MSNBC host and former congressman Joe Scarborough blasted American colleges last week, claiming that the “intolerance of liberal college professors” is hurting education.
“It gets to a point where whatever you say in class, if you’re not left of center, you get booed, you get sneered at, and so pretty soon you just go quiet and let them run roughshod. And people who are not conservative will never understand this in a million years,” Scarborough said.
Scarborough suggested that liberal colleges are creating provocative students. “If I’m going to Dartmouth and I can’t express what 53 percent of Americans believe….if I can’t even say mainstream conservative thought in my class, I may as well go out on the quad and have an affirmative action bake sale,” he said.
“It is one of the great failings of this country, it’s one of the great failings of our academic system that is so the illiberal – that unless you don’t march in lockstep in the best college campuses in this country you are shunned. So what do you end up doing? You get shoved to extreme positions just to push back at the extreme hatred that you face the second you walk into an elite institution,” Scarborough added.
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