My conversation with Carleton College professor and author Deborah Appleman
Nice to hear another voice, especially one in academia who’s seeing it affecting the discussion of what can be read or not. This is the epitome of scariness, in my books. Think of all the repressive regimes across time and around the world, and this is what comes to mind. How do we clue in those who are invested in this mindset that they are actually advocating harmful policies while getting them to open up to the curriculum and allow back and forth discussions like used to happen? Professors need to be at the center of steering this ship, and maybe there needs to be a collective push against the administration who have been caving to woke student demands, that doing this is in fact anti-intellectual and harmful to student learning and campus education. We can’t let the activists steer us off a cliff. Thank you, Tara, for sharing another great voice.
This has nothing to do with this piece, but Globe and mail quasi-anti-woke art review today “Sobey Art Award finalists encourage agreement, but not contemplation” .