Letter to the Editor: Are we perpetuating the model minority myth?

To the editor: Regarding Asian debunk CRT… I feel this is perpetrating the model minority myth…. also leaving out the huge wealth gap documented that Asian Americans have in America. Yes there are more Asians in ivy league schools but less of them in business leadership positions than their white counter parts . Also with … Continue reading “Letter to the Editor: Are we perpetuating the model minority myth?”


Letter to the Editor: What do diversity office staff members actually do?

To the editor: It’s a trick question! “How successful are these initiatives at carrying out their goals?” “Wellllll, son, that all depends …. on just zackly what those ‘goals’ might happen to be, now, don’t it?!” Let us look at Michigan, one of those highlighted by the study for their massively disproportionate DIES staffing, to … Continue reading “Letter to the Editor: What do diversity office staff members actually do?”


Letter to the Editor: Diversity offices are unnecessary

To the editor: Excellent piece on diversity offices. They are both unnecessary and damaging to a university’s proper mission. They are unnecessary because universities have survived quite well without them for 1000 years. They are damaging because, as the article shows, they have no beneficial effects and several deleterious ones, such as the introduction of … Continue reading “Letter to the Editor: Diversity offices are unnecessary”


Letter to the Editor: Subjectivity of peer review

To the editor: Peer reviews are always suspect because the peers usually have have their own subjective opinions and are therefore inclined to bias.  Review should only address factual integrity. Rockne Hughes Enid, Oklahoma


Letter to the Editor: Davidson College has changed

To the editor: I graduated from Davidson College nearly 50 years ago. Since that time, the College has maintained that the culture of the school has remained unchanged. The failure to adopt the Chicago Principles of Free Expression demonstrates to this graduate that this is simply not true. Thank you for your coverage of what … Continue reading “Letter to the Editor: Davidson College has changed”


Letter to the Editor: Syllabi should be easier to obtain

To the editor: Peter Knupfer makes some valid points in his July 13 letter to the editor, “Syllabi Aren’t Secrets,” but I disagree that syllabi “are as public as can be.” I would like to examine all the syllabi of a particular highly influential academic department at a distant university. My formal requests have been … Continue reading “Letter to the Editor: Syllabi should be easier to obtain”


Letter to the Editor: Academic freedom in jeopardy at Berea College

To the editor: Of course the process was arbitrary, unfair, malicious, and rigged.  What else is new? The outcome was (or should have been) apparent at the start.  As soon as Prof. Porter had the gall, the temerity, the deplorably, non-Progressive chutzpah (many would call it blind stupidity) to question & doubt the Star Chamber … Continue reading “Letter to the Editor: Academic freedom in jeopardy at Berea College”


Letter to the Editor: Syllabi aren’t secrets

To the editor: Jenna Robinson’s concerns about syllabi are overwrought and misdirected.  No syllabus is ever a “secret.”  Syllabi are distributed to the students who enroll in the class, not locked in a vault somewhere; nowadays this almost universally is done electronically, so once it’s out of the stable, it’s as “public” as it could … Continue reading “Letter to the Editor: Syllabi aren’t secrets”


Letter to the Editor: Paying college athletes?

To the editor: Paying college athletes? Aren’t they already paid?  (This really should come as no surprise.)  They’re paid in full-ride scholarships, tutoring, national & international travel, and free access to the best coaches & trainers.  They’re paid in fame & popularity & reputation, not just as they walk across campus, looking for a date … Continue reading “Letter to the Editor: Paying college athletes?”


Letter to the Editor: Eradicating microaggressions will not eliminate racism

To the editor: I appreciated George Leef’s article,  and the law journal article by Cantu and Jussim that it reviewed. I recently learned, for example, that whites apparently have a higher threshold for recognizing racism than minorities. “The American Psychological Association found in a national survey that Whites experience less race-based discrimination than people of … Continue reading “Letter to the Editor: Eradicating microaggressions will not eliminate racism”