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Liberal profs admit they’d discriminate against conservatives in hiring, advancement
The Washington Times ^ | August 1, 2012 | Emily Esfahani Smith

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 we’d get a much lower rate of agreement,” Mr. Inbar said. “Usually you have to be pretty tricky to get people to say they’d 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.....

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


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1 posted on 08/02/2012 2:03:20 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I wouldn’t worry too much about this. I doubt very many liberal professors will ever be hiring very many people.


2 posted on 08/02/2012 2:08:19 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Liberal professors just cannot stand the intolerant.


3 posted on 08/02/2012 2:10:32 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Conformation of something we we always suspected.
4 posted on 08/02/2012 2:14:12 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Given the lack of conservatives in academia, they should probably change that to “DO discriminate against conservatives...”


5 posted on 08/02/2012 2:17:49 PM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

>> 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.

SnakeDoc


6 posted on 08/02/2012 2:18:26 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens, Justified)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“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.


7 posted on 08/02/2012 2:20:42 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (OWS = The Great American Snivel War)
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To: SandRat
"Conformation of something we we always suspected."

Suspected?

8 posted on 08/02/2012 2:21:48 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Cincinatus' Wife.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


9 posted on 08/02/2012 2:23:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Doh!


10 posted on 08/02/2012 2:27:33 PM PDT by mort56
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Yet the hate, intolerance and discrimination is all on CFA.

Got it.


11 posted on 08/02/2012 2:30:01 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“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!


12 posted on 08/02/2012 2:34:50 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: Terry Mross

There are plenty of liberal managers and supervisors.


13 posted on 08/02/2012 2:35:30 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: Terry Mross
I wouldn’t worry too much about this. I doubt very many liberal professors will ever be hiring very many people.

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.

14 posted on 08/02/2012 2:39:40 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Economic crisis! Zero's eligibility Trumped!! Hillary 2012!!!)
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To: skeeter; All

And why there must be consensus now in science, as in the “science” of global warming.


15 posted on 08/02/2012 2:41:05 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: wally_bert

I said there won’t be many PROFS who will be hiring anyone. I know there are plenty of liberal business owners and managers.


16 posted on 08/02/2012 2:42:07 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: Carry_Okie

The education system in this country was taken over decades ago. Our only hope is to re-educate college graduates.


17 posted on 08/02/2012 2:54:13 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: YHAOS

I was just being civil.


18 posted on 08/02/2012 2:59:36 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Terry Mross
The education system in this country was taken over decades ago. Our only hope is to re-educate college graduates.

Nonsense. You are clearly vision-impaired.

19 posted on 08/02/2012 3:00:35 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Economic crisis! Zero's eligibility Trumped!! Hillary 2012!!!)
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To: SandRat

Without God’s kindness and self restraint, psychology is a pimp job from hell.


20 posted on 08/02/2012 3:03:11 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Meanwhile, Chick-Fil-A is being barbequed for merely stating a principle.


21 posted on 08/02/2012 3:07:33 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Carry_Okie

This is what you said. “If you want something done about liberal indoctrination in our universities, best you take this seriously...” So, has the education system been taken over by communists or hasn’t it? Make up your mind.


22 posted on 08/02/2012 3:14:45 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The do discriminate against normal students and in employment every chance they get.

There is a reason for the total liberal circle jerk the “smart” people do. And these totaltarian idiots are going to engineer our health care and the global government. :)


23 posted on 08/02/2012 3:19:13 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Terry Mross
So, has the education system been taken over by communists or hasn’t it?

Not completely. If they had complete control, home education would not exist at all. QED

Make up your mind.

At least I have one, instead of a collection of paralyzing opinions, or should I say, "excuses."

24 posted on 08/02/2012 3:35:37 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Economic crisis! Zero's eligibility Trumped!! Hillary 2012!!!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Now it’s documented.

Maybe conservatives can get special Equal Opportunity Employment protection and business set-asides and loans from the government now that it is documented that they are discriminated against.


25 posted on 08/02/2012 3:42:13 PM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: Carry_Okie

So, do you come here to learn things or just to insult people and try to start fights. Go away, little person.


26 posted on 08/02/2012 3:48:53 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: Carry_Okie

And by the way, home schooling is not part of the “education system”. People home school their kids to get them OUT of the “education system”. Sometimes you should keep quiet rather than show how stupid you are just because you want to start an argument.

I’ll say it one more time so you might be able to understand. Liberals took over the “EDUCATION SYSTEM” decades ago.


27 posted on 08/02/2012 3:52:23 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: generally

Figure out a RICO violation and now you’re in business. Parents need to get involved in where their kids go to school.


28 posted on 08/02/2012 3:58:56 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: SandRat
"I was just being civil."

LOL!

29 posted on 08/02/2012 4:02:57 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

University of Oregon has over 400 profs and 2 are Repub. No they don’t discriminate.

Pray for America


30 posted on 08/02/2012 4:15:03 PM PDT by bray (If you vote for a Communist, what's that make you?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I was just wondering, how many college or university professors got there degrees via the GI Bill? LOL!!!


31 posted on 08/02/2012 5:12:56 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft ( WHO WE ELECT AS PRESIDENT IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS WHO THEY APPOINT.)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

Typo, “their”.


32 posted on 08/02/2012 5:13:44 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft ( WHO WE ELECT AS PRESIDENT IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS WHO THEY APPOINT.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Since it is legal for the government to openly discriminate against white males, and private companies are forced to do so at the point of a lawsuit, why should these seem strange at all?

ObamaCare pales in comparison to affirmative action; people lament the government mortgaging their grandchildren’s futures when whites can’t even support a family anymore. Education and decent jobs are out of reach, but don’t take my word for it - look around you. The demographic maelstrom is quickly becoming obvious to all.


33 posted on 08/02/2012 5:34:26 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
once long ago and far far away, you worked hard to educate yourself and go on to have a more successful life. Then colleges were overrun by liberals. Now you go in debt for life, and learn socialism and sexual studies, and cannot find a job. While those who work hard, and are honest people give up a "higher" education because they simply cannot afford it.

They go on and learn a trade, which gives them a more successful life.

Liberalism is its own punishment.


34 posted on 08/02/2012 5:40:54 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Why would they be afraid?

No one is going to punish them.

Now go pay your taxes - college professors that hate you need the money. :)


35 posted on 08/02/2012 6:06:33 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: SandRat

>> Conformation of something we we always suspected.

An essential component of the mindless horde better known as communists, socialists, and leftwingers — the ultimate collection of degenerate will and failure.


36 posted on 08/02/2012 6:42:58 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Terry Mross

No, but they can decide who gets hired at the university.


37 posted on 08/02/2012 6:43:04 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
No, but they can decide who gets hired at the university.

Correct. Hiring decisions typically occur at the level of the chair with heavy input from the faculty members of the department. And, search committees (for candidates for positions; recruitment) typically consist of a small group of department faculty members.

38 posted on 08/02/2012 6:47:42 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: Terry Mross
So, do you come here to learn things or just to insult people and try to start fights.

You came here pitching despair. You don't have a case.

Go away, little person.

I gave you reason to have hope that we can collapse this system and replace it. I wouldn't be surprised if you didn't even read the link you were given. Instead, you cling to "the system" as an unalterable reality, effectively accepting defeat.

What the hell are you doing here then? Little people pitch despair. Some of us have work to do.

39 posted on 08/02/2012 11:37:13 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Economic crisis! Zero's eligibility Trumped!! Hillary 2012!!!)
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To: Carry_Okie

Go out and try to change the education system. And while you’re at it try to change the republican party. Or you can crap in a hat and watch it fill up before you’ve made any positive changes.

The only way to change the education system is to build a new one of private schools. The only way to change the republican party is to start a new party.


40 posted on 08/03/2012 1:18:59 AM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

BTTT!


41 posted on 08/03/2012 8:44:46 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; neverdem; Liz; abb; SunkenCiv; SeekAndFind
This finding surprised the researchers. The survey questions “were so blatant that I thought we’d get a much lower rate of agreement,” Mr. Inbar said. “Usually you have to be pretty tricky to get people to say they’d discriminate against minorities.”

LOL - The researchers made the questions 'so blatant' becausethey didn't want to know the true extent of hatred and bias for conservatives. In other words, they tried to taint their own study.

I wonder how the staff at the average newspaper would do on this.. as if I didn't know...

42 posted on 08/05/2012 5:10:32 PM PDT by GOPJ (...you can't reason somebody out of a position reason didn't get them in to... Freeper Uriah_lost)
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To: allmendream

We know what they’d do in real life because there are few conservative college professors... even fewer conservative journalists. Any place liberals have control they discriminate against conservatives.


43 posted on 08/05/2012 5:13:08 PM PDT by GOPJ (...you can't reason somebody out of a position reason didn't get them in to... Freeper Uriah_lost)
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To: GOPJ

Well yes, of course. I was just laughing at the notion that the answers people give in these “studies” cannot be extrapolated to what they would do in real life - because there are entire academic ‘disciplines’ where ALL THEY DO is ask people questions and attempt to extrapolate them to what people do in real life - sometimes with the most tenuous basis - as with the example I cited.

Usually liberals discriminate against conservatives because they think conservatism and conservatives are evil malicious and greedy - while generally conservative think liberals and liberalism is ill advised, blindly idealistic, foolish and ignorant. We don’t (generally) think they are bad people - they just have bad ideas that don’t actually work.


44 posted on 08/06/2012 7:47:24 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: allmendream
Usually liberals discriminate against conservatives because they think conservatism and conservatives are evil malicious and greedy..

If you add 'stupid' it's the same excuse used for prejudice against blacks, women etc.... I assume you just forgot to mention that - it's one of the common things liberal say...

allmendream the haters are always the same - and how they hate is the same. Every few generations they change victims. It's Irishmen, blacks, Jews, women, conservatives, traditional Americans, Christians... the hate's the same - just new victims... Liberal elites use the same tactics - use almost the same words - and as usual they fear the people they don't know which dehumanize us in their eyes.

My suggestion is for elites to hire a few conservatives - on campus and in newsrooms - before they start loading us on trains for concentration camps... because that is what happens when this is followed to it's logical extreme.

45 posted on 08/06/2012 9:04:59 AM PDT by GOPJ (...you can't reason somebody out of a position reason didn't get them in to... Freeper Uriah_lost)
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To: GOPJ

Well usually stupidity can be excused - and the liberal intelligentsia seem to think the evil greedy malicious smart conservatives have the stupid trailer park conservatives fooled into voting ‘against their interests’ via idiotic slogans and such (see “What’s the matter with Kansan” and other such drivel).

So when hiring (or not) a fellow college professor in their filed who might be conservative - I doubt if they would think the person was stupid - just greedy and evil.

His work in the field may be acknowledged as brilliant - thus getting him in the door - but when they talk to him and figure out that he is conservative; well he must be EVIL!!!!

Conservatives tend to go more for the Reagan idea that...

“Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is
not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn’t so.”


46 posted on 08/06/2012 9:18:38 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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