Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Conservative Lecture Creates a "Hostile Environment"

We read:

"Two African American teachers have filed a racial complaint against Lakeside School, claiming that the elite private institution created a hostile work environment and discriminated against them.

The suit, filed in King County Superior Court, which seeks unspecified monetary damages, describes a "culture of fear" at the North Seattle school that has "kept people from talking about racism and their personal experiences." ....

Among the plaintiffs' complaints was Lakeside's invitation to conservative commentator Dinesh D'Souza to speak as part of a distinguished lecture series.

After Sims and other faculty members and parents complained, the school in January rescinded the invitation to D'Souza, who has argued that the underachievement of African Americans has more to do with cultural attitudes and behaviors than with white racism.


When alternative viewpoints create a hostile environment, the existing beliefs must be pretty fragile -- maybe even WRONG!

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