We wonder what the results at Acadia would have been had the faculty here been part of this experiment.
Prof. Fred Gottheil told Front Page Magazine that he compiled a list of 675 email addresses from 900 signatures on a 2009 petition authored by Dr. David Lloyd, professor of English at the University of Southern California, urging the U.S. to abandon its ally, Israel. Prof. Gottheil discovered that six of the signers, who hailed from more than 150 college campuses, were members of his own faculty.
“Would these same 900 sign onto a statement expressing concern about human rights violations in the Muslim Middle East, such as honor killing, wife beating, female genital mutilation, and violence against gays and lesbians?” he wondered. “I felt it was worth a try.”
Did you guess the results of Professor Gottheil’s test before reading the rest of the article? We did. Can one expect students’ views to be any different? Students think they are so free thinking but they don’t really question the lines they are fed and test them against reality.