Blacklists are back and academia loves ’em! According to a survey put together by the campus newspaper The Harvard Crimson, only 1.5% of Harvard’s faculty identified themselves as conservatives.
You can read the survey here. From the link above:
A total of 333 respondents completed the entire survey, while another 143 partially completed it. The paper distributed it to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and School of Engineering and Applies Sciences professors.
According to the survey, only 16 percent of Harvard faculty characterized their views as moderate and 1.5 percent identified as conservative.
However, it isn’t this decidedly one-sided nature of Harvard’s faculty that is the real problem, but the enthusiasm this leftist community has for this blacklisting. From the survey itself:
When asked whether they would support increasing ideological diversity among faculty by hiring more conservative-leaning professors, only a quarter of respondents were in support. In contrast, 31 percent opposed hiring conservative professors to increase ideological diversity, while 44 percent of respondents said that they neither supported or opposed it.
Just over half of faculty respondents supported extra vetting for former Trump administration officials seeking appointments within the FAS, but a plurality opposed barring them entirely from these positions.
Around 56 percent of surveyed faculty indicated they strongly or somewhat support greater screening, while 19 percent of surveyed faculty are strongly or somewhat opposed to it. Nearly a quarter indicated they neither support nor oppose it.
More than 40 percent of surveyed faculty, however, disagreed that Trump administration officials should be barred from receiving appointments within the FAS altogether. On the other hand, 30 percent of respondents indicated they support barring former Trump officials from FAS positions, and 29 percent neither support nor oppose. [emphasis mine]
In other words, about a third to half of Harvard’s academics favor some form of blackballing of all conservatives, especially those linked in some way with Trump. The so-called intellectual class at Harvard is fully in support of intolerance of dissenting ideas, and is willing to work hard to maintain it. What a bunch of close-minded thugs.
The result is that only about 6% of Harvard’s graduates identify as conservatives. This university has essentially become a indoctrination factory for Democrats. And since graduates from Ivy League colleges are always considered the top candidates in almost any field, this means that our upper classes — in all fields — is now being seeded with only this point of view.
The survey also found a passion in Harvard’s academia for racial preferences, eager to favor minorities in hiring, merely because of their skin color, not their qualifications. These petty dictators not only wish to silence dissent, they wish to encourage racism and bigotry.
Nor is the situation getting better. When this survey is compared with one done the year before, we find that the lack of conservatives in Harvard’s faculty, as small as it is now, is half that in 2021, declining from 3% in 2021 to 1.5% in 2022.
It seems to me that corporations need to rethink their enthusiasm for hiring Ivy League graduates. Companies are not getting the best from such hires. If anything, it appears they are getting the worst.