that this research does not continue.

Translation: Facts that make me and my fellow academia harpies unhappy and depressed should be obscured and decried immediately, since I am incapable of constructing any sort of intelligent rebuttal to them. Or really, ANY kind of rebuttal.
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Volucre • 5 hours ago
If you want to know who rules you, think what groups you’re not allowed to criticize.
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Agellius • 6 hours ago
I must say that the comments for the most part are quite encouraging.
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Terence Sommer • 6 hours ago
‘Academic justice’ sounds just like ‘social justice’, which means that it is all crap. Everyone cannot be all to everyone, even universities. They have gone the path of globalism which will mean they will end up on the path to tribalism, and this includes everyones ‘thoughts’.
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Kristophr • 9 hours ago
Look up “Ashkenazim IQ bell curve”, and then get back to us, little fascist snowflake.

IQ is effected by both heredity AND environment, no matter how much non-STEM degree fascists want it to be otherwise.
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Ian Pepper • 10 hours ago
Anyone who is ABSOLUTELY OBSESSED with maintaining academic freedom at all costs does not belong at Harvard or any other institution of higher learning.

That a person as confused and intellectually limited as Korn is writing a bimonthly column
for the Harvard Crimson tells me that Ivy League academia has deteriorated dramatically since I did grad work.

There are so many fallacies, so much incoherent thought in this article shall one hardly
knows where to begin.

Let’s begin with the following question:

EXACTLY WHO gets to define what is called “justice”?

Who gets to restrict free speech and academic freedom in the name of “justice” or “antiracism”
or “the Palestinians”??

Who enjoys the absolute authority to define what is “true” and “just” about the borders of Israel,
about the psychological implications of recent research in population genetics, or about anything else?

The answer, apparently, is Ms. Korn.

This is why academic and intellectual freedom and free speech are so important:

in their absence, self-appointed arbiters of justice like Ms. Korn with no conception of
what a university supposed to be or stand for, what a free society is, what democracy is, will blithely enforce Stalinist thought control.

Ms. Korn, the alternative to academic freedom, to free speech, to freedom of the press, is fascism, totalitarianism, and repression.
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John • 13 hours ago
So, we now can’t do research on brain differences between men and women because that might “justify oppression”??? What if it’s a fact that you can’t equalize different races in all things? Should we continue to spend $billions on schools to force the unforceable? And why should we care about people in groups at all?

Liberals are only for academic freedom when it aligns with their goals. As in everything else, liberals will demonstrate how much they despise freedom when it collides with their intentions.

THANKS FOR ADMITTING IT, TYRANT.
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edtastic John • 10 hours ago
“Yet the liberal obsession with “academic freedom” seems a bit misplaced to me. ”

As you can see they feel ‘liberal obsession’ with academic freedom is the problem and they (obviously intersectional feminists) want to change that.
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GTFOofNOLA • 21 hours ago
Meanwhile, the Chinese are researching the genetic components of intelligence and will be engineering superhumans. Harvard students, already among the dumbest Americans, will be left even further behind.
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Magus Janus • a day ago
i honestly can’t tell if it’s high level trolling or earnest. we’ve gone through the leftie wormhole at this point.
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guest • a day ago
Honestly, if it doesn’t require the regular use of calculus, it’s not a real major and requires no actual intelligence. Which we have just seen.

What the hell happened to Harvard?
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Denver Goddess • a day ago
Book burning, censoring trash. Get Doc Brown’s time machine and go back to the Dark Ages, you filthy zealot hag.
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dwpittelli • a day ago
If the author has no problem with the powers at Harvard ejecting people for supporting injustice, as determined by the powers at Harvard, then she will have no defense if the faculty, defending the justice of their system of academic freedom, ejects her from the school.
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Jude • a day ago
Please tell me that this article is a joke. Satire. Parody. But not serious.
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Anonymous • a day ago
You do realize that using the controversial BDS boycott as support just makes your argument weaker, right?
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Robert Ford • a day ago
this article sucks
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Erasmite • a day ago
Whose justice? The justice of tenured scholars? The justice of student activists at Ivy League schools? The justice of the “future world leaders” Harvard brags about producing?

Real working class justice isn’t found at Harvard. The working class has always rejected the “justice” found in elite institutions, especially when it professes to be “left-wing”.
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So CAL Snowman • a day ago
Just more proof that liberals are anti-intellectual zealots that are determined to bring about a New Dark Age for all of humanity. Why do people consider Harvard to be such an amazing university when they employ people like this?
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dwpittelli So CAL Snowman • a day ago
In Harvard’s defense, she’s not an employee, but a student (an undergraduate senior).
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Sir Barken Hyena • a day ago
The only result of suppressing research will be to make academia even more irrelevant in a world of free-flowing information, in the hands of everyone.
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Scooter Briscoe • 9 hours ago
I bet the author has a super hairy bush.
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WTFHarvard • 7 hours ago
I kind of want Harvard to answer for this. How can they claim to provide top-tier education when someone educated there for four years can come out spouting this kind of close-minded, thought-police tripe?

Although, I guess I’m not surprised. The Bushes came from Yale, Obama came from Harvard Law, Dianne Feinstein came from Stanford… “top-tier education” churning out assholes since 1636.
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JD • 9 hours ago
What a horribly, horribly evil thing this editorial is. Nothing less than evil. And what tremendous stupidity our society is demonstrating by it.
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pbar • 4 hours ago
This kind of thinking is nothing new. When Caliph Umar ibn al-Khatta-b was asked what should be done with the books in the conquered Persian city of Ctesiphon, he said something to the effect of, “Destroy them. If they contradict the Koran, they are blasphemous. If they agree with the Koran, they are superfluous.”
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Guest • 5 hours ago
I am speechless.
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Natty Bumppo • 7 hours ago
Ms. Korn is all too typical of the type of graduates that Harvard, Columbia, Brown, et al. are producing and is a clear indication that these institutions are rotten to the core. In an earlier age her ridiculous opinions in favor of thought control and groupthink (i.e. fascism) would have earned her a dunce cap, but in this upside down era she gets four years of indoctrination, a running column in the Crimson, and a degree.

Harvard’s (formerly) well deserved reputation was built on the actions and ideas of men who sought the truth, valued true freedom and acted as stewards of the American Experiment. They must be rolling in their graves.
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WTFHarvard Natty Bumppo • 6 hours ago
Sadly, it’s not just the Crimson. Huffington Post publishes her as well. This closed-minded woman has a platform for spreading her indoctrination.
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Concern_Troll • 8 hours ago
This article makes me want to vomit blood. Let’s hope the causal mechanism at work here doesn’t end up being offensive to Ms. Korn’s sensibilities, because I want to know *why* it makes me want to vomit blood.
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CoffeeCrazed Concern_Troll • 8 hours ago
Come on…those kind of visceral reactions are reserved for victim identity groups, especially feminists.
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Peter LeTourneux • 9 hours ago
Freedom should never be “Freedom”. We are free or we are not, don’t use the pretence of justice to negate freedom since justice is an interpretive term very often used to oppress rather than liberate.
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CharlesOConnell • 10 hours ago
“We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.” – John Fitzgerald Kennedy
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Jean Valjean • 10 hours ago
Academic Justice? Sounds like a weapon to use against people and ideas you don’t like.

You know what the best weapon is to use against bigotry and sexism? The truth.

Unfortunately, these social justice warriors aren’t concerned about truth. They want everyone to think and feel the way they do and if you don’t then you are a bigot or a racist or whatever name they use to “other” people and ideas they don’t approve of.

A perfect example of this is feminism. They have entrenched themselves on every campus in the US and spread their hatred and bigotry in university funded programs that are untouchable no matter how many male students are harmed by them.

If feminists of any stripe cannot admit to the bigotry committed by other feminists then how can we trust these same people to arbitrate on “academic justice?”

They have no idea what justice is.
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Ian Pepper • 10 hours ago
excuse me

Anyone who is NOT ABSOLUTELY OBSESSED with maintaining academic freedom at
all costs does not belong at Harvard or any other institution of higher
learning.
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Brian • 11 hours ago
If our university community opposes racism, sexism, and heterosexism,
why should we put up with research that counters our goals simply in the
name of “academic freedom”?
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Because your thoughts and actions could be INCORRECT. Your goals could be MISGUIDED. I hope this is merely a demonstration of Poe’s Law.
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botti • 19 hours ago
I suspect that Ms Korn would be a fan of Lysenkoism or the official “new biology”. And those whose research conflicts with the orthodoxy?

“From 1934 to 1940, under Lysenko’s admonitions and with Stalin’s approval, many geneticists were executed (including Isaak Agol, Solomon Levit, Grigorii Levitskii, Georgii Karpechenko and Georgii Nadson) or sent to labor camps. The famous Soviet geneticist Nikolai Vavilov was arrested in 1940 and died in prison in 1943.[9] Hermann Joseph Muller (and his teachings about genetics) was criticized as a bourgeois, capitalist, imperialist, and promoting fascism so he left the USSR, to return to the USA via Republican Spain.”
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Theron • 19 hours ago
Harvard can be justifiably proud to produce some of the finest garbage in the world!
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JohnEngelman • a day ago
If our university community opposes racism, sexism, and heterosexism, why should we put up with research that counters our goals simply in the name of “academic freedom”?

– Sandra Y.L. Korn, The Crimson, February 17, 2014

“specific policies based on premises that conflict with scientific truths about human beings tend not to work. Often they do harm.”

– Charles Murray, from “The Inequality Taboo”

There should never be any taboos and sanctions against telling the truth. Even falsehoods should be exposed in the free market of facts and opinions, rather than suppressed.
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ManWithPlan • a day ago
Thoughtcrime is death.
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graememulvaney • 4 hours ago
What utter rot – your notion of Academic Justice would be riven with politics – as Libtard says the best way to counter offensive research is to disprove it – limiting research to acceptable topics would only serve to entrench the prevailing view – academics have a responsibility to push the boundaries of knowledge, question our culture and challenge society.

Out of eugenics came gene therapy – missiles gave us satellites – we only have a universal notion of equality after years of discrimination.

Objectionable research holds a mirror up to society and forces us to question our preconceptions – often it may re-enforce them, but sometimes it can help us see through the prevailing rhetoric.

I wholly disagree with this article, but I support your right to publish it and your right to further research and develop your concept of Academic Justice – under your proposal, should their be sufficient agreement, you would be removed and effectively silenced – hoist by your own petard.
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pts • 8 hours ago
[Sandra Y.L. Korn wrote] “…If our university community opposes racism, sexism, and heterosexism, why should we put up with research that counters our goals simply in the name of “academic freedom”?…

Who gets to decide what sort of research is or is not conductive to the greater good?
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left=censorship • 9 hours ago
By definition, you do not have a winning argument if one of the most difficult POLITICAL issues of our day is so un-nuanced as to be a de facto matter of one-sided and self righteous ‘justice’. So I guess we should ‘boycott’ all countries, companies or really any organization with which this author disagrees. Except of course for Cuba, Venezuela, Argentina and other bastions of progressive thought leadership. I would like to see this author imagine the future of this type of censorship. Has she read Animal Farm? 1984? Atlas Shrugged? They provide a future glimpse.
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iParallax • 15 hours ago
What a triumph. Since we already know what we *want* to be true, and are now willing to declare it as truth, seems like there’s no more need for such research. Let’s start disbanding the studies of women, gender, and sexuality and send that money to some STEM scholarships.
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JimmyJoe • a day ago
Somebody give this little lady tenure! She sounds cute!
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zjohn • a day ago
Sickening. Just sickening. Come up for air you little whipper snapper. And get over yourself while you’re at it….
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Henry Vandenburgh • a day ago
I get to be the decider.
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William miller • 2 hours ago
Get out in the real world and get a job you freak. You will see what you are sputtering out is puerile rubbish {unless, of course, you choose to stay in academia where this junk makes sense}.
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npro • 7 hours ago
When I was an undergraduate student leader at George Mason University, I once hosted a speaker who argued that Islam is a coercive threat against individual freedom. His evidence? The history of Islamic practice.

Needless to say, various feathers on my campus were ruffled, to the point that when the speaker came to give his address, various members of the audience attempted to shout him into oblivion. How dare he even speak, so their argument went. How dare he even show his face?

Yet if an invited speaker cannot speak freely and openly at a university, just where can he speak? Nowhere, it would seem.

Such an end is many things, but it is not “justice.”
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HarvardIsAJoke • 7 hours ago
I thought I’d just chime in to say that this article is complete nonsense and I’m shocked anyone would let it go online let alone a so-called ‘academic institution’ like Harvard.
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Alex Frank • 9 hours ago
There are two very important considerations you don’t address in this article:
-In this article you seem to imply offensive statements are those that violate the precepts of extreme post modernism or liberal political ideology. What about an extreme post modernist academic who called Condelezza Rice and Colin Powell “house slaves” for working in the Bush administration. Does this deserve censure? In reality, the person who said that was the keynote speaker on Martin Luther King day at Duke University.

-Is there value to having significant differences of opinion in institutional settings? What do we need to bind one another together versus promoting a more active exchange of ideas. The answer, I think, is two focus on those more basic values than what you point to. You define academic justice as only relating to instances of people with more hard power oppressing people with less. I would argue for a a broader definition of academic justice that is more inclusive. For example, does emotional power matter? Moral power? Relational power? In the end, these can have a major influence on the lives of individuals and whole nations.
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RR • 9 hours ago
You’ve all been taken in. This person is trying to harm the boycott Israel movement by defending it with deliberately faulty arguments. Shockingly dishonest tactics. Makes me shudder to think what kind of propagandist these sorts of people grow up to be in later life.
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RedChief • 9 hours ago
“Intolerance will not be tolerated”

Life imitates South Park (again).
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watkinsfred • 10 hours ago
What constitutes academic justice? Is it always the same or does it too change over time with the political winds? Is academic justice simply a lever or a button that is used to quash the political opposition? I tend to think this is the case. In the old Soviet Union crimes like murder were considered a phenomenon of decadent western democracies and therefore officially never occured in the Soviet Union despite the fact that murder there was just as common then as now, of course the murders of the people committed by the State not counted.
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s_c_f • 11 hours ago
Harvard is one of the best schools today because it did not do, in the past, the censorship suggested by this student. If you want to change Harvard for the worse, listen to this student.
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Just Some Guy • 19 hours ago
True justice demands freedom. Without academic freedom, which allows us to reach past the current limits of knowledge and discover new truths, how can we ever hope to solve the problems that come with life? And those problems include all that you spoke of: Racism, sexism, homophobia…for example, consider the scientists looking into the genetics of those who are LGBT to see if it is genetic.

But what if we called this “homophobic” in itself, because it’s treating them as different? Well, then those scientists wouldn’t be able to posit that someone’s sexuality is genetic, bolstering the argument that sexuality is an innate aspect of someone, which furthers the arguments that LGBT individuals should be treated in a fair manner without regard to their sexuality.

In seeking to crush academic freedom out of some obscure sense of “justice”, you’re actually the greatest foe of those things you wish to support. Equality, liberty…all such things result from knowledge.

I saw a post earlier that put it best. Do you feel that certain research seems wrong and discriminatory? Then put it to the test of the scientific process. Analyze the data. Conduct experiments. Examine results. If you so seek to fight this set of facts that you disagree with, then disprove them. But, for goodness’ sake, do not simply throw a blanket over them and say they do not exist, for then all you are doing is creating ignorance and resentment.
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Frank_DeScushin Just Some Guy • 13 hours ago
Genetic research is a tricky subject for hardcore Progressives. Such people believe that one’s genes are 100% responsible for their sexuality, and sexuality is in no way influenced by life experiences and events. When it comes to racial group differences in academic achievement and criminal statistics, however, hardcore Progressives believe the exact opposite. They believe that the aforementioned group differences are entirely the result of societal factors, and differences in genetics in no way influence the outcome.

The reality is the outcomes in both instances (the percentage of gay people and group differences) are likely a combination of genes and societal factors. Those findings, however, would counter hardcore Progressives preconceived notions. So, like Ms. Korn, many hardcore Progressives would prefer that genetic research not see the light of day.
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edtastic Frank_DeScushin • 9 hours ago
Tying complex behaviors like crime to genetics is really reaching when you go beyond the small percentage sociopaths/psychopaths in the society. Such people don’t always choose crime and that has to do with their environment but they will readily exploit those around them with little regard for harm to others. As such the criminal itself would have to be seen as someone who doesn’t care about harming other people rather than someone who breaks formal laws. If it were legal to beat one’s children to death then such people would not be criminals. The definition of criminal would change from one legal system to the next. Now we can look at violence as a genetic trait but we know that is heavily driven by environment. People fight more where fighting is necessary for survival. The environment creates the expression which creates the environment in a violent feedback loop. It makes little sense to focus on genetics in a circumstances like that.
I don’t think progressives have the problem but rather those who keep trying to resurrect white supremacy by any means they can. Progressives are wary of these people and they’d rather not feed the evil beast with theories they could distort/exploit.
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S edtastic • 5 hours ago
That’s the official line. We’re not buying it anymore. Progressivism has devolved into a thoughtless cult mentality.
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Biff_Maliboo • a day ago
As grandma would have said, “Bless her pea-pickin’ heart.”
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Jman • a day ago
The author has really touched on something here: “if we give up our obsessive reliance on the doctrine of academic freedom, we can consider more thoughtfully what is just.” I’ve always believed that silence contrary voices helps me hold to previously-held more strongly. Great article. JUSTICE!
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disqus_yeZNegncsV • a day ago
Lady, you belong in the stocks. Better yet, get ye out of this country. Talk about idiotic and repressive….
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anon Tim Wise • a day ago
So sad that you’ll die without ever seeing the world you desire… pathetic troll.
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Francois • an hour ago
Sandra Korn is an Ashkenazi supremacist who looks down upon European Americans.
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Im_Rick_James • 2 hours ago
From Twitter profile: “history of science and gender studies @harvard, columnist @thecrimson, don’t ask me what i’m doing when i graduate”. We already know what you will be doing when you graduate. Moving back in with mom & dad. $200 Grand later.
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Im_Rick_James Im_Rick_James • an hour ago
One of my best friends has been making six figures painting cars for the last 21 years. He owns two houses free-and-clear and has $500k in the bank. If you want to go to Harvard, choose wisely. He’s done ten times better than all of my college-educated friends.
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MattBracken Im_Rick_James • 27 minutes ago
No way. She’ll get a $$$ federal job as a commissar in charge of chasing down “hate speech.”
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Im_Rick_James MattBracken • 17 minutes ago
Christ, what a joke. And to think, these people are supposed to be our “best and brightest”. Funny, I remember meeting a girl from Princeton a long time ago (before I could find my d#$k with both hands and a map, and when I was a “liberal”), and she told me there were stupid people at Princeton. I was incredulous. I told her “no way there are stupid people at Princeton”. She assured me there were. J. Henry, was I ever so wrong.

And after many years of experience I have finally come to understand William F. Buckley’s quote – “I’d rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University.”
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Im_Rick_James • 2 hours ago
“Sandra Y.L. Korn ’14, a Crimson editorial writer, is a joint
history of science and studies of women, gender and sexuality
concentrator in Eliot House”
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Im_Rick_James Im_Rick_James • 2 hours ago
In other words, soon to be unemployed.
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MattBracken Im_Rick_James • 28 minutes ago
Unemployed? Surely not. She will get a six-figure salary in the DOJ or FCC, where she can be paid to be a shrill little commissar in charge of punishing “hate speech,” as defined by her own self after four years of Marxist indoctrination.
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Im_Rick_James • 2 hours ago
I’m guessing Ms. Korn would be fine with expelling all the Marxist professors from Harvard as well, then.
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xram • 2 hours ago
An interesting and ironic rant that promotes a fundamentally unjust vision of academia. I wonder just what exactly does she think justice is. How is it determined? What is the standard by which she measures and determines what is just and unjust? And on what basis does she abrogated to herself the right to impose her own arbitrary and subjective notion of just behavior on the rest of us? I’d love to see a rational defense. Not holding my breath though.
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otisrneedleman • 2 hours ago
Yo, Sandra. First Amendment. And whoever deleted my comment the first time….you’re the type of people we fought and beat in WWII and the Cold War…
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Arlingtonvirginia • 7 hours ago
You and your lgbt buddies should have the biggest pride festival with your darlings in gaza
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gvanderleun • 7 hours ago
SANDRA KORN: Colonized mind and twisted soul. Good luck in life, you’ll need it.
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Jean Valjean • 10 hours ago
Academic Justice?

“Here comes the new boss. Same as the old boss.”
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Heathcliff • a day ago
Harvard’s got a good motto: VERITAS.

Moron.

“a more rigorous standard.”

Voilà! It is not the ideological prescription of knowledge, it is simply “a more rigorous standard” of academic pursuit!

I am in awe of your Harvard Credential, that trusty Establishment seal, which guarantees competency in the most elegant and pernicious sophistry!

Decadent is the word that comes to my mind.
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WTFHarvard Heathcliff • 6 hours ago
Yeah, I loved how she neglected to define exactly what she meant by “rigorous”, considering the fact that it’s probably quite hard to explain what is more rigorous than seeking truth [VERITAS].
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Wesley Morganston • a day ago
Poe’s Law is in full force, I see… I do hope Harvard has sufficiently high admission standards that the point (if I’m not misreading it) is not lost, but I cannot be optimistic here.

A warning against student radicalism, given its record at Harvard, would be too blunt, I suppose…
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Katherine McChesney • 6 hours ago
Israel was given to the Hebrews by Creator God. The Muslim squatters in Palestine should be deported back to their home countries. Hebrews have the right to protect themselves anyway they choose from Muslim Palestinian murderers.
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pbar • 28 minutes ago
Anyone who finds this woman’s views repugnant might enjoy the book “The Closing of the American Mind”, by Allan Bloom.
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scp2 • 36 minutes ago
Justice would be sending this stupid woman to the curb with a bootprint on her backside.
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otisrneedleman • 3 hours ago
First Amendment, people. End of discussion.
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xram otisrneedleman • 2 hours ago
First Amendment. If ignored, end of discusion. Then 2nd Amendment kicks in.
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otisrneedleman xram • 2 hours ago
Locked and loaded, buddy!
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Terenc Blakely • 7 hours ago
So who exactly determines what academic research qualifies as ‘Academic Justice’ and what doesn’t?
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The Phantom Terenc Blakely • 5 hours ago
Whatever Sandra Korn says, is what. That’s what this is about, and what it is always about. Somebody who thinks they’re better than you, throwing their weight around.
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markbuehner • 8 hours ago
Wow. What an extraordinarily bad idea. She also forget her quotation marks around “justice”.
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Bradminton • 21 hours ago
Descendants of slaves, especially field hands, may fail to score well in IQ tests. As a Southerner, some of whose Southern and mid-Atlantic ancestors bore total responsibility for this horrible national problem, I don’t see the relevance of that. You had generations of people raised to be slaves. Look at the very many black Africans — not just Obama’s father — who would score much higher than average. And also look at varying notions of “intelligence.” The standardized tests are much too kind to you, a Harvard man, and me, a Princeton man.
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stevesailer • a day ago
HLS dean Martha Minow seemed to be on your side in denouncing one of her students’ private emails that was leaked by a romantic rival:

http://isteve.blogspot.com/201…
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15 Responses to Harvard Jewess calls to end academic freedom in name of academic justice; hilarity ensues in the comments section

  1. So much lolz in that thread.

    Your tactic of re-posting comments before they are censored is effective.

    It’s an example of an early idea about the internet:

    The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Gilmore_%28activist%29

  2. Denise says:

    The Comments seem to be disappeared.

    • Mr. Rational says:

      I still have a tab open to the captured comments.  I’m not yet halfway through, but there are too many gems not to read them all.

      • Harley says:

        Mr. Rational if you sent that to someone would they remain or get lost in transmission? I could get someone to save a mirror of them which I think might be useful to keep.

      • Mr. Rational says:

        I mean the comments captured in this post.  I’m reading through them a bit at a time between other things.

    • Harley says:

      “I prefer Rosa Regale, and Veuve Clicquot”
      How about some Reisling…

      We gave it to her pretty good, huh? Teamwork!

  3. oogenhand says:

    Reblogged this on oogenhand and commented:
    Academics should learn Arabic and Hebrew….

  4. Cj aka Elderofzyklons Blog says:

    Reblogged this on ElderofZyklon's Blog!.

  5. Jon says:

    I smell a troll. What’s her angle?

  6. Dennis Carr says:

    EXCEPT! This is a Constitutional Republic, not a democracy.. The laws put down by the Forefathers are the basis.. Anything Left of Center need not be anything resembling, undifferentiated from THE CONSITUTION! Being Karl Marx has nothing to do with the American beliefs..

  7. Ryu says:

    Good job, MW. I like your method.

  8. ben tillman says:

    That “basic axiom of justice” comment was a classic.

  9. JB says:

    Where Jews go freedom flees.

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