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.
Meanwhile, Chick-Fil-A is being barbequed for merely stating a principle.
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.
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. :)
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."
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.
So, do you come here to learn things or just to insult people and try to start fights. Go away, little person.
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.
Figure out a RICO violation and now you’re in business. Parents need to get involved in where their kids go to school.
University of Oregon has over 400 profs and 2 are Repub. No they don’t discriminate.
Pray for America
I was just wondering, how many college or university professors got there degrees via the GI Bill? LOL!!!
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.
They go on and learn a trade, which gives them a more successful life.
Liberalism is its own punishment.
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. :)
>> 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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.”