I was denied admission to a PhD program because of my perceived political views: reflections of a sellout; how diversity would strengthen social science (Updated)
Some of my mentors advised me to take down the post from July 22, 2014 about discrimination because it would hurt me in the job market – that hiring committees would discriminate against me (again) for my perceived political views, or would discriminate against me for documenting past discrimination.
2/11/2015 10:04:35 am
Joe Duarte enters the ranks of heroic public intellectuals big time with this blog post. I love the fact that he combines 1) Intellectually sound arguments for his positions. 2) Outrage that the principles he espouses, which were once the essence of responsible intellectual discourse, are now largely neglected or betrayed in academia 3) Multiple legitimate examples of such neglect and betrayal 4) The willingness to keep the conversation focused on these issues even after he has been told to shut up for the sake of his career.
2/11/2015 01:31:24 pm
you're an idiot, you got what you deserved
2/12/2015 03:38:34 am
So you wasted your life on trying to become one of the rich and famous libertarian propagandists, but you weren't at the right school where entire process is bought and sold and you were rejected. Like most ideological hacks, you refer to all criticism as an attack on your just and rigorous scientific principles - which you don't have, because you're not a scientist. Hiding behind the principle of your correctness has no weight, also, if you're going to try and use the emotional appeal of the poor wretched scholar, just innocently trying to reverse-engineer reality to fit into market ideology frameworks, don't refer to everyone who opposes you as "Leftists". It immediately makes it clear that you're the same class of brainwashed idiots that can't understand that the political spectrum is objective and not to be used a bludgeon for people you disagree with.
2/12/2015 01:38:46 pm
Thanks for writing what was obviously a perfect satire of the type of ignorant, hateful and intellectually stunted attitudes shown by adherents of the far left cult. Hysterical!
2/13/2015 12:21:36 pm
The leftists always squeal the loudest when they are accurately called out for their behavior. Like cockroaches, they don't like the light being shined on what they are and do. Note the bullying language, too. Scratch a leftist and find a thug.
2/13/2015 05:19:47 pm
A note in response to GAR's comment:
2/13/2015 08:15:21 pm
ref 'science writer' Adam Corner..
2/13/2015 11:07:15 pm
Dr Adam Corners asked about why are so many in academia on the left: In an article in the Times Higher Education Supplement.
2/26/2015 04:45:16 pm
It seems to me you're very defensive and taking this entirely too personal. As an academician my impression is that graduate schools prefer candidates who are malleable. Those who think they have all the answers and already have their own soapboxes can spell trouble. What we do and say in public is the impression we choose to give others about ourselves. If you want to convey a less know-it-all attitude about your ideologies, then write with more supposition and less authority. More than likely it's you they're getting a glimpse of, not your politics; how you carry yourself spells trouble for those whose life work is to help the educable advance their intellect in the academic arena. You sound like someone whose myopia is known to all but you. You could be a little more humble, a little more open and display a little less hubris. They're not picking on you. You outed this side of yourself. If applause is what you're after, enjoy your blog. Otherwise, stop whining and get back to the research you claim to enjoy. Evidence-based means observing what you measure empirically. So take the bad with the good and learn from it. It will make you a better student, a better thinker, a better doctor one day, and a better human being. Namaste.
2/26/2015 05:06:44 pm
I don't think it's reasonable to say to someone that they shouldn't take discrimination so personally. That just seems upside down. It would be so strange to say that to women, minorities, etc. after they've been discriminated against.
12/16/2015 04:42:59 pm
12/17/2015 12:10:13 am
"I have seen discrimination in the academy from both sides: liberals and conservatives"
12/16/2015 05:01:05 pm
All very interesting I suppose, but let's not pretend that the 'social sciences' are actually a scientific discipline. The academic rigour found in the real sciences is simply not present in this field - it's no surprise you so easily found examples of poorly performed research.
12/17/2015 01:11:13 am
So ... affirmative action hiring for hillbillies?
12/17/2015 10:14:02 am
The world needs more people like you proclaiming the Emperor's attire. Unfortunately, as you have seen it generally doesn't work very well.
12/27/2015 04:31:12 pm
Thanks for writing this up, Mr. Duarte. As someone who is taking the plunge into the humanities, the bias and bullying here is even worse.
1/6/2016 09:00:57 am
Thanks so much for sharing this
10/7/2016 03:30:04 pm
Jose you are lucky you are not contending with this in Evolutionary Biology...it is so severe there Professional Papers by legitimate scientists are selectively excluded by peer journals unless the opinion implied supports their accepted hypothesis.
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José L. Duarte
Social Psychology, Scientific Validity, and Research Methods.