Most people's political opinions are outside their expertise. That doesn't mean they should shut up and dribble.It's "valid" in that he should be allowed to have an opinion. Even if he is giving the opinion way outside of his expertise. And his argument is pretty much wrong.
Stop pretending to not understand it.Yeah but he's having a red hot go at being political himself.
This is Dorian Abbot in January, talking about cancel culture and anti-anti-discrimination, and critical race theory.A non political lecture cancelled because the professor isn't into identity politics. Are we still claiming that it's just about accountability?
"The chair is a good person, but made a bad decision under pressure in this case," Dorian Abbot wrote in a tweet.www.newsweek.com
Even if he's deliberately looking to be a martyr, if that's what you're suggesting, that doesn't mean they have to indulge him.I'm just suggesting that it might be a little more deliberate than what the Newsweek article (which Dorian has also previously written an opinion piece for) portrayed it.
Easy to say that he can keep speaking when you know that he is and will probably continue to be consequenced on your behalf. Under those circumstances, offering rationalisations like that he is still employed, or that he is wrong, or that he's not an expert, enable cancel culture just as much.In your case, one outta two ain’t bad.
I reckon it’s a bit much and he’s being gracious about it. Good for him. He is sticking to his sh*t arguments.
No. He might not have any idea at all.Even if he's deliberately looking to be a martyr, if that's what you're suggesting, that doesn't mean they have to indulge him.
You're getting what you want, people are having political opinions that you disagree with and they're being shut down.On my behalf? What are you talking about?
Sounds like any number of academics or public intellectuals.No. He might not have any idea at all.
But it does seem that they're all involved in different alliance and society groups. Which also consist of contributors and editors of news and magazines and things, which write seemingly biased articles or opinion pieces about them and their groups. Which is then used in support of the groups.
But. They do have amazing academic credentials. And they're the ones who work in those fields.
Either he is truly passionate, or has been taken advantage of, or is doing it deliberately. But he is seemingly spending the majority of his time and resources, outside of his field.
Don't be dishonest.Sounds like any number of academics or public intellectuals.
?? I raised this story because it's an instance of concern when people are shut down for their political views.Don't be dishonest.
You specifically raised it as an issue in this thread, because it doesn't sound "like any number of academics or public intellectuals".