by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts
Academics, if they are white, live in fear of their jobs. Professors lost their authority when administrations ceased backing them and instead allowed student complaints to result in investigations. Once an investigatory procedure is in place, it keeps itself funded by investigating. Feminist complaints, followed by political correctness, had the investigative process well oiled prior to the rise of wokism. Now almost any word can be turned into an offense requiring investigation. One professor is in trouble because he read to the class Martin Luther King’s “Letter from a Birmingham jail.” King’s letter contained the word, “nigger.” By reading aloud King’s letter, the professor committed hate speech and perhaps a hate crime.