Since last spring, the "Professor Watchlist" has allowed right-wing students at American universities to anonymously blacklist the professors "who discriminate against conservative students, promote anti-American values, and advance leftist propaganda in the classroom."
The petty grievances of the easily traumatized "conservative" students are hilarious in their fragility: there's the Constitutional Law prof who criticized Scalia’s dissent in the Obergefell decision is "a threat to American democracy"; there's a biology prof who made fun of Creationism; another biologist who made a joke about shooting students who corrected his equations during his lectures -- an endless cascade of whining by conservatives who can't get through a day of classes without needing a safe space where they won't encounter any contradictory ideas.
But this grudge-list takes on a more sinister aspect in the contemporary political climate, ruled by a man who nursed a grudge about a joke in Spy magazine for decades, who boasts about "getting even" with his detractors, and who demands deference above all other virtues.
Professor Watchlist [Turning Point USA]
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