This controversial website is targeting ‘radical’ left-wing academics


Freedom of speech and thought are, in theory, what drives academia — and a new website is drawing criticism for threatening those virtues.

Professor Watchlist rounds up the names of scholars from around the U.S. it deems “radical” and places them on a so-called watch list with their photographs and identities listed alongside their names. 

Created by the conservative nonprofit Turning Point USA, it says its purpose is to “expose and document college professors who discriminate against conservative students and advance leftist propaganda in the classroom.” But those allegations are often thinly supported and over simplified, citing biased sources like political blogs run by conservative organizations and opinion pieces. Read more…

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