Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Quoted: Susan Jacoby on the isolation of women's and ethnic studies

The creation of intellectual ghettos expanded the number of faculty jobs and left the still overwhelmingly white male faculties free to teach history or American literature or sociology as they always taught it -- from a white male viewpoint. One of the dirty little secrets of many white liberals on college campuses for the past thirty years has been that they share [Alan] Bloom's contempt for multiculturalism but do not openly voice their disdain. -- Susan Jacoby from The Age of American Unreason
It's unpopular, and potentially dangerous for "good" liberals to question the shuttling of women's studies into its own industry, but there's a lot of truth here.

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