The liberal bias is well-known, but rarely discussed by academics. Universities, just like the press, should be havens for rigorous and relentless truth-seekers.
Unfortunately, the universities and the press have been hijacked by those who pursue knowledge with an open mind, as long as the viewpoint reflects the agenda.
In Universities, there are certain opinions one cannot have without being marginalized. If one dares to question the "scientific consensus" of man-made global warming, if one is pro-life, or if one simply asks the question, "What if there is a God?", he or she is quietly, but forcefully, shunned.
As cynically stated in a recent article at ChicagoNow,
"Progressives are all for diversity, especially on college campuses, except when diversity requires a variety of views. Namely, if you're conservative, don't apply for a faculty job or expect a promotion."
In an article soon to be published in the peer-reviewed journal, "Perspectives on Psychological Science," Psychologists Yoel Inbar and Joris Lammers only confirm what any conservative academic knows too well, there is discrimination against conservatives on campus. The only "shocking" thing about this study is only that it is allowed to be published.
A Washington Times article discusses this unsurprising finding in the field of social psychology which determined,
"In decisions ranging from paper reviews to hiring, many social and personality psychologists admit that they would discriminate against openly conservative colleagues."
The survey questions were "blatant," so the researchers were surprised that the academics were so open about their discrimination. They said, "Usually you have to be pretty tricky to get people to say they'd discriminate against minorities." One respondent wrote in that if department members "could figure out who was a conservative, they would be sure not to hire them."
Conservatives on campus, including the students, are well aware of the liberal bias and simply keep their mouths shut. If they ask questions from their conservative perspective, they are mocked and vilified... so they learn. The brilliant documentary "Expelled" spells it outÂ—if one goes against the consensus, one can say goodbye to academia.
Watch the Trailer for "Expelled, No Intelligence Allowed" by Ben Stein:
The article continues to say, "As offensive as it may seem to many social psychologists," Mr. Inbar and Mr. Lammers write, "believing that abortion is murder does not mean that one cannot do excellent research."
How generous of them.