Hodjanernes Blog

19 august 2012

Berufsverbot på universiteter: Diskrimination mod højreorienterede

It’s not every day that left-leaning academics admit that they would discriminate against a minority.

But that was what they did in a peer-reviewed study of political diversity in the field of social psychology, which will be published in the September edition of the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science.

Psychologists Yoel Inbar and Joris Lammers, based at Tilburg University in the Netherlands, surveyed a roughly representative sample of academics and scholars in social psychology and found that “In decisions ranging from paper reviews to hiring, many social and personality psychologists admit that they would discriminate against openly conservative colleagues.”

This finding surprised the researchers. The survey questions “were so blatant that I thought we’d get a much lower rate of agreement,” Mr. Inbar said. “Usually you have to be pretty tricky to get people to say they’d discriminate against minorities.”


Generally speaking, the more liberal the respondent, the more willingness to discriminate and, paradoxically, the higher the assumption that conservatives do not face a hostile climate in the academy.


Mr. Inbar and Mr. Lammers found that conservatives fear that revealing their political identity will have negative consequences. This is why New York University-based psychologist Jonathan Haidt, a self-described centrist, has compared the experience of being a conservative graduate student to being a closeted gay student in the 1980s.

Hele artiklen på Washington Times – via Curmudgeonly&Skeptical

Glædelig eid til fredens og tolerancens religion

Filed under: Islam, Jura, Koran, Kristne, Muslim World, Oplysning om islam, Pakistan, Ramadan — Tags: , , — Hodja @ 22:06

An 11-year-old Christian girl has been arrested after being accused of desecrating pages of the Koran.

She was detained for blasphemy after an angry mob demanded her arrest and threatened to burn down Christian homes outside of the capital, Islamabad, Pakistani media say.

Dr Paul Bhatti, Pakistan’s minister for National Harmony, told the BBC that the girl was known to have a mental disorder and that it seemed “unlikely she purposefully desecrated the Koran”.

“From the reports I have seen, she was found carrying a waste bag which also had pages of the Koran. This infuriated some local people and a large crowd gathered to demand action against her. The police were initially reluctant to arrest her, but they came under a lot of pressure from a very large crowd, who were threatening to burn down Christian homes.”

Mere på BBC

Den amerikanske valgkamp kan være barsk. Her er to opfindsommme indslag

Filed under: Barack Hussein Obama, TrumfEs, USA/Canada — Tags: — trumfes @ 18:40

Nogen har samlet 40 citater fra Clint Eastwood og brugt dem mod Obama 🙂

Obama og det demokratiske parti har været meget glade for Occupy WallStreet bevægelsen.

Se her , hvordan de selv synes om at blive “oocupied”, af amerikanske veteraner, der ikke kan lide Obamas politik 🙂

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