Skip to comments.Liberal profs admit they’d discriminate against conservatives in hiring, advancement
Posted on 08/02/2012 2:03:10 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
......................Psychologists Yoel Inbar and Joris Lammers, based at Tilburg University in the Netherlands, surveyed a roughly representative sample of academics and scholars in social psychology and found that In decisions ranging from paper reviews to hiring, many social and personality psychologists admit that they would discriminate against openly conservative colleagues.
This finding surprised the researchers. The survey questions were so blatant that I thought wed get a much lower rate of agreement, Mr. Inbar said. Usually you have to be pretty tricky to get people to say theyd discriminate against minorities.
One question, according to the researchers, asked whether, in choosing between two equally qualified job candidates for one job opening, they would be inclined to vote for the more liberal candidate (i.e., over the conservative).
More than a third of the respondents said they would discriminate against the conservative candidate. One respondent wrote in that if department members could figure out who was a conservative, they would be sure not to hire them.
Mr. Inbar, who volunteered for the Obama campaign in 2008, cautions that the finding reflects only what respondents said they would do not necessarily what they actually would do in real life......................
....Harvey Mansfield, a conservative professor of government at Harvard University, argues that the anti-conservative bias is real and pronounced. He says conservatism is just not a respectable position to hold in the academy, where Republicans are caricatured as Fox News enthusiasts who listen to Rush Limbaugh.
Beyond that, conservatives represent a distinct minority on college and university campuses. A 2007 report by sociologists Neil Gross and Solon Simmons found that 80 percent of psychology professors at elite and non-elite universities are Democrats.....
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I wouldn’t worry too much about this. I doubt very many liberal professors will ever be hiring very many people.
Liberal professors just cannot stand the intolerant.
Given the lack of conservatives in academia, they should probably change that to “DO discriminate against conservatives...”
>> Mr. Inbar [...] cautions that the finding reflects only what respondents said they would do not necessarily what they actually would do in real life
Which means the reality is probably a lot worse.
“This finding surprised the researchers.”
It’s only surprising before you’ve met a true liberal.
After that, you’re only surprised when a liberal isn’t a two-faced, intolerant hypocrite.
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Thanks Cincinatus' Wife.
Yet the hate, intolerance and discrimination is all on CFA.
“the finding reflects only what respondents said they would do not necessarily what they actually would do in real life”
Yeah, well if that is the case - throw out the ‘findings’ of just about every so called study ever done by sociologists - including the much touted “study” where they asked people to imagine that they were rich - then asked them questions including if they would take candy that was supposed to be for children - and the resulting blaring headlines “Rich people more likely to take candy from children”.
I mean first of all it was more about peoples PERCEPTION of what they would do IF they were wealthy - or their perception of what wealthy people would do; and second of all - it was just what they SAID they would do - not what they would do in real life!
There are plenty of liberal managers and supervisors.
This isn't about who gets hired as much as it is who gets hired to do the TEACHING. If you want something done about liberal indoctrination in our universities, best you take this seriously...
...that is, unless you ENJOY the idea of being responsible to deprogram every one of the students yourself (for free of course), plus paying restitution for the damage done both to the students AND the people who have to deal with them, the damage done by the leftists they vote into office... etc. ALL of it. So, go ahead and "not worry about it," while they and their victims short-sheet your cot in the gulag.
And why there must be consensus now in science, as in the “science” of global warming.
I said there won’t be many PROFS who will be hiring anyone. I know there are plenty of liberal business owners and managers.
The education system in this country was taken over decades ago. Our only hope is to re-educate college graduates.
I was just being civil.
Nonsense. You are clearly vision-impaired.
Without God’s kindness and self restraint, psychology is a pimp job from hell.