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I don't know myself what Shaw and Smith's admins discussed RE resignation, or who is in the right when their accounts are inconsistent. I do know, on a campus where a bunch of people have tenure, Smith was one of the only people speaking up for falsely accused low-wage workers
@dceiver *Stop suspending and firing us to placate consumers of high-end post-secondary education services* is, in fact, a concern that is materially important to them.
If you've never read this short piece of fiction by Scott Alexander, I recommend it, both for its own sake and to understand why his typical reader likes his blog so much (as distinct from some dubious theories that have recently circulated)
Why is basic reading comprehension and accurate representation of what people actually say too much to ask, part infinity
@jessesingal The inability of that clique to distinguish between what they call "grifters " and people who simply disagree with their assessments, judgments, and views never ceases to amaze me. They're just really bad at it.
@jessesingal What's wild is the idea that there are views so widely held as to make a mass market "grift " extremely lucrative... but no writer who earnestly holds that view, just grifters... And other widely held views that they share, but no one who holds those views is a grifter. Amazing!
In which Antifa beats, stabs, and bear sprays a half Japanese man who is not a fascist.
CNN reports that a man in a donor suite had to be restrained from assaulting Ted Cruz after he entered it after his speech.
Jordan Peterson’s interview on Channel 4 exemplifies a new trend in public discourse: twisting words to make people look like extremist monsters.