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Friday, April 01, 2005

Rant o' the Day: Discrimination in Academia

Harvard President Lawrence Summers recently suggested that the underrepresentation of women in the sciences may be due to women's lesser aptitude for advanced scientific work, or perhaps their innate preference for more social professions. Many conservatives supported him in this view. Now the Seattle Times tells me that conservatives themselves are also vastly underrepresented on our nation's campuses.

I eagerly await President Summers' assertion that this may be due to conservatives' lesser aptitude for advanced academic work, or perhaps their innate preference for more lucrative occupations. And I particularly look forward to hearing George Will call critics of this opinion "hysterical."


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